Kooser Main Show & Dolli Showtape

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Kooser Main Show & Dolli Showtape

Release Date: November, 1978
AKA: Dolli Dimples 1 (Cabaret Portion)

Released On:

Reel (Cyberamics)


Dolli Dimples VA - Donna Miller
Recording Studio - Corasound

The Kooser Main Show & Dolli Showtape was the first show produced for Kooser PTT Show at the San Jose, CA (1371 Kooser Rd) location, releasing in December of 1978.


For the Dolli part of the Showtape, the audio would be produced at Corasound Recording (122E Paul Drive, San Rafael. CA 94903) in two sessions. Session Recording 1 was done on November 9, 1978, while the Session Recording 2 was done on November 13, 1978. The 8-track master tape was recorded on an Otari MX 5050.

Showtape Run

There is conflicting evidence on whether the showtape was played throughout the entirety of the Kooser PTT Show run until it was replaced by Cyberamics in Spring of 1980, or if other tapes were made to replace it. One image of the showtape can be seen in March of 1979, with an April article confirming the original tape's programming was still in the store.[1]

However, in the Real People footage of the Kooser store, a tape with a different label can be seen on the deck. The footage would air as part of Season 3, Episode 13, on November 12, 1980. It is believed that Real People filmed Season 2 and 3 simultaneously, explaining the gap between the footage and the final air date. Season 1 would conclude on April 18, 1979, and the Kooser Rd store would upgrade to Cyberamics in either April or May of 1980. This makes the potential filming date between those dates.

This puts the differently labeled tape after the March 1979 label, and consequently, the Main Show segments believed to be from the store's initial opening could actually be new ones from this differently labeled tape.

It is unclear however if this label change was just for labeling, a simple revision to the initial tape's programming, or an entirely different tape from the one at the store's debut.


Only two segments from the tape are known to exist, found on the video footage of an episode of the 1979 Real People.[2] It is currently unclear if the known segment list is the exact order from the showtape.

  • Segment 1
    1. Hooray for Hollywood
  • Segment 2
    1. Down By the Old Mill Stream

It is currently unclear if the known segment list is the exact order from the showtape.

  1. Segment 1
    1. Right Back Where I Started From
  2. Segment 2
    1. Deep In the Heart of Texas
  3. Segment 3
    1. Frankie and Johnny
  4. Segment 4
    1. Hello, Dolly (Dolli)
  5. Segment 5
    1. Talk To the Animals
  6. Segment 6
    1. Toot, Toot, Tootsie
  7. Segment 7
    1. You Are My Sunshine
  8. Segment 8
    1. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  9. Segment 9
    1. Summertime
  10. Segment 10
    1. Sitting On Top of the World
  11. Segment 11
    1. Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair
  12. Segment 12
    1. Let Me Entertain You
  13. Segment 13
    1. Chicago
  14. Segment 14
    1. Bill Bailey
  15. Segment 15
    1. When the Saints Go Marching In
  16. Segment 16
    1. Suwannee River
  17. Segment 17
    1. Friends Like You
  18. Segment 18
    1. Dolli’s Guy
  19. Segment 19
    1. Broadway
  20. Segment 20
    1. Birthday

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