Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Sounds Of Summer 1967

This week's show is a delightful trip back to August 5, 1967....a Salute to Summer, which will be coming to a close. Here's our host Jo Ann Castle with a few photographs and memories ready to get this show started.

Jo Ann had a very busy show, she was featured in two numbers; "Minnie The Mermaid" with Larry Hooper and "Throughly Modern Millie" with both times has her playing the piano with such pizazz!

Dick Dale and his cast of Champagne folk singers sang "My True Carrie Love" which had an awesome beat to it. The orchestra did an outstanding job with instrumentals such as "Say It With Music" and "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" in champagne style of course.

This show was a landmark episode, it was Cissy King's first teamed as Bobby Burgess' dancing partner and they gave the Welk fans a taste of what's to come with "Ma! He's Making Eyes At Me"...a great start to a great duo I must say. Another first was Lynn Anderson, the legendary country singer, making her Welk show debut with "If I Kiss You, Will You Go Away?" which was very nice. And there was Bob Ralston at the piano with a very listenable "When My Dreamboat Comes Home".

There's Natalie Nevins teaming up with Jimmy Roberts singing a medely of songs titled "Why Do I Love You?" and "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" each sung beautifully and pleasant.

Don't they make a nice couple?

We also had Aladdin and Bob Lido as policemen with an ode to Chicago singing "My Kind Of Town", it was hilarious that you had Aladdin expressing his allegiances to the White Sox and Lido with the Cubs....betcha which one is the happier Chicago baseball fan?

And so the show ends with Frank Scott leading the gang on the almighty harpischord with "Crusing Down The River", such sounds and excitement kinda makes me wish summer can go on forever.

Great show this week is the wrapup of the 2005-2006 Welk schedule. I won't be able to provide a rundown....I am off to attend a wedding in Philadelphia.

Stay safe, stay bubbly and keep a song in your heart!


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