Saturday, October 21, 2006

Concert In The Park

This week's episode is another late 1970s classic; Concert In The Park which orginally aired October 6, 1979 and Guy Hovis is your host for the without any further delay, here comes that all-too-famliar champagne fanfare!

The gang gets things started with, "In The Good Old Summertime" and as you can see....half went with the lime green formal wear and the other half went with rainbow striped casualwear with roller skates!

I wonder which half got the better deal from costumer Rose Weiss?

Anyway, there were plenty of memorable numbers, such as the Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins' rendition of "Southern Nights" in which Shelia and Sherry Aldridge looked very pretty and David and Roger were very handsome. You also had newcomer Jim Turner with an acoustic "Through the Night" and great orchestral numbers by the band with "On Moonlight Bay", "Our Director" and "The Way We Were".....all sounded great by the boys in the band

There was also a fine number titled, "If You Love Me, Let Me Know" by Gail Farrell and her band of fellows featuring Larry Hooper, Dick Dale, Charlie Paralato and Kenny Trimble...all had such a great blend of music, vocals and harmony. Arthur Duncan danced his feet out with "Breezing Along With The Breeze" and Tom Netherton had a nice solo with "Till' There Was You", featuring Bob Ralston at the piano.

Mary Lou Mention and Jack Imel made sure they were noticed with "Mention My Name...." with a nice assist by Ken Delo. Speaking of Kenny Boy, he was quite busy tonight sharing a dance with Kathie Sullivan in her number "Goodnight My Someone" and led the chorus in the show's closing number, "And The Band Played On."

All in all, it was another fine show this week from the Welk folks.

When this show fired aired, they were back at the ABC Studios on Prospect and Talmadge after a three year hiatus and the audience had alot of fun. As you can see....they had a chance to dance with the Champagne Music Makers to a Dixieland Jazz version of "And The Band Played On" which was exciting....makes me wish I was old enough to be there when that show was taped.

Keep a song in your heart....and always keep having your band playing on to victory, just ask the fellows from the Michigan State Spartans football team!


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