Sunday, October 15, 2006

Musical Masterpieces

This week's episode is Musical Masterpieces from October 18, 1975, here's Bob Ralston at the piano playing "Rhapsody In Blue" to get things started!

Lawrence Welk really has one heckuva show in store this Saturday, all classic songs done in contemporary style (CHAMPAGNE!). Bobby and Cissy dance to the "Breeze and I " while Tom Netherton sings about his Stranger in Paradise. Anacani here, sings about the Mexican town of Guadalajara.

Guy & Ralna sings their ever popular Anniversary Song and later we are treated to Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou's Baubles, Bangles and Beads (just excatly what in Sam's Hill is a 'bauble' anyway?)

Dick Dale and Ava Barber sings "On Top of Old Smokey" but sadly, it is not the meatball version....("I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed"). There was Carmen's Boogie played by the orchestra....second week in a row I heard that number and the Semonski Sisters singing Perry Como's ever popular "Hot Diggity"

A very fine program indeed....watch for Ken Delo and Tanya Falan doing a duet of "Glow Worm", and here's the maestro having a Kodak moment with Jimmy Roberts handling the Polaroid.

Mary Lou's guest this week in the hot seat is Johnny Zell, our fine trumpet player. He talks about his first attempt joining the Welk band while still a youngster, his early days with Freddy Martin plus his stint in the Army playing with the NORAD band with fellow and future music makers Dave Edwards and Richard Maloof.

Did you also know that Johnny is a fan of the rock group Steely Dan? Or that he teaches trumpet online, just check out JOHNNY ZELL AND FAMILY here in cyberspace.

That's all folks....keep a song in your heart and your baubles all in one place!


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2 comments:

avanti5010 said...

Can anyone tell me the name of the song played by the sax players??
I thought I remembered it, but by the end of the show I lost it.
Thanks
Bill
avanti5010@cox.net

Gilli said...

This is in my humble opinion the best Welk shows. I would love to buy a copy of this video.

Please help,

Egil Oftedal