Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Curt Ramsey Quintet

One of the Lawrence Welk Show's popular vocal acts that were all familiar with is the Curt Ramsey Quintet...led by Curt himself, who originally played trumpet in the band and later became an arranger and music librarian.

The lineup has went through several incarnations....each new member bringing something different and unique to the table, here's the quintet through the years.

It all started here in the sixties.....the age of Aquarius
From 1967, Charlie Parlato, Norma Zimmer, Steve Smith, Curt Ramsey and Dick Cathcart...note Buddy Merrill is providing steel guitar melodies!
From 1969....Charlie, Norma, Steve with Andra Willis and Curt.....

It's now 1974....the quintet now has Dick Dale, Norma, Curt, Gail Farrell and Charlie!
And now we move on to the 1980s......
Here's Dick with Mary Lou Metzger joining Charlie, Gail and Curt.
The lineups may change, but the beautiful melodies and harmonies remain the same....they still sound terrfic on reruns!
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3 comments:

Kim Boe said...

Curt is my father's cousin. But I never met him but I do remember
Gail Farrel quite well. She used to rent our cabin in Tahoe.

Kim Boe said...

Kim Boe said...
Curt is my father's cousin. But I never met him but I do remember
Gail Farrel quite well. She used to rent our cabin in Tahoe.

Anonymous said...

That is a neat tidbit! Thanks for sharing.