Sunday, February 17, 2008

Songs of the South and Mardi Gras

Here's an episode that you Southerners would love, it's a salute to the Songs of the South and Mardi Gras that first aired on February 28, 1976.

And by the way, nobody did any covers to either Neil Young's "Southern Man" or Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", but there are plenty of good songs you can whistle Dixie to.....

....such as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Guy & Ralna for example,

Also, dressed as cowpokes, Cissy & Bobby sang and danced to "Big D"....

....that's Dallas by the way, not Des Moines

Other fine selections include Norma Zimmer's "Tara's Theme" or better know as the theme somg from Gone With The Wind, plus Jimmy Roberts' "Rose of San Antone", Tom Netherton with "Deep River" and the music makers instrumental of "Carolina in the Morning".

Here's Anacani kicking off the second half of the show, singing "Come to the Mardi Gras."

Here's Dick Dale with Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger with "Mississippi Mud".

There were also Louisiana favorites in this part, such as Ava Barber's "Jambalaya", Ralna in the solo spot with "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?" and sweet dixieland jazz numbers such as "The Royal Garden Blues" and "The South Rampart Street Parade" shown here with the chorus to close the show.

That's the show for this week, and speaking of the Big Easy....the NBA All-Star Game is held there this year at the New Orleans Arena (home of the Hornets), and although it's not Mardi Gras, it still will be a Cajun-filled good time to watch!

Sitting in the hot seat this week is Ava Barber, who talks about her adventures on the Welk show, her husband Roger and plenty more fun stuff that leaves both ladies laughing!

Next week show is back to the repeats, Salute to the Oscars from 1971, so until then....good wishes and keep a song in your heart!

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