and can sing novelty songs
Kathie has talent
That's Tim playing the squeezebox
Next, we go to outer space with Sandi & Sally as astronauts as they sing, "We'll Make It To The Moon Tonight".
Here's Cissy King giving Bobby Burgess dance lessons.....
Now we find Dick Dale working on the lines first as a Wichita Lineman while Tanya plays operator next with the number "Call Me".
....and just to clarify, this version of Call Me is not and I repeat NOT the one Deborah Harry and Blondie sang that became a Top Ten hit in 1980.
And Frank Scott does a great job with the piano work here....
Other fine numbers include "Penthouse Serenade" by Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts, Andra Willis with "Salt & Pepper", Myron Floren with the Circus Polka and Larry Hooper with "Sixteen Tons".
Watch Bobby on the Welk Show
He's light on his feet
Also, on this day....six years ago in 2002, I attended my first Welk concert....the Four Wunnerful Women at the Valentine Theatre in Toledo.
That led me to greater things, such as launching my webpage, watching more concerts and this blog.
Turns out during the "Memories With..." era, repeating numbers to fill out air time was a common practice.....but let's move on, shall we?
Also, here's Johnny Zell swinging out on the trumpet to the theme from "Love Story".
Other great numbers include Tanya's "We Only Just Begun", Anacani with "Spanish Eyes", Henry Cuesta playing "Stardust" on the clarinet and Clay Hart with "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree".
As for the finale....Ralna English sings her signature song, "How Great Thou Art."
In the interview portion of the show, Mary Lou has Bill Trash on the hot seat.
Oh, if you're wondering who Billy is....he's works at OETA, directing the Welk shows and also serves as producer of their PBS specials as well. He also enjoyed a long career in Oklahoma television and brought the world Mary Hart, now the populat co-host of Entertainment Tonight who has her legs insured by Lloyd's Of London.
That's it for this week....keep a song in your heart!
Congratulations Arthur, or should I say Dr. Duncan on receiving that wonderful honor, one that is well deserved!
Also, check out his fan club online here at Arthur Duncan Fan Clubs International!
Arthur Duncan dancing to the tune of Mr. Bojangles
The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins with "There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)"
Bobby and Elaine with the Jolly Polka, with Myron Floren on the accordion....
....and here's Guy Hovis in the solo spot with "For The Good Times" with Neil Levang on guitar.
Also, Clay Hart and Sally Flynn make their return to the show...as a married couple. When the show first aired, they were married six years...great way to celebrate one's wedding anniversary.
Next week is a new one, "Big Band Sounds" and that should be a good one.
Until next week, keep a song in your heart and Happy Mother's Day!