Saturday, August 15, 2009

Together, Wherever We Go

Today, we bring you a great Welk episode from that hip decade known as the 1960s, this one is titled "Together, Wherever We Go" which originally aired September 30, 1967 on the ABC network.

It's highlighted by a whole variety of excellent musical numbers such as Lynn Anderson's "Make The World Go Away", Jack Imel and Larry Hooper's comical "They Got A Lot of Coffee in Brazil", Jo Ann Castle's "The Sheik Of Araby" and the entire saxophone section with "That Old Gang Of Mine".

That particular week, the Maestro's special musical guest is singer Harry Middlebrooks who sings "Georgia On My Mind" and "Shine On Harvest Moon". 

1. Together, Wherever We Go - Lynn, Jack, Natalie, Bob (Ralston), Janet, Norma, Larry, Jimmy, Dianne, Dick (Dale), Peggy, Steve, Cissy, Bobby (Burgess), Charlotte, Joe with dancing by Arthur, Jack and Bobby
2. Goody Goody - the orchestra
3. Somewhere My Love - Norma Zimmer
4. Georgia On My Mind - Harry Middlebrooks with Frank Scott on piano
5. High Society - Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

6. Make The World Go Away - Lynn Anderson
7. The Sheik of Araby - Jo Ann Castle on the honky tonk piano
8. There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World - Dianne, Janet and Peggy Lennon
9. I Want My Mama - sung and danced by Bobby Burgess, Arthur Duncan and Jack Imel with Dianne, Janet & Peggy
10. Tico Tico - Myron Floren on the accordion

11. Kathleen - Joe Feeney with Frank Scott on the piano
12. Piccolo Pete - Natalie Nevins and her piccolo with Larry, Dick (Dale), Charlie Paralto and Kenny Trimble along with Janet, Peggy and Cissy
13. Just The Way You Are - Frank Scott at piano with Buddy Clark on bass, Neil Levang on guitar and Johnny Klein on drums
14. Pagan Love Song - The Curt Ramsey Quintet (Charlie, Norma, Curt with Dick Cathcart and Steve Steve) with Buddy Merrill on steel guitar
15. This Old Gang Of Mine - saxophone/reed section with Dick Dale, Orie Amodeo, Bob Davis, Mahlon Clark (on clarinet) and Russ Klein

16. It's No Secret What God Can Do - Jimmy Roberts with Bob Ralston at the Thomas organ
17. They Got An Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil - Larry Hooper and Jack Imel
18. A Kiss In The Dark - Joe Livoti on violin with Bob Ralston at piano
19. Shine On Harvest Moon - Harry Middlebrooks with Cissy, Dianne, Norma, Janet, Peggy, Lynn, Natalie, Bobby, Jimmy, Steve, Dick (Dale), Arthur, Larry and Joe

Production Notes: Kathy Lennon does not appear in this episode. Also Buddy Clark was the featured bass player in the orchestra even though according to Welk historians Richard Maloof joined in August, and Cissy King joined earlier in July so I am guessing this show was taped sometime in July.

Here's Neil Levang jamming along with his Stratmaster joined by Johnny Klein at the sticks

And here's Frank Scott at the piano with Buddy Clark on bass.


1 comment:

Keith said...

That looks like an amazing episode.

Hope you've had a cool weekend. Cheers!