Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Just be safe when you are out trick or treating!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Can't Touch This

Check out the MC Hammer pants the Maestro is wearing!

Cissy and Bobby are, and they dig them!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday Nights back in the day

Today, television on Saturday nights is a vast wasteland, populated mostly by COPS and repeats of network shows aired earlier in the week.

But back in 1964, on the ABC network, Saturday nights means music with Lawrence Welk and The Hollywood Palace as this gem from You Tube demonstrates!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Salute to our Senior Citizens

This week's episode, Lawrence and his Musical Family salutes the show's most loyal fans, the seniors.

Highlights from the show include.....

The Maestro gets mobbed by the ladies.....

Ken Delo takes the A Train.....

.....and Jack Imel enjoys a nice tall cold one.


1. DEARIE - Micheal, Sheila, Ron, Gail, Jimmy, Kathie, Ralna, Guy, Mary Lou, Ken, Sherry, Roger
3. SWEET AND LOVELY - the orchestra
4. WHEN YOU AND I WERE YOUNG MAGGIE - Guy Hovis & Ralna English
5. YOUNG AT HEART - the orchestra featuring Skeets Herfurt in saxophone

6. PRECIOUS MEMORIES - Sheila and Sherry Aldridge with David and Roger Otwell
7. I LOVE TO DANCE LIKE THEY USED TO DANCE - Ron Anderson, Ken Delo, Michael Redman with Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dancing
8. AS TIME GOES BY - Tom Netherton with Bob Ralston at the piano
9. YOU'RE AN OLD SMOOTHIE - the orchestra featuring Myron Floren on accordion with Lawrence doing a tag dance with the ladies
10. MEDLEY OF SONGS FROM ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - the orchestra with George Cates conducting

11. AMONG MY SOUVENIRS - Kathie Sullivan
12. WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR - Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel
13. LETS GO DANCE AGAIN - Ron Anderson, Gail Farrell and Michael Redman with Bob Smale at the piano
14. TRY TO REMEMBER - Jim Turner
15. NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE RAILROADS ANYMORE - Ken Delo with assist by Mary Lou Metzger and Arthur Duncan

16. EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES - danced by Arthur Duncan
17. THE WALTZ OF THE BELLS - the orchestra with Richard Maloof on bass, Paul Humphrey on bells and danced by Lawrence and Mary Lou joined by Bobby and Elaine, Jack and Kathie and Micheal and Sheila

If you noticed that Anacani does not appear in this episode, at the time of taping she was being filmed for her part for the Luis Valdez movie Zoot Suit where she played a Pachuca vocalist.

Also, Jimmy Roberts does appear in this week's show, but strangely he does not have a solo number.

The next new episode won't be until November 5th so the next three weeks will be repeats, but as always until next time.....keep a song in your heart and take plenty of Geritol to feel stronger fast!



Wednesday, October 05, 2011

More Welk madness on SNL

Junice has struck again.

Recently on Saturday Night Live, the show opened with yet another parody of Lawrence Welk and his Music Makers, this time featuring Melissa McCarthy, the star from the sitcom Mike and Molly.

Here, we have a fellow I assume is pretending to be Dick Dale joining the sisters from the Finger Lakes in a song about autumn.