Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's Day '56

Hope everyone had a pleasant Mother's Day weekend, the featured Lawrence Welk episode is a classic Silver Champagne Special from 1956!


Here are some of the highlights!


Aladdin goes to his secret stash.....


Alice Lon is shocked.....


......and Rocky Rockwell lives the lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

MOTHER'S DAY SHOW - May 12, 1956

1. I WANT A GIRL (JUST LIKE THE GIRL THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD) - the orchestra
2. I GOT LOST IN HIS ARMS - Alice Lon
3. MELODY IN F (WELCOME SWEET SPRINGTIME) - the orchestra
4. PAL OF MY CRADLE DAYS - Jimmy Roberts
5. SATURDAY NIGHT WALTZ - Myron Floren on accordion


6. BLUE SUEDE SHOES - Buddy Merrill on guitar
7. KENTUCKY BABE - Kathy, Dee Dee, Peggy and Janet Lennon
8. MORITAT (MACK THE KNIFE) - Jerry Burke and Larry Hooper on piano
9. MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK - Larry Hooper
10. BALLIN' THE JACK - the orchestra


11. CHIHUAHUA POLKA - orchestra danced by Lawrence and Alice Lon
12. CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART - Larry Dean
13. MEDLEY: BYE BYE BLACKBIRD/BILL BAILEY/I'M LOOKING OVER A FOUR LEAF CLOVER - Big Tiny Little on honky tonk piano
14. SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS - Aladdin with the Lennon Sisters
15. ROCK ISLAND LINE - Bob Lido


16. WHEN YOUR HAIR TURNED TO SILVER - Dick Kesner, Bob Lido and Aladdin on violin
17. I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING - guest Donna Bailey with husband Norman Bailey on trumpet
18. MEDLEY: THAT WONDERFUL MOTHER OF MINE/LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART - Lawrence Welk at the organ
19. THE BIRDS AND THE BEES - Alice Lon with Buddy Hayes
20. WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA - Rocky Rockwell with comedy assist by Curt Ramsey
21. CHICAGO - the orchestra


Those classic black & white episodes are always a delight to watch, especially when the musicians in the band have a chance to exhibit their individual talents.


Like Buddy Hayes, who played tuba and bass in the band, gets to sing here with Champagne Lady Alice Lon.

Also, the family members of the Music Makers get to take part, like when trumpet player Norman Bailey had his wife Donna join him in the song, "I Got The World On A String."


There is plenty of talent here going on, and it seems an injustice that only a hour can be allotted for it to be showcased.

 
So until next time, Goodnight Ladies, Farewell Gentlemen and don't forget to keep a song in your heart!

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1 comment:

Bobby Jean said...

Watched original airing with my grandmother and mom in 1956. Mom wanted to watch it again tonight and I couldn't answer her questions about the performers ...sigh ... . Thankfully, your attention to detail gave me a chance to refresh her memories. Good times!