Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sights and Sounds of Los Angeles '79

Back in the 80s, Randy Newman said "I Love L.A." in song, but as we all know, the Champagne Music Makers did one better.....

They did a whole show about L.A. and here are some of the highlights!

Guy Hovis reign as Sheriff of Dodge City is clean, as you can tell by his clothes....

Bobby teaches Barbara how to fly.....

and the Good Ship Lollipop set sail that day for a three hour tour....

....a three hour tour.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF L.A. - March 31, 1979

1. CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME - Sherry, Sheila, Ralna, Gail, Mary Lou, Kathie, Guy, Jimmy, Ken, Larry, Joe 
2. ERES TU - Anacani
3. LAZY RIVER - the orchestra
4. CALIFORNIA DREAMING - Guy Hovis & Ralna English
5. L.A. IS - danced by Bobby Burgess & Barbara Boylan

6. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - Henry Cuesta on clarinet with orchestra
7. TIGER BY THE TAIL - Ava Barber with Bob Smale at the piano
8. HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - danced by Arthur Duncan
10. IT'S A SMALL WORLD - Myron Floren on accordion, danced by Lawrence & Mary Lou

11. THE NUTCRACKER SUITE - orchestra, danced by Lawrence & Mary Lou
12. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? - Kathie Sullivan
13. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Jimmy Roberts with Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell, Mary Lou Metzger
15. BE YOURSELF - sung and danced by Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel, Bobby Burgess, Barbara Boylan

16. MOON LOVE - Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the organ and Ernie Earhardt on cello
17. IN CALIFORNIA - Sheila and Sherry Aldridge with Roger and David Otwell (also on guitar)
18. RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET - Norma Zimmer
19. RUNNIN' WILD - Bob Lido (also on fiddle) with the Hotsy Totsy Boys with Bob Havens on trombone, Russ Klein on piccolo sax, Charlie Parlato on trumpet, Neil Levang on banjo, Richard Maloof on tuba and Jack Imel on drums and musical spoons

Another fine episode, and a tribute show that the residents of L.A. would be proud of....

So until next time, keep a song in your heart and avoid those traffic jams on the 405 freeway!



1 comment:

Daniel Squires said...

Is there any way I can get a copy of Mary Lou doing On The Good Ship Lollipop, as pictured in this webpost? They only have the one version on YouTube, and I would like to be able to see this performance. Thank You.