Wednesday, October 17, 2012

By The Time I Get To Phoenix; Tanya's version

We all know that amongst the staple of contemporary pop songs covered on the Lawrence Welk Show, By The Time I Get To Phoenix (written by Jimmy Webb and made famous sung by Glen Campbell) has been one of the more popular songs featured, covered by a good number of the Music Makers.

Tanya Falan is one of them...

Here she is from 1971's Salute To The U.S.A (the very first syndicated Welk episode) giving that song her treatment.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Down on the farm, we harvest only the best musicians

1973 was a fine year for music, and from the "Down On The Farm" episode, only Lawrence Welk produces the best!

Guitarists like Neil Levang.....

......and Clay Hart.

Here's Richard Maloof on bass....

......with Henry Cuesta on clarinet.

And all the while Bob Lido, when he's not tending to the crops, plays the fiddle too!



Sunday, October 07, 2012

Songs From The Movies Revisited

Who doesn't like going to the movies?

That is unless you saw a particular big budget Hollywood feature that turned out to be a bomb.

But that's not the case with the Music Makers from 1980 with their salute to the silver screen!

Why settle for just being a star when you can shoot for the moon? That's what Arthur Duncan is doing....

But of course, the road to stardom can be on the paths less traveled.....

......however, these highlights from this episode prove that no road can ever be so bumpy and rough.



Saturday, October 06, 2012

I'm no longer AWOL, so lets celebrate with Gail Farrell photos

Yeah, I's been a long time since I last posted here.

After six years of blogging Welk stuff, I knew the time came when I run dry of stuff to post without repeating myself.

Trust me, if you're in my would know.

And what better way to celebrate from being in exile by posting plenty of pictures of the lovely Gail Farrell, since it was her birthday today.

Happy Birthday Gail!