Lawrence Welk Show
Welk's "champagne music" made for one of TV's most beloved series, first running on ABC from 1955 to 1971, then bubbling along in syndication until 1982.
Something About A Hometown Band (#1339) Duration: 57:45 STEREO
This show boasts an eclectic mix of musical styles including the polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs. Larry Hooper is a "Ding Dong Daddy", Sandi & Salli invite us to "Keep A Little Sunshine In Your Heart", and Andra Willis recalls Wee Bonnie Baker with "Oh Johnny". The whole casts salutes Lawrence's birthplace with "My North Dakota Home".
Childhood Memories (#1340) Duration: 57:45 STEREO
"Those Were The Days" sets the tone for this look back at our favorite memories from childhood. Arthur Duncan brings his "Little Red Wagon", Clay Hart is "Watchin' Scotty Grow" and Guy and Ralna recall "Little Toy Trains". Bob Smale shines on "Chopsticks" and "Small Fry" is perfectly suited to the warm, rich baritone of Dick Dale.
Famous Resorts (#1341) Duration: 57:45 STEREO
If you're ready to say "Let's Get Away From It All", come along with us! We can be "In Acapulco" with Anacani, "On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City" with Gail and Mary Lou, or on the "River Shannon" with Joe Feeney. Tanya sings about "Old Cape Cod", Norma Zimmer and Jim Roberts love "Springtime In The Rockies", and "On Top Of Old Smokey" is Clay Hart's resort of choice. Come with us to some "Fabulous, Faraway Places".
My Blue Heaven (#1342) Duration: 57:45 STEREO
This show originally aired on June 13, 2012. On it Jo Ann Castle makes "Hello Dolly" come alive and Arthur Duncan is a stand out with his tribute to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Norma Zimmer sings the aria "One Fine Day" by Puccini and it all winds up with a patriotic segment including a Flag Day recitation by Aladdin, "You're A Grand Old Flag" with the entire cast and a rousing version of the "President Kennedy March". It really makes you proud to be an American!
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