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The Lawrence Welk Show

Concert in the Park (#1007)

Host: Guy Hovis. In a romantic outdoor setting, Guy Hovis introduces his new wife "Sis"as he hosts this week's Lawrence Welk program, "Concert in the Park." On a host segment, Guy sings, "The River," the song he sang at his wedding. The show opens with "In the Good Old Summertime," and features songs from "The Music Man" including "Goodnight My Someone" with Kathie Sullivan and Ken Delo and "Lida Rose" with Bobby and Elaine and a barbershop quartet. Guy and Ralna sing "It Was Almost Like a Song." [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

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  • County Fair (#510)

    Jo Ann Castle hosts this week's show, a fun-filled musical salute to an American County Fair. The Welk designers outdo themselves this time, with a set that includes a working carousel, game booths, sideshow poster, and even a Ferris Wheel! [57 minutes]

  • Country & Western (#541)

    Ken Delo hosts this down-home show that even pokes a little fun at itself with the Lawrence Welk He Haw Polka. Clay Haert sings the Hank Williams hit Your Cheatin Heart Johnny Zell Bob Havens and Henry Cuesta star in Wabash Cannonball Tanya sings Hey Good Lookin and Ken Delo sings I m An Old Cowhand. [57 minutes]

  • Strike Up The Band (#601)

    Host: Myron Floren Airs: September 19, 1998 Master accordionist Myron Floren hosts this week's show, "Strike Up the Band," a salute to the world's musicians and the dozens of instruments they play. Vocal numbers such as "hey Mr. Banjo," "I Love a Piano" and "Piccolo Pete" are featured, as well as instrumentals, including "The Bells of St. Mary" and "Trumpeter's Lullaby." The Polka Festival at the Welk Resort in Branson is the perfect backdrop for Myron's host segments as he entertained the hundreds of polka band members from all across the U.S. [57 minutes]

  • Roaring '20's (#602)

    Favorite songs from the Flapper Age are featured in this week's Welk Show, "The Roaring '20s", hosted by the inimitable Jack Imel. Cissy King and Bobby Burgess dance to "The Charleston," Ken Delo sings "If You Knew Susie" and Jack and Mary Lou Metzger do both to "Crazy Rhythm." Hosting the show form the stage of the Champagne Theatre in Branson, Jack plays the marimba, the spoons, and welcomes special guest, Jo Ann Castle. [57 minutes]

  • In The Alps (#603)

    Host: The Lennon Sisters The vivacious Lennon sisters host this week's show from a hilltop restaurant in Branson, the perfect spot for the 'In the Alps' theme. Joe Feeney does the beautiful 'Serenade' from 'The Student Prince,' Norma Zimmer sings 'Edelweiss,' Jo Ann Castle plays 'the Blue Danube' and the Lennons sing 'In the Alps,' 'Dui Du Lichts Mir Im Hertzen' and 'Auf Wiedersehn.' Dee Dee, Peggy, Kathy and Janet update their fans on what has been going on in the busy, growing Lennon family. [57 minutes]

  • Around The World (#604)

    Host: Elaine Balden & Bobby Burgess Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden are the swingin' hosts of this week's musical adventure 'Around the World' featuring international song favorites such as 'Brazil,' performed by Boby and Elaine. Arthur Duncan dances to 'Carnival of Venice' and America's own 'Rocky Mountain High' sung by the Otwell Twins and the Aldridge Sisters, and the whole group gets together for 'Are You From Dixie.' [57 minutes]

  • American Pastimes (#605)

    Host: Dick Dale This week's show celebrates 'American Pastimes' and the very-relaxed Dick Dale is the perfect host. The program opens with the clever 'Take Your Girlie to the Movies,' Ken Delo and the gang go canoeing in 'Give Me the Simple Life,' Dick Dale takes to the road for a Classic Car Rally as he sings 'Real Live Girl' and the cast ends up at the #1 American Pastime, a baseball game. Dick hosts the show from the Silver Dollar Campground and remembers his own hilarious adventures in a RV. [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#606)

    Host: Kathy and Janet Lennon Janet and Kathy Lennon host the annual Welk Show Halloween Party, a costume extravaganza that features all your favorite Welk stars including The Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle, and Larry Hooper. The two Lennon Sisters have fun talking about the way their family celebrates Halloween today. They describe how they decorate the exterior of their mother's large Victorian home and do four outdoor performances of a vaudeville-like skit, with monster and demented doctor, for neighbors and friends. You'll see all the the fun in photos and footage from a television special. On the 'Halloween Party' Welk Show, Janet, Kathy, and Peggy are joined by their two little sisters, Mimi and Annie, then 10- and 7- year-olds. Family photos show how they've grown-up and they introduced their own children. The five sisters sing 'Dry Bones' dressed as skeletons, with solos by the two very talented youngsters. The Halloween-theme songs on the show include 'That Old Black Magic,' 'Mr. Ghost Goes to Town,' 'Jeepers Creepers,' 'Whistle a Happy Tune,' 'Old Devil Moon,' and many other musical numbers creatively adapted for the occasion. [57 minutes]

  • Spotlight on the Musical Family (#607)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger Mary Lou hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show from the Champagne Theatre in Branson. Highlight include 'Whispering Hope' sung by Jimmy Roberts and Norma Zimmer, 'Calcutta' danced by Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden, 'Let There Be Peace on Earth' sung by Guy and Ralna, 'the Days of Old Vaudeville' with Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel, and all the Welk women dancing with Mr. Welk. [57 minutes]

  • Veteran's Day/Irving Berlin (#608)

    Host: Myron Floren Myron Floren is the host for this Veteran's Day salute, which features the songs of Irving Berlin and many others. Myron recalls his won days with the USO during World War II and plays 'American Patrol.' Other 1940s favorites featured, range from Norma Zimmer's beautiful 'I'll Be Seeing You' to Lawrence and the Band opening with 'This Is a Great Country.' [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#610)

    Host: Norma Zimmer [58 minutes]

  • European Show (#611)

    Host: Tom Netherton Handsome, Tom Netherton who has travelled all over the world, hosts this week's show, a musical salute to the great countries and cities of Europe. The program begins, appropriately, with an outstanding version of 'Around the World in Eighty Days,' performed by the entire cast and the terrific Welk Band, and moves ever-youthful Mr. Netherton. Norma Zimmer travels to 'Wonderful Copenhagen,' Ava Barber visits Austria to pick the 'Edelweiss' and Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel create a scene in front of Buckingham Palace with 'All the King's Horses.' Ken Delo and Myron Floren recall World War II with 'Lili Marlene' and the program ends with the memories of a happier Germany as Myron plays 'Liechtensteiner Polka.' [57 minutes]

  • The Lennon Sisters: Easy to Remember (#612)

    Host: The Lennon Sisters They were the darlings of mid-fifties television, pony-tailed girls-next-door, in puff-sleeved dresses and crinoline petticoats, singing close harmonies every Saturday night on 'The Lawrence Welk Show.' From their very first performance on Christmas Eve, 1955, the country 'adopted' the little girls from Venice, California, and The Lennon Sisters became a part of the American tradition of child stars, a path that can be filled with equal measure of delight and despair. 'The Lennon Sisters: Easy to Remember' focuses on the 'delight' of early years, with vintage footage of 'The Lawrence Welk Show.' Hosted by The Lennon Sisters themselves, this program re-introduces Dianne, Peggy, Kathy, and Janet, still wholesomly attractive and unpretentious women, who enjoy a genuinely close family relationship. Hosting chores are done from a variety of 'old haunts' and homeplaces: the Santa Monica Pier and beach, their large Victorian family home, St. Monica's High School and a recording studio. [58 minutes]

  • The Big Bands (#613)

    Host: Johnny Zell [57 minutes]

  • Christmas (#614)

    This week's Christmas show, hosted by the ever popular Ken Delo, hasn't been seen for nearly 20 years! It features all of the Welk Show stars, with their families, and special appearances by the children and grandchildren of Lawrence and Fern Welk. The program includes favorite songs such as 'Away in a Manger,' sung by Sandi Griffiths and her daughters, 'Silver Bells,' sung by Norma Zimmer, and 'Silent Night,' sung by Guy & Ralna. The program includes performances by the children and is highlighted by the entire cast's rendition of the 'Hallelujah Chorus.' [57 minutes]

  • "New Year's" (#615)

    Host: Myron Floren [57 minutes]

  • Country and Western (#616)

    Host: Clay and Sally Hart Clay and Sally Hart, two of the Welk stars who met and married while they were on the show, are the hosts of this week's program dedicated to Country Western music. "Mr. Welk Goes West" is a toe-tappin' tribute to some of the best country songs ever written including, "Orange Blossom Special," "Gentle on My Mind," and "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden." [57 minutes]

  • Traveling (#617)

    This week's show is one of the "Silver Champagne Specials," a black-and-white program chosen for its outstnading entertainment value. It was broadcast on July 10, 1965 and is a musical tribute to the American obsession with "Traveling." Jo Ann Castle hosts the program from the Branson Scenic Railway station and while aboard the train, welcomes special guest Box Car Willie. Highlights of the program include "Powder You Face with Sunshine" with Jo Ann Castle and Jack Imel, "Sentimental Journey" with the Lennon Sisters, "Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Dick Dale and the Lennons, and an Irish medley by Joe Feeney. [57 minutes]

  • Meet Our Musical Family (#618)

    Host: Larry and Lynn Welk "Meet Our Musical Family" is the theme of this week's special, which includes short personal stories about the performers, in addition to their favorite songs and dances, such as Bobby and Cissy performing to "All I Need Is the Girl," and Country Gal Ava Barber singing "Tennessee Waltz." Lawrence's son, Larry, and daughter-in-law, Lynn are the hosts and the guides through the Champagne Theatre in Branson, as well as this lively television program. [58 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music (#619)

    Host: Kathie Sullivan Making her first appearance as a Welk Show host, Kathie Sullivan celebrates "200 Years of Aermican Music" played in the inimitable and timeless Lawrence Welk style. The Musical Family takes an upbeat tour through America's rich tradition of song and dance including...Kathie sings her show-stopping "A Bird in a Gilded Cage," a vaudeville-like comedy classic. Arthur Duncan dances to " Give My Regards to Broadway." The Otwells and The Aldridge Sisters sing "Let It Be," the entire cast sings "No Business like Show Business" at the finale. [57 minutes]

  • Riverboat Show (#620)

    Host: Jack Imel This week's show invites you to take a musical trip on an imaginary "Riverboat," while host, Jack Imel, takes a ride on a real one, Kenny Rogers' "Branson Belle." The program overflows with great music including "Alabama Jubilee" performed by Lawrence and the Band. Gospel songs, Dixieland Jazz, Ballads, and some all-time Southern Folk music enliven this beautiful show. Ranging from Bobby and Elaine doing a cakewalk to "Robert E. Lee" to Guy and Ralna singing "Moon Over Miami." [57 minutes]

  • This Colorful World (#621)

    Host: Tom Netherton "This Colorful World," hosted by Tom Netherton, is a beautiful tribute to classic American popular songs that include the name of color in the title. This unique show includes "Old Black Magic," played by the great Welk Band, "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," sung by Ken Delo, and "Scarlet Ribbons," performed by Guy Hovis. Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dance to "Yellow Bird" and Arthur Duncan does a tuneful tap to "Sweet Georgia Brown." [57 minutes]

  • Friends and Family (#622)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle This ever-bubbly Jo Ann Castle enjoys looking back at her "Friends and Family" in this ever-entertaining show from 1967. The program opens with the entire cast singing "Ain't She Sweet," dressed in their favorite 20's costumes. Arthur Duncan dances to " The Sheik," the Lennons sing "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano" and Jo Ann plays her version of the hit song, "Flowers on the Wall." Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger and Jo Ann are a terrific (and comic) trio when they "Get Out Those old Records." Hosting the show from the beautiful Big Cedar lodge, Jo Ann updates her fans with news of her own "family and friends." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Senior Citizens (#623)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger Filled with the fans' favorite songs, "Salute to Senior Citizens" is an upbeat hour dedicated to the people Lawrence Welk loved best, hosted by the vivacious Mary Lou Metzger. " Those Were the Days" opens the show on a musical high note and sets the mood for a look back at some great old songs, including "hello Young Lovers," sung by Kathie Sullivan. "Whispering Hope," performed by Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts, and the "Blue Skirt Waltz," played by Myron Floren. [57 minutes]

  • Great Movie Melodies (#628)

    Host:Kathy and Janet Lennon Airs: Saturday, March 28, 1998 This week' s Welk Show is an exciting Tribute to Academy Award winning songs, a solid hour of the hit songs that were rated the best by Hollywood voters. Hosted by the ever-charming Kathy and Janet Lennon from teh Osmond Family Theatre in Branson, Missouri, the two reminisce about the early days of their careers and their first look at the talented little Osmond Brothers. Alan Osmond and his sons make a surprise appearance and the group salutes their mutal friend, Andy Williams, with a harmonized bit of "Moon River." Other songs include, "Chim Chim Ceree" by the Lennon Sisters, "Never On Sunday" played by Myron Floren, "Three Coins in a Fountain" sung by Jim Roberts and "Lullaby of Broadway" by the Welk band. [57 minutes]

  • Academy Awards (#629)

    Host: Arthur Duncan Airs: Saturday, April 4, 1998 Arthur Duncan taps and talks as he hosts this week's show from one of his favorite places, a dance studio, the perfect place for a program saluting "The Academy Awards." Each and every song is either an Oscar nominee or winner and the list includes major hits such as "High Hopes," "Never on Sunday," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Three Coins in a Fountain," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#630)

    Airs: Saturday, April 11, 1998 No one is more perfectly suited to host this beautiful Easter Show than radiant Norma Zimmer. Looking pretty as a picture, she tells the amazing story of her full recovery from trigeminal facial neuralgia in a moving and inspiring account. The show opens with "Easter Parade" as pretty girls in Gay Nineties finery stroll on a flower-bedecked set with their handsome escorts. Guy and Ralna sing "Give Me That Old Time Religion," Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou "Tiptoe Through the Tulips," Myron Floren does a thrilling version of "The Lost Chord," henry Cuesta plays a tender "Love Lifted Me," and the whole cast sings a group of beloved hymns at the close. ~ [57 minutes]

  • 1965 Silver Champagne (#631)

    Host: Lennon Family Airs: Saturday, April 18, 1998 This week's Welk Show is one of the "Silver Champagne Specials," a black-and-white program with particular significance in Welk history. It was the 500 th show, (broadcast January 23, 1965), and important milestone recognized by the public and prominent people in the entertainment industry. Thousands of telegrams were sent to Mr. Welk, many of them on display now in the Champagne Theatre lobby. The program is filled with the most popular Welk songs and some rarely seen segments from teh earliest television days. The Lennon Sisters host this wonderful program and invite viewers to a family party held at Dee Dee's beautiful home in Branson, Missouri. Thirty family members, including their mother, enjoy a backyard picnic and they fill the hosting portions of the program with music. The Lennon Brothers and sister-in-law, Gail, the lennon Sons and the Lennon Daughters all sing, and for the finale, the entire family swings into "There's a Meeting Here Tonight." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Fabulous Dorseys (#632)

    Host: Barney Liddell Airs: Saturday, April 25, 1998 Lovers of Big Band music are in for a great treat with this week's program, a " Tribute to the Fabulous Dorseys," hosted by long-time band member, Barney Liddell. The always jovial, talented trombonist recalls some of his own Big Band days and introduces the musical numbers with the expertise of some of first-hand knowledge. All of the Dorsey hits are featured in the program, including "Tangerine," sung by Guy and Ralna. [57 minutes]

  • World (#633)

    Host: Sandi Griffiths Airs: Saturday, May 2, 1998 Sandi Griffiths is joined by her family to host this week's Welk Show from the Welk Resort in Escondido, California. The program opens with the Musical Family and the Band in "It's a Big Wide Wonderful World" setting the scene for this World tour. Sandi and Sally harmonize to "French Lesson," and "Auf Wiedersehn" sung by Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts. Bob Lido and The Hotsy Totsy boys have fun with "Oh Marie," and the program ends with the entire Musical Family and Band performing "What's More American." [57 minutes]

  • Flower Songs (#634)

    Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer hosts this week's particularly beautiful show featuring the world's favorite "Flower Songs." Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Edelweiss," Dick Dale has fun walking along " Primrose Lane," and Ken Delo gets a rose from a Welk fan in the audience after he sings "When You Wore a Tulip". With a star-filled sky behind them, Norma and the entire cast close the program with a magnificent version of "I Believe." [57 minutes]

  • Small Town, U.S.A. (#635)

    This week's program,hosted by Lawrence Welk's favorite country girl, Ava Barber, salutes the "Small Town, U.S.A." The show opens with " Dear Hearts and Gentle People" and ends with "There's Something About a Hometown Band," performed by the band and the entire group. Kathie Sullivan sings "It's So Peaceful in the Country," Joe Feeney musically praises "Home Sweet Home," and Ava fills Mr. Welk's special request with "Take Me Home, Country Roads." [57 minutes]

  • Memorial Day (#636)

    Dee Dee and Peggy Lennon host this week's Lawrence Welk Show, a 1966 program filled with favorite stars and audience-pleasing musical numbers. The two Lennon Sisters visit the Charley Pride Theatre in Branson, Missouri and spend a minute reminiscing with him about his appearances on the Welk Show. A clip from the program is included and Charley recalls how nervous he was! Highlights of the show include, " Love Letters in teh Sand" by the four Lennon Sisters, "Stompin' at the Savoy" dnaced by Arthur Duncan, and a special Memorial Day tribute segment that features "The Green Baret" by Aladdin, an Armed Forces medley by the Blenders and "This Is My Country" sung by Norma Zimmer and the Welk Family of Stars. [57 minutes]

  • Songwriting Performers (#637)

    Guy Hovis hosts this week's very special program saluting "Songwriting performers," those talented men and women who both compose and appear on stage and screen. The show opens with "I Believe in Music," written by the popular Mac Davis, and Guy sings "Lady," a major hit written and sung by Kenny Rogers. The program ends with "Smile" and " In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. [57 minutes]

  • June Night (#638)

    Making their first appearance as host, Barbara Boylan and her husband, Greg Dixon, take a sentimental journey back to a "June Night" program from 1966. Barbara and her dancing partner, Bobby Burgess, do a lively version of one of their signature numbers, "Sway," and return later for a graceful "Tennessee Waltz." Greg, as one of the popular singing quartet known as The Blenders, serenades all the June graduates with "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." [59 minutes]

  • Vacation Show (#639)

    Ken Delo hosts this week's Welk Show, a salute to "Vacations and Travel." Ken's unique means of transporation is a WWII amphibious vehicle called a "Duck" and tourists travel around the town of Branson and out in the lake as well. The fearless Mr. Delo rides the back of the "Duck" and enthusiastically points out the Ozark sights. Highlights of the show incude "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City" danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, "Far Away Places" sung by Guy and Ralna, a "South Pacific" medley played by the Welk Band and "Red Sails in the Sunset" sung by Ken Delo. [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Days (#640)

    The Welk Show keeps the Big Band era alive and well, and this week's program is dedicated to that end. The brilliant clarinetist, Henry Cuesta, is the host and his own career and personal remembrances of the Big Band tradition bring an added dimension to the show. The band remembers Glenn Miller with "America Patrol" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo;" Tommy Dorsey is saluted with "I'll Never Smile Again." Henry and the Dixieland Band swing into "Summit Ridge Drive" and in a tribute to the modern day Big Band leader, Doc Severinsen, the band plays "Johnny's Theme." The show ends with a tribute to the father of all Big Bands, Paul Whiteman, and an outstanding arrangement of "When Day is Done." [57 minutes]

  • Good Old Summertime (#641)

    This week's Welk Show salutes the "good old summertime" with the usual upbeat mix of instrumental music, songs and dance. Hosted by JoAnn Castle from her new home in Branson, viewers will be treated to an intimate look at one of their Welk Family favorites enjoying the warm Ozark days with friends. Jo Ann and Lin Bieviano play a beautiful trumpet/piano duet, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Highlights include the bright and bouncy opening number, "Lazy Hazy Days of Summer," "Lazy Bones," sung by Larry Hooper and "In the Good Old Summertime" played by the energetic Miss Castle. The show ends with "June, July & august" and a beach ball battle between the stars! [57 minutes]

  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore (#642)

    Host: Sandi Griffiths [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Famous Entertainers (#643)

    Host: Guy Hovis [57 minutes]

  • 3 R's (#644)

    Host: Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden [57 minutes]

  • Summer by the Shore (#645)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Richard Rogers (#646)

    Host: Anacani [57 minutes]

  • 1958 Silver Champagne Special (#647)

    Host: Lennon Sisters [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Famous Girl Singers (#648)

    Host: Ralna English [57 minutes]

  • Shall We Dance? (#649)

    Host: Arthur Duncan [57 minutes]

  • Roots of American Entertainment (#650)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Working People (#651)

    "Salute to Working People" Host: Roger and David Otwell Airs: September 12, 1998 Making their debut as program host, Roger and David Otwell introduce a 1981 "Salute to Working People." With their long-time partners, Sherry and Sheila Aldridge, they pay tribute to all the truck drivers who worry about "Driving' My Life Away." Guy Hovis and Ralna English honor airline pilots who are constantly " Leavin' on a Jet Plane" and Anacani offers an out-of-this-world appreciation to the astronauts with "Fly Me to the Moon." A segment of The Otwells' music video, "One Nation Under God," is included in the program. [57 minutes]

  • I Believe In Music (#652)

    Speaking for all the members of the Welk Show, beautiful Anacani hosts a sparkline show titled, "I Believe in Music", featuring a wide variety of music. Anacani sings "You Belong to My Heart" in both Spanish and English, Guy and Ralna harmonize on "Only You," and Arthur Duncan taps to "Cherokee." Kathie Sullivan contributes a comic "I Can't Say No," Henry Cuesta adds a gorgeous clarinet solo, " Stranger on the Shore," and the whole company, including Lawrence, waltzes to an exuberant "Wunderbar!" [57 minutes]

  • New Season (#701)

    Host Sandi Griffiths celebrates the new season on Public Television with the "New Season" show from 1969. Sandi and her singing partner, Sally Flynn have fun with "Together Wherever We Go." Jo Ann Castle plays a rousing version "Those Were the Days" and Bobby Burgess and Cissy King recreate three classic dance routines in the "Vaudeville Medley." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Cole Porter (#702)

    Anacani hosts this week's show, celebrating the "Songs of Cole Porter. " Kathie Sullivan and Myron Floren team up for "I Love Paris." Henry Cuesta and the band play "I've Got You Under My Shin" and Arthur Duncan dances to "From This Moment On." The show opens with " It's Delovely" and closes with "Anything Goes." [57 minutes]

  • We Believe In Music (#703)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger "We Believe in Music" is the perfect theme for hosts Mary Lou Metzger and her husband, Richard Maloof, a longtime member of the Welk Band. The program includes a rare 1974 duet by the twosome, "Music Goes Round," and a brand new one, "Them There Eyes." Also included is " With a Song in My Heart," "A Grand Night for Singing." "Without a Song" and "Singing in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Strike Up The Band (#704)

    Host: Myron Floren Master accordionist Myron Floren hosts this week's show, "Strike Up the Band," a slaute to the world's musicians and the dozens of instruments they play. Vocal numbers such as "Hey Mr. Banjo, " "I Love a Piano" and "Piccolo Pete" are featured, as well as instrumentals, including "The Bells of St. Mary" and "Trumpeter's Lullaby." "The Polka Festival at the Welk Resort in Branson is the perfect backdrop for Myron's host segments as he entertained the hundreds of polka band members from all across the United States. [57 minutes]

  • American Pastimes (#705)

    Host: Dick Dale This week's show celebrates "American Pastimes" and the very-relaxed Dick Dale is the perfect host. The program opens with the clever "Take Your Girlie to the Movies," Ken Delo and the gang go canoeing in "Give Me the Simple Life," Dick Dale takes to the road for a classic car rally as he sings, "Real Live Girl" and the cast ends up at the #1 "American Pastime," a baseball game. Dick hosts the show from the Silver Dollar Campground and remembers his own hilarious adventures in a RV. [57 minutes]

  • In The Alps (#706)

    Host: Lennon Sisters The vivacious Lennon Sisters host this week's show from a hilltop restaurant in Branson, the perfect spot for the " In the Alps" theme. Joe Feeney does the beautiful "Serenade" from " The Student Prince", Norma Zimmer sings "Edelweiss," Jo Ann Castle plays "The Blue Danube" and the Lennons sing "In the Alps," "Dui Du Lichts Mir Im Hertzen" and "Auf Wiedersehn." Dee Dee, Peggy, Kathy and Janet update their fans on what has been going on in the busy, growing Lennon family. [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#707)

    Host: Ken Delo Ken Delo hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show, a fun-filled "Halloween Party," which opens with the entire cast singing, " Jeepers Creepers." Highlights of the show include, "Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Ken Delo, "Alley Cat," played by Myron Floren, "Satan Takes a Holiday," by the Welk Band. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Disney (#708)

    Host: Bobby Burgess Former Mouseketeer and Welk star, Bobby Burgess, hosts this weeks "Tribute to Disney," with stories from the unique perspective of someone who worked for both men. The program includes medleys from "Mary Poppins" and "Snow White," "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinnochio, and other Disney hits such as "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "It's a Small World." [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#710)

    Host: Norma Zimmer Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with a very special program. Guy and Ralna sing "Count Your Blessings," Ken Delo tells the audience to "Button Up Your Overcoat" and Tom Netherton recalls the Sinatra hit, "The House I Live In." Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts close the show with "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Ladies (#711)

    Host: Myron Floren Myron Floren is the perfect host for this "Salute to the Ladies." He plays "Lady of Spain" and is featured with the band in "Lovely to Look At" and "'Till I Waltz Again with You." Joe Feeney sings "Girl of My Dreams," Arthur Duncan dances to "Margie" and Ken Delo and the girls sing "Every Day is Ladies Day." The program closes with "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." [57 minutes]

  • California (#712)

    Host: Arthur Duncan Agile and ageless dancer, Arthur Duncan, hosts a salute to his native state of California. West Coast classics include: "California Here I Come," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Red Sails in the Sunset" and "San Fernando Valley." Arthur dances to "Avalon" and "Route 66" on the 1971 program and includes plenty of great dancing on his host segments. [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Special (#713)

    Host: various Old home week around the Christmas treet or trees, as the "Lawrence Welk Christmas Special" drops in on several hearths is chock full of joy, songs and down-home spirit. "Home for Christmas" includes the Lennon sisters and their families performing "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" and "We Need a Little Christmas." Bobby Burgess and his dancing partner, Elaine Balden send "Merry Christmas From Our House to Your House," and Julie Hovis and her parents, Guy and Ralna sing, "Frosty the Snowman." [51 minutes]

  • Christmas (#714)

    Host: Ken Delo This week's Christmas show, hosted by the ever-popular Ken Delo, features all of the Welk Show stars, with their families, and special appearances by the children and grandchildren of Lawrence and Fern Welk. The program includes favorite songs such as "Away in a Manger," sung by Sandi Griffiths and her daughters, "Silver Bells," sung by Norma Zimmer, and "Silent Night," sung by Guy & Ralna. The program includes performances by the children and is highlighted by the entire cast's rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Senior Citizens (#716)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger Filled with the fans' favorite songs, "Salute to Senior Citizens" is an upbeat hour dedicated to the people Lawrence Welk loved best, hosted by the vivacious Mary Lou Metzger. " Those Were the Days" opens the show on a musical high note and sets the mood for a look back at some great old songs, including "Hello Young Lovers," sung by Kathie Sullivan. "Whispering Hope," performed by Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts, and the "Blue Skirt Waltz," played by Myron Floren. [56 minutes]

  • Flower Songs (#717)

    Host: Norma Zimmer "Champagne Lady" Norma Zimmer hosts this week's particularly beautiful show, featuring the world's favorite "Flower Songs." Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Edelweiss," Dick Dale has fun walking along "Primrose Lane," and Ken Delo gets a rose from a Welk fan in the audience after he sings "When You Wore a Tulip". With a star-filled sky behind them, Norma and the entire cast close the program with a magnificent version of "I Believe." [57 minutes]

  • Country & Western (#718)

    Host: Clay Hart and Sally Flynn Clay and Sally Hart, two of the Welk stars who met and married while they were on the show, are the hosts of this week's program dedicated to Country Western music. "Mr. Welk Goes West" is a toe-tappin' tribute to some of the best country songs ever written including, "Orange Blossom Special," "Gentle On My Mind," and "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden." [57 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music (#719)

    Host: Kathie Sullivan [57 minutes]

  • By The Numbers (#720)

    Host: Ken Delo This week's show, "By the Numbers," adds up to an highly entertaining hour, hosted by the energetic Ken Delo. All the songs have " numbers" in the title and the unusual theme makes for an interesting mix of music. Norma Zimmer and Jim Roberts sing "Tea For Two," the band plays "'76 Trombones," Guy and Ralna do a lovely version of The Twelfth of Never," and Kathie Sullivan enjoys being " Second Hand Rose." Ken, as usual, has great stories to tell about his adventures on stage and backstage at the Champagne Theatre. [57 minutes]

  • Weather Show (#721)

    Host: Gail Farrell, Ron Anderson, Michael Redman) For the first time, Lawrence Welk's popular "Mixed Trio," Gail farrell, Ron Anderson and Michael Redman, reunite to host a tune-filled "Weather Show." The program opens with "Button Up Your Overcoat," Anacani sings about the "Wayward Wind" and the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins claim that "It Never Rains in Southern California." The Trio sings "I Get the Blues When It Rains" and perform "Sunny Side of the Street" on one of their host segments. [57 minutes]

  • This Colorful World (#722)

    Host: Tom Netherton "This Colorful World," hosted by Tom Netherton, is a beautiful tribute to classic American popular songs that include the name of color in the title. This unique show includes "Old Black Magic," played by the great Welk Band, "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," sung by Ken Delo, and "Scarlet Ribbons," performed by Guy Hovis. Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dance to "Yellow Bird" and Arthur Duncan does a tuneful tap to "Sweet Georgia Brown." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Irving Berlin (#723)

    Host: Cissy King Cissy King, Bobby Burgess' dance partner for 11 years, host the Lawrence Welk Show's "Tribute to Irving Berlin." Bobby and Cissy dance to "Cheek to Cheek," Guy and Ralna sing "You're Just in Love," and Henry Cuesta is featured with the band on "Blue Skies." The cast sings "Always" as Cissy dances with Mr. Welk and the show ends with George Cates conducting "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody." [57 minutes]

  • Champagne Toast to the Big Bands Special (#725)

    Host: Myron Floren, Barney Liddell, Henry Cuesta Three longtime Welk musicians, Myron Floren, Barney Liddell and Henry Cuesta, are the host of "A Champagne Toast to the Big Bands," a reminiscences of that exciting time as only first-hand observers can. Excerpts chosen from the best of the Lawrence Welk Shows take the viewers on a music-filled memory trip through the Big Band Era. The program features Ralna English's brilliant homage to the legendary chanteuse, Helen O' Connell in the 40's version of "Green Eyes." Ava Barber sings the rarely performed vocal version of "Tuxedo Junction" and Dick Dale leads the Welk group in a vintage arrangement of "Chattanooga Choo Choo." The program ends with a rousing verison of "Panama" and shows a lively Mr. Welk enjoying his favorite kind of musicDixieland! [59 minutes]

  • Roarin 20's (#726)

    Host: Jack Imel Favorite songs from the Flapper Age are featured in this week's show. Cissy King and Bobby Burgess dance to 'The Charleston,' Ken Delo sings 'If You Knew Susie,' and Jack and Mary Lou Metzger do both to 'Crazy Rhythm.' Hosting the show from the stageof the Champagne Theatre in Branson, Jack plays the marimba, the spoons, and welcomes special guest, Jo Ann Castle. [57 minutes]

  • Friends and Family (#728)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle This ever-bubbly Jo Ann Castle enjoys looking back at her "Friends and Family" in this ever-entertaining show from 1967. The program opens with the entire cast singing "Ain't She Sweet," dressed in their favorite `20s costumes. Arthur Duncan dances to " The Sheik," the Lennons sing "When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano" and Jo Ann plays her version of the hit song, "Flowers on the Wall." Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger and Jo Ann are a terrific (and comic) trio when they "Get Out Those Old Records." Hosting the show from the beautiful Big Cedar Lodge, Jo Ann updates her fans with news of her own "family and friends." [57 minutes]

  • April Showers (#729)

    Host: Bob Ralston Bob Ralston, at the organ, makes his debut as a host of this week's musical salute to Spring. The show opens with " Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" and closes with "April Showers." Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts sing, "I'll Remember April", Steve Smith croons "April Love" and Natalie Nevins erases any signs of Spring Fever with "It's a Grand Night for Singing." [57 minutes]

  • Academy Awards (#730)

    Host: Arthur Duncan Arthur Duncan taps and talks as he hosts this week's show from one of his favorite places, a dance studio, the perfect place for a program saluting "The Academy Awards." Each and every song is either an Oscar nominee or winner and the list includes major hits such as "High Hopes," "Never on Sunday," and "The Way You Look Tonight," "Three Coins in the Fountain," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Gershwin (#731)

    Host: Ralna English One of the great singers of today, Ralna English, hosts a "Salute to Gershwin," one of the finest composers of the 20th Century. Anacani dances to "An American in Paris," Tom Neterton does "Our Love is Here to Stay," and Guy and Ralna perform the classic hit, "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The program ends with "s' Wonderful," featuring the entire cast and the Lawrence Welk Band. [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#732)

    Host: Tom Netherton Tom Netherton celebrates Easter and Springtime with this very special show from 1978 that combines classic popular songs and traditional hymns. The program begins with a colorful " Easter Parade" and features hits such as "Red, Red Robin" and "It's a Lovely Day Today." Hymns include "Abide With Me," "Peace in the Valley," "Holy City" and "God Is Alive." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Tour of the U.S. (#733)

    Host: Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden Dancers Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden host this week's "Musical Tour of the United States." The Musical Family takes you to "Chicago" aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and celebrates it as "My Kind of Town." The "Wichita Lineman," working on "Tulsa Time," call his "Yellow Rose of Texas." After "The Hawaiian Wedding Song," they live happily ever after in "Avalon." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Spring (#734)

    Host: Lennon Sisters The Lennon sisters, Dee Dee, Kathy, Janet and Mimi, host a beautiful Lawrence Welk "Salute to Spring," featuring songs that celebrate the surefire signs that it must be the month of May. The Kentucky Derby is remembered by Joe Feeney with "My Old Kentucky Home" and the guys have fun with "Horses Don't Bet on People. " Dick Dale and the Lennons sing "Pearly Shells" and the band is at its best for "One Morning in May." [57 minutes]

  • Mother's Day (#735)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle Jo Ann Castle, joined for the first time by her two children, is the host for the Lawrence Welk's annual "Mother's Day" program. The show features Jo Ann in many scenes and musical numbers and she has a special role in the opeing number as the entire cast sings "I Want a Girl." Joe Feeney remembers "That Wonderful Mother of Mine," Myron Floren plays "Mother's Wedding Waltz," Jim Roberts recalls "My Mother's Eyes" and the show ends with "Ain't She Sweet." [58 minutes]

  • Music in the Skies (#736)

    Host: Kathie Sullivan Filled with elaborate costumes and scenes, this week's Lawrence Welk Show, hosted by Kathie Sullivan, celebrates " Music in the Skies." From the "Swingin' on a Star" opeing to the " Stormy Weather" closing, the program features songs that float in the outer stratosphere. Bobby and Cissy dance to the theme from "Close Encounters," Tom Netherton sings "Fly Me to the Moon" and Kathie encourages the audience to dream with "When You Wish Upon a Star." [57 minutes]

  • Songwriting Performers (#737)

    Host: Guy Hovis Guy Hovis is this week's very special "Songwriting Performer." He salutes those talented men and women who both compose and appear on stage and screen. The show opens with "I Believe in Music," written by the popular Mac Davis, and Guy sings "Lady," a major hit written and sung by Kenny Rogers. The program ends with " Smile" and "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. [57 minutes]

  • June Night (#738)

    Host: Barbara Boylan and Greg Dixon Barbara and her husband, Greg Dixon, take a sentimental journey back to a "June Night" program from 1966. Barbara and her dancing partner, Bobby Burgess, do a lively version of one of their signature numbers, "Sway," and return later for a graceful "Tennessee Waltz." Greg, as one of the popular singing quartet know as The Blenders, serenades all the June graduates with " The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to the Fabulous Dorseys (#739)

    Host: Barney Liddell Lovers of Big Band music are in for a great treat with this week's program, a "Tribute to the Fabulous Dorseys," hosted by longtime band member, Barney Liddell. All of the Dorsey hits are featured in the program, including "Tangerine," sung by Guy and Ralna; "On the Sunny Side of the Street," sung by Tanya Falan, with the superb clarinetist, Henry Cuesta. Jimmy Roberts and Norma Zimmer sing "Once in a While," and the great Welk Band plays "Song of India." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Broadway (#740)

    Host: Norma Zimmer "Champagne Lady" Norma Zimmer takes the audience on an elegant journey through the Golden Age of musical theater in this week's "Salute to Broadway." The Lawrence Welk Band does a beautiful "Kismit Medley," and Norma sings "If I Loved You" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel." Also included are "How Are Things in Gloccamorra" from "Finian's Rainbow," "Heart" from "Damn Yankees," and Guy and Ralna sing "My Cup Runneth Over" from "I Do, I Do." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the Islands (#741)

    Host: Guy Hovis Guy Hovis hosts an imaginary journey to Hawaii on this week's program, Guy sings "Blue Hawaii," Kathie Sullivan is enchanted by the "Moon of Manakoora," and Ken Delo sings the " Hawaiian Love Song." Tom Netherton goes "Beyond the Reef" and Joe Feeney and Bob Talston perform "Sweet Leilani." [57 minutes]

  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore (#742)

    Host: Sandi Griffiths Sweet and sunny Sandi Griffiths returns to 1974 as the Welk Musical Family puts a clever spin on the nationwide fuel shortage with a program they called, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The show opens with the group pedaling small toy cars to "Lonesome Road," Clay Hart sings "King of the Road," and Sandi is one of the girls with Dick Dale, "Waitin' For the Evening Train." The program ends with Bob Lido and The Hotsies, in an upbeat version of "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine." [57 minutes]

  • Country Hoedown (#743)

    Host: Clay Hart and Sdally Flynn Clay and Sally Hart host one of the few Lawrence Welk shows with a "Country Western" theme. Clay and the band kick-off with "Wabash Cannonball," followed by the Glen Campbell hit, "Gentle on My Mind," to set the charming country mood. Norma Zimmer sings "My Heart Cries for You," Sandi and Sally ham it up in " Cotton Fields" and Ken Delo sings "Shenandoah." [57 minutes]

  • Famous Themes (#744)

    Host: Aldridges and Otwells The Aldridge Sisters, Sherry and Sheila, and the Otwell Twins, Roger and David, team up to host "Famous Themes, " a fun-filled Lawrence Welk show featuring some unique songs. On the show, they sing "Making Our Dreams Come True," the theme from the sit-com, "Laverne and Shirley" and on one of their host segments, the foursome sing a brand new arrangement of "Sounds of Sil [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Nashville (#745)

    Host: Jim Turner and Ava Barber Two Tennessee natives, Jim Turner and Ava Barber, are the hosts of Lawrence Welk's "Salute to Nashiville," a fun-filled romp through the country music capital of the USA. On the show, Ava's solo number is "Could I Have This Dance" and Jim Turner sings "Smoky Mountain Rain," but as a special treat, on one of the host segments, they perform a duet together, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma." The program ends with the entire cast singing and dancing to "Orange Blossom Special." [57 minutes]

  • America The Beautiful (#746)

    Host: Dick Dale Favorite songs that represent cities, states, and other geographical sites (and sights!!!) are featured in "America the Beautiful," a classic Lawrence Welk show, hosted by Dick Dale. Spotlighting the East coast, Art Duncan taps to "Give My Regards to Broadway" and Tany takes center stage to sing "California Dreaming" to represent the West coast. Jimmy Roberts remembers "My Old Kentucky Home" and Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou swing into "Chicago." [57 minutes]

  • 1958 Silver Champagne Special (#747)

    Host: Lennon Sisters Relive the good old days of television with a " Silver Champagne Special," hosted by the Lennon Sisters, and enjoy the performances of all the original Welk Show stars. The beautiful Alice Lon signs "Moments to Remember," Larry Hooper performs his popular favorite, "Sleep, Sleep Daughter" and Aladdin and Janet Lennon join forces for "Little Child." Pete Fountain gets the joint jumpin' with "I Want a Girl" and the program ends with a great Lawrence Welk Band medley. [57 minutes]

  • Summer by the Shore (#748)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle The Welk Musical Family presents a "Summer by the Shore" special, hosted by the ever-sparkling Jo Ann Castle, with a surprise appearance by Jack Imel. The show opens with "Row, Row, Row" and sails onto include "So Peaceful in the Country," sung by Norma Zimmer, "Sheltering Palms," played by Jo Ann, and e [57 minutes]

  • 3 R's (#749)

    Host: Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden America's favorite dance team, Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden, have fun hosting this week's program that features songs with numbers of letters in the titles. They dance to "One, from the Broadway show, "A Chorus Line," after Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel spoof and hoof to "Five Foot Two." Kathie Sullivan and Dick Dale sing, "A, You're Adorable" and Jim Turner does the Tennessee Ernie Ford classic, "16 Tons." [57 minutes]

  • Behind The Scenes with Our Musical Family (#750)

    Host: Jack Imel Jack Imel, longtime associate producer of the Welk Show, hosts a laugh-filled program, "Behind the Scenes with Our Musical Family," a tongue-in-cheek look at how the show was put together every week. A production meeting leaves Joe Feeney "Without a Song" and Ava Barber and Charlie Parlato somehow manage to make it through "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in spite of the comic antics of the " stagehands." Twenty years later, Jack is seen working with the Branson ensemble, and then dances with them to "Singing in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Working People (#751)

    Host: Otwells Making their debut as program hosts, Roger and David Otwell introduce a 1981 "Salute to Working People." With their long-time partners, Sherry and Sheila Adridge, they pay tribute to all the truck drivers who worry about "Drivin' My Life Away." Guy Hovis and Ralna English honor airline pilots who are constantly "Leavin' On a Jet Plane" and Anacani offers an out-of-this-world appreciation to the astronauts with "Fly Me to the Moon." A segment of The Otwells' music video, "One Nation Under God," is included in the program. [57 minutes]

  • Spotlight On Our Musical Family (#752)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger Mary Lou hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show from the Champagne Theatre in Branson. Highlights include "Whispering Hope" sung by Jimmy Roberts and Norma Zimmer, "Calcutta" danced by Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden, "Let There Be Peace on Earth" sung by Guy and Ralna, "The Days of Old Vaudeville" with Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel, and all the Welk women dancing with Mr. Welk. [57 minutes]

  • County Fair (#801)

    Host: Jack Imel Jack Imel leads us down the musical midway on this "County Fair" show. The program begins with "Make 'Em Laugh" and Bobby and Cissy have " Fun Goin' to the County Fair." Bob Ralston plays "Baby Elephant Walk" and Jack as "Professor Spoons" entertains all the pretty girls. [57 minutes]

  • Harvest on the Farm (#802)

    Host: Bobby Burgess A square dance opens the "Harvest on the Farm" show, called by none other than the host, Bobby Burgess. Guy Hovis sings "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," the band plays "Wabash Cannonball" and Ken Delo sings " The Chicken Song" to Tanya, who wears a big yellow chicken costume. ~ [57 minutes]

  • Gold Record Hits (#803)

    Host: Michael Redman Get ready for an hour of nothing but "Gold Record Hits," hosted by Michael Redman. "Hello Dolly," "New York, New York," "Close To You" and "The Way We Were" are featured and the band plays a medley of four of Lawrence Welk's own golden hits: "Moon River," "Yellow Bird," "Winchester Cathedral" and "Calcutta." [57 minutes]

  • We Believe In Music (#804)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger "We Believe in Music" is the perfect theme for hosts Mary Lou Metzger and her husband, Richard Maloof, a longtime member of the Welk Band. The program includes a rare 1974 duet by the twosome, "Music Goes Round and Round," and a brand new one, "Them There Eyes." Also included is "With a Song in My Heart," "A Grand Night for Singing," " Without a Song" and "Singing in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • New Season (#805)

    Host Sandi Griffiths celebrates the new season on Public Television with the "New Season" show from 1969. Sandi and her singing partner, Sally Flynn have fun with "Together Wherever We Go." Jo Ann Castle plays a rousing version "Those Were the Days" and Bobby Burgess and Cissy King recreate three classic dance routines in the "Vaudeville Medley." [57 minutes]

  • Time (#806)

    Bob Ralston watches the clock and the calendar as he hosts this week' s show with the unique title, "Time." He plays the "Minute Waltz" and Jim Roberts sings "Seems Like Old Times" to a dog named Elmer Fudd. The band plays "One O'Clock Jump" and Myron Floren gets into the mood with the "Tick Tock Polka." [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#807)

    Ken Delo hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show, a fun-filled " Halloween Party," which opens with the entire cast singing, "Jeepers Creepers." Highlights of the show include, "Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Ken Delo, "Alley Cat," played by Myron Floren, " Satan Takes a Holiday," by the Welk Band. [57 minutes]

  • Those Were The Days (#808)

    Nothing but good old songs are part of this week's show titled, " Those Were The Days," hosted by Ralna English. Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Apple Blossom Time" in Andrews Sisters' style, Anacani sings "Besame Mucho," Clay Hart does "Your Cheatin' Heart" and Ralna sings "Love Me or Leave Me" and later joins Guy Hovis for "Love Nest." [57 minutes]

  • Thank You, America (#809)

    Lawrence presents a loving tribute to the United States in this program which was the most-requested, highly-acclaimed Welk Show to air on commercial television. An all-out unabashed tribute to America and all the things that are right with it, the show features the band and chorus in several patriotic numbers, Guy and Ralna sing "America the Beautiful" and gospel singer Willa Dorsey in a spine-tingling rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner." [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#810)

    Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with a very special program. Guy and Ralna sing "Count Your Blessings," Ken Delo tells the audience to "Button Up Your Overcoat" and Tom Netherton recalls the Sinatra hit, "The House I Live In." Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts close the show with "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Ladies (#811)

    Myron Floren is the perfect host for this "Salute to the Ladies." He plays "Lady of Spain" and is featured with the band in "Lovely to Look At" and "'Till I Waltz Again with You." Joe Feeney sings "Girl of My Dreams," Arthur Duncan dances to "Margie" and Ken Delo and the girls sing "Every Day is Ladies Day." The program closes with "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." [57 minutes]

  • California (#812)

    Agile and ageless dancer, Arthur Duncan, hosts a salute to his native state of California. West Coast classics include: "California Here I Come," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Red Sails in the Sunset" and "San Fernando Valley." Arthur dances to "Avalon" and "Route 66" on the 1971 program and includes plenty of great dancing on his host segments. [57 minutes]

  • Weather Show (#813)

    Lawrence Welk's popular "Mixed Trio," Gail Farrell, Ron Anderson and Michael Redman, reunite to host a tune-filled "Weather Show." The program opens with "Button Up Your Overcoat," Anacani sings about the "Wayward Wind" and the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins claim that "It Never Rains in Southern California." The Trio sings "I Get the Blues When It Rains" and perform "Sunny Side of the Street" on one of their host segments. [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Special (#814)

    Old home week around the Christmas treet - or trees, as the "Lawrence Welk Christmas Special" drops in on several hearths - is chock full of joy, songs and down-home spirit. "Home for Christmas" includes the Lennon sisters and their families performing "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" and "We Need a Little Christmas." Bobby Burgess and his dancing partner, Elaine Balden send "Merry Christmas From Our House to Your House," and Julie Hovis and her parents, Guy and Ralna sing, "Frosty the Snowman." [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Show (#815)

    Sandi Griffiths hosts this 1980 Christmas Show, with special appearances by her children in the past and the present. The Show opens with "Jingle Bells," Myron Floren plays "Here Comes Santa Claus" for his son-in-law, Bobby Burgess and for his granddaughter, Becky Burgess, and the Griffiths family, including Sandi, Jenni, Ami and Ben, sing "Away in the Manger." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to the Sweet Bands (#816)

    Band members Barney Liddell and Henry Cuesta with musician friends at an informal jam session, host this week's "Tribute to the Sweet Bands. " Big Band Era tunes include "Three Little Fishes," "Josephine," " Heartaches," "Who Wouldn't Love You," "Daddy," "Boo Boo," and "To Each His Own." [57 minutes]

  • Musical History Makers (#817)

    Clay and Sally Hart salute artists who have become a "Musical History-Maker" and their songs. Clay sings "Gentle On My Mind," Glen Campbell's big hit; Sally and Sandy Griffiths sing "I'd Rather Be Blue" as a tribute to Fanny Brice. Jimmy Roberts sings Tony Bennett's hit, "San Francisco," and Norma Zimmer sings Kate Smith's signature song "When The Moon Comes Over the Mountain. Ralna and Guy sing "Bye Bye Love." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Tour of the U.S. (#818)

    Dancers Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden host this week's "Musical Tour of the United States." The Musical Family takes you to "Chicago" aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and celebrates it as "My Kind of Town." The "Wichita Lineman," working on "Tulsa Time," calls his " Yellow Rose of Texas." After "The Hawaiian Wedding Song," they live happily ever after in "Avalon." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Nashville (#819)

    Two Tennessee natives, Jim Turner and Ava Barber, are the hosts of Lawrence Welk's "Salute to Nashville," a fun-filled romp through the country music capital of the USA. On the show, Ava's solo number is " Could I Have This Dance" and Jim Turner sings "Smoky Mountain Rain," but as a special treat, on one of the host segments, they perform a duet together, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma." The program ends with the entire cast singing and dancing to "Orange Blossom Special." [57 minutes]

  • Italian Special (#820)

    Tanya Roberts is a "double" host for this "Italian Special." She co-hosted it with Lawrence Welk in 1976 and hosts it today on public television. She is featured in the opening number, "That's Amore," and sings "Eh Compari" with Bob Lido and Charlie Parfato. Norma Zimmer sings "Three Coins in the Fountain" and Ken Delo visits "The Isle of Capri." [57 minutes]

  • Morning-Noon-Night (#821)

    Roger and David Otwell host "Morning, Noon & Night," a show celebrating songs with a solar/lunar theme. The Otwell Twins and the Aldridge Sisters sing "Walkin" in the Sunshine," Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dance to "Night and Day," Guy Hovis, Jim Turner and the Otwells sing "Delta Dawn," and the band plays "Moonlight in Vermont," "Canadian Sunset" and "Carolina in the Morning." [57 minutes]

  • Favorite Love Songs (#822)

    Host: Anacani "Favorite Love Songs," one of the most popular themes of the Lawrence Welk Show, is hosted by Anacani. She sings "Amore," and joins the other girls who are swooning over Tom Netherton's rendition of "Love Me Tender." Tanya sings "Somebody Loves Me" and Arthur Duncan and the girls dance to "L-O-V-E." Ralna and Guy sing "I Can't Stop Loving You," and Ralna sings a solo of "You'll Never Know." [57 minutes]

  • Hits By Famous Groups (#823)

    Kathie Sullivan hosts "Hits By Famous Groups," a celebration of best-selling recording hits by duets and groups. Kathie salutes Peter, Paul and Mary with "Puff, The Magic Dragon," Ken Delo and Arthur Duncan recall The Mills Brothers with "Glow Worm," Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger remember The McGuire Sisters with " Sugartime," and the band salutes The Platters with "My Prayer." Guy and Ralna sing "Just An Old Fashioned Love Song." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Male Singers (#824)

    Tom Netherton hosts a "Salute To Male Singers" and celebrates the work of Nat King Cole with his own version of "Mona Lisa." Kathie Sullivan salutes Johnny Mathis with "Chances Are," Jim Turner remembers Hand Williams with "Jambalaya," Ken Delo tips his hat to Frank Sinatra with "My Way," and the bands pays tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. with "The Candyman." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Memories (#828)

    Peggy Lennon hosts "Musical Memories," a celebration of the Big Band Era. The program begins with "In The Mood" with an upbeat jitterbug by Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylan. Peggy sings "Oh Johnny," and the band plays old favorites such as "Sugar Blues," "Take the 'A' Train," "You Made Me Love You" and "Heartaches." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#829)

    Tom Netherton celebrates Easter and Springtime with this very special show from 1978 that combines classic popular songs and traditional hymns. The program begins with a colorful "Easter Parade" and features hits such as "Red, Red Robin" and "It's a Lovely Day Today." Hymns include "Abide With Me," "Peace in the Valley," "Holy City" and "God Is Alive." Ralna and Guy sing "Church in the Wildwood." [57 minutes]

  • April Showers (#830)

    Bob Ralston, at the organ, makes his debut as a host of this week's musical salute to Spring. The show opens with "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" and closes with "April Showers." Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts sing, "I'll Remember April", Steve Smith croons "April Love" and Natalie Nevins erases any signs of Spring Fever with "It's a Grand Night for Singing." [57 minutes]

  • Country Hoedown (#831)

    Clay and Sally Hart host one of the few Lawrence Welk shows with a " Country Western" theme. Clay and the band kick-off with "Wabash Cannonball," followed by the Glen Campbell hit, "Gentle on My Mind," to set the charming country mood. Norma Zimmer sings "My Heart Cries for You," Sandi and Sally ham it up in "Cotton Fields" and Ken Delo sings "Shenandoah." Ralna and Guy sing "Take Me Back." Ralna sings " Tennessee Waltz." [57 minutes]

  • Music of Harry Warren (#832)

    The "Music of Harry Warren" is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, a true fan of this great American songwriter. Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dance to "Forty-Second Street," the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing "I Found a Million Dollar Baby," Kathie Sullivan sings "I Only Have Eyes for You," and Jim Turner puts a country spin on " September in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Wunnerful Hit Songs (#833)

    The Champagne Lady, Norma Zimmer, celebrates "Wunnerful Hit Songs" from the thirties to the late sixties. She sings "Trees" and later is joined by Jimmy Roberts for "Close as Pages in a Book." The cast opens the show with "Talk to the Animals" with a few dressed in full furry-creature costumes. Jo Ann Castle plays "Hello Dolly" and Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan and Bobby Burgess tap up a storm in "Moses Supposes." Ralna and Guy sing "Would You Like To Take A Walk." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Spring (#834)

    The Lennon sisters, Dee Dee, Kathy, Janet and Mimi, host a beautiful Lawrence Welk "Salute to Spring," featuring songs that celebrate the surefire signs that it must be the month of May. The Kentucky Derby is remembered by Joe Feeney with "My Old Kentucky Home" and the guys have fun with "Horses Don't Bet on People." Dick Dale and the Lennons sing "Pearly Shells" and the band is at its best for "One Morning in May." [57 minutes]

  • Mother's Day (#835)

    Jo Ann Castle, joined for the first time by her two children, is the host for the Lawrence Welk's annual "Mother's Day" program. The show features Jo Ann in many scenes and musical numbers and she has a special role in the opening number as the entire cast sings "I Want a Girl." Joe Feeney remembers "That Wonderful Mother of Mine," Myron Floren plays "Mother's Wedding Waltz," Jim Roberts recalls "My Mother's Eyes" and the show ends with "Ain't She Sweet." [57 minutes]

  • Island Show (#836)

    Jim Hobson, Producer/Director of the Lawrence Welk Show, hosts the beautiful "Island Show," a tribute to the Hawaiian Islands. Bob Ralston plays "Sweet Leilani," Tanya sings "Hukilau," Dick Dale and Andra Willis sing the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and the cast does "Che Che Kookamoo," with Jack Imel dressed as a huge Island bird. [57 minutes]

  • Timeless Musical Treasures (#837)

    "Timeless Musical Treasures" is hosted by Big Tiny Little, an ageless pianist with lighting-like fingers. He plays "Hindustan" and both sings and plays "I Want to be Loved by You" with Janet Lennon. Jack Imel plays a rousing version of "Stumbling," the Lennon Sisters, suitably costumed sing the "Siamese Cat Song," and Pet Fountain and the Lennons team up for "Mr. Clarinet Man." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Disney (#838)

    Former Mouseketeer and Welk star, Bobby Burgess, hosts this weeks " Tribute to Disney," with stories from the unique perspective of someone who worked for both men. The program includes medleys from " Mary Poppins" and "Snow White," "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinnochio, and other Disney hits such as "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "It' s a Small World." Ralna and Guy sing "Lavender Blue." [57 minutes]

  • Song's of the 40's (#839)

    Ralna English hosts a delightful Lawrence Welk television show filled with "Songs of the 40s," those classic hits that were popular during the Big Band Era and the years of World War II. Ralna sings "You'll Never Know," Norma Zimmer is never better with "My Foolish Heart," and the band plays the Glenn Miller theme song, "String of Pearls." The program ends with a medley from the 1943 Broadway hit, "Oklahoma!" Ralna sings a solo of "You'll Never Know," and joins Guy for " Mockingbird Hill." [57 minutes]

  • Father's Day (#840)

    Myron Floren and his five daughters host a special "Father's Day" program that features favorites such as "Sunrise Sunset" by Joe Feeney, "You're an Old Smoothie," danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, "My Guy," sung by Sandi Griffiths and Sally Hart, and "Dad's Waltz," played by Myron Floren. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the Islands (#841)

    Guy Hovis hosts an imaginary journey to Hawaii on this week's program, Guy sings "Blue Hawaii," Kathie Sullivan is enchanted by the "Moon of Manakoora," and Ken Delo sings the "Hawaiian Love Song." Tom Netherton goes "Beyond the Reef" and Joe Feeney and Bob Ralston perform "Sweet Leilani." Ralna and Guy sing "I'll Remember You." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Cole Porter (#842)

    Anacani hosts this week's show, celebrating the "Songs of Cole Porter. " Kathie Sullivan and Myron Floren team up for "I Love Paris." Henry Cuesta and the band play "I've Got You Under My Skin" and Arthur Duncan dances to "From This Moment On." The show opens with "It's Delovely" and closes with "Anything Goes." Ralna and Guy sing "Let's Do It." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the Sun and Moon (#843)

    "Songs Of The Sun and Moon" hosted by Jo Ann Castle, celebrates the celestial with songs such as the opening number, "Keep Your Sunny Side Up" and "Destination Moon," with the entire cast. Jo Ann plays " I Want a Girl," Larry Hooper sings "That Lucky Old Sun" and the Lennon Sisters harmonize by the banks of a "Moon River." [57 minutes]

  • Themes from the Classics (#844)

    Charlotte Deveny, the longtime cellist of the Lawrence Welk Band, hosts "Themes from the Classics," a salute to classical compositions that have been adapted into hit songs. The show opens with "Tonight We Love," Bobby Burgess and Cissy King dance to the "Warsaw Concerto," and Sandy Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger sing "Glow Worm." Ralna and Guy sing "Anniversary Song." [57 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music (#845)

    Guy Hovis hosts "200 Years of American Music," a bicentennial salute to classic popular songs. Guy sings "Love Nest" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" with Ralna and does an Elvis Presley impersonation on "Rip It Up." The band plays a medley of Big Band theme songs, Henry Cuesta and the band play "Stardust" and Myron Floren plays " Roll Out The Barrel." Ralna and Guy sing "Love Nest," and "Can't Help Falling in Love." [57 minutes]

  • I've Heard That Song Before (#846)

    Dick Dale hosts "I've Heard That Song Before," a tribute to songs that have been hits by more than one artist. Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Make the World Go Away," Henry Cuesta and Bob Havens play "How High the Moon," and Anacani sings a melancholy melody for her "Secret Love." [57 minutes]

  • 50th Anniversary Special (#847)

    Rocky Rockwell, the popular singer and trumpet player from the early fifties and sixties, hosts this "50th Anniversary Special," in black and white, a fascinating look at the early days of the show. Rocky sings "That's My Girl" and is part of "The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along," an Old West costumed production number with Alice Lon, Larry Hooper, Big Tiny Little and the Lennon Sisters. [57 minutes]

  • Music in the Skies (#848)

    Filled with elaborate costumes and scenes, this week's Lawrence Welk Show, hosted by Kathie Sullivan, celebrates "Music in the Skies." From the "Swingin' on a Star" opening to the "Stormy Weather" closing, the program features songs that float in the outer stratosphere. Bobby and Cissy dance to the theme from "Close Encounters," Tom Netherton sings "Fly Me to the Moon" and Kathie encourages the audience to dream with "When You Wish Upon a Star." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Gershwin (#849)

    One of the great singers of today, Ralna English, hosts a "Salute to Gershwin," one of the finest composers of the 20th Century. Anacani dances to "An American in Paris," Tom Netherton does "Our Love is Here to Stay," and Guy and Ralna perform the classic hit, "They Can't Take That Away From Me." The program ends with "s'Wonderful," featuring the entire cast and the Lawrence Welk Band. [57 minutes]

  • Behind The Scenes with Our Musical Family (#850)

    Jack Imel, longtime associate producer of the Welk Show, hosts a laugh-filled program, "Behind the Scenes with Our Musical Family," a tongue-in-cheek look at how the show was put together every week. A production meeting leaves Joe Feeney "Without a Song" and Ava Barber and Charlie Parlato somehow manage to make it through "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in spite of the comic antics of the "stagehands." Twenty years later, Jack is seen working with the Branson ensemble and then dances with them to "Singing in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Famous Themes (#851)

    The Aldridge Sisters, Sherry and Sheila, and the Otwell Twins, Roger and David, team up to host "Famous Themes," a fun-filled Lawrence Welk show featuring some unique songs. On the show, they sing "Making Our Dreams Come True," the theme from the sit-com, "Laverne and Shirley" and on one of their host segments, the foursome sing a brand new arrangement of "Sounds of Silence." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Irving Berlin (#852)

    Cissy King, Bobby Burgess' dance partner for 11 years, host the Lawrence Welk Show's "Tribute to Irving Berlin." Bobby and Cissy dance to "Cheek to Cheek," Guy and Ralna sing "You're Just in Love," and Henry Cuesta is featured with the band on "Blue Skies." The cast sings "Always" as Cissy dances with Mr. Welk and the show ends with George Cates conducting "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody." [57 minutes]

  • History of Lawrence Welk Musical Family (#901)

    Larry Welk and his three sons host a unique and interesting "History of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family," which recalls how each performer joined the show. Hit songs include "Oh Happy Day" by Larry Hooper, "Calcutta" danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, and "After You're Gone" with Jack Imel and Bob Havens. [57 minutes]

  • School Days (#902)

    Myron Floren hosts "School Days" and enjoys hearing the special memories of his four Burgess grandchildren, who coax him to lay their favorite songs. Joe Feeney remembers a "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," Tanya sings "Autumn Leaves" and Myron plays "Shall We Dance." [57 minutes]

  • Gold Record Hits (#903)

    Get ready for an hour of nothing but "Gold Record Hits," hosted by Michael Redman. "Hello Dolly," "New York, New York," "Close To You" and "The Way We Were" are featured and the band plays a medley of four of Lawrence Welk's own golden hits: "Moon River," "Yellow Bird," "Winchester Cathedral" and "Calcutta." [57 minutes]

  • County Fair (#904)

    Jack Imel leads us down the musical midway on this "County Fair" show. The program begins with "Make 'Em Laugh" and Bobby and Cissy have " Fun Goin' to the County Fair." Bob Ralston plays "Baby Elephant Walk" and Jack as "Professor Spoons" entertains all the pretty girls. Ralna and Guy sing "Green County Fair," and Ralna sings "Hubby Blues." [57 minutes]

  • Harvest on the Farm (#905)

    A square dance opens the "Harvest on the Farm" show, called by none other than the host, Bobby Burgess. Guy Hovis sings "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," the band plays "Wabash Cannonball" and Ken Delo sings " The Chicken Song" to Tanya, who wears a big yellow chicken costume. Ralna and Guy sing "Everything is Beautiful," and Ralna joins in on " The Chicken Song." [57 minutes]

  • Time (#906)

    Bob Ralston watches the clock and the calendar as he hosts this week' s show with the unique title, "Time." He plays the "Minute Waltz" and Jim Roberts sings "Seems Like Old Times" to a dog named Elmer Fudd. The band plays "One O'Clock Jump" and Myron Floren gets into the mood with the "Tick Tock Polka." Ralna and Guy sing "Until It's Time For You to Go." [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#907)

    Ken Delo hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show, a fun-filled " Halloween Party," which opens with the entire cast singing, "Jeepers Creepers." Highlights of the show include, "Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Ken Delo, "Alley Cat," played by Myron Floren, " Satan Takes a Holiday," by the Welk Band. Ralna sings "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." [57 minutes]

  • Music of Harry Warren (#908)

    The "Music of Harry Warren" is hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, a true fan of this great American songwriter. Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden dance to "Forty-Second Street," the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing "I Found a Million Dollar Baby," Kathie Sullivan sings "I Only Have Eyes for You," and Jim Turner puts a country spin on " September in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Those Were The Days (#909)

    Nothing but good old songs are part of this week's show titled, " Those Were The Days," hosted by Ralna English. Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Apple Blossom Time" in Andrews Sisters' style, Anacani sings "Besame Mucho," Clay Hart does "Your Cheatin' Heart" and Ralna sings "Love Me or Leave Me" and later joins Guy Hovis for "Love Nest." [57 minutes]

  • Thank You, America (#910)

    Lawrence presents a loving tribute to the United States in this program which was the most-requested, highly-acclaimed Welk Show to air on commercial television. An all-out unabashed tribute to America and all the things that are right with it, the show features the band and chorus in several patriotic numbers, Guy and Ralna sing "America the Beautiful" and gospel singer Willa Dorsey sings a spine-tingling rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner." Guy and Ralna also sing " This Land is Your Land." [57 minutes]

  • America, The Melting Pot (Thanksgiving) (#911)

    To celebrate Thanksgiving, Clay and Sally Hart host "America, The Melting Pot," a tribute to the native countries of the many immigrants that have settled in the USA. Ken Delo does an English Music Hall version of "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts," Dick Dale sings the classic German song, "Du Du Liegst Mir," and Clay salutes Australia with "waltzing Matilda." [57 minutes]

  • Italian Special (#912)

    Tanya Roberts is a "double" host for this "Italian Special." She co-hosted it with Lawrence Welk in 1976 and hosts it today on public television. She is featured in the opening number, "That's Amore," and sings "Eh Compari" with Bob Lido and Charlie Parfato. Norma Zimmer sings "Three Coins in the Fountain" and Ken Delo visits "The Isle of Capri." [57 minutes]

  • America's Wonderland (#914)

    Dick Dale hosts "America's Wonderland" and gets things rolling with " This Land Is Your Land." Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Hawaiian Wedding Song," Arthur Duncan dances in "Mountain Greenery," and Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts enjoy "Springtime in the Rockies." [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Show (#915)

    Sandi Griffiths hosts this 1980 Christmas Show, with special appearances by her children in the past and the present. The Show opens with "Jingle Bells," Myron Floren plays "Here Comes Santa Claus" for his son-in-law, Bobby Burgess and for his granddaughter, Becky Burgess, and the Griffiths family, including Sandi, Jenni, Ami and Ben, sing "Away in the Manger." Ralna and Guy sing "Silent Night." [57 minutes]

  • New Year's (#916)

    Bob Ralston makes New Year's Eve a family affair with his wife, daughter and grandson. The Welk Band plays "Champagne Waltz" while Lawrence dances with Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters reminisce with "May You Always," and Jo Ann Castle gets the party going with "Happy Days Are Here Again." [57 minutes]

  • Hits By Famous Groups (#917)

    Kathie Sullivan hosts "Hits By Famous Groups," a celebration of best-selling recording hits by duets and groups. Kathie salutes Peter, Paul and Mary with "Puff, The Magic Dragon," Ken Delo and Arthur Duncan recall The Mills Brothers with "Glow Worm," Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger remember The McGuire Sisters with " Sugartime," and the band salutes The Platters with "My Prayer." Guy and Ralna sing "Just An Old Fashioned Love Song." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Famous Musical Families (#918)

    Anacani hosts a "Salute to Famous Musical Families" and shares some of her own family's favorite foods. The show opens with "Bye Bye Love, " made famous by the Everly Brothers, and features Tanya with The Carpenters' big hit, "We've Only Just Begun." Anacani's mother, in the audience, joins her for "You Belong to My Heart." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Male Singers (#919)

    Tom Netherton hosts a "Salute To Male Singers" and celebrates the work of Nat King Cole with his own version of "Mona Lisa." Kathie Sullivan salutes Johnny Mathis with "Chances Are," Jim Turner remembers Hand Williams with "Jambalaya," Ken Delo tips his hat to Frank Sinatra with "My Way," and the bands pays tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. with "The Candyman." [57 minutes]

  • Backstage with Our Musical Family (#920)

    "Teamwork," the opening number, defines what it takes to create a Lawrence Welk television show and the host, Mary Lou Metzger, takes you "Backstage with Our Musical Family" for a behind-the-scenes look. She dances with Jack Imel in "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and then joins the Welk girls for "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." [57 minutes]

  • Show Stoppers (#921)

    Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden, with their talented family members, host "Show Stoppers," a program filled with the best of Amrican popular music and an amazing five dance numbers from the talented team. The band plays "In the Mood," Kathie Sullivan sings "Over the Rainbow," Ken Delo sings "Hello Dolly" and Tom Netherton sings "If Ever I would Leave You" from the Broadway musical, "Camelot." [57 minutes]

  • Indiana (#922)

    This week's show, hosted by Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer, features a special salute to the "Indianapolis 500," the exciting and popular annual auto race. The show opens with some of the cast driving around in little cars, singing "Indiana" and then bounces along the road with "Tico Tico" by Myron Floren. The Lennon Sisters sing "There's a Kind of Hush" and Norma and Jim Roberts sing "Make Believe," the classic duet from "Showboat." [57 minutes]

  • Favorite Love Songs (#923)

    "Favorite Love Songs," one of the most popular themes of the Lawrence Welk Show, is hosted by Anacani. She sings "Amore," and joins the other girls who are swooning over Tom Netherton's rendition of "Love Me Tender." Tanya sings "Somebody Loves Me" and Arthur Duncan and the girls dance to "L-O-V-E." Ralna and Guy sing "I Can't Stop Loving You, " and Ralna sings a solo of "You'll Never Know." [57 minutes]

  • This Colorful World (#924)

    Sandi Griffiths is your host for "The Colorful World," featuring songs that have a "color" in the title. Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Red, Red Robin," Guy and Ralna swing with the "Orange Blossom Special," Clay Hart salutes Roger Miller with "Little Green Apples" and the band plays "Deep Purple." Sandi is joined by family members and reminisces about her children's recent weddings. [57 minutes]

  • Musical History Makers (#925)

    Clay and Sally Hart salute artists who have become a "Musical History-Maker" and their songs. Clay sings "Gentle On My Mind," Glen Campbell's big hit; Sally and Sandy Griffiths sing "I'd Rather Be Blue" as a tribute to Fanny Brice. Jimmy Roberts sings Tony Bennett's hit, "San Francisco," and Norma Zimmer sings Kate Smith's signature song "When The Moon Comes Over the Mountain. Ralna and Guy sing "Bye Bye Love." [57 minutes]

  • From Lawrence Welk to America with Love (#926)

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  • Morning-Noon-Night (#927)

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  • Salute to Kathy Lennon (#929)

    This 1966 Lawrence Welk Show is "A Salute to Kathy Lennon" and what better host than Kathy Lennon in the 21st Century, sharing some interesting family history and her collection of antiques. The cast opens the program with "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" and Kathy follows with "Secret Love." The Lennon Sisters sing "Blue Moon" and Arthur Duncan dances to "Give My Regards to Broadway." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the Sun and the Moon (#930)

    "Songs Of The Sun and Moon" hosted by Jo Ann Castle, celebrates the celestial with songs such as the opening number, "Keep Your Sunny Side Up" and "Destination Moon," with the entire cast. Jo Ann plays "I Want a Girl," Larry Hooper sings "That Lucky Old Sun" and the Lennon Sisters harmonize by the banks of a "Moon River." [57 minutes]

  • Easter Show (#931)

    Ralna English hosts the annual "Easter" show, surrounded by flowers, plants and "evergreen" entertainment. Guy and Ralna swing into "Do Lord" on the 1980 program and in a host segment, Ralna sings one of her newly recorded favorite hymns, "Mary Did You Know." "Easter Parade" opens the show, Ava Barber sings "A Tisket, A Tasket," Mary Lou and Jack "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and Norma Zimmer sings "The Old Rugged Cross." [57 minutes]

  • Summer Sounds (#932)

    Peggy Lennon hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show, "Summer Sounds," and is your host for a musical outdoor barbecue, too. The Lennon Sisters sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and join Dick Dale for an upbeat version of "Marianne." Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan and Bobby Burgess are at their dancing best with "I Got Rhythm" and Larry Hooper sings his classic 1950s hit, "Minnie the Mermaid." [57 minutes]

  • Wunnerful Hit Songs (#933)

    Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer celebrates "Wunnerful Hit Songs" from the thirties to the late 1960s. She sings "Trees" and later is joined by Jimmy Roberts for "Close as Pages in a Book." The cast opens the show with "Talk to the Animals" with a few dressed in full furry-creature costumes. Jo Ann Castle plays "Hello Dolly" and Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan and Bobby Burgess tap up a storm in "Moses Supposes." Ralna and Guy sing "Would You Like To Take A Walk." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Nashville (#934)

    This week's show, "Salute to Nashville," is hosted by Tennessee native, Ava Barber, and is one of the few Lawrence Welk Shows that featured country music. Ava sings "Country Roads" Tom Netherton salutes Eddy Arnold with "Make the World Go Away," Cissy and Bobby dance to "How the West Was Won" and Joe Feeney sings the country favorite, "I Really Don't Want to Know." [57 minutes]

  • Big Bands (#935)

    Lawrence Welk never forgot his roots in the Big Band Era and "Big Bands," hosted by Johnny Zell, was the very special season kickoff in 1978. Johnny's trumpet solos include "Ciribiribin," "When Day Is Done" and "Celery Stalks at Midnight." The band's featured numbers are "Begin the Beguine," "Panama," and "Cumana," and Guy and Ralna sing "Tangerine" as a special tribute to Helen O'Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Band. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Armed Forces (#936)

    Jack Imel does his hosting duties from the Veteran's Memorial Museum in Branson, a fitting location for a "Salute to the Armed Forces." The show is also a tribute to Jack's skill as a producer/choreographer, with highly creative numbers that range from "How Ya' Gonna Keep `em Down on the Farm" and "Alley Cat" to "Pack Up Your Troubles" and "Jack Is Every Inch a Sailor" that feature most of the Welk Musical Family. [57 minutes]

  • New York Show (#937)

    "The New York Show," hosted by Big Tiny Little, is the only Lawrence Welk program ever broadcast from New York City. This 1958 black and white gem features the great Lawrence Welk Band playing Manhattan" and Jack Imel dances to "Sidewalks of New York." Big Tiny plays " Maple Leaf Rag," joins Larry Hooper and Jerry Burke for "Cecelia" and dons a dress for a very funny comedy bit in "Yakety Yak." [57 minutes]

  • Family of Nations (#938)

    Accordionist Tim Padilla, one of the members of the Welk Band at the Champagne Theatre in Branson, Missouri, hosts this week's "Family of Nations" show. The program features Myron Floren, who was a big influence on Tim's life and career. Myron plays "Johnny Oslo," "Over the Waves," "Du Du Liegst Mir" and "Galway Bay," accompanying Joe Feeney. [57 minutes]

  • Concert in the Park (#939)

    In a romantic outdoor setting, Guy Hovis introduces his new wife, as he hosts this week's Lawrence Welk program, "Concert in the Park." On a host segment, Guy sings, "The River," the song he sang at his wedding last year. The show opens with "In the Good Old Summertime," and features songs from "The Music Man" including "Goodnight My Someone" with Kathie Sullivan and Ken Delo and "Lida Rose" with Bobby and Elaine and a barbershop quartet. [57 minutes]

  • Island Show (#940)

    Jim Hobson, Producer/Director of the Lawrence Welk Show, hosts the beautiful "Island Show," a tribute to the Hawaiian Islands. Bob Ralston plays "Sweet Leilani," Tanya sings "Hukilau," Dick Dale and Andra Willis sing the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" and the cast does "Che Che Kookamoo," with Jack Imel dressed as a huge Island bird. [57 minutes]

  • Father's Day (#941)

    Myron Floren and his five daughters host a special "Father's Day" program that features favorites such as "Sunrise Sunset" by Joe Feeney, "You're an Old Smoothie," danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, "My Guy," sung by Sandi Griffiths and Sally Hart, and "Dad's Waltz," played by Myron Floren. [57 minutes]

  • Vacation Songs (#942)

    Jo Ann Castle hosts this week's Lawrence Welk program, a lively 1967 summer salute to "Vacation Songs." Jo Ann is seen in one of her all time favorite numbers, dressed in an elaborate mermaid outfit, with Larry Hooper in a diving suit, singing "Minnie the Mermaid." Jo Ann sings, dances and plays the piano in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and in a host segment, plays the song that won her very first piano competition as a child. [57 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music (#943)

    Guy Hovis hosts "200 Years of American Music," a bicentennial salute to classic popular songs. Guy sings "Love Nest" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" with Ralna and does an Elvis Presley impersonation on "Rip It Up." The band plays a medley of Big Band theme songs, Henry Cuesta and the band play "Stardust" and Myron Floren plays " Roll Out The Barrel." Ralna and Guy sing "Love Nest," and "Can't Help Falling in Love." [57 minutes]

  • Springtime in the Rockies (#944)

    The Lennon Sisters, Kathy, Janet and Mimi, are the hosts for this week's program, "Springtime in the Rockies," an international salute to Spring all over the world. Bobby and Barbara dance to "Zorba the Greek," Dick Dale and The Lennon Sisters sing "Bonaparte's Retreat," and Natalie Nevins plays the flute in "Emerald Hop." Two rare solo Lennon Sisters' numbers are featured, "A Little Bird" sung by Janet and "More Than You Know" by Kathy. [57 minutes]

  • America at Play (#945)

    "America at Play," this week's Lawrence Welk Show, is hosted by Gail Farrell, who "plays" in both senses of the word: having fun with her family and sitting at the piano. The program opens with "Ain't We Got Fun" and includes goodtime songs such as the show's finale, "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" and "Bicycle Built for Tow," sung by Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou. In a host segment, Gail plays and sings one of her own songs, "His Is." [57 minutes]

  • A County Fair Show (#946)

    Welk Musical Family costume designer, Rose Weiss, hosts this week's program, "A County Fair Show", a show that presented her with many costuming challenges. The show opens with "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" with the entire cast in special outfits, as carnival performers, workers and crowd members. Larry Hooper sings "Ding Dong Daddy" in a wild plaid suit and yellow boots, with Jo Ann Castle as a Bearded Lady in a sequined gown. [57 minutes]

  • Musical Memories (#947)

    Peggy Lennon hosts "Musical Memories," a celebration of the Big Band Era. The program begins with "In The Mood" with an upbeat jitterbug by Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylan. Peggy sings "Oh Johnny," and the band plays old favorites such as "Sugar Blues," "Take the 'A' Train," "You Made Me Love You" and "Heartaches." [57 minutes]

  • Timeless Musical Treasures (#948)

    "Timeless Musical Treasures" is hosted by Big Tiny Little, an ageless pianist with lighting-like fingers. He plays "Hindustan" and both sings and plays "I Want to be Loved by You" with Janet Lennon. Jack Imel plays a rousing version of "Stumbling," The Lennon Sisters, suitably costumed sing the "Siamese Cat Song," and Pete Fountain and the Lennons team up for "Mr. Clarinet Man." [57 minutes]

  • I've Heard That Song Before (#949)

    Dick Dale hosts "I've Heard That Song Before," a tribute to songs that have been hits by more than one artist. Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Make the World Go Away," Henry Cuesta and Bob Havens play "How High the Moon," and Anacani sings a melancholy melody for her "Secret Love." [57 minutes]

  • Themes from the Classics (#950)

    Charlotte Deveny, the longtime cellist of the Lawrence Welk Band, hosts "Themes from the Classics," a salute to classical compositions that have been adapted into hit songs. The show opens with "Tonight We Love," Bobby Burgess and Cissy King dance to the "Warsaw Concerto," and Sandy Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger sing "Glow Worm." Ralna and Guy sing "Anniversary Song." [57 minutes]

  • A Vacation Show (#951)

    Kathie Sullivan hosts "A Vacation Show," a musical anthology of songs that make one think of what to do when they have time off from work. The show opens with the entire cast singing "Let's Get Away From It All" and is followed by Guy and Ralna "Leaving On a Jet Plane." Kathie sings "Have I stayed Too Long at the Fair" and in a host segment, presents a short scene from her one-woman show about Texas patriot, Jane Long. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Working People (#952)

    "Salute to the Working People," hosted by Ken Delo, features a lively selection of songs that celebrate occupations. Ken sings "Casey Jones"saluting railroad workers, Anacani serenades the "Peanut Vendor," and Larry Hooper performs his ever-popular hit, "The Auctioneer." Bobby and Cissy, Ken and Anacani, and Mary Lou and Jack honor dancing instructors with "Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga." [57 minutes]

  • Say It with Music (#1001)

    Host: Dick Dale. This Welk program from 1971 opens on a musical high-note with the bandand "Say It With Music." Bobby and Cissy dance to the Mancini hit song, "Moon River," and our Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer performs a heartfelt rendition of "I Asked the Lord." Myron Floren is featured with the band in "The 12th Street Rag," and Bob Lido, Mary Lou Metzger and the Hotsy Totsy Boys are "Runnin' Wild." Guy and Ralna perform "True Love." [57 minutes]

  • Roses (#1002)

    Host: Ralna English. The band and singers open this show and set the theme with "Everythings Coming Up Roses." Kern Delo sings "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," and Guy Hovis and Ralna English take us down that "Primrose Lane." Dick Dale, Gail Farrell and the group are asking for "One Dozen Roses." [57 minutes]

  • Mancini-Mercer (#1003)

    Host: Bobby Burgess. This week's Lawrence Welk Show from 1973 salutes songwriters Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. The show unfolds with dancers Bobby and Cissy and the Orchestra performing "Goddy, Goody." Ken Delo sings "Fools Rush In," and the whole cast gets together in the "Cool, Cool of the Evening." [57 minutes]

  • School Days (#1004)

    Host: Myron Floren and Burgess Family. Myron Floren hosts "School Days" and enjoys hearing the special memories of his four Burgess grandchildren, who coax him to lay their favorite songs. Joe Feeney remembers a "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," Tanya sings "Autumn Leaves" and Myron plays "Shall We Dance." Guy and Ralna sing, "Put Your Hand in the Hand." [57 minutes]

  • History of Lawrence Welk Musical Family (#1005)

    Host: Larry Welk Jr., and Family. Larry Welk and his three sons host a unique and interesting "History of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family," which recalls how each performer joined the show. Hit songs include "This Guy's in Love With You," by Guy Hovis and Ralna English, "Oh Happy Day" by Larry Hooper, "Calcutta" danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King, and "After You're Gone" with Jack Imel and Bob Havens. [57 minutes]

  • Musical Masterpieces (#1006)

    Host: Johnny Zell. This week's show celebrates "Musical Masterpieces" when the program opens with the Lawrence Welk Band and singers performing George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Tom Netherton sings "Stranger in Paradise" and band member Johnny Zell plays "It's All in the Game." [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#1008)

    Host: Jack Imel. The Lawrence Welk Band gets things underway for this Halloween Party with "That Old Black Magic." Arthur Duncan rattles those "Dry Bones." Guy and Ralna sing "Old Devil Moon," and other Halloween-themed songs include "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and "Magic in the Moonlight." [57 minutes]

  • Caribbean Cruise (#1009)

    Host: Arthur Duncan. The whole gang climbs aboard an ocean liner for a cruise through sunnySouthern waters, with Ava Barber singing "Love Boat," and Bobby and Elaine following up with a dance to the "Love Boat Theme." Baritone Jim Turner sings "Marianne" and The Aldridge Sisters and The Otwell Twins are "Feelin' Groovy," and Kathie Sullivan sings a soulful "How Deep Is The Ocean." Guy and Ralna perform "I Can't Stop Loving You." [57 minutes]

  • Broadway Musicals (#1010)

    Host: Norma Zimmer. It's a champagne toast to Broadway! This show features the great songsfrom "Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady" and also presents Sandi and Sally making-up as clowns for "Put On a Happy Face." Guy and Ralna sing "People Will Say," Bobby and Cissy do a spectacular dance number to "Dancing In the Dark," and Tanya sings "Birth Of the Blues" accompanied by some of the finest jazz artists in the business. The whole group, led by bobby and Cissy, winds things up with an energetic version of "Black Bottom." [57 minutes]

  • America, The Melting Pot - (Thanksgiving) (#1011)

    Host: Clay and Sally Hart. To celebrate Thanksgiving, Clay and Sally Hart host "America, The Melting Pot," a tribute to the native countries of the many immigrants that have settled in the USA. Guy & Ralna sing, "Edelweis" and Ken Delo does an English Music Hall version of "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts," Dick Dale sings the classic German song," Du Du Liegst Mir," and Clay salutes Australia with "Waltzing Matilda." [57 minutes]

  • This Colorful World (#1012)

    Host: Sandi Griffiths. Sandi Griffiths is your host for "The Colorful World," featuring songsthat have a "color" in the title. Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Red, Red Robin," Guy Hovis and Ralna English swing with the "Orange Blossom Special," Clay Hart salutes Roger Miller with "Little Green Apples" and the band plays "Deep Purple." Sandi is joined by family members and reminisces about her children's weddings. [57 minutes]

  • Weather Show (#1013)

    The popular "Mixed Trio," Gail Farrell, Ron Anderson & Michael Redman, host this tune-filled show. [57 minutes]

  • Hooray for Hollywood (#1014)

    Host: Gail Farrell. Lawrence and his Musical Family give a cheer for Hollywood! The whole cast opens this tribute to the movies.and "Takes Your Girlie To the Movies." Bobby and Cissy dance to "The Entertainer," Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "True Love," Tom Netherton does the unforgettable "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca" plus Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou sing "Toot Toot Tootsie." [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Reunion (#1015)

    Various Hosts. This holiday show is filled with timeless Christmas music like Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts singing "Silver Bells." Jo Ann Castle plays "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," Lawrence dances a Christmas waltz with Mary Lou Metzger and George Cates leads the entire group in "Adeste Fideles" and other dearly-loved carols. [57 minutes]

  • America's Wonderland (#1016)

    Host: Dick Dale. Dick Dale hosts "America's Wonderland" and gets things rolling with "This Land Is Your Land." Guy Hovis and Ralna English sing "Hawaiian Wedding Song," Arthur Duncan dances in "Mountain Greenery," and Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts enjoy "Springtime in the Rockies." [57 minutes]

  • New Year's (#1017)

    Host: Bob Ralston. Bob Ralston makes New Year's Eve a family affair with his wife, daughter and grandson. The Welk Band plays "Champagne Waltz" while Lawrence dances with Norma Zimmer, the Lennon Sisters reminisce with "May You Always," and Jo Ann Castle gets the party going with "Happy Days Are Here Again." [57 minutes]

  • Big Bands (#1018)

    Host: Johnny Zell Lawrence Welk never forgot his roots in the Big Band Era and "Big Bands," hosted by Johnny Zell, was the very special season kickoff in 1978. Johnny's trumpet solos include "Ciribiribin," "When Day Is Done" and "Celery Stalks at Midnight." The band's featured numbers are "Begin the Beguine," "Panama," and "Cumana," and Guy and Ralna sing "Tangerine" as a special tribute to Helen O'Connell and the Jimmy Dorsey Band. [57 minutes]

  • Time Was (#1019)

    Host: Jo Ann Castle Larry Hooper and the gang get things underway on this Time show singing "Grandfather's Clock." The band plays "One O'clock Jump" and Myron Floren gets into the mood with "Tick Tock Polka." Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts blend their voices in "Now Is The Hour." And the whole group wants just "Five Minutes More." [57 minutes]

  • A Pretty Girl (#1020)

    Host: Janet Lennon This show opens with a lively band version of "A Pretty Girl." Myron Floren and Jo Ann Castle and their flying fingers play "Hot Foot Polka." The Lennon Sisters are featured in "Darlin' Meggie" and Larry Hooper wants an "Oh Happy Day." Aladdin holds class and teaches the Lennon Sisters to sing a "Music Lesson." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Sinatra (#1021)

    Host: Tom Netherton This show features some of the great songs which have marked Sinatra's journey through the nation's musical life. The show opens with clarinet star Henry Cuesta in the solo spotlight with "I've Got You Under My Skin," and then the sax and trumpet sections follow with a glowing version of "Young at Heart." Guy & Ralna reprise the title song from one of Sinatra's hit movies, "The Tender Trap," and Tom Netherton sings a heartfelt, "This Love of Mine." [57 minutes]

  • Transportation (#1022)

    Host: Ken Delo The Welk stars have fun paying tribute to various forms of transportation, from the opening number, "Gotta Travel On" with everybody on three-wheeled bikes! Tanya is "Walkin' the Floor," Guy & Ralna change the mood a little with a spirited version of "Do Lord." Bob Lido and his Hotsy Totsy pals try to get the plane off the ground with "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Tour of Europe (#1023)

    Host: Guy Hovis Lawrence and the gang take a make-believe trip to Europe. Things get going with "Around the World," and then Bobby and Cissy do a Spanish dance based on the art of bull fighting to "Espana Cani." Norma Zimmer sings "Wonderful Copenhagen," Ken Delo sings "Gigi," Arthur Duncan does some fast stepping to "Danke Schoen," Guy & Ralna sing "Rock of Ages," and the whole cast gets together with Myron Floren for a fast and furious "Liechtensteiner Polka!" [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael (#1024)

    Host: Anacani Lawrence and his Musical Family pay "Tribute to Hoagy Charmichael," one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century. All of the Hoagy Carmichael hits are featured in teh program, including "Two Sleepy People," sung by Guy & Ralna, "Heart and Soul," sung by Anacani. the program ends with "Georgia on My Mind," featuring the entire cast and band. [57 minutes]

  • Academy Awards (#1025)

    Host: Tanya Jack Benny plays first fiddle with the Welk band! Benny's hilarious monologue and violin solo highlight a show which features great movie songs like, Guy & Ralna singing "Buttons and Bows." Bobby and Cissy dance a graceful waltz to the "Theme From Love Story." Other winners on the list include major hits such as "Never On Sunday," "Georgy Girl," and "Born Free." [57 minutes]

  • Show Stoppers (#1027)

    Balden Bobby Burgess and Elaine Balden, with their talented family members, host "Show Stoppers," a program filled with the best of American popular music and an amazing five dance numbers from the talented team. The band plays "In the Mood," Kathie Sullivan sings "Over the Rainbow," Ken Delo sings "Hello Dolly" and Tom Netherton sings "If Ever I would Leave You" from the Broadway musical, "Camelot. " [42 minutes]

  • Backstage with Our Musical Family (#1029)

    Host: Mary Lou Metzger "Teamwork," the opening number, defines what it takes to create a Lawrence Welk television show and the host, Mary Lou Metzger, takes you "Backstage with Our Musical Family" for a behind-the-scenes look. She dances with Jack Imel in "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and then joins the Welk girls for "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." [57 minutes]

  • Lawrence Welk Family of Nations (#1030)

    Host: Tim Padilla Accordionist Tim Padilla, one of the members of the Welk Band at the Champagne Theatre in Branson, Missouri, hosts this week's "Family of Nations" show. The program features Myron Floren, who was a big influence on Tim's life and career. Myron plays "Johnny Oslo," "Over the Waves," "Du Du Liegst Mir" and "Galway Bay," accompanying Joe Feeney. [57 minutes]

  • Spring (#1031)

    Host: Kathie Sullivan Lawrence and the gang serendade the natural beauty of "Spring." From the opening song with the band, "April Showers," to Guy & Ralna performing "Listen To My Smile." Bobby & Cissy do a spectacular dance number to "Love Will Keep Us Together," and Tanya sings "Spring Will Be a Little Late." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#1032)

    Host: Ralna English Ralna English hosts the annual "Easter" show, surrounded by flowers, plants and 'evergreen' entertainment. Guy and Ralna swing into "Do Lord" on the 1980 program and in a host segment, Ralna sings one of her newly recorded favorite hymns, "Mary Did You Know." "Easter Parade" opens the show, Ava Barber sings "A Tisket, A Tasket," Mary Lou and Jack "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and Norma Zimmer sings "The Old Rugged Cross." [57 minutes]

  • Amerca at Play (#1033)

    Host: Gail Farrell "America at Play," this week's Lawrence Welk Show, is hosted by Gail Farrell, who "plays" in both senses of the word: having fun with her family and sitting at the piano. The program opens with "Ain't We Got Fun" and includes goodtime songs such as the show's finale, "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" and "Bicycle Built for Tow," sung by Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou. In a host segment, Gail plays and sings one of her own songs, "His Is." [57 minutes]

  • Southtown USA (#1034)

    Host: Barbara Boylan The entire cast opens the program with "Southtown USA," followed by the lovely Lennon Sisters singing "Humming Bird." Ever-charming Champagne Lady, Norma Zimmer recalls those "Wayward Winds," Charlotte Harris and the Welk Band play "Melody in F," and Dick Dale and The Lennon Sisters sing "Gotta Travel On." [57 minutes]

  • Southern Show (#1035)

    Kathy Lennon hosts this celebration of songs from the South, including "Are you from Dixie." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Irving Berlin (#1036)

    Cissy King hosts a musical "thank you" to one of America's greatest composers! [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Memories (#1037)

    Elaine Balden hosts as the gang recreate the music, dances and feel of the days of the Big Band. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Armed Forces (#1038)

    Jack Imel showcases his skills as a producer from the Veteran's Memorial Museum in Branson. [57 minutes]

  • Easy Listening (#1039)

    Clay and Sally host and Guy Hovis teams up with Neil LeVang in "For the Good Times." [57 minutes]

  • A Vacation Show (#1040)

    Kathie Sullivan hosts and presents a short scene from her one-woman show about a Texas patriot. [57 minutes]

  • County Fair (#1041)

    Welk Musical Family costume designer Rose Weiss hosts. Her many costume challenges are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Famous Musical Families (#1042)

    Anacani hosts and shares her favorite foods. She and her mother sing "You Belong to My Heart." [57 minutes]

  • Indiana (#1043)

    Host: Norma Zimmer This week's show, hosted by Champagne Lady Norma Zimmer, features a special salute to the "Indianapolis 500," the exciting and popular annual auto race. The show opens with some of the cast driving around in little cars, singing "Indiana" and then bounces along the road with "Tico Tico" by Myron Floren. The Lennon Sisters sing "There's a Kind of Hush" and Norma and Jim Roberts sing "Make Believe," the classic duet from "Showboat." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Swing & Sweet Bands (#1044)

    Ava Barbara hosts and Ken Delo, the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins perform big hits. [57 minutes]

  • Music Music (#1045)

    Host: Big Tiny Little This joyful hour opens with Lawrence leading the Welk Band through Vincent Youman's "Bamballino," followed by Alice Lon "Singing in the Rain." Highlights of the show include "Melodie d'Amore" by the four Lennon Sisters, Big Tiny Little performing "Dill Pickles," and Jack Martin sings "Somebody Stole My Gal." [57 minutes]

  • Los Angeles (#1046)

    Sandi Griffiths hosts this episode that features the whole group group singing "California, Here I Come." [57 minutes]

  • Music Memories (#1047)

    Host: Bob Ralston This show opens with Myron Floren and dancers Bobby Burgess and Cissy King setting the scene for a salute to Musical Memories with a lovely version of the "Pennsylvania Polka." Arthur Duncan keeps his feet taping "Doin' the New Low Down" in a salute to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Myron Floren and Jo Ann Castle perform an accordion duet, "Just Because." Norma Zimmer leads the entire group singing "God Bless America" as a special tribute to Kate Smith. [57 minutes]

  • Summer Sounds (#1048)

    Peggy Lennon hosts this week's Lawrence Welk Show, "Summer Sounds," and is your host for a musical outdoor barbecue, too. The Lennon Sisters sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and join Dick Dale for an upbeat version of "Marianne." Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan and Bobby Burgess are at their dancing best with "I Got Rhythm" and Larry Hooper sings his classic 1950s hit, "Minnie the Mermaid." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Nashville (#1049)

    This week's show, "Salute to Nashville," is hosted by Tennessee native, Ava Barber, and is one of the few Lawrence Welk Shows that featured country music. Ava sings "Country Roads" Tom Netherton salutes Eddy Arnold with "Make the World Go Away," Cissy and Bobby dance to "How the West Was Won" and Joe Feeney sings the country favorite, "I Really Don't Want to Know." [57 minutes]

  • New York Show (#1050)

    Hosted by Big Tiny Little, this episode is the only Lawrence Welk program ever broadcast from New York City. This 1958 black and white gem features the great Lawrence Welk Band playing Manhattan" and Jack Imel dances to "Sidewalks of New York." Big Tiny plays "Maple Leaf Rag," joins Larry Hooper and Jerry Burke for "Cecelia" and dons a dress for a very funny comedy bit in "Yakety Yak." [57 minutes]

  • Vacation Songs (#1051)

    Jo Ann Castle hosts this week's Lawrence Welk program, a lively 1967 summer salute to "Vacation Songs." Jo Ann is seen in one of her all time favorite numbers, dressed in an elaborate mermaid outfit, with Larry Hooper in a diving suit, singing "Minnie the Mermaid." Jo Ann sings, dances and plays the piano in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and in a host segment, plays the song that won her very first piano competition as a child. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Working People (#1052)

    Hosted by Ken Delo, this episode features a lively selection of songs that celebrate occupations. Ken sings "Casey Jones" saluting railroad workers, Anacani serenades the "Peanut Vendor," and Larry Hooper performs his ever-popular hit, "The Auctioneer." Bobby and Cissy, Ken and Anacani, and Mary Lou and Jack honor dancing instructors with "Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga." [57 minutes]

  • Season Premiere (#1101)

    Lawrence and the Band kick-off this Show with the Glenn Miller hit "In the Mood," Tanya takes center stage with a sensational version of "Love Will Keep Us Together." Arthur Duncan dances to "Doin' the New Low Down," and Lawrence and Cissy King have a "Waltz of the Flowers." The show ends with the Champagne Lady, Norma Zimmer and the Singers performing "America the Beautiful." Guest: Arthur Duncan. [57 minutes]

  • Big City USA (#1102)

    Songs include "Manhattan," "City Lights" "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." and "Kansas City." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Jimmy McHugh (#1103)

    Songs include "I Feel a Song Coming On" "Maggie Blues." and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street." [57 minutes]

  • Say It with Music (#1104)

    Dick Dale is today's guest. Songs include "Moon River," "The 12th Street Rag" and "Runnin' Wild." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Masterpieces (#1105)

    The Lawrence Welk Band and singers performing George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." [57 minutes]

  • Fashions & Hits Through the Years (#1106)

    Chronicles changes in fashion coupled with changing musical styles from the 20's through the 50's. [57 minutes]

  • Hooray for Hollywood (#1107)

    The whole cast opens this tribute to the movies and "Takes Your Girlie To the Movies." [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#1108)

    Halloween-themed songs include "That Old Black Magic," "Dry Bones" and "Old Devil Moon." [57 minutes]

  • Southtown USA (#1109)

    Barbara Boylan is the guest. Songs include "Southtown USA," "Wayward Winds," and "Gotta Travel On." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Sinatra (#1110)

    Great Sinatra songs include "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Young at Heart." and "The Tender Trap." [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving Special (#1111)

    Rousing songs include "Home For the Holidays" and "Count Your Blessings." Sandi Griffiths hosts. [57 minutes]

  • Southern Show (#1112)

    Kathy Lennon is the guest. Songs include "Are You From Dixie" and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans." [57 minutes]

  • Songs By Johnny Mercer (#1113)

    Features songs written by the prolific lyricist and composer, including "Accentuate the Positive." [57 minutes]

  • U.S. Tour (#1114)

    The entire chorus and orchestra and "This Land Is Your Land," Tanya Welk-Roberts is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Winter (#1115)

    The Champagne Music Makers present a "Winter Show" as they sing "Button Up Your Overcoat." [57 minutes]

  • Christmas (#1116)

    "Jingle Bells" and other holiday favorites are performed. Norma, Randy and Mark Zimmer are guests. [57 minutes]

  • Tour of Southern California (#1117)

    Songs include "Far Away Places" and David and Roger Otwell singing "California Dreamin." [57 minutes]

  • Music Memories (#1118)

    The "Pennsylvania Polka" and "Doin' the New Low Down" are performed. Bob Ralston is the guests. [57 minutes]

  • All Time Favorites (#1119)

    A look back at some great old songs includes "Can't Help falling in Love." JoAnn Young is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • French Show (#1120)

    This black and white classic features Aladdin giving guest Janet Lennon a "French Lesson." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Tour of Europe (#1121)

    Songs include "Around the World," "Rock of Ages," "Wonderful Copenhagen" and "Gigi." [57 minutes]

  • Time Was (#1122)

    Larry Hooper and the gang sings "Grandfather's Clock" and the band plays "One O'clock Jump." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Irving Berlin (#1123)

    "Always," "Say It With Music," and "There's No Business Like Show Business" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the South (#1124)

    The whole cast gets together for "South Rampart Street Parade." Ava Barber is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Academy Awards (#1125)

    Jack Benny plays the fiddle with the Welk band! "Buttons and Bows" and "Georgy Girl" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#1129)

    Sandi Griffiths and Sally Flynn hop along on the "Peter Cotton Trail." Jo Ann Castle is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Roses (#1130)

    Songs include "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and "Primrose Lane." [57 minutes]

  • Musical Memories (#1131)

    Songs include "Talk to the Animals," and "I Get Along Without You." Kathy Lennon is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Swing & Sweet Bands (#1132)

    Songs include "And the Angels Sing" and "Got a Date With an Angel." Ava Barber is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Spring (#1133)

    "April Showers," and "Spring Will Be a Little Late" are performed. Kathie Sullivan is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Music of Irving Berlin (#1134)

    Songs include "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America" and "Remember." Ken Delo guest stars. [57 minutes]

  • Pleasant Dreams (#1135)

    This black and white classic features Big Tiny Little performing "Spaghetti Rag" and "Caldonia." [57 minutes]

  • Easy Listening (#1136)

    Clay and Sally Hart are the guests. "Sweet and Lovely" and "For the Good Times" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Sounds (#1137)

    The cast dances down the aisles of the studio singing "We Can Make Music" Bill Thrash is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Occupations (#1138)

    The musical family performs "We'll Make It To the Moon." "Sixteen Tons" and "Muskrat Ramble." [57 minutes]

  • Songs from the Classics (#1139)

    Songs include "Mack the Knife," ' 'Our Love" and "Hot Diggity." Jim Turner is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Perry Como (#1140)

    "Hot Diggity," "If," "Papa Loves Mambo" and "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Mancini - Mercer (#1141)

    A salute to the songwriters with "Goddy, Goody," "Fools Rush In," and "Cool, Cool of the Evening." [57 minutes]

  • Music, Music, Music (#1142)

    "Bamballino," "Singing in the Rain" & "Melodie d'Amore" are performed. Big Tiny Little is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Caribbean Cruise (#1143)

    The gang performs "Love Boat,""I Can't Stop Loving You," "Marianne" and "How Deep Is The Ocean. [57 minutes]

  • California Show (#1144)

    "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "San Francisco" are performed. Margaret Heron is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Broadway Musicals (#1145)

    Great songs from "Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady" are performed. Norma Zimmer is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Bing Crosby (#1146)

    "Moonlight Becomes You," "Swinging on a Star" and "True Love" are performed. Anacani is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to the Big Bands (#1147)

    The Band remembers Glenn Miller with "In the Mood" and Tommy Dorsey is saluted with "Marie." [57 minutes]

  • Transportation (#1148)

    Great songs include "Gotta Travel On," "Do Lord" and "Walkin' the Floor." Ken Delo is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Farm Show (#1149)

    "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "Goofus" and "Country Boy" are performed. Dick Dale is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • A Pretty Girl (#1150)

    Songs include "A Pretty Girl," "Hot Foot Polka" and "Darlin' Meggie." Janet Lennon is the guest. [57 minutes]

  • Hawaii (#1151)

    "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Pearly Shells" and "The Cockeyed Mayor of Kuanakakai" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Carnival (#1152)

    Songs include "When the Carnival Comes," "Baby Elephant Walk" and "Tiger Rag." Rose Weiss appears. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the U.S.A. (#1201)

    From 1971, featuring "America The Beautiful," "Tennessee Waltz" and "Pennsylvania Polka." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Swing Bands (#1202)

    Great music from the Big Band Era includes "Sophisticated Lady" and the "Original Boogie Woogie." [57 minutes]

  • Do You Remember? (#1203)

    "Que Sera Sera," "My Blue Heaven" and a medley of songs from the musical "Carousel" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Big City, USA (#1204)

    Great songs include "Manhattan," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Kansas City" and "Chicago." [57 minutes]

  • Season Premiere (#1205)

    The band plays "In The Mood," Guy and Ralna sing "Feelings" and Joey Feeney sings "The Song Is You." [57 minutes]

  • Highways and Byways (#1206)

    Songs include "On The Street Where You Live," "South Rampart Street Parade" and "Primrose Lane." [57 minutes]

  • Farm Show (#1207)

    Songs include "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," "Grazin' in Greener Pastures" and "Goofus." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Perry Como (#1208)

    Kathie Sullivan sings the beautiful "It's Impossible" and Bobby and Cissy sing "Papa Loves Mambo." [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#1209)

    "This Old House," "Put On A Happy Face" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the 70's (#1210)

    "Tie A Yellow Ribbon," "I Write The Songs" and "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Movie Songwriters (#1211)

    Highlights include "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo," "Moon River" and "The Pink Panther" theme. [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving Special (#1212)

    "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays," "Bless This House" and "Be Thankful" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Musical Memories (#1213)

    The group performs "Talk To The Animals" and Norma Zimmer sings "I Get Along Without You Very Well." [57 minutes]

  • Winter (#1215)

    The Champagne Music Makers perform "Button Up Your Overcoat" and Dick Dale sings "Let It Snow." [57 minutes]

  • Christmas Reunion (#1216)

    This 1985 reunion of the musical family features Lawrence Welk's last appearance with his orchestra. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Bing Crosby (#1217)

    "Moonlight Becomes You" "Swingin' On A Star" and more of the entertainer's songs are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Disney (#1218)

    Delightful songs include "It's A Small World," "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "Oh Happy Day." [57 minutes]

  • County Fair (#1219)

    "John Henry," "Carousel," "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon," clowns and marching band are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Keep A Song In Your Heart (#1220)

    "Beer Barrel Polka," "Walkin' Happy," "Runnin' Wild" and "Walkin' On New Grass" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • All Time Favorites (#1221)

    Great old songs include "Music, Music, Music," "Champagne Waltz" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to the Big Bands (#1222)

    The Band remembers Glenn Miller with "In The Mood." "Marie" and "Bubbles In The Wine" are played. [57 minutes]

  • Youman's Salute (#1223)

    The entire cast gets into the act for the score from the Broadway musical "No No Nanette." [57 minutes]

  • Love Songs (#1224)

    Romantic songs include "Secret Love," "Love Me Tender" and "Love Makes The World Go Round." [57 minutes]

  • Fashions & Hits Through The Years (#1225)

    Musical styles from the 20's through the 50's are showcased with songs like "Alice Blue Gown." [57 minutes]

  • Rhythm Is Our Business (#1226)

    Barbara Mandrell sings "I Can't Stop Loving You." "Sweet And Gentle Cha Cha" is also performed. [57 minutes]

  • 25th Anniversary Show (#1230)

    Lawrence recalls his 25th anniversary on TV! A giant champagne glass sheds its sparkling glow on Lawrence and his lovely Champagne Lady, Norma Zimmer as they open this Silver Anniversary celebration waltzing to the "Anniversary Song." Jack Imel repeats his 1956 debut performance of the song "Sleep", and Myron Floren plays "Tico, Tico." Lawrence leads the band in "Calcutta" his first gold record, and Bobby and Elaine dance to "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#1231)

    "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet," "Easter Parade," "Peter Cottontail" and "It Is No Secret" are sung. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Jimmy McHugh (Ralna Interview) (#1232)

    "I Feel A Song Coming On," "Maggie Blues" and I'm In The Mood For Love" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Top Songs from Broadway Shows (#1233)

    "Til There Was You" from The Music Man and "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof are played. [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Days (#1234)

    From the minute Lawrence "opens the bottle" with his trademark pop-fizz you know there's great music to follow. Guy & Ralna salute Bob Wills with "San Antonio Rose", Bob Ralston and Bob Smale recall the Guy Lombardo Orchestra and his twin pianos on "The Raindrop Serenade", and the Jimmy Dorsey tune "Yours" gets a very special treatment by the lovely Anacani. Join us for a "Sentimental Journey". [57 minutes]

  • Grammy Award Songs (#1235)

    Wonderful Songs include "Little Green Apples," "Catch A Falling Star," "Moon River" and "Cabaret." [57 minutes]

  • California Show (Margaret Interview) (#1236)

    This show pays tribute to the many beautiful vacation spots in California, and you'll also see shots of San Francisco, Disneyland, and other famous landmarks. JoAnn Castle and Bob Lido take us to "San Francisco", Dick Dale sings about the "San Fernando Valley", and Bobby & Cissy are at the beach with "Music To Watch Girls By". Andra Willis celebrates California's rich Latin heritage with "Besame Mucho", Joe Feeney sings about "My Little Gray Home In The West", and Arthur Duncan dances to "Hooray For Hollywood." [57 minutes]

  • Great Entertainers (#1237)

    The music on this 1981 program salutes show business greats like George M. Cohan with a medley of his songs including "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "You're A Grand Old Flag", the Mills Brothers classic tune "Glow Worm" is sung by Gail, Ron, and Michael, and our saxaphone section recalls Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady". Judy Garland is remembered with "You Made Me Love You" and Ava Barber salutes Eddie Arnold's "Make The World Go Away". [57 minutes]

  • Childhood Memories (#1238)

    "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. [57 minutes]

  • Music of Irving Berlin (Ken Interview) (#1239)

    Lawrence and the Band kick off this Irving Berlin Show with "Alexander's Ragtime Band", Tom Netherton sings the beautiful "What'll I Do?", and Kathie Sullivan is "Doin' What Comes Naturally". Sandi, Gail, and Mary Lou team up for "I Love A Piano", and the band performs a rousing medley from "Annie Get Your Gun". When you see this show from 1978 you'll appreciate why Lawrence Welk called Irving Berlin "America's greatest songwriter." [57 minutes]

  • Occupations (Jack Interview) (#1240)

    Lawrence and his Musical Family "go to work"! This charming show features the various occupations that keep us busy, ranging from Sandi & Salli flying high as a couple of astronauts for "We'll Make It To The Moon" to Larry Hooper digging in the coal mines for "Sixteen Tons". Myron Floren makes a handsome ringmaster on the "Circus Polka", Jack Imel is the "Sound Effects Man", and ultimately our band and singers seem to agree, "There's No Business Like Show Business." [57 minutes]

  • Carnival (Rose Weiss Interview) (#1241)

    This show opens with the band celebrating "When The Carnival Comes To Town". Jack Imel does the "Baby Elephant Walk", and Myron Floren and the young and talented Joey Schmidt do a sizzling version of "Tiger Rag". The lovely Anacani sings "Les Bicyclettes De Belize", Guy Hovis recalls "The Colors of My Life" from the musical Barnum, and the show closes with everyone being invited to "Come Follow The Band". [57 minutes]

  • Famous Resorts (#1242)

    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". [57 minutes]

  • Strike Up The Band (#1243)

    This show is one of the classic Black and White programs - not seen since its original airing in 1964. Barbara Boylan and Bobby Burgess dance to a medley of songs that includes everything from "The Bunny Hug" to "The Twist". Myron Floren kicks off a Norwegian segment with the "Happy Norwegian Polka", and the four Lennon Sisters take us to "Mockingbird Hill". Aladdin, always a favorite, delivers a moving recitation called "I Am The United States" which is followed by a rousing rendition of "The National Emblem March". [57 minutes]

  • Hawaii (Charlotte Interview) (#1244)

    Features the "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Pearly Shells" and "The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai." [57 minutes]

  • From Polkas to Classics (#1245)

    The "Pennsylvania Polka," "Serenade Of The Bells," "Baby Face" and "Five Foot Two" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Sounds (Bill Thrash Interview) (#1246)

    The cast dances down the aisle singing "We Can Make Music." "I Can't Stop Loving You" is performed. [57 minutes]

  • Something About A Home Town Band (#1247)

    Polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs include "Ding Dong Daddy" and "Oh Johnny." [57 minutes]

  • Songs By Johnny Mercer (Guy Interview) (#1248)

    "Accentuate The Positive,""Tangerine" and more songs from the lyricist and composure are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Pleasant Dreams (Tiny Interview) (#1249)

    This black & white classic opens as Lawrence and the Band perform "Cheek To Cheek", the Lennon Sisters sing "Til The End Of Time", and Dick Dale wants "One Dozen Roses". Big Tiny Little tickles those ivories with "The Spaghetti Rag" and treats us to his novelty vocal on "Caldonia". Along the way Rocky Rockwell sings "Sad Sack", "I'm A Fool To Care" gets a memorable treatment by Alice Lon, and the clarinet virtuoso Pete Fountain plays the "Tail Gate Blues". [57 minutes]

  • Can't Help Singing (#1250)

    This program from 1966 is filled with memorable melodies. Natalie Nevins and Jimmy Roberts "Cuddle Up A Little Closer", JoAnn Castle plays a rousing "Bill Bailey", and Norma Zimmer "Can't Help Singing". Myron Floren's expertise on the accordion is evident in the "Spanish Samba" and violinist Joe Livoti plays the haunting melody "Intermezzo". You'll want to join the celebration for the classic Dixieland tune "When The Saints Go Marching In". [57 minutes]

  • Tour of Southern California (Otwells Interview) (#1251)

    This colorful look at Southern California's beautiful locations has Guy and Ralna singing about "Far Away Places". Myron Floren, Joey Schmidt and the boss himself play "It's A Small World", the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing a wistful "California Dreamin'," and Anacani delights with "Cielito Lindo". [57 minutes]

  • Country & Western (#1252)

    Howdy, partners! Grab your honey and get ready to square dance to the "Orange Blossom Special". Neil Levang and Buddy Merrill shine on "San Antonio Rose", Larry Hooper is our "Auctioneer", and Bob Lido puts his very own original stamp on "Ragtime Cowboy Joe". Feel free to dance to the "Tennessee Waltz" or sing along with Joe Feeney and the gang on "Goodnight Irene". [57 minutes]

  • Lawrence Welk's Premiere Show (#1301)

    "Say It With Music," "Love Me Or Leave Me," "Oh Happy Day" and "The Clarinet Polka" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Songs from the Movies (#1302)

    Favorite songs include "Hooray For Hollywood," "Somewhere My Love" and "Singin' In The Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Down on the Farm (#1303)

    "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm" and "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Swing Bands (#1304)

    This show from 1979 features "I'll Never Smile Again,""Woodchopper's Ball" and "Tuxedo Junction". [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the U.S.A. (#1305)

    Songs include "Thank You Very Much" "America The Beautiful," "Tennessee Waltz" and "Beautiful Ohio." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Our Senior Citizens (#1306)

    Songs include "Dearie," "Let's Go Dance Again," "Try To Remember" and "Among My Souvenirs." [57 minutes]

  • County Fair (#1307)

    "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon," "Fun Goin' to the County Fair" and "Carousel" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Disney (#1308)

    "It's A Small World", "When You Wish Upon A Star" outstanding costumes and sets are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#1309)

    Spooky songs include "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," and "Shanty In Old Shanty Town." [57 minutes]

  • You're Never Too Young (#1310)

    Highlights include the "Beer Barrel Polka" and Tom Netherton's rendition of "Young At Heart." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Fred Astaire (#1311)

    "S Wonderful" and "Three Little Words" are performed and Bobby and Elaine dance "The Carioca." [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#1312)

    "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays," "A House With Love In It" and more are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Youmans Salute (#1313)

    Highlights include "Oh Lonesome Me" and the score from the Broadway musical "No No Nanette." [57 minutes]

  • Do You Remember? (#1315)

    Features performances of "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)" and "The Girl That I Marry." [57 minutes]

  • Songs of the 70's (#1316)

    The 1970s come alive with "Tie A Yellow Ribbon," "Feelings," "I Write The Songs" and more. [57 minutes]

  • Christmas (#1317)

    This show from 1966 features "Frosty The Snowman" and "Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus." [57 minutes]

  • New Year's (#1318)

    "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Auld Lang Syne" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Movie Songwriters with Henry Mancini (#1319)

    Henry Mancini leads the band on the theme from "The Pink Panther." "Moon River" is also performed. [57 minutes]

  • Top Songs from Broadway Musicals (#1320)

    Show tunes include "Til There Was You" from The Music Man and "Sunrise, Sunset." [57 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music (#1321)

    "Yankee Doodle," "Skip To My Lou," " and "The Stars And Stripes Forever" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Memories of Nat "King" Cole (#1322)

    Unforgettable songs of Nat "King" Cole include "L-O-V-E" "Paper Moon and "Ramblin' Rose." [57 minutes]

  • The Italian Show (#1323)

    The Lennon Sisters boat down a Venice canal singing "Santa Lucia." Joe Feeney sings "O Sole Mio." [57 minutes]

  • Love Songs (#1324)

    Songs include "Secret Love," "Why Do I Love You?" and the Elvis Pressley hit "Love Me Tender." [57 minutes]

  • Mardi Gras (#1325)

    We're invited to "Come To The Mardi Gras." The Lennon Sisters sing a whimsical "I Dreamed." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to New York City (#1326)

    "New York, New York" and "Give My Regards To Broadway" showcase the excitement of the Big Apple. [57 minutes]

  • The Irish Show (#1330)

    "It's A Great Day For The Irish" on this show from 1979. "Galway Bay" and "Harrigan" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • The Norma Zimmer Show (#1331)

    Norma sings "Whistle While You Work" and dances a Viennese waltz with Lawrence on "Vienna Echoes." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#1332)

    This show from 1979 features "Easter Parade," Tiptoe Through The Tulips" and "Love Lifted Me." [57 minutes]

  • April Showers (#1333)

    "April Showers" "Look For The Silver Lining" "April Love" and "Look To The Rainbow" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • 25th Anniversary Show (#1334)

    "Anniversary Song," "Tico, Tico," "Calcutta" and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • Sights & Sounds of L.A. (#1335)

    "Up A Lazy River," "L.A. Is," and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" are performed in this show from 1979. [57 minutes]

  • Great Entertainers (#1336)

    This 1981 program features "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're A Grand Old Flag" and "Glow Worm." [57 minutes]

  • Mother's Day Show (#1337)

    Buddy Merrill plays "Blue Suede Shoes" in this show from 1956. "Birds And The Bees" is performed. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Cole Porter (#1338)

    The irresistibly joyful song "Wunderbar" opens this sparkling tribute to the music of Cole Porter. [57 minutes]

  • Something About A Hometown Band (#1339)

    This show boasts a mix of styles including the polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs. [57 minutes]

  • Childhood Memories (#1340)

    "Those Were The Days" and "Small Fry" set the tone for this look back at memories from childhood. [57 minutes]

  • Famous Resorts (#1341)

    "On The Boardwalk In Atlantic City," "On Top Of Old Smokey," "Old Cape Cod" and more are performed. [57 minutes]

  • My Blue Heaven (#1342)

    Jo Ann Castle makes "Hello Dolly" come alive and Norma Zimmer sings the aria "One Fine Day." [57 minutes]

  • Harry Warren Salute (#1343)

    "Lullaby Of Broadway," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Country & Western (#1344)

    "San Antonio Rose," "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," "Tennessee Waltz" and "Goodnight Irene" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • America on the Move (#1345)

    Songs include "Gotta Travel On," "Leavin' On A Jet Plane" and "The Banana Boat Song." [57 minutes]

  • Strike Up The Band (#1346)

    "The Bunny Hug," "The Twist," and "Happy Norwegian Polka" are performed in this show from 1964. [57 minutes]

  • The Great Gershwin (#1347)

    Highlights include "Of Thee I Sing," "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Rhapsody In Blue." [57 minutes]

  • From Polkas to Classics (#1348)

    The "Pennsylvania Polka" and "Ain't She Sweet," "Baby Face" and "Five Foot Two" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Jerome Kern (#1349)

    "Who", "I Won't Dance," "You Couldn't Be Cuter," and "Old Man River" and more are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Small Town, U.S.A. (#1350)

    This amazing show from 1969 features "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" and "That Old Gang Of Mine." [57 minutes]

  • Can't Help Singing (#1351)

    This show from 1966 features "Cuddle Up A Little Closer," "Intermezzo" and more memorable melodies. [57 minutes]

  • Rhythm Is Our Business (#1352)

    Barbara Mandrell sings "I Can't Stop Loving You" and Anacani sings "Sweet And Gentle Cha Cha." [57 minutes]

  • Carnival (#1401)

    "When The Carnival Comes to Town" and "Carousel Waltz" are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • We Can Make Music (#1402)

    The band excels on "The Good Life." Clay Hart sings "Tie A Yellow Ribbon." [57 minutes]

  • Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer (#1403)

    Henry Mancini plays "The Days of Wine and Roses." "Dear Heart" is performed. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Big Bands (#1404)

    "Heartaches," "Minnie the Moocher" and more great songs are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Nashville (#1405)

    Songs include "Country Roads" and "Make the World Go Away." [57 minutes]

  • Say It with Music (#1406)

    "Say It With Music," "I Asked The Lord" and "12th Street Rag" are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Kathy Lennon (#1407)

    Kathy Lennon sings "Secret Love" and conducts the band on "Woodchopper's Ball." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Our Senior Citizens (#1408)

    "Dearie," "Let's Go Dance Again," "Try To Remember" and more wonderful melodies are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Halloween Party (#1409)

    Bobby and Cissy perform "Dancin' the Devil Away" and Anacani sings "Magic is the Moonlight." [57 minutes]

  • Songs from the Movies (#1410)

    Great songs include "Hooray For Hollywood," "Somewhere My Love" and "Singin' in the Rain." [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Irving Berlin (#1411)

    "Play A Simple Melody" and "Let's Face The Music And Dance" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Easy Listening (#1412)

    "Sweet and Lovely" and "For The Good Times" and more great songs are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#1413)

    Highlights include "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays" and "A House With Love In It." [57 minutes]

  • Roses (#1414)

    "Everything's Comin' up Roses," "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and "Primrose Lane" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • The Music of Harry Warren (#1416)

    Mary Lou Metzger is the host. "Forty-Second Street" and "I Only Have Eyes For You" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Christmas (#1417)

    "Jingle Bells," "Frosty The Snowman" and "Doll Dance" are featured in this 1966 Christmas show. [57 minutes]

  • New Year's (#1418)

    Happy holiday songs include "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big" and "Auld Lang Syne." [57 minutes]

  • Winter (#1419)

    The Champagne Music Makers present a "Winter Show" as they sing "Button Up Your Overcoat." [57 minutes]

  • A Pretty Girl (#1420)

    "A Pretty Girl" and the "Hot Foot Polka" are performed. Larry Hooper sings "Oh Happy Day." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Working People (#1421)

    A lively selection of songs celebrating occupations includes "Casey Jones" and "The Auctioneer." [57 minutes]

  • Tour of Southern California (#1422)

    The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins perform a wistful rendition of "California Dreamin'." [57 minutes]

  • Season Premiere, 1976 (#1423)

    "In The Mood," "Love Will Keep Us Together," and "America The Beautiful" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • 200 Years of American Music, Part 2 (#1424)

    A salute to the Bicentennial features "Love Nest" and "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You." [57 minutes]

  • Music, Music, Music (#1425)

    This joyous hour features Vincent Youmans' "Bambalino," "Singin' In The Rain" and "Dill Pickles." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to Sinatra (#1426)

    "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Young At Heart" and "This Love of Mine" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Spring (#1430)

    Kathie Sullivan is the guest. "April Showers" and "Listen To My Smile" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Springtime in the Rockies (#1431)

    Kathy, Janet and Mimi Lennon host. Songs include "Zorba the Greek" and "Emerald Hop." [57 minutes]

  • April Showers (#1432)

    "April Showers," "Look For The Silver Lining" and "You Are My Sunshine" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Los Angeles (#1433)

    Great songs include "California, Here I Come." "High Society" and "Leavin' On A Jet Plane." [57 minutes]

  • Easter (#1434)

    "Easter Parade," "Give Me That Old Time Religion" and "Tiptoe Through The Tulips"are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Those Were The Days (#1435)

    Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou perform "Apple Blossom Time" and Ralna sings "Love Me Or Leave Me." [57 minutes]

  • Music Memories (#1436)

    Myron, Bobby and Cissy set the stage for some great musical memories with the "Pennsylvania Polka." [57 minutes]

  • Mother's Day (#1437)

    Mary Lou Metzger hosts. Buddy Merrill plays "Blue Suede Shoes" in a tribute to Elvis Presley. [57 minutes]

  • Salute to the Armed Forces (#1438)

    Jack Imel hosts. "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm" and "Alley Cat" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Concert in the Park (#1439)

    Guy Hovis hosts. "In The Good Old Summertime" and songs from "The Music Man" are featured. [57 minutes]

  • All Time Favorites (#1440)

    JoAnn Young is the guest. Great songs include "Music, Music, Music" and s the "Champagne Waltz." [57 minutes]

  • Salute to New York City (#1441)

    "New York, New York," "The Bowery," "Manhattan" and "Sidewalks of New York" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • My Blue Heaven (#1442)

    Bobby Burgess hosts. Songs include "Hello Dolly," "One Fine Day" and "Doin' The New Low Down." [57 minutes]

  • Summer Sounds (#1443)

    Peggy Lennon hosts. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "Marianne" and "Minnie the Mermaid" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Broadway Musicals (#1444)

    Norma Zimmer is the guest. "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady" and more are showcased. [57 minutes]

  • Big Band Memories (#1445)

    Elaine Balden is the guest. "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Panama" and "Green Eyes" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Hooray for Hollywood (#1446)

    Gail Farrell is the guest. "Take Your Girlie To The Movies" and "The Entertainer" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • The Italian Show (#1447)

    Bobby Burgess hosts. Great songs include "Santa Lucia," "O Sole Mio" and "Carnival of Venice." [57 minutes]

  • Down on the Farm (#1448)

    Mary Lou Metzger hosts. "How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm" and "Old MacDonald" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • Songs of Perry Como (#1449)

    The Aldridge Sisters are the guests. Songs include "Hot Diggity," "If" and "Papa Loves Mambo." [57 minutes]

  • Academy Awards (#1450)

    Jack Benny plays first fiddle on the show. "Buttons & Bows" and "Never On Sunday" are performed. [57 minutes]

  • You're Never Too Young (#1451)

    Mary Lou Metzger hosts. "Young At Heart," "Isn't It Romantic" and "Beer Barrel Polka" are featured. [57 minutes]

  • Tribute to Fred Astaire (#1452)

    Bobby Burgess hosts. Songs include "S Wonderful," "Dancing In The Dark" and "Limehouse Blues." [57 minutes]

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