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The Lawrence Welk Show

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] Closed Captioning

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