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The Lawrence Welk Show

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] Closed Captioning

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