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The Lawrence Welk Show 2011-2012 Season

2011-2012 Schedule

#1301  Lawrence Welk’s Premiere Show – “New”
Airs:     September 3, 2011
“Say It With Music” opens the 25th season of The Lawrence Welk Show on Public Television.  It was also his very first national television broadcast. Alice Lon sings “Love Me Or Leave Me”,  Larry Hooper delights with his signature song “Oh Happy Day”, Rocky Rockwell charms us with “I Love Girls”, and since it wouldn’t be a Welk show without a polka, “The Clarinet Polka” fits the bill perfectly. Don’t miss the show that started it all.

#1302   Songs From The Movies – “New”
Airs:      September 10, 2011
Some of your favorite songs & themes from movies are heard in this entertaining show.  “Hooray For Hollywood” gets us underway,  Anacani gives Carmen Miranda her due with “South America, Take It Away”, Guy & Ralna sing the romantic “Somewhere My Love”, while Ava Barber, with the help of Charlie Parlato will tickle your funny bone with “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.”  Jack Imel and the group close the program with “Singin’ In The Rain”, a fitting tribute to Gene Kelly.

#1303   Down On The Farm – “New”
Airs:     September 17, 2011
“How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm” gets us rolling on this “farm” show that aired first in 1973.  Norma Zimmer sings “Suddenly There’s a Valley” and Bobby & Cissy  make “Turkey In The Straw” come to life.  Joe Feeney’s Irish tenor soars on “Oh What A Beautiful Morning” and Jimmy Roberts will make you want to sing along on “Shine On Harvest Moon”.  “Old Mac Donald” will introduce you to some unexpected barnyard critters!  Come join us on the farm!

#1304    Salute to the Swing Bands
Airs:      September 24, 2022
If you love the music of the great swing bands - songs like Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again," Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball," or "American Patrol" and "Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller, you'll love Lawrence Welk's Salute to the Swing Bands from 1979.  Ken Delo sings Jimmy Dorsey's "So Rare" and the always beautiful Anacani sings "Amapola".  From "Sophisticated Lady" to the "Original Boogie Woogie" - there's something for everyone on this show filled with the great swing music from the Big Band Era.

#1305    Salute to the U.S.A.
Airs:       October 1, 2011
This historic show from 1971 was the very first syndicated show on the newly formed Lawrence Welk Network. The show starts with a rousing "Thank You Very Much" to our loyal audience and sponsors and ends with a reverent "America The Beautiful".  Along the way Ralna sings "Tennessee Waltz," Norma and Jimmy can be found in "Beautiful Ohio," and Myron, Bobby & Cissy get together for the "Pennsylvania Polka".  You'll want to travel along with the musical family as they salute our great country. 

#1306    Salute To Our Senior Citizens – “New”
Airs:       October 8, 2011
This tune filled tribute to the “young at heart” is filled with wonderful melodies, starting with “Dearie”.  Along the way Gail, Ron, & Michael invite us to “Let’s Go Dance Again”, Jim Turner croons “Try To Remember”, while Kathie Sullivan sings “Among My Souvenirs”. Lawrence conducts the band on “You’re An Old Smoothie” and even fits in a tag dance with the ladies.

 #1307   County Fair
Airs:      October 15, 2011
This production-filled show captures all the fun of a county fair including the "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" to the clowns and the marching band.  Dick Dale sings "John Henry", Bobby and Cissy have "Fun Goin' to the County Fair" and the band delights with a medley from that Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece "Carousel".  Join us at the fair!

#1308   Tribute to Disney
Airs:      October 22, 2011
This show is a delight from start to finish, with outstanding costumes and sets, plus the emotional return of Larry Hooper after a long illness.  Larry sings appropriately enough, "Oh Happy Day."  Other highlights include "It's A Small World", Bobby & Cissy dancing to the "Mickey Mouse Mambo", and Norma Zimmer singing a lovely "When You Wish Upon A Star".  Ken Delo sings about the "Big Bad Wolf" to his pretty daughter, Kimberly, and Lawrence dances to "The Waltz of the Flowers" with Cissy King.

#1309   Halloween Party
Airs:      October 29, 2011
Larry Hooper gets things underway in this Halloween show singing "This Old House" with the aid of some friendly ghosts.  Sandi, Gail, and Mary Lou "Put On A Happy Face" while Norma, the prettiest scarecrow you've ever seen sings "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." You won't forget Ken Delo's "Shanty In Old Shanty Town" and you're sure to agree it's one of the best in a series of outstanding Welk Halloween shows.

#1310   You’re Never Too Young – “New”
Airs:      November 5, 2011
This program was based on Lawrence Welk’s book of the same name.  Highlights include Tom Netherton’s rendition of “Young At Heart”,  “Isn’t It Romantic” played with style by the orchestra, and Bob Havens and the rhythm section swing out with “Maggie Blues”.  Kathie Sullivan and Ken Delo add a comic twist on “Kids” and everyone comes together for the “Beer Barrel Polka”.

#1311    Tribute To Fred Astaire – “New”
Airs:       November 12, 2011
“ ‘S Wonderful” is the perfect choice to open a show saluting the great Fred Astaire.  Bobby & Elaine dance  “The Carioca”, Jack Imel plays a memorable marimba solo on “Limehouse Blues”, and the Aldridge sisters join the Otwell twins for “Three Little Words”.  Myron Floren plays a rousing “I Love Louisa” and the band shines under the direction of George Cates on “Dancing In The Dark”.

#1312   Thanksgiving – “New”
Airs:      November 19, 2011
“There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays” sets the mood for this holiday show.  Guy & Ralna sing the touching “A House With Love In It”, Joe Feeney reminds us to “Be Thankful”, and Ken Delo and Arthur Duncan team up for a rare song & dance on “Back In Your Own Backyard”.  Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys lead the group in a fun filled “Baby Face” and “We Gather Together” sets a perfect mood for the Thanksgiving feast to follow.

#1313    Youmans Salute
Airs:       November 26, 2011
This show features the score from the Broadway musical "No No Nanette" and the entire cast gets into the act for one of the greatest finales in the history of the Lawrence Welk Show.  Before that happens however, Clay Hart sings "Oh Lonesome Me", Sandi and Salli do "Rose Garden", and Bobby & Cissy dance to "Let's Face The Music And Dance".  But it's the "No No Nanette" segment and that great finale that are guaranteed to make you smile.

#1314    Highways & Byways
Airs:       December 3, 2011
This show from 1981 starts out "On The Street Where You Live" and takes us all the way to New Orleans and the "South Rampart Street Parade."  You can find Ava Barber on "Primrose Lane", Jim Turner is on the "Streets of Laredo" and George Cates and the band are "On The Trail." Dick Dale is a "Cab Driver" that Ken Delo will never forget and Arthur, Gail, Ron & Michael are out on "Route 66".  Enjoy the highways and byways with our musical family.

#1315    Do You Remember?
Airs:       December 10, 2011
You'll probably remember every song on this show - from "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)" to "The Girl That I Marry".  Norma Zimmer gives a beautiful performance of "My Favorite Things" and you'll laugh as Larry Hooper and Buddy Merrill cut up during "Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed".  The Lawrence Welk Orchestra is in the spotlight for a medley of songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" and you won't want to miss Buddy Merrill's impromptu guitar solo on "My Blue Heaven".

#1316    Songs Of The 70’s
Airs:       December 17, 2011
The 1970s come alive in this show from 1978 as it sets the mood with "Tie A Yellow Ribbon".   Johnny Zell and the band play "Feelings", Guy and Ralna sing "I Write The Songs" and Ava Barber sings "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue".  Myron Floren even finds a polka that fits the theme - "My Melody of Love".  Join us for a celebration of some of the great music of the 1970s.

#1317    Christmas – “New”
Airs:       December 24, 2011
We go back to 1966 to celebrate Christmas with Lawrence, his Musical Family, and their families.  Lawrence makes his annual singing entrance on  “Jingle Bells”.  You’re guaranteed to fall in love with Barbara & Bobby as Raggedy Ann & Andy for the “Doll Dance”.  The Lennon Sisters sing the beautiful “Star Carol” while JoAnn Castle rocks the house with “Frosty The Snowman”. Aladdin gives the show a perfect touch with the holiday classic “Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus”.  You’ll want to watch this show with your whole family.

#1318    New Year’s – “New”
Airs:      December 31, 2011
From “This Could Be The Start Of Something Big” to “Auld Lang Syne”, this show is filled with happy holiday nostalgia including a salute to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade with songs like “Moonlight And Roses”, “Before The Parade Passes By”, and Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.  Norma Zimmer sings “I Could Have Danced All Night” and Gail Farrell and Dick Dale inspire the cast with a rousing “Let’s Start The New Year Right”.

#1319    Movie Songwriters with Henry Mancini
Airs:      January 7, 2012
Lawrence pays tribute to the importance of movie music,  pointing out that movies have used a musical background since the days of silent films, when a pianist or organist would build suspense with some towering crescendos! Henry Mancini leads the band on the theme from "The Pink Panther", Bobby and Elaine dance to his haunting "Charade" and the whole band gets together for his signature "Moon River".

#1320    Top Songs From Broadway Musicals
Airs:       January 14, 2012
When the curtain goes up on this 1974 show you'll have a front row seat for some amazing music.  You'll hear your favorite show tunes  - "Til There Was You" from The Music Man,  "The Impossible Dream" from The Man of La Mancha, and  "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof.  Cissy King joins Lawrence for that beautiful waltz "Wunderbar" from Kiss Me Kate, and our singers pose the question "Shall We Dance" from The King and I to round out our Broadway experience.

#1321   200 Years Of American Music – “New”
Airs:      January 21, 2012
Lawrence and his Musical Family tell the history of America from folk songs to pop tunes.  This exciting show opens  as the band and all hands get together for “Yankee Doodle”, a song popular around the time our country was born.  Myron Floren plays “Skip To My Lou” and Guy and Ralna sing “Home Sweet Home”.  A real highlight is when Lawrence leads his musical family in “The Stars And Stripes Forever”.

#1322    Memories of Nat “King” Cole – “New”
Airs:      January 28, 2012
This program from 1972 is a salute to the unforgettable songs of Nat “King” Cole. “L-O-V-E”  opens the show with a bang!  Tanya croons “Paper Moon”, Clay Hart pleases with “Ramblin’ Rose”, and Sandi Griffiths and the girls are beautiful on the song “Too Young”.  Larry Hooper and the gang end this tribute with those “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”.

#1323    The Italian Show – “New”
Airs:       February 4, 2012
Aladdin, the show’s resident Italian, acts as the host for much of this show - and he does it with humor and verve. The Lennon Sisters boat down a Venice canal singing “Santa Lucia”, and Barbara and Bobby dance to a spirited “Tarantella”.   Joe Feeney sings a poignant “O Sole Mio”, and Jo Ann Castle romps through “Carnival Of Venice”. Filled with a sense of Italian laughter & love, the whole show is, well - bravissimo!

#1324    Love Songs
Airs:       February 11, 2012
"L-O-V-E" is in the air throughout this show from 1980.  Anacani sings "Secret Love", the Elvis Pressley hit "Love Me Tender" gets a great rendition by Tom Netherton, and Kathie Sullivan asks "Why Do I Love You?" Bobby and Elaine dance to "Amor" and even Lawrence gets into the spirit as he waltzes with Mary Lou to "Love Makes The World Go Round."

#1325    Mardi Gras – “New”
Airs:       February 18, 2012
On this 1966 show, we’re invited to “Come To The Mardi Gras”, the Lennon Sisters sing a whimsical “I Dreamed”, and Natalie Nevins does a beautiful job with “Mr. Wonderful”.  Dick Dale tell us about the “Shrimp Boats”, “Jambalaya” is a perfect choice for Bob Lido,  and the cast and band swing out to close the show with the “South Rampart Street Parade”

#1326    Salute to New York City – “New”
Airs:       February 25, 2012
From the opening number “New York, New York” to the finale - a toe tapping medley of “The Bowery” and “Sidewalks Of New York”, this show moves with the hustle and excitement of the Big Apple itself. Bobby & Cissy dance to “Broadway Melody”,  Tom Netherton sings “Manhattan”, and Joe Feeney and Myron Floren team up for “Give My Regards To Broadway”.  Sandi, Gail, and Mary Lou sing a sparkling version of “The Walter Winchell Rumba”. New York never sounded so good!

#1327    Big Band
Airs:       March 3, 2012
Lawrence has fun tracking down the origin of contemporary songs adapted from the classics!  In the opening of this show, Lawrence asks the rhetorical question, "What do the following songs have in common - "Mack The Knife", "Our Love", and "Hot Diggity, Dog Ziggity"?  The answer, as he gleefully explains, is that all of them were originally classical compositions.  As the show progresses, Lawrence explains where each song came from including "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads", "Song of Love", and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows."

#1328    Grammy Award Songs
Airs:       March 10, 2012
This 1974 show salutes the songs recognized by the recording industry as the "best".  "Little Green Apples" is sung by Clay Hart.  Dick Dale and the girls "Catch A Falling Star", and Norma Zimmer enchants with "Moon River".  "Rose Garden", "Cabaret" and "Mack The Knife" are just a few of the wunnerful, wunnerful songs included in this Grammy Award winning selection.

#1329    Keep A Song In Your Heart
Airs:      March 17, 2012
In this show Myron Floren and JoAnn Castle team up for a rare duet on the "Beer Barrel Polka", Bob Ralston joins Bobby & Cissy for the "Warsaw Concerto", and Arthur Duncan is "Runnin' Wild". Lynn Anderson tries "Walkin' On New Grass" while Bob Lido and our Three Steppers are "Walkin' Happy".  This 1968 show is guaranteed to keep a song in your heart.

#1330     The Irish Show – “New”
Airs:        March 24 2012
“It’s A Great Day For The Irish” on this show from 1979.  Joe Feeney is accompanied by Myron Floren on the beautiful “Galway Bay” and Ava Barber sings “Harrigan”.  Guy and Ralna sing a touching “Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra” while Bob Ralston plays “How Are Things In Glocca Morra” with flair.  Even Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys get into the act with “Four Leaf Clover”.  There’s fun for everyone on this great Irish show.

#1331    The Norma Zimmer Show – “New”
Airs:       March 31, 2012
Norma passed away in 2011and this show is a tribute to her - in the truest sense. Filmed in 1965, Norma sings “Whistle While You Work” while showing off her exquisite paintings.  She teaches Barbara and Bobby to dance in the “Polka Lesson” and dances a Viennese waltz with Lawrence on “Vienna Echoes”.  The Blenders join Janet Lennon for “I’m Gonna Build A Fence Around You” and Bob Lido and Aladdin are the comic relief on “Beans, Beans”.  But it’s really Norma’s show and included is a tribute to this great lady.

#1332    Easter – “New”
Airs:       April 7, 2012
This show from 1979 opens with “Easter Parade” as pretty girls in gay nineties finery stroll on a flower-bedecked set with their handsome escorts.  Guy & Ralna sing “Give Me That Old Time Religion”, Sandi, Gail, & 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.  It’s  a lovely show.

#1333  April Showers – “New”
Airs:     April 14, 2012
This is the perfect show to welcome Spring!  “April Showers” opens the show.  Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts “Look For The Silver Lining” and Steve Smith sings about “April Love”.  Natalie Nevins invites us to “Look To The Rainbow” and Jo Ann Castle plays a rousing “You Are My Sunshine”.  Happy Spring!

#1334    25th Anniversary Show
Airs:       April 21, 2012
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."

#1335     Sights & Sounds of L.A. – “New”
Airs:       April 28, 2012
On this show from 1979 you’ll hear from Lawrence and the band in a lively updated version of “Up A Lazy River”,  while Bobby & Barbara dancingly give you an idea of just what “L.A. Is”.  Henry Cuesta and the band perform “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and the wax museum comes to life with some surprise guests.  It all wraps up when Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy boys take us to the race track with “Runnin’ Wild”.

#1336     Great Entertainers
Airs:        May 5, 2012
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".

#1337     Mother’s Day Show – “New”
Airs:        May 12 2012
This black and white classic show aired for the first time in 1956.  Buddy Merrill plays “Blue Suede Shoes” in tribute to the latest rage, Elvis Presley.  All four very young Lennon Sisters sing an a capella version of “Kentucky Babe” and Rocky Rockwell will tickle your funny bone on “When I Take My Sugar To Tea”.  Alice Lon teams with Buddy Hayes for the “Birds And The Bees” and Aladdin joins the Lennon Sisters for “The Shifting Whispering Sands”.  This is a classic program not to be missed.

#1338     Salute To Cole Porter – “New”
Airs:       May 19, 2012
The irresistibly joyful song “Wunderbar” opens this sparkling tribute to the music of Cole Porter.  Bobby & Cissy swirl to “The Continental”, Henry Cuesta highlights “Begin The Beguine” with his clarinet artistry, and Guy & Ralna harmonize on “True Love”.  The orchestra is featured on several outstanding numbers - “Night And Day”, “ I Get A Kick Out Of You”, and “Easy To Love”.  The finale finds Clay Hart singing “Don’t Fence Me In” while the entire cast gathers around.

#1339     Something About A Hometown Band
Airs:        May 26, 2012
This show boasts an eclectic mix of musical styles including the polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs.  Larry Hooper is a "Ding Dong Daddy", Sandi & Salli invite us to "Keep A Little Sunshine In Your Heart", and Andra Willis recalls Wee Bonnie Baker with "Oh Johnny".  The whole casts salutes Lawrence's birthplace with "My North Dakota Home".

#1340     Childhood Memories
Airs:        June 2, 2012
"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.

#1341     Famous Resorts
Airs:       June 9, 2012
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".

#1342     My Blue Heaven – “New”
Airs:       June 16, 2012
This show originally aired on June 13, 2012.  On it Jo Ann Castle makes “Hello Dolly” come alive and Arthur Duncan is a stand out with his tribute to Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.  Norma Zimmer sings the aria “One Fine Day” by Puccini and it all winds up with a patriotic segment including a Flag Day recitation by Aladdin, “You’re A Grand Old Flag” with the entire cast and a rousing version of the “President Kennedy March”. It really makes you proud to be an American!

#1343     Harry Warren Salute – “New”
Airs:        June 23, 2012
This show is a 1972 salute to the music of Harry Warren.  It opens with “Lullaby Of Broadway”.  Norma Zimmer sings “I Only Have Eyes For You”, Jimmy Roberts charms with “I Love My Baby”, and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” is made to order for Clay Hart.  Mary Lou and the boys tell us that “Lulu’s Back In Town” and Ralna delivers a memorable “You’ll Never Know”.  They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore!

#1344    Country & Western
Airs:       June 30, 2012
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".

#1345    America On The Move – “New”
Airs:      July 7, 2012
Things get under way with the whole company singing “Gotta Travel On” and soon Guy & Ralna are “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane”. Dick Dale sings “The Banana Boat Song” and the Semonski Sisters sing a lively “Cuanto La Gusta”.  “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” is a natural for Ava Barber and Ken Delo gets lost on the “M.T.A.”.  Come and travel along with the Musical Family.

#1346     Strike Up The Band
Airs:        July 14, 2012
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".

#1347     The Great Gershwin – “New”
Airs:        July 21, 2012
When this show from 1972 opens with “Of Thee I Sing” you know there’ll be “wunnerful, erful, wunnerful “ music to follow. Norma Zimmer fills the bill with the haunting “Someone To Watch Over Me”, Bobby & Cissy dance to “The Man I Love”, and nobody plays “Rhapsody In Blue” like Bob Ralston.  Joe Livoti reminds us just how beautiful “Summertime” is and Sandi and Salli have fun with “Do, Do, Do”.  “S’Wonderful” certainly sums up the music of the great Gershwin.

#1348     From Polkas To Classics
Airs:        July 28, 2012
The Band opens this show with the "Pennsylvania Polka" and the Lennon Sisters follow with a wistfully lovely "Serenade Of The Bells".  Bobby & Cissy dance to the classic "Andalucia" and Natalie Nevins sings "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria" from The Sound Of Music.  Bob Lido and the entire cast wind things up with a toe-tapping Dixieland medley of "Ain't She Sweet", "Baby Face", and "Five Foot Two".

#1349     Tribute To Jerome Kern
Airs:        August 4, 2012
This program celebrates the enormous talent and versatility of Jerome Kern.  From the opening medley of "Who", "I Won't Dance", "You Couldn't Be Cuter", and "Old Man River", to the infectious melody of the closing number, "Pick Yourself Up", there's something for everyone.  Ava Barber invites us to "Look For The Silver Lining",  Ken Delo reminisces about "The Last Time I Saw Paris", and Tom Netherton sets a romantic mood with "They Didn't Believe Me". Sit back, relax, and ENJOY!

#1350     Small Town, U.S.A. – “New”
Airs:        August 11, 2012
Myron Floren hosts this amazing show from 1969 and it really showcases the talents of costumer Rose Weiss and the glorious sets of Chuck Coon.   Those “Dear Hearts And Gentle People” and “That Old Gang Of Mine” sing the praises of hometowns everywhere.  Andra Willis sings “Peace In The Valley”, Steve Smith stops by the fishin’ hole to sing “My Heart Is A Hobo” and Bobby & Cissy hopscotch through “Walkin’ Happy”.  Jack Imel and Bob Ralston are just a couple of “Small Town Boys” and the show ends with a reverent “Prayer For Peace”.

#1351      Can’t Help Singing
Airs:         August 18, 2012
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".

#1352      Rhythm Is Our Business - formerly #1226
Airs:        August 25, 2012
Lawrence adds a blazing blonde streak of excitement to this show when he presents super talented Barbara Mandrell as his guest star.  She sings a show stopping "I Can't Stop Loving You" with Welk guitarist Neil LeVang underlining every nuance.  Anacani sings a memorable "Sweet And Gentle Cha Cha" and Guy and Ralna do a spectacular version of the "Orange Blossom Special" with the entire fiddle section adding to the excitement.

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