Lawrence Welk’s Complete Big Band Video Set
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Join Lawrence Welk with the Champagne Music Makers and your favorite Musical Family stars as they entertain you with nostalgic favorites from the legendary TV program that began in 1955. Viewers are transported back in time with a variety of guest performances. Play one of these programs and viewers will want to tap their feet, sing along, and maybe even get up to waltz or polka!
Includes four videos.
Salute to Swing Bands (9709124C) - A swinging show with Lawrence Welk and the band recreating some of the most famous songs from the Swing Band era. The orchestra plays String of Pearls, In the Mood, Sophisticated Lady, I’ll Never Smile Again, and Guy and Ralna duet on Sentimental Journey. 48 minutes.
Salute to the Big Bands (9714611C) - The show opens in high style with Benny Goodmand’s And the Angels Sing, played and sung by the entire cast, followed by the Big Band era’s most popular song, Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade. Bobby Burgess and Cissy King get things going with a jitterbug to In the Mood, and Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell, and Mary Lou Metzger emulate the Andrews Sisters with the Pennsylvania Polka. The show ends with a spectacular tribute to Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin. 48 minutes.
Tribute to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (9711554C) - The unforgettable strains of Moonlight Serenade open this tribute to Glenn Miller, and then Lawrence leads the magnificent Welk orchestra in such favorites as String of Pearls, American Patrol, Sunrise Serenade, and more. 47 minutes.
A Champagne Toast to the Big Bands (9709122C) - The best of the Lawrence Welk shows covering the Big Band era. The “Champagne Music Makers” feature the music and archival footage of the major bands of the time: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, and a dozen others. 85 minutes.