LAWRENCE WELK'S FAVORITE HOLIDAYS

PBS compilation special - 1998

Hosts: Janet Lennon, Ken Delo, Norma Zimmer, Bobby Burgess, Mary LouMetzger, Jo Ann Castle

 

"Home for the Holidays"

Norma, Jo Ann, Ken, Bobby, Mary Lou, Janet (1998, using 1971 playback)

NEW YEARíS PARTY

(excerpts from 1979 show)

"I Love a Parade"

orchestra intro - Bobby, Elaine, Ken, Ralna, Guy, Gail, Jimmy, Sherry, Sheila, Ava, Kathie, David, Roger, Jim, Curt, Mary Lou, Joe

 

"The Tiger Rag"

Myron Floren on accordion

 

"Moments to Remember"

Tom Netherton, with Bob Smale on piano

VALENTINEíS DAY

(excerpts from 1966 show)

"The Sweetheart Tree"

The Lennon Sisters

 

"Lover"

 

Jo Ann Castle and Myron Floren on accordions

ST. PATRICKíS DAY

(excerpts from 1969 show)

"Dance the Devil Away"

 

danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King with Myron Floren on accordion

 

Medley:  My Wild Irish Rose/ When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/ Little Bit of Heaven

Joe Feeney with Myron Floren on accordion

 

"The Hat Me Dear Olí Father Wore Upon St. Patrickís Day"

Sung and danced by Bobby Burgess, Jack Imel and Arthur Duncan, sung by chorus

EASTER

(excerpts from 1968 show)

"Easter Parade"

Sung by Charlie, Natalie, Bob R., Tanya, Dick, Jo Ann, Larry, Sandi, Joe, Andra, Curt, Lynn, Jimmy, Norma, Myron, Salli, danced by Jack and Arthur

 

"Peter Cottontail"

Sandi Jensen and Salli Flynn

 

"The Lordís Prayer"

Norma Zimmer with chorus

MOTHERíS DAY

(excerpts from 1968 show)

"I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad"

sung by Dick, Jimmy, Bob R., Bobby, Jack, Larry, Charlie, Steve with Jo Ann Castle at the piano

 

"Somewhere My Love"

Jo Ann Castle at the piano (1998)

 

"My Motherís Eyes"

Jimmy Roberts

FATHERíS DAY and TRIBUTE TO LARRY HOOPER

"The Anniversary Song"

The Lennon Sisters and their father, Bill Lennon (early 60s b/w)

 

"Sunrise, Sunset"

Ken Delo (1998)

 

Tribute to Larry Hooper

    "Ainít She Sweet"

    "Minnie the Mermaid"

    "The Thing"

 

(Manyother short excerpts feature Larry in a montage while the stars in the studio reminisce about him)

 

LarryHooper (1968)

Larry Hooper with Jo Ann Castle (1968)

Larry Hooper (1968)

4TH OF JULY

(excerpts from 1976 show)

"Hail Columbia!"

Gail, Tanya, Ken, Anacani, Tom, Mary Lou, Cissy, Jimmy, Bobby and orchestra

 

Medley of George M. Cohan Songs:

    "Youíre a Grand Old Flag"

    "Maryís a Grand Old Name"

    "Yankee Doodle Dandy"

     

    "Give My Regards to Broadway"

 

Arthur,Gail, Jimmy, Tanya, Tom, Mary Lou, Cissy, Bobby, Ralna, Guy, Norma, Ken

JoeFeeney

Ken Delo with Jimmy, Bobby, Tom, Guy, Arthur

Arthur, Gail, Jimmy, Tanya, Tom, Mary Lou, Cissy, Bobby, Ralna, Guy, Norma, Ken

 

TheBattle Hymn of the Republic"

Cissy, Gail, Ava, Norma, Mary Lou, Tanya, Ralna, Anacani, Joe, Bobby, Ken, Larry, Tom, Guy, Jimmy, Arthur

HALLOWEEN

(excerpts from 1980 show, except where noted)

"Dry Bones"

Larry Hooper, danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King (1969)

 

"I Donít Care if the Sun Donít Shine"

sung and danced by Jack Imel and Mary Lou Metzger

 

"Strangers in the Night"

Anacani

 

"Donít Get Around Much Anymore"

Ken Delo

 

"A Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl"

Kathie Sullivan

VETERANSí DAY

(excerpts from 1967 show)

"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder/ Caissons Go Rolling Along/ Song of the Coastguard/ From the Halls of Montezuma/ Anchors Aweigh"

orchestra

THANKSGIVING

(excerpts from 1971 show,except where noted)

"Home for the Holidays"

Bobby, Arthur, Ken, Jimmy, Sandi, Salli, Gail, Mary Lou, Dick, Cissy, Charlie

 

"JollyHoliday"

Mary Lou Metzger dancing with Bobby Burgess, then Arthur Duncan, then Jack Imel, sung by Charlie, Dick, Ken

 

Unidentified 

Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys

 

"Bless This House"

Norma Zimmer (1970)

CHRISTMAS

(excerpts from 1975 show)

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

Gail, Ken, Joe, Guy, Ralna, Cissy, Bobby, Anacani, Tanya, Tom, Mary Lou, Larry, Jimmy

 

"Merry Christmas from Our House to Your House"

Guy Hovis and Ralna English

 

"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"

(off-screen chorus during montage of kids opening presents)

NEW YEARíS EVE

(excerpts from 1979 show)

Medley:  When the Saints Go Marching In/ The Sheik of Araby

orchestra

 

"This Could Be the Start of Something Big"

Ken Delo

 

"Auld Lang Syne"

Norma, Ken, Bobby, Mary Lou, Jo Ann, Janet in studio (1998)