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The Lawrence Welk Show 2014-2015 Season

**Some program numbers intentionally out-of-order due to Easter and Memorial Day holidays.

#1401   Carnival
Airs:     August 30, 2014
From the opening strains of "When The Carnival Comes toTown" to the invitation to "Come Follow The Band", prepare to have fun. Along the way Bobby & Elaine dance to the beautiful "Carousel Waltz", Norma sings "Too Long at the Fair", and Lawrence Welk conducts the inspiring "Stars & Stripes Forever" march.


#1402    We Can Make Music
Airs:      September 6, 2014
The band excels on "The Good Life", while Clay Hart sings "Tie A Yellow Ribbon".  Our 3 Steppers -Arthur, Bobby, & Jack dance to "The Beat Goes On", everyone takes part in the Lawrence Welk "Hits" medley and Ralna English gives her own signature to "How Great Thou Art".


#1403    Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Airs:      September 13, 2014 
Henry Mancini plays "The Days of Wine and Roses" on this very special salute.  Jim Roberts delight with "Dear Heart", the band plays the haunting "Laura",  & Tanya & Anacani invite us to "Accentuate the Positive".


#1404    Salute to the Big Bands
Airs:      September 20, 2014
"Heartaches," "Minnie the Moocher," "When My Baby Smiles At Me", and "Who Wouldn't Love You" are just a few of the 22 band leaders saluted in this classic show from 1960.  See if you can match the bandleader with his theme song!


#1405   Salute to Nashville
Airs:     September 27, 2014
Our country gal, Ava Barber hosts this "Salute to Nashville" from 1977.  She gives "Country Roads" her own special touch, Tom Netherton pays tribute to Eddy Arnold with "Make the World Go Away", and Bobby & Cissy dance to "How the West Was Won".


#1406  Say It With Music
Airs:     October 4, 2014
"Say It With Music" opens this last show on the ABC network. Norma Zimmer sings a moving "I Asked The Lord",  Myron Floren gives it his all on the "12th Street Rag", and Buddy Merrill surprises everyone with his song, "It May Be Silly".


#1407    Salute to Kathy Lennon
Airs:       October 11, 2014
On this show, Kathy sings "Secret Love", conducts the band on "Woodchopper's Ball", and shared her beautiful home in Branson and some fascinating family history.  JoAnn Castle tickles the ivories on "Music, Music, Music", Barbara & Bobby sing & dance to "Won't You Charleston With Me", and Larry Hooper brings a new style to "If You Knew Susie."


#1408    Salute to Our Senior Citizens
Airs:      October 18, 2014
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 Lawrence conducts the band on "You're An Old Smoothie" and even fits in a tag dance with the ladies.


#1409    Halloween Party
Airs:      October 25, 2014
Myron, Bobby & Cissy perform "Dancin' the Devil Away", Anacani sings "Magic is the Moonlight", and Ava sings "The Wayward Wind" on this show from 1978.  Come join us for a Halloween Party.


#1410   Songs from the Movies
Airs:      November 1, 2014
"Hooray For Hollywood" gets the show underway and Guy & Ralna delight with "Somewhere My Love". Ken Delo sings "My Kind of Town". Joe Livoti joins Kathy Sullivan for "The Way We Were" and the entire cast ends up "Singin' in the Rain".


#1411  Tribute to Irving Berlin
Airs:      November 8, 2014
On this show Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou join Dick Dale for "Play A Simple Melody",  Bobby & Cissy give elegance a whole new meaning on "Let's Face The Music And Dance", the band plays a rousing medley from "Annie Get Your Gun", and Norma and the group round out the program with "God Bless America".


#1412    Easy Listening
Airs:      November 15, 2014
"Sweet and Lovely" opens the show and sets the mood for the following hour.  Bobby & Elaine dance the English quickstep to "Whispering", Skeets Herfurt plays a beautiful saxophone solo on "Someone To Watch Over Me", and Guy Hovis teams up with Neil LeVang "For The Good Times".


#1413  Thanksgiving
Airs:      November 22, 2014
"There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays" says it all!  Guy & Ralna sing "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 and 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.


#1414    Roses
Host:      Ralna (with Guy)

Airs:       November 29, 2014
The band and singers open this show and set the theme with "Everything's Comin' up Roses".  Ken Delo sings "Red Roses for a Blue Lady", and Guy & Ralna take us down that "Primrose Lane".  Dick Dale, Gail Farrell and the gang have one request ? "One Dozen Roses"!


#1415     Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael
Host:       Anacani
Airs:        December 6, 2014
Lawrence and his Musical Family pay tribute to Hoagy Carmichael, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.  The hits featured in this program include "Two Sleepy People" sung by Guy & Ralna, "Heart and Soul" sung by Anacani, and the entire cast and band close the show with "Georgia On My Mind".


#1416     The Music of Harry Warren
Host:        Mary Lou Metzger
Airs:         December 13, 2014
On this program, Bobby and Elaine dance to "Forty-Second Street", the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins sing "I Found A Million Dollar Baby", Kathie Sullivan sings the haunting "I Only Have Eyes For You", and Jim Turner puts a country spin on "September In The Rain".


#1417     Christmas
Host:       Bobby Burgess
Airs:        December 20, 2014
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.


#1418     New Year's
Host:       Mary Lou Metzger
Airs:        December  27, 2014
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 Comin' 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".


#1419     Winter
Guest:     Dee Dee Lennon
Airs:        January 3, 2015
The Champagne Music Makers present a "Winter Show" as they sing "Button Up Your Overcoat", Joann Castle goes all out on "Skater's Boogie", and the Lennon Sisters sing one of their favorites ? "It's A Marshmallow World".  Bob Lido and the Boys present a Dixieland version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", and Dick Dale sings "Let It Snow".


#1420     A Pretty Girl
Guest:     Janet Lennon

Airs:        January 10, 2015
This show opens with a lively version of "A Pretty Girl".  Myron Floren and JoAnn Castle and their flying fingers play the "Hot Foot Polka".  The Lennon Sisters are featured in "Darlin' Meggie", and Larry Hooper sings his hit song "Oh Happy Day".  "The Music Lesson" is pure delight when taught to the Lennon Sisters by their favorite teacher, Aladdin.


#1421      Salute To The Working People
Host:        Ken Delo

Airs:         January 17, 2015
This show features a lively selection of songs celebrating occupations.  Ken sings "Casey Jones", saluting the railroad workers, Anacani gives her personal touch to "The Peanut Vender", while Larry Hooper delights the crowd with "The Auctioneer".  Bobby, Cissy, Jack, Mary Lou, Ken and Anacani honor all dancing instructors with "Six Lessons From Madame Lazonga".


#1422     Tour Of Southern California
Guests:    The Otwell Twins

Airs:         January 24, 2015
This colorful look at Southern California beauty spots has Guy & Ralna singing "Far Away Places", Myron Floren, Joey Schmidt, and Lawrence himself play "It's A Small World", Anacani sings the lovely "Cielito Lindo", and the Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins come together for a wistful rendition of "California Dreamin'".


#1423      Season Premiere, 1976
Guest:      Arthur Duncan

Airs:         January 31, 2015
Lawrence and the Band opened this 1976 season with the Glenn Miller hit "In The Mood". Guy & Ralna sing "Feelings", Tanya takes center stage with "Love Will Keep Us Together", Arthur dances to "Doin' The New Low Down", and Lawrence and Cissy dance to the "Waltz Of The Flowers".  "America The Beautiful" makes a perfect closer when sung by Norma and the cast.


#1424     200 Years Of American Music, Part 2
Host:       Guy Hovis

Airs:        February 7, 2015
This show was the second part of Lawrence's salute to the Bicentennial.  Guy & Ralna sing "Love Nest" and "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You". Guy also gives us his spot-on Elvis impression.  The Band plays a medley of Big Band theme songs, Henry Cuesta plays "Stardust", and Myron Floren gives it his all on the "Beer Barrel Polka".


#1425     Music, Music, Music
Guest:     Big Tiny Little

Airs:        February 14, 2015
This joyous hour opens with the Maestro leading the band through Vincent Youmans' "Bambalino".  Alice Lon gives her own perfect rendition of "Singin' In The Rain", the four Lennon Sisters sing "Melodie d'Amour". Big Tiny Little will amaze you with "Dill Pickles", and Jack Martin sings "Somebody Stole My Gal".


#1426    Salute to Sinatra
Guest:    Bob Allen

Airs:       February 21, 2015
This show features some of the great songs which have marked Sinatra's journey through the nation's musical life.  Henry Cuesta opens the show with "I've Got You Under My Skin" followed by a glowing version of "Young At Heart" by the sax and trumpet sections.  Guy and Ralna sing "The Tender Trap", and Tom Netherton sings a heartfelt "This Love of Mine".


#1427    Mardi Gras
Host :     Bobby Burgess

Airs:       February 28, 2015
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 tells us about the "Shrimp Boats".  "Jambalaya" is a perfect choice for Bob Lido, and the band and cast swing out to  close the show with the "South Rampart Street Parade".


#1428    Time Was
Guest:    Joann Castle

Airs:       March 7, 2015
Larry Hooper and the gang get things going on this "Time" show with "Grandfather's Clock".  The Band plays "One O'Clock Jump" and Myron Floren gets in the mood with the "Tick Tock Polka".  Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts blend their voices  on "Now Is The Hour", and the whole group asks for just "Five Minutes More".


#1429   Irish Show
Host:     Mary Lou Metzger

Airs:      March 14, 2015
"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 & 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.


#1430    Spring
Guest:    Kathie Sullivan

Airs:       March 21, 2015
Lawrence and the gang celebrate the natural beauty of "Spring" from the opening song with the band ? "April Showers" to Guy and Ralna singing "Listen To My Smile".  Bobby  & Cissy dance to "Love Will Keep Us Together" while Tanya sings a haunting "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year".


#1431     Springtime in the Rockies
Hosts:     Kathy, Janet, and Mimi Lennon

Airs:        March 28, 2015
This salute to Spring goes international.  Barbara and Bobby dance to "Zorba the Greek", Natalie Nevins plays the flute on the "Emerald Hop", and Dick Dale and the Lennon Sisters sing "Bonaparte's Retreat".  Two rare solo Lennon Sisters numbers are featured, "A Little Bird" sung by Janet, and "More Than You Know", by Kathy.

**#1434    Easter
Host:      Mary Lou Metzger

Airs:       April 4, 2015
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", and 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 ? a truly lovely show.

#1433     Los Angeles
Guest:     Sandi Griffiths

Airs:        April 11, 2015
Things get going with "California, Here I Come", and then Bobby & Cissy dance to "High Society" in a replica of the Hollywood Palladium. Sandi & Salli can be found at the airport "Leavin' On A Jet Plane" while Dick Dale tells "A Whale Of A Tale" fishing off the coast in Malibu.  Norma joins Jimmy Roberts for "Tea For Two".

**#1432      April Showers
Host:        Bobby Burgess

Airs:         April 18, 2015
"April Showers" is the theme of our show and also its opening number!   Norma and Jimmy "Look For The Silver Lining" and Steve Smith sings about "April Love".  Natalie Nevins invites us to "Look To The Rainbow" and JoAnn Castle plays a rousing "You Are My Sunshine".


#1435     Those Were The Days
Host:        Ralna

Airs:         April 25, 2015
You'll find nothing but good old songs on this 1975 show.  Sandi, Gail, & Mary Lou sing "Apple Blossom Time" in true Andrews Sisters style.  Anacani sings "Besame Mucho", Clay Heart sings "Your Cheatin' Heart", and Ralna sings the memorable "Love Me Or Leave Me".


#1436     Music Memories
Guest:     Bob Ralston

Airs:        May 2, 2015
Myron, Bobby, & Cissy set the stage for some great musical memories with the "Pennsylvania Polka".  Arthur Duncan salutes Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Myron and JoAnn Castle perform a rare accordion duet, "Just Because" and Norma leads the entire cast in "God Bless America" as a salute to Kate Smith.


#1437    Mother's Day
Host:      Mary Lou Metzger

Airs:       May 9, 2015
This black and white classic show aired for the first time in 1956.  Buddy Merrill plays "Blue Suede Shoes" in a 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.

**#1439    Concert In The Park
Host:      Guy Hovis

Airs:       May 23, 2015
In a romantic outdoor setting, Guy and his wife, Sis host this week's show. The show opens with "In The Good Old Summertime" and features songs from "The Music Man" including "Goodnight My Someone" by Kathie Sullivan and "Lida Rose"  with Bobby & Elaine and a barbershop quartet.

**#1438     Salute to the Armed Forces
Host:       Jack Imel

Airs:        May 16, 2015
Jack Imel does his hosting duties from the Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson, MO. This show is also a tribute to Jack's skill as a producer/choreographer, with highly creative numbers that range from "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm" and "Alley Cat" to "Pack Up Your Troubles" and "Jack Is Every Inch A Sailor".

#1440    All Time Favorites
Guest:    JoAnn Young

Airs:       May 30, 2015
Filled with the fans favorite songs, the show opens with "Music, Music, Music" and sets the mood for a look back at some great old songs.  Bobby & Elaine dance to the "Champagne Waltz",  Myron plays "Tico, Tico", and Norma sings a reverent version of  "Climb Every Mountain".

#1441    "Salute to New York City"
Host:      Mary Lou

Airs:       June 6, 2015
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 & Myron Floren team up for "Give My Regards to Broadway".  Sandi, Gail, & Mary Lou sing a sparkling rendition of "The Walter Winchell Rhumba".  New York never sounded so good!

#1442     My Blue Heaven
Host:       Bobby Burgess

Airs:        June 13, 2015
On this show, JoAnn Castle makes "Hello Dolly" come alive and Arthur Duncan is "Doin' The New Low Down".  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.  Also included is "You're a Grand Old Flag" with the entire cast and a rousing version of the "President Kennedy March".

#1443     Summer Sounds
Host:       Peggy Lennon

Airs:        June 22, 2015
On this summer show, the Lennon Sisters sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and join Dick Dale for an upbeat version of "Marianne".  Jack Imel, Arthur Duncan, and Bobby Burgess are at their dancing best with "I Got Rhythm" and Larry Hooper sings his classic 1950's hit, "Minnie the Mermaid".

#1444     Broadway Musicals
Guest:     Norma Zimmer

Airs:        June 27, 2015
A Champagne salute to Broadway Musicals, his show features the great songs from "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady".  Sandi & Salli "Put On A Happy Face",  Guy & Ralna sing "People Will Say We're In Love", and Bobby & Cissy are "Dancing In The Dark".  The whole group winds things up with a toe tapping version of the "Black Bottom".


#1445     Big Band Memories
Guest:     Elaine Balden

Airs:        July 4, 2015
From the moment the show opens with the Band, the Singers & Dancers performing "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to the rousing "Panama" at the show's end, the days of the Big Bands will come alive for you. Guy & Ralna sing "Green Eyes", Bob Ralston and Bob Smale play twin pianos on the "Concerto in B Flat Minor" as a tribute to the late Freddy Martin, and Bobby & Elaine dance to "Opus One".  The lovely Anacani adds her own Latin flair to "Perfidia".


#1446   Hooray For Hollywood
Guest:   Gail Farrell

Airs:      July 11, 2015
"Take Your Girlie To The Movies" gets this show started.  Bobby & Cissy dance to "The Entertainer", Guy and Ralna sing "True Love", Tom Netherton sings the unforgettable "As Time Goes By", and Sandi, Gail, & Mary Lou join Larry Hooper for "Toot, Toot, Tootsie".


#1447    The Italian Show
Host:       Bobby Burgess

Airs:        July 18, 2015
Aladdin acts as the unofficial 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 Bobby and Barbara dance a spirited Tarantella.  Joe Feeney delights with "O Sole Mio", and JoAnn Castle romps through "Carnival of Venice".  This whole show is, well ? Bravissimo!


#1448     Down On The Farm
Host:       Mary Lou Metzger

Airs:        July 25, 2015
"How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm" gets us rolling on this "farm" show.  Norma sings "Suddenly There's A Valley" and Bobby & Cissy make "Turkey In The Straw" come to life.  Jimmy Roberts will make you want to sing along on "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "Old MacDonald" will introduce you to some unexpected barnyard critters!  Come join us on the farm!


#1449     Songs of Perry Como
Guests:   The Aldridge Sisters

Airs:        August 1, 2015
Things get underway with one of Perry Como's happiest hits? "Hot Diggity", Guy and Ralna sing "If", and Kathie Sullivan sings the lovely "It's Impossible".  "Papa Loves Mambo" get a unique treatment by Bobby & Cissy and Ava Barber belts out "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes".


#1450    Academy Awards
Guest:    Tanya Roberts

Airs:       August 8, 2015
Jack Benny plays first fiddle on the show this week!  His hilarious monologue and violin solo highlight a show filled with memorable hits like "Buttons &  Bows" by Guy & Ralna, and the band shines on "Never On Sunday", "Georgy Girl", and "High Hopes".  Bobby and Cissy dance a graceful waltz to the theme from "Love Story".


#1451     You're Never Too Young
Host:       Mary Lou Metzger

Airs:        August 15, 2015
This show is based on Lawrence's book of the same name.  Highlights include Tom's rendition of "Young At Heart", "Isn't It Romantic", played with style by the band, and Bob Havens and the rhythm section swing out with "Maggie Blues".  Everything comes together with the "Beer Barrel Polka".


#1452     Tribute to Fred Astaire
Host:       Bobby Burgess

Airs:        August 22, 2015
"S'Wonderful" is the perfect song 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 Fishes".  Myron Floren plays a rousing "I Love Louisa" and the bend shines under the direction of George Cates on "Dancing In The Dark".

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