Sunday, March 11, 2012

A1ANA2

It's Lawrence Welk's birthday.  The bandleader's show ran forever, covering tunes professionally if without much feeling. I think even Welk found it corny, but what the heck, he brought entertainment to millions.

In later years, the show tried to modernize, with fascinating results.



Many mocked Welk, none better than Stan Freberg.



Then there was the time they covered the Velvet Underground.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God, that was fantastic. They did a great job.

I don't get the voice, though. Did they run a track or was someone there doing it, and if so why wasn't he shown?

6:43 AM, March 11, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An now please-a listen to the homely Polish sisters as they-a murder this-a lovely song.

7:09 AM, March 11, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An now please-a listen to the homely Polish sisters as they-a murder this-a lovely song.

7:09 AM, March 11, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fEvHLSqu74
Bill/w

8:04 AM, March 11, 2012  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I think Percy Faith's "Ballad Of John And Yoko" is even more amazing.

Anon 1: I'm not sure what you're referring to.

12:57 PM, March 11, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1 here. I was referring to Velvet Underground clip. You see the band playing. You see people dancing (including Welk). You hear the music.

You also hear a voice that's not a bad Lou Reed or whoever.

Usually Welk's cameras spent plenty of time showing you the singers.

Here, no singers. So, did they run a track, or was someone there doing it?

1:37 PM, March 11, 2012  
Blogger LAGuy said...

Okay, I get it now. Just to make it absolutely clear to everyone, someone took a clip of the Lawrence Welk Show and matched it up with a recording of the Velvet Underground playing "Sister Ray."

5:46 PM, March 11, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poop. I was hoping we had the Avett Brothers grandparents.

2:57 AM, March 12, 2012  
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