Accordionist, bandleader, composer and TV impresario Lawrence Welk was one of the most visible and popular personalities in easy-listening orchestral pop music through several decades spanning the pre- and post-war eras, with his high-profile TV series "The Lawrence Welk Show" running for three decades from 1951 into the early '80s. Performing what he christened early in his career as "Champagne Music", he transcended all the upheavals in the pop music landscape during these times to maintain a consistent appeal to the broad middle ground of popular music tastes so that he was able to take advantage of the introduction of the stereo long-playing albums during the 1950s and beyond. This great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from his singles for Vocalion, Okeh, Decca, Mercury, Coral and Dot labels during the quarter-century from the late 30s right through to the early '60s, and features over 30 chart entries, including the No. 1 "Calcutta" and the Top 10 hits "I Won't Tell A Soul", "The Moon Is A Silver Dollar", "Don't Sweetheart Me" and "Oh Happy Day". It covers a remarkable range of styles, including vocal hits from the early part of his career in the 'sweet' dance band style of the war years, along with examples of his trademark polka tunes featuring his distinctive accordion sound, through to easy listening orchestral pop recordings during the 1950s. It's an entertaining cross-section of his work, underlining his skill in refining his style to stay in touch with an evolving market to stay firmly in the public eye
Accordionist, bandleader, composer and TV impresario Lawrence Welk was one of the most visible and popular personalities in easy-listening orchestral pop music through several decades spanning the pre- and post-war eras, with his high-profile TV series "The Lawrence Welk Show" running for three decades from 1951 into the early '80s. Performing what he christened early in his career as "Champagne Music", he transcended all the upheavals in the pop music landscape during these times to maintain a consistent appeal to the broad middle ground of popular music tastes so that he was able to take advantage of the introduction of the stereo long-playing albums during the 1950s and beyond. This great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from his singles for Vocalion, Okeh, Decca, Mercury, Coral and Dot labels during the quarter-century from the late 30s right through to the early '60s, and features over 30 chart entries, including the No. 1 "Calcutta" and the Top 10 hits "I Won't Tell A Soul", "The Moon Is A Silver Dollar", "Don't Sweetheart Me" and "Oh Happy Day". It covers a remarkable range of styles, including vocal hits from the early part of his career in the 'sweet' dance band style of the war years, along with examples of his trademark polka tunes featuring his distinctive accordion sound, through to easy listening orchestral pop recordings during the 1950s. It's an entertaining cross-section of his work, underlining his skill in refining his style to stay in touch with an evolving market to stay firmly in the public eye
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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 03/08/2019
UPC: 824046328528

Lawrence Welk Collection: Lawrence Welk & His Champagne Music 1938-62
Artist: Lawrence Welk
Format: CD
New: In Stock $18.00
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1. Change Partners the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus Lois Best
2. Colorado Sunset the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal By Walter Bloom
3. Bubbles in the Wine the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk
4. I Won't Tell a Soul the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus Walter Bloom
5. Two Sleepy People the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus Jules Herman
6. I'm Happy About the Whole Thing the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk
7. The Moon Is a Silver Dollar the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus Walter Bloom
8. Daddy's Lullaby the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus By Jayne Walton ; Parnell Grina
9. Maria Elena the Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. Vocal Chorus By Jayne Walton 1
10. Dear Home in Holland Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Jayne Walton 1
11. Cleanin' My Rifle (And Dreamin' of You) Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Bobby Beers 1
12. I Wish That I Could Hide Inside This Letter Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Jayne Walton 1
13. Don't Sweetheart Me - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Wayne Marsh 1
14. Mairzy Doats - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Bobby Beers ; Ensemble 1
15. Is My Baby Blue Tonight? - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal Chorus By Jayne Walton 1
16. Shame on You - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra with Red Foley 1
17. Bar Room Polka - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal By Bob 'Tex' Cromer 1
18. Kit Kat Polka - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal By Helen Ramsay ; Garth Andrews 1
19. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal By Jinny Jackson 2
20. Hoop Dee Doo - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra. Vocal By Roberta Linn ; Garth Andrews 2
21. Pennsylvania Polka - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 2
22. Moonlight Bay - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal Duet By Roberta Linn ; Dick Dale 2
23. Swingin' Down the Lane - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal Duet By Roberta Linn 2
24. Meet Mr. Callaghan - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 2
25. Oh Happy Day - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal Chorus By Larry Hooper 2
26. Ebb Tide - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal Chorus By Gene Pursell 2
27. Darktown Strutter's Ball - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 2
28. In a Little Spanish Town - Lawrence Welk ; His Sparklers 2
29. Elephant's Tango - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 3
30. Hey Mr Banjo - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 3
31. Bonnie Blue Gal - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music. Vocal By the Sparklers 3
32. Moritat (A Theme from the Threepenny Opera) - Lawrence Welk ; His Sparkling Sextet 3
33. The Poor People of Paris - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 3
34. Lisbon Antigua - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 3
35. On the Street Where You Live - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 3
36. Weary Blues - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music with the McGuire Sisters 3
37. In the Alps (In Der Schweiz) - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music with the McGuire Sisters 3
38. Tonight You Belong to Me - Lawrence Welk ; His Sparkling Strings. Vocal By the Lennon Sisters ; the Sparklers 3
39. When the White Lilacs Bloom Again - Lawrence Welk ; His Sparkling Strings 4
40. Around the World - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 4
41. Champagne Time - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 4
42. Cinco Robles (Five Oaks) - Lawrence Welk ; His Sparkling Strings 4
43. Liechtensteiner Polka - Lawrence Welk ; His Champagne Music 4
44. Last Date - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 4
45. Calcutta - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 4
46. My Grandfather's Clock - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 4
47. Theme from 'My Three Sons' - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 4
48. Out of a Clear Blue Sky - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 4
49. Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 5
50. Riders in the Sky - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra ; Chorus 5
51. My Love for You - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra ; Chorus 5
52. A-One A-Two A-Cha Cha Cha - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra ; Chorus 5
53. Runaway - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 5
54. Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 5
55. Theme from 'The Brothers Grimm' - Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra 5
56. Zero-Zero - Lawrence Welk

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Accordionist, bandleader, composer and TV impresario Lawrence Welk was one of the most visible and popular personalities in easy-listening orchestral pop music through several decades spanning the pre- and post-war eras, with his high-profile TV series "The Lawrence Welk Show" running for three decades from 1951 into the early '80s. Performing what he christened early in his career as "Champagne Music", he transcended all the upheavals in the pop music landscape during these times to maintain a consistent appeal to the broad middle ground of popular music tastes so that he was able to take advantage of the introduction of the stereo long-playing albums during the 1950s and beyond. This great-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from his singles for Vocalion, Okeh, Decca, Mercury, Coral and Dot labels during the quarter-century from the late 30s right through to the early '60s, and features over 30 chart entries, including the No. 1 "Calcutta" and the Top 10 hits "I Won't Tell A Soul", "The Moon Is A Silver Dollar", "Don't Sweetheart Me" and "Oh Happy Day". It covers a remarkable range of styles, including vocal hits from the early part of his career in the 'sweet' dance band style of the war years, along with examples of his trademark polka tunes featuring his distinctive accordion sound, through to easy listening orchestral pop recordings during the 1950s. It's an entertaining cross-section of his work, underlining his skill in refining his style to stay in touch with an evolving market to stay firmly in the public eye