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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Seamus OReally, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Inspired by Fezz’s wiggle stick thread. Neil Levang played this tune several times on the Welk program, but this duet with Buddy Merrill is my fave.

     
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    Splendid!

    As a youngster, I was forced to sit thru the Lawrence Welk show each week.

    Actually, I liked most of it.

    And a 1, and a 2...
     
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    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I was forced to watch the Lawrence Welk show, too. It helped me develop a love of precision in musical performance.
     
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    I got his autograph once on an airline flight. My parents made me go over and get it. All I remember was his show had bubbles.
     
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    fezz parka Making a record.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Those guys sold more Fenders than The Ventures. :D
     
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    It helped me develop a love of grinning while staring blankly into the distance while performing.
     
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    The only thing that I'll say about Lawrence Welk is that I sat through part of some of his shows. You guys have had some hard knocks, that's for sure!
    :whistling:
     
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    I have read that Mr. Welk was very demanding of the musicians, only their best was accepted (and I have read the same about Mr. Wills).
     
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    I like The Lawrence Welk program. We frequently visited my paternal grandparents on Sunday evenings, and after dinner it was a double header of Welk and The King Family (featuring Alvino Rey and his Singing Guitar!) with grandmother whispering continually to my grandfather (“Didja hear that, Floyd? He said that girl singing is from Sweden!”). On any other night of the week, my dad might allow the Stroh’s and insecurities roiling in his gut to erupt into volcanic anger and violence. But that wouldn’t happen at his parents’ house. So Lawrence Welk gives me a deep sense of calm. Nothing bad can happen while that bubbly music is playing.
     
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    This version features LeVang solo, doing some high-precision tremolo picking. Chops for days.

     
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    And Buddy Merrill could really rock the house, too! He even gets ol' Lawrence dancing on this solo rendition of his own tune, "Buddy's Boogie."

     
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