- Released: February 25, 1994
- Label: Ranwood Records
- 1.Someone To Watch Over Me
- 3.Fantastic, That's You
- 4.Star Dust
- 5.I Can't Get Started
- 6.Haunting Melody
- 7.When My Baby Smiles At Me
- 8.Blue Velvet
- 9.Sophisticated Lady
- 10.Canadian Sunset
- 11.In A Sentimental Mood
- 12.I'm Beginning To See The Light
Personnel includes: Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Lawrence Welk (conductor).
Producers: George Cates, Lawrence Welk, Randy Wood.
Includes liner notes by Stanley Dance.
Personnel: Johnny Hodges (saxophone, alto saxophone).
Liner Note Author: Stanley Dance.
Recording information: 12/20/1965-12/21/1965.
Photographer: Ray Avery.
Arrangers: George Cates; George Wyle; Jerry Gray; Dick Hazard; Pete King ; Lynn Murray; Johnny Keating; Marty Paich; Russell Garcia ; Sid Feller; Vic Schoen; Benny Carter .
This was one of the oddest matchups and yet ended up being fairly logical. Altoist Johnny Hodges had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard and Lawrence Welk always loved beautiful music. This Dot recording features Hodges on a dozen standards while accompanied by a string section, brass and a rhythm section. The concise and melodic interpretations are indeed pretty and the arrangements (by a dozen different writers) are generally fine. Plus the album cover (which has a picture of the unlikely duo) is classic. ~ Scott Yanow