In the late 50s, Welk was so popular that he had two shows airing every week, and on this December 16, 1957 episode, Christmas is in the air with musical selections that truly celebrate the season. Watch for Pete Fountain, oft-featured clarinetist in Welk's orchestra, and his memorable medley of "My Blue Heaven"/"Away In A Manger" (particularly memorable for Fountain, as Welk would fire him after the show for "jazzing it up" too much!), as well as other Welk Family regulars like saxophonist Dick Dale, Champagne lady Alice Lon and, of course, The Lennon Sisters. Merry Christmas!
This release features the December 16, 1957 Christmas episode of bandleader/emcee Lawrence Welk's TOP TUNES AND NEW TALENT musical variety program. The musicians who turn up to perform renditions of yuletide favorites include Pete Fountain, Alice Lon, The Lennon Sisters and Dick Dale.
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