The Lawrence Welk Show - Season 14

ABC (ended 1982)




Episode Guide

  • August 16, 1969
    August 16, 1969
    Episode 48
    Larry Hooper and the group set the mood with "One of Those Songs". Highlights: Sandi & Salli duet with "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". Clay Hart performs "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay". Charlotte Harris performs "Melody in F". Tanya Falan sings "I Can't Stop Loving You". Ralna English performs "The Windmills of Your Mind". Jimmy Roberts sings "Sonny Boy".moreless
  • August 2, 1969
    August 2, 1969
    Episode 46
    A blend of old and new. Highlights: Clay Hart performs "Cotton Fields". Norma Zimmer sings "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Steve Smith sings "Happy Heart". Cissy & Lawrence dance to "Over the Rainbow". Joe Feeney performs "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life". Tanya Falan sings "Let It Be Me".
  • Musical Tour of the U.S.A.
    As Lawrence says in his opening remarks, he's played almost every small town in the United States – and every state but Alaska – so he takes a special interest in this musical tour of the country. Things get underway with the entire cast and orchestra for "This Land Is Your Land". Ralna sings "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", Bobby & Cissy dance to "Galveston", Steve Smith sings about "Manhattan" and Norma Zimmer and Jim Roberts recall "It Happened In Monterey". Bob Havens and the band close the show with a rousing "St. Louis Blues".moreless
  • April Showers
    April Showers
    Episode 31
    The Maestro and his Music Makers theme is April Showers. Highlights: Andra, Dick, Sandi, Steve, Salli, Bobby, Cissy, Larry join in for "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella". The Orchestra featuring Frank Scott at the piano perform "The More I Love You". Lynn Anderson sings "The Auctioneer Song". Myron Floren on the accordion plays a polka with Lawrence dancing with Cissy. Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts duet with "I'll Remember April". Bobby Burgess & Cissy King dance to "Dancing in the Dark". Sandi & Salli duet on "Chanson D'Amour". Natalie Nevins sings "It's a Grand Night for Singing". The Orchestra performs a medley of songs from "Oklahoma". Bob Lido with entire cast join in for "A Shine on Your Shoes". Bobby Burgess & Jack Imel dance to "That Old Soft Shoe". Tanya Falan sings "Walking the Floor Over You". Jo Ann Castle plays "This Ole House" on the honky tonk piano, with assist from Bobby, Cissy, Andra and Buddy Merrill on banjo. Steve Smith sings "April Love". The Orchestra performs "Hey Jude" (from Galveston album). Dick Dale & Andra Willis duet with "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off". Larry Hooper sings "Dance with a Dolly". Joe Feeney, piano: Frank Scott perform "Cara Mia". Bob Ralston at the organ plys "The Sound of Music". Larry Hooper at the piano with Cissy, Bobby, Andra, Steve, Natalie, Joe, Dick, Norma, Jimmy, Sandi, Salli, Tanya join in for "April Showers".moreless
  • Easter Show
    Easter Show
    Episode 29
    Lawrence Welk's guest for the Easter Show is Charley Pride. Highlights: Sandi, Salli, Andra, Cissy, Bobby, Larry, Dick, Steve with trombonist Bob Havens perform "A-Tisket, A-Tasket". "Little Green Apples" is performed by the Orchestra with Frank Scott at the organ. Bobby Burgess & Cissy King dance to the "Easter Waltz". Charley Pride with Neil Levang & Buddy Merrill on guitar, Johnny Klein on drums perform "Kaladja". "Eli, Eli" is performed by the string section with Bob Ralston at the piano, Charlotte Harris on cello, Bob Lido & Harry Hyams on violin and Richard Maloof on bass. Sandi Griffiths & Salli Flynn duet with "Hava Nagila". Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts sing "Whispering Hope". Andra Willis sings "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)". The Orchestra performs "Maria". Natalie Nevins with Joe, Andra, Steve, Sandi, Salli, Dick, Jimmy, Norma, Charley, Tanya, Bobby, Cissy join in for "Come Home". Dick Dale with same chorus as above, adding Bob Ralston & Jo Ann perform "Easter Parade". Myron Floren on accordion with Frank Scott at the piano, Neil Levang on banjo, Richard Maloof on bass, Jack Imel on marimba performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses". Tanya Falan & Steve Smith duet with "It's Easter Time". Larry Hooper sings "The Bible Tells Me So". Joe Feeney with Bob Ralston at the organ performs "Jerusalem". Bob Ralston at the piano plays "Sunrise Serenade". Charley Pride sings "Cotton Fields". Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano with Arthur Duncan dancing to "Peter Cottontail". Norma Zimmer with Andra, Sandi, Salli, Natalie, Tanya, Cissy, Joe, Steve, Bobby, Dick, Jimmy, Larry, Charley join in for "The Lord's Prayer".moreless
  • Springtime in the Rockies
    A salute to spring features "Zorba the Greek," "Emerald Hop," "Bonaparte's Retreat," "A Little Bird" and "More Than You Know."
  • Spring
    Episode 26
    A celebration of spring features "April Showers," "Listen to My Smile," "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year."
  • Stephen Foster Tribute
    Most of this episode is set in the Stephen Foster period as a tribute to the “Father of American Music.”
  • Irish Show
    Irish Show
    Episode 25
    A 1979 Irish celebration features "Galway Bay," "Harrigan," "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra" and "Four Leaf Clover." Mary Lou Metzger hosts.
  • Working Songs
    Working Songs
    Episode 25
    The Working People Occupation songs. Highlights: Tanya, Sandi, Cissy, Andra, Bobby, Dick, Joe, Steve join in for "The Trolley Song". The Orchestra performs "The Firefly Serenade". Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts duet with "Penthouse Serenade". Myron Floren on accordion with pianist Bob Ralston, guitarist Neil Levang & Richard Maloof on tuba perform "The Circus Polka". Sandi Griffiths & Salli Flynn duet on "We'll Make It to the Moon Tonight". Charlotte Harris performs a number on the cello. "Dance Lesson" is sung and danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Dick Dale sings "The Wichita Lineman". Tanya Falan sings "Call Me". Jo Ann Castle on honky tonk piano with Bobby, Cissy, Bob Ralston & Sandi perform "The Painter's Rag". Andra Willis sings "Salt and Pepper". "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" is danced by Arthur Duncan and sung by Larry, Steve, Curt & Charlie. Larry Hooper with Steve Smith, Curt Ramsey & Charlie Parlato perform "Cab Driver (Drive By Mary's Place)". Cissy King, Tanya Falan, Sandi Griffith, Andra Willis with Frank Scott at the piano perform "Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long". Joe Feeney & Natalie Nevins duet with "Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral" (Irish Lullaby). Jack Imel with Sandi, Cissy, Andra & Tanya perform "He's a Sound Effect Man". Bob Lido sings "Lulu's Back in Town". Steve Smith sings "I'm an Old Cowhand". Larry Hooper sings "Sixteen Tons". Bob Havens on trombone, Russ Klein on saxophone, David Joy on trumpet & rhythm section join in for "Dixieland Music".moreless
  • Time Was
    Time Was
    Episode 24
    Selections include "Grandfather's Clock," "One O'Clock Jump," "Tick Tock Polka," "Now Is the Hour" and "Five Minutes More."
  • Mardi Gras
    Mardi Gras
    Episode 23
    A Mardi Gras celebration from 1966 is featured. Included: "Come to the Mardi Gras"; "I Dreamed"; "Mr. Wonderful"; "Shrimp Boats"; "Jambalaya"; and "South Rampart Street Parade."
  • Salute to Sinatra
    Salute to Sinatra
    Episode 22
    A salute to Frank Sinatra features"I've Got You Under My Skin," "Young at Heart," "The Tender Trap" and "This Love of Mine."
  • Music, Music, Music
    Music, Music, Music
    Episode 21
    Songs include "Bambalina," "Singin' in the Rain," "Melodie d'Amour," "Dill Pickles" and "Somebody Stole My Gal."
  • 200 Years of American Music, Part 2
    America's Bicentennial is celebrated. Included "Love Nest"; "Can't Help Falling in Love"; "Stardust"; "Beer Barrel Polka"; and a medley of big band theme songs.
  • Small Towns of America
    The Maestro and his Music Makers visit the small towns of America, in this musical tribute. Highlights: Larry, Bob Lido, Sandi, Bobby, Cissy, Salli, Andra, Bob Ralston, Tanya, Joe, Jo Ann, Natalie, Jimmy, Arthur, Dick, Curt join in for "Dear Hearts and Gentle People". Norma Zimmer sings "My Sweet Little Alice Blue Gown". The Orchestra performs "Josephine". Steve Smith and Larry Hooper with Curt Ramsey and Charlie Parlato perform "That Old Gang of Mine". Andra Willis sings "Peace in the Valley". Bob Ralston at the piano plays "Walking My Baby Back Home". Jimmy Roberts sings "A House with Love in It". Steve Smith sings "My Heart Is a Hobo". Natalie Nevins with Cissy, Andra, Tanya, Charlie, Bobby, Larry, Bob Ralston perform "Do, Re, Mi". "There's the Kind of Walk You Walk" is danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Joe Feeney performs "Everybody's Got a Home but Me". Jo Ann Castle on honky tonk piano plays a tune. Bob Lido sings "Give Me the Simple Life". Jack Imel & Bob Ralston perform "Small Town Boys". Larry Hooper with Charlie, Dick, Norma, Myron, Jo Ann, Cissy, Andra, Bob Lido, Joe perform "Gimme That Old Time Religion". Sandi Griffiths & Salli Flynn duet with "I'd Rather Be Blue". "My Home Is in My Shoes" is danced by Arthur Duncan. Dick Dale with Charlie, Joe, Bob Lido, Tanya, Jo Ann, Curt, Bob Ralston, Andra, Natalie, Larry, Arthur, Norma, Jimmy, Cissy, Bobby, Salli, Steve, Sandi join in for "Everybody Knows What Everybody Else Is Doing in a Small Town".moreless
  • Season Premiere, 1976
    The 1976 season premiere is featured. Selections include "In the Mood," "Feelings," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Doin' the New Low Down," "Waltz of the Flowers" and "America the Beautiful." Arthur Duncan hosts.
  • Music Memories
    Music Memories
    Episode 19
    The Music Makers salute the singers and bands of the Big Band era. Highlights: The Orchestra performs "Pennsylvania Polka". Sandi, Sally, and Andra sing "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen". Larry Hopper sings "That's What I Like About the South". Bob Ralston on piano performs "Tonight We Love". "Doin' the New Low Down" is danced by Arthur Duncan. Steve Smith with Charlie Parloto, Norma Zimmer, Andra Willis, and Curt Ramsey perform "I'll Never Smile Again". The Orchestra performs "Song of India". Steve Smith and Norma Zimmer duet with "Sweetheart" and "Just Because". Tanya Falan sings "Sentimental Journey". Dick Dale, Kenny Trimble, and Charlie Parlato perform "Boo Hoo". Jo Ann Castle and Myron Floren perform "Carolina Blue" and "Sugar Blues". Andra Willis sings "Oh Johnny". Joe Feeney performs "Shanty Town". Bobby and Cissy performed a set of dances. Dick Dale sings "Linda Mine". The Orchestra perform "Woodchopper's Ball". Norma Zimmer and chorus sing "God Bless America".moreless
  • Tour of Southern California
    A celebration of Southern California. Included: "Far Away Places"; "It's a Small World"; "Cielito Lindo"; and "California Dreamin'." The Otwell Twins host.
  • Salute to the Working People
    Songs include "Casey Jones," "The Peanut Vender," "The Auctioneer" and "Six Lessons From Madame Lazonga." Ken Delo hosts.
  • A Pretty Girl
    A Pretty Girl
    Episode 16
    Songs include "A Pretty Girl," "Hot Foot Polka," "Darlin' Meggie," "Oh Happy Day" and "The Music Lesson." Janet Lennon hosts.
  • Winter
    Episode 15
    Included: "Button Up Your Overcoat"; "Skater's Boogie"; "It's a Marshmallow World"; "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; and "Let It Snow." Dee Dee Lennon hosts.
  • New Year's Eve Show
    New Year's Eve Show
    Episode 15
    New Year's Eve Show Highlights: All join in for "Auld Lang Syne".
  • Christmas Show
    Christmas Show
    Episode 14
    Lawrence Welk annual Christmas Show.
  • December 14, 1968
    December 14, 1968
    Episode 13
    This was the "Pre-Christmas Show" broadcast.
  • Railroads Show
    Railroads Show
    Episode 12
    The Maestro's theme is the Railroads Show.
  • Thanksgiving Show
    Thanksgiving Show
    Episode 11
    The Maestro and the Music Makers have their annual Thanksgiving Show.
  • November 16, 1968
    November 16, 1968
    Episode 10
    Lawrence's guest is 14-year-old trumpeter David Joy. Highlights: David Joy performs "Tennessee Waltz" and "Jazz Me Blues". Bobby Burgess and Cissy King step out with a medley of dance styles. Myron Floren and Jo Ann Castle perform "Happy Yodeler". Norma Zimmer sings "Love Makes the World Go Round". Natalie Nevins sings "Wanting You" with Joe Feeney performing. Sandi & Salli duet with "The Girl From Ipanema".moreless
  • September 21, 1968
    September 21, 1968
    Episode 2
    Late-summer nostalgia grips the Music Makers. Highlights: Norma Zimmer sings "Indian Summer". Myron Floren on accordian performs "Kiss Me Goodbye". Joe Feeney performs "Danny Boy". Tanya Falan sings "Our Love is Here to Stay". Jimmy Roberts sings "Carolina Moon". Steve Smith sings "This Guy's in Love with You". Bob Lido and Bob Havens perform "Watermelon Weather".moreless