Saturday, February 18, 2012

#Giveaway - Lawrence Welk Classic Episodes, Vol. 1-4


Hosted by iconic musician, accordionist and band leader Lawrence Welk – whose style came to be known as “champagne music” – The Lawrence Welk Show first aired locally in Los Angeles from 1951-55, broadcast from the Aragon Ballroom in Venice Beach. (The show debuted nationally in July 1955, taping at the Hollywood Palladium for 23 of its 27 years on air).

Much of the show’s appeal was Welk himself, endearing himself to the audience with his unusual accent (born in the German-speaking community of Strasburg, N.D., he didn’t begin learning English until he started school). Recorded as if it was a live performance, the show was at times quite free-wheeling, with Welk frequently pulling women from the audience for a turn on the dance floor!

Welk’s music highlighted popular music standards, polkas and novelty songs delivered in a smooth, good-humored, easy-listening style and family-oriented manner. The program embraced changes on the musical scene over the years, featuring fresh music alongside the classics, even music originally not intended for the big-band sound.

Featured in this four-disc, collectors set are the fifth anniversary show, the “Gypsy” show, a salute to veterans and a Mardi Gras celebration. Also joining Welk are his “Champagne Lady” of 22 years, Norma Zimmer, polka musician Walter “Li'l Wally” Jagiello and many more!

Lawrence Welk Classic Episodes, Vol. 1-4 is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and mono sound.



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  5. I grew up watching his show. Of course, I was very young. I would love to watch them again.

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  6. I'm old enough to have actually watched Lawrence Welk live! And....I played the accordian!
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  9. This is so awesome we grow up watching Mr. Welk. Great family memories. Thank you for this great giveaway.
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  16. Would love to see this show again, my grandma used to put it on for me when I was really little!
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  19. This looks great! I would love to have this in my collection.

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  20. David HollingsworthFebruary 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Every Saturday night, I watched Lawrence Welk on PBS, and I loved it. It would be great to relive it.

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  22. My dad is housebound, I would LOVE to win these for him

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  24. Lawrence Welk is awesome! I had grown up watching his show on television, and still watch it on PBS when I can! Thanks for having the giveaway! I would LOVE to be able to win this amazing set!


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  32. Love to see this old show and share it with my parents.

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  39. Are more episodes out on DVD?

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  42. I'd love to see these episodes

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  49. My Dad loves to watch Lawrence Welk and watches him on Saturdays.

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  56. I love this show! My mom showed me old episodes of this because she grew up with it.

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  59. my mom use to watch his show all the time :)

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  66. I used to watch this when i was little!! Would love to see them again!

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  69. My parents loved the Lawrence Welk when they were little.

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