22 All Time Big Band Favorites

22 All Time Big Band Favorites

by Lawrence WelkLawrence Welk


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Lawrence Welk, the man who entertained America for 29 consecutive years on television, was as famous for his accent as much as his music. But beyond being the brunt of many jokes, the man knew what America wanted. On this collection of big-band favorites, Welk and company come up with a thoroughly entertaining collection. Whether performing their renditions of Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump," Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," or other classics of the era, the playing is impressive. Especially effective are the brass and piano solos (though unfortunately there are no liner notes to say who played what). Rhythmically the playing might be toned down a bit, and the vocals might be stylized. Still, there is a spirit beyond mere professionalism that can't be denied. For those who enjoyed Lawrence Welk over the years, or are fans of the big-band era, this is an easy collection to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ranwood Records
UPC: 0014921702325
catalogNumber: 7023
Rank: 60994

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lawrence Welk   Primary Artist,Accordion,Bandleader

Technical Credits

Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians   Composer
Brown   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Russ Morgan   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Frankie Carle   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Leon Berry   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Roc Hillman   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Sonny Miller   Composer
Ed Rose   Composer
Arnold Johnson   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
Harold Spina   Composer
Barclay Allen   Composer
Emil Flindt   Composer
Joseph Turnbridge   Composer
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Abe Olman   Composer

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