“Big Band Memories”

Guest:  Elaine Balden

Original Air Date:  January 5, 1980

Lawrence and the gang recreate the music, the dances, the "feel" of the days
of the Big Band!  From the moment this show opens with the band, singers
and dancers, to its all-out foot-stomping arrangement of "Panama" at the
closing, it's memories of the great days of the big bands. Guy & Ralna
perform a classic version of "Green Eyes," Bob Ralston and Bob Smale play
twin pianos in "Concerto in B Flat Minor" as a tribte to the late Freddy Martin.
Bobby and Elaine dance to "Opus One," and lovely Anacani offers the famous
Latin hit, "Perfidia."

(shown in parentheses is the orchestra that Lawrence mentioned as having
been the one that popularized the selections for this evening's show)

01 - Chattanoogo Choo Choo (Glenn Miller)

              Orchestra intro., Gail Farrell with Sherry, Sheila, Mary Lou,
              Ava, Anacani, Curt, Ken, David, Roger, Joe, Jim, Jimmy, Tom,
              danced by Bobby and Elaine

02 - You Made Me Love You (Harry James)

              Featuring Johnny Zell on trumpet with the orchestra

03 - Green Eyes (Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell with Jimmy Dorsey)

              Guy and Ralna

04 - I'll Never Smile Again (Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra)

               Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins

05 - Dipsy Doodle (Larry Clinton's band from the late 1930's)


06 - There, I've Said It Again (Vaughn Monroe, Vocalist and Band Leader)

               Tom Netherton with Bob Smale at the piano

07 - You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (Russ Morgan)

               Jim Turner vocal and guitar

08 - Opus One (Tommy Dorsey)

               Jitterbug by Bobby and Elaine Niverson

09 - Perfidia (Xavier Cougat)

               Anacani (in Spanish)

10 - Let's Dance (Benny Goodman's theme song)

               Henry Cuesta - Orchestra

11 - Tchaikovsky's Concerto in B Flat Minor (Freddie Martin)

               Bob Smale and Bob Ralston at the twin pianos - George cates conducts

12 - Just Because (Frankie Yankovic and his accordion - Polka King)

               Myron Floren and Ava Barber

13 - Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington)

               Skeets Herfurt featured on saxophone - orchestra

14 - Caravan (Duke Ellington)

               Danced by Arthur Duncan

15 - To Each His Own (Eddie Howard)

               Jimmy Roberts with Neil Le Vang on guitar

16 - Petite Fleur (Acker Bilk)

               Henry Cuesta featured on clarinet - orchestra

17 - It's a Lonesome Old Town (Billy Vaughn)

                Ken Delo

18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight (Will Bradley)


19 - Dream (Paul Weston with Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers/Jo Stafford)

                 Kathy Sullivan with Curt Ramsey Quintet (on his 30th anniversary with
                 the show) Dick, Sheila, Charlie, Gail and Curt with Russ Klein on the

20 - Panama (Ray Anthony)