“Music of Irving Berlin”

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest  Ken Delo

Original Air Date:  December 2, 1978

Lawrence and the band kick off this Irving Berlin Show with “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Bobby Burgess and Cissy King dance to “Let’s Face the music and Dance,” and Guy & Ralna sing “Remember.” An arousing rendition of “God Bless America” with Norma Zimmer and our Musical Family close the show.

"Alexander’s Ragtime Band" -  orchestra

"What’ll I Do" - Tom Netherton, with Bob Ralston at the piano

"Let’s Face the Music and Dance" - sung and danced by Bobby Burgess and Cissy King

"Marie" - orchestra, featuring Don Staples on trombone

"Remember" -  Guy Hovis and Ralna English, with Bob Smale at the piano

"I Can’t Get Started" - guest saxophonist Marshal Royal

"Blue Skies" - danced by Arthur Duncan

"Till the Rivers All Run Dry" - The Otwell Twins (also on guitar) and the Aldridge Sisters

"Always" - the string section, featuring Ernie Ehrhardt on cell and danced by Lawrence Welk and Cissy King

"Annie Get Your Gun” Medley:

                There’s No Business Like Show Business                     orchestra

                Doin’ What Comes Naturally                                           orchestra

                The Girl That I Marry                                                         Jimmy Roberts

                I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night   orchestra

                There’s No Business Like Show Business (Reprise)      Larry, Bobby, Jimmy, Guy, Tom, Anacani, Ralna, Gail, Kathie, Mary Lou

"A Pretty Girl" - Joe Feeney, with Bob Ralston at the organ

"Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" -  Ken Delo, with the trumpet section on bugles

"How Deep is the Ocean" - Anacani

"I’m Beginning to See the Light" - Marshal Royal on saxophone

"Doin’ What Comes Naturally" - Kathie Sullivan, with a comedy assist by Jack Imel

"I Love a Piano" - Gail Farrell (also on piano), Sandi Griffiths and Mary Lou Metzger

"When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves" - Ava Barber

"God Bless America" - Norma Zimmer, with Tom, Guy, Bobby, Jimmy, Joe, Mary Lou, Gail, Ralna, Anacani, Kathie