“Songs From the Classics”

Host:  Mary Lou Metzger with guest Jim Turner

Original Air Date:  March 8, 1980

Lawrence has fun tracking down the origin of contemporary songs adapted from the classics! In the opening of this show, Lawrence asks a rhetorical question, ”What do the following songs have in common, ‘Mack the Knife,’ ‘Our Love’ and ‘Hot Diggity?” The answer, as he gleefully explains, is that all of them were originally classic compositions, and, as the show progresses, Lawrence explains where each song came from. Guy & Ralna sing “Songs of Love.”


"1812 Overture" - orchestra

"Song of Love" - Guy Hovis and Ralna English

"Tales From the Vienna Woods" - danced by Bobby Burgess and Elaine Niverson

"Hot Diggity" - The Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins

"The Breeze and I" - orchestra

"Mack the Knife" - Ken Delo

"I’m Always Chasing Rainbows" - Kathie Sullivan with Bob Ralston at the organ

"Dance of the Comedians" - Myron Floren on accordion with orchestra

"Malaguena" - orchestra

"Twelfth of Never" - Jim Turner (also on guitar)

"Can’t Help Falling in Love With You" - Ava Barber

"Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger

"It’s All in the Game" - Johnny Zell on trumpet

"Liebestraum" - danced by Arthur Duncan with Paul Humphrey on drums

"Till the End of Time" - Dick Dale with Bob Smale at the piano and Ernie Ehrhardt on cello

"Guadalajara" - Anacani

"Moonlight and Roses" - Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts

"Our Love" - orchestra with Roger, David, Joe, Jim, Guy, Ken, Curt, Ava, Kathie, Sandi, Ralna, Gail, Mary Lou, Sheila, Sherry