Question concerning "The Lawrence Welk Show"

When I was a teenager, I had the sheet music to “Nola” but I never did learn to play it. It was deifinitely not ragtime. By the time I was in my early teens, I had had about all I wanted of playing the piano. Took lessons for a time and all that, but it was just not fun anymore. Then I went to a ragtime concert put on by a guy named “Ragtime” Bob Darch. The following week I visited with my grandmother, who had been a piano player back in the silent movie days when she was a girl. She had a couple of ragtime pieces of music and gave them to me. I presented them to my music teacher and he agreed to switch me from classical to ragtime. I got pretty good at it. Ragtime is “written to be played”. Once you get the syncopation down, it’s easy because your hands are almost always in the right place for the next notes. Some pieces do require a bit of force and a significant reach.

But “Nola” is an altogether different thing. It’s syncopated, but in a different way from any ragtime I ever played. My hat’s off to you.

I didn’t even know they still make it! I never hear about it anymore.

Thank you. I knew it was Minnie something or other (couldn’t remember her last name).

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And I play accordion for the same reason; started lessons in '54, when I was 8.




:heart::heart::heart::heart: We have that in the health food store where I work. Also FloraVital.

She lived in a mansion?


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For the record I am watching lawrence right now.


When we were young in the 70s, and we would visit my grandparents on the farm, the television only received two stations. Saturday night, two was too many. Lawrence Welk was the only option.


My grandmother loved Mr. Welk and so I grew up watching his show. Still a pleasure to watch.

And of course at New Year’s we always watched Guy Lombardo (whom my older sister referred to as Guy Lumbago); for many years now I have regretfully given up on ‘watching the ball come down in Times Square’ because I simply cannot stomach the ‘entertainers’ and the ‘music’ that lead up to it. Not even the early days of Dick Clark’s “Rocking New Year” were as pleasant as listening to Guy and the Royal Canadians.

Our local radio station (which sadly stopped broadcasting at the end of April this year :sob:) ALWAYS played Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians on New Year’s Eve.

My late father loved Vaughn Monroe. Dad actually met him when Vaughn Monroe came to upstate PA and performed at a club my dad attended. This is my favorite of all his songs:

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It is a great song. I have always liked the Bobby Vinton version, but this probably predates it. Very nice.

As a kid I would switch the TV between Guy Lombardo and Dick Clark. I usually didn’t like most of the acts on Dick Clark, except Barry Manilow who always did “It’s Just Another New Years Eve”. Had to hear ol’ Guy do “Boo Hoo” and “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” every year. I would ask my parents why they didn’t want to go out to a Guy Lombardo New Years and my dad would say it was too much money to spend the night in one tiny spot bobbing up and down all evening because it was so crowded.

You are all WEIRDOS!
:rofl: :crazy_face: :grin:

I was horrified to find, years later, that what I had thought was the last verse didn’t exist . . . something to the effect of, “Someday Jackie’s children, will find that rascal Puff” (and he’ll roar again, or some such"

hmm, just searched again, and found on wikipedia that,

The original poem also had a stanza that was not incorporated into the song. In it, Puff found another child and played with him after returning.

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