Bring Your Own Bubbles
:: Apples & Bananas ::
:: You're the Reason ::
In addition to helming one of the longest-running, inoffensive, and non-threatening whitey-white variety shows in television history, Lawrence Welk was also an aggressive real estate and music publishing mogul, becoming the second wealthiest entertainer in Hollywood by the time he died. The wealthiest was Bob Hope who, like Welk, never made me laugh. This is a fact.
In the thirties, Lawrence Welk’s band went through many name changes. Those names included the Lawrence Welk Novelty Orchestra, the Biggest Little Band in America, the Honolulu Fruit Gum Orchestra, and the Hotsy Totsy Boys. This is a fact.
In the lyrics to their song, “Fire Water Burn,” The Bloodhound Gang says Lawrence Welk resides in Hell along with Martha Raye, J.F.K. and Kojak. If you believe in such a place, this is most likely also a fact.
In my short stint on planet Earth, I’ve found that it is almost somewhat a fact that on every LP there is usually at least one or two songs that are worth a listen. Here are the two that can be found on this record.