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Search Search. Play album. Length Related Tags instrumental easy listening exotica mpc Add tags View all tags. From The Album Play album. Champagne Music Lawrence Welk listeners. Play track. Artist images. Lawrence Welk 30, listeners Related Tags lawrence welk instrumental easy listening Lawrence Welk March 11, — May 17, was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting "The Lawrence Welk Show" from to His style came to be known to his large number of radio, television, and live-performance fans as "champagne music.
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Although many associate Welk's music with a style quite-separate from jazz , he recorded one notable song in a ragtime style in November for Gennett Records , based in Richmond, Indiana : "Spiked Beer", featuring Welk and his Novelty Orchestra. During the s, Welk led a traveling big band specializing in dance tunes and "sweet" music during this period, bands performing light-melodic music were referred to as "sweet bands" to distinguish them from the more rhythmic and assertive "hot" bands of artists like Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.
Initially, the band traveled around the country by car. They were too poor to rent rooms, so they usually slept and changed clothes in their cars. The term champagne music was derived from an engagement at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh , after a dancer referred to his band's sound as "light and bubbly as champagne. Welk described his band's sound, saying, "We still play music with the champagne style, which means light and rhythmic.
We place the stress on melody; the chords are played pretty much the way the composer wrote them. We play with a steady beat so dancers can follow it. Welk's big band performed across the country, but particularly in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. In the early s, the band began a year stint at the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, regularly drawing crowds of several thousand.
His orchestra also performed frequently at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City during the late s. In and , Welk led his orchestra in many motion picture " Soundies ," considered to be the early pioneers of music videos. In addition to the above-mentioned "Spiked Beer", Welk's territory band made occasional trips to Richmond, Indiana and to Grafton, Wisconsin to record a handful of sessions for the Gennett and Paramount companies. In November he recorded four sides for Gennett spread over two days one side was rejected , and in he recorded eight sides for Paramount in two sessions that were issued on the Broadway and Lyric labels.
These records are rare and highly valued. He signed with Decca Records in , then recorded for Mercury Records and Coral Records for short periods of time before moving to Dot Records in Welk bought back all his masters from Dot and Coral, and Ranwood became the outlet for all of Welk's many artists.
They started with a huge reissue of old Dot albums in to get them started on the right foot. Welk's estate licensed the Ranwood catalogue to Concord Music Group for 10 years. In , Welk settled in Los Angeles. The show became a local hit and was picked up by ABC in June During its first year on the air, the Welk hour instituted several regular features. To make Welk's "Champagne Music" tagline visual, the production crew engineered a "bubble machine" that spouted streams of large bubbles across the bandstand.
While the bubble machine was originally engineered to produce soap bubbles, complaints from the band members about soapy build-ups on their instruments led to the machine being re-worked to produce glycerine bubbles instead.
Whenever the orchestra played a polka or waltz, Welk himself would dance with the band's female vocalist, the "Champagne Lady".
After Welk and his band went on television, she appeared as a guest on the show, where she sang Latin American songs and favorites that were popular when she was traveling with the Welk band.
Novelty numbers would usually be sung by Rocky Rockwell — , originally from St.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Yellow Bird - Lawrence Welk on AllMusic - Release Date Duration Genre. Easy Listening. Styles. Instrumental Pop Polka. Submit Corrections Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra. Amazon: 2.