Saturday, December 2, 2017

RINGING IN THE SEASON...

...with the musical stylings of the lovely and hyper ivory tickler Jo Ann Castle to ring in the holiday season. 
Whatever she's on, get me some.

26 comments:

  1. Love it....especially after a couple drinks.

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  2. Oh shit. It's started. Bah Humbug. Jx

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    1. We should really make that a drink. "Yes Smitey, I'll take a Bah Humbug....nice and neat."

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  3. I'll admit it...I watched Lawrence Welk then and some weekends still do! At the risk of howls of indignation from the purists (which has never deterred me), she's technically every bit as good as the great Art Tatum. The mind boggles watching her play.

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  4. I came across an old Lawrence Welk show on PBS and just for kicks, watched it. I was amazed at Jo Ann's playing

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  5. Queen of the ragtime piano! When I was still in the states, met her once after a show and she was funny as hell. If the piano playing hadn't panned out she could have been a comedian.

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  6. old man welk was an SOB like old man disney back then.

    perhaps jo ann had a magic vibrator attached to her piano bench...

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    1. That would explain a whole lot, Carebear! I wonder if they still sell them (I have a piano playing friend).

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    2. Yes they do. I guessing.

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  7. I'm'a need an ax to cut off some fingers!

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    1. Ax!!! I imagine Joan crawford would have played much the same.

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  8. Can one suffer from Lawrence Welk PTSD? Why, oh, why would a father, who worshipped Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, ever sit his six girls down in front of the television to watch this show? Maybe it was for a glimpse of the one black guy who came on from time to time. Don't know, but sixties blonde hairdos and bubbles make me want to go into a corner and scream! I should've just turned away, sigh.

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    1. I'll admit to seeing a,show or two. And that Mary Lou Metzer was just way to happy also. Do you think there was a special cool aid?

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    2. I don't know, Maddie. Maybe they were just high on life, and very boring music. Funny, a lot of the music wasn't boring until it got this show's treatment.

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    3. Sometimes, I can't help but watch, because of the cheese it was.

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  9. fantastic rag time boogie woogie,,,shame it was Welk

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  10. A fabulous technician on keyboard, good god.

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  11. I'll admit seeing this show as a kid with my parents in the mid-70s. They're also up the road from me in Escondido, so it's not like I could ignore them.

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    1. Especially with what, all that toe tapping and dancing and accordion playing.

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  12. just when you think she can't play any more animated she brings it home further.....

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  13. What's really worrying is that I enjoyed this.

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    1. You and me both. I have no idea why she entertains me but she does. And thank you for stopping by LL.

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  14. Festive and fantastic! She has ignited the holiday season!

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  15. Trying to catch up on all I missed... I do remember seeing her on the Lawrence Welk Show decades ago and thought she exhibited such an exhuberence for life.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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