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The Essential Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

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FINALLY, a good representation of Welk's mid-1950's work.

FINALLY, a good representation of Welk's mid-1950's work. For those of you who are vinyl collectors, these seem to be from his 1950's recordings on the Coral label, which are many people's favorite era of Welk's, including my grandparents. The original vinyl Coral-label records are getting increasingly harder to find and more expensive - that is, the GOOD ones (without the terrible vocals). This is just what I was trying to find for my grandparents all along! Wish I had found this first before blowing lots of dough on original Coral vinyl LP's, 45's, and 78's. 5 stars!


Born: March 11, 1903 in Strasburg, ND

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

It may or may not be true that Lawrence Welk is the most popular easy listening artist of all time, but it's difficult to think of anyone who is more prominently associated with the genre. Welk's long-running TV variety show was a huge success in its time, and remains an enduring favorite in reruns. And while Welk recorded prolifically, his true musical legacy was built through the doggedly innocuous, wholesome aesthetic of his show. He was an unlikely television star — his thick German accent...
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