Saturday, November 25, 2023

Film Albums: Lawrence Welk's Baby Elephant Walk (1962)

Bandleader Lawrence Welk was always keeping in musical step with the current generation and he loved to play music from the latest films on his weekly television show The Lawrence Welk Show. Many of these tunes appeared on the 1962 album "Lawrence Welk's Baby Elephant Walk". 

It may not be entirely a "film album" but there are a number of great movie tunes on this album so we thought it worth sharing anyway. "Baby Elephant Walk" (from the John Wayne film Hatari!) was one of Lawrence Welk's big hits of 1962. In fact, this album debuted on Billboard magazine's popular album chart in September of 1962, reached No. 9, and remained on the chart for 10 weeks. 

Track Listing: 

Baby Elephant Walk (from Hatari!)
Are You Lonesome Tonight 
Love Me Tender 
It's All In The Game 
Theme From The Brothers Grimm 
Three Coins In The Fountain 
Mona Lisa  (from Captain Carey U.S.A)
It's Not For Me To Say 
Vaya Con Dios 
Because Of You

Top Music Picks:  Baby Elephant Walk, Gigi (this has a great Ray Conniff-ish choral backing), It's All in the Game, Theme from The Brothers Grimm, Because of You

Click here to listen to the album on Youtube.

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