The day after Christmas seems a likely time to reblog this one. I agree with Lawrence Welk. We young people of the time were refreshing in the new gospel music we were listening to. The toking never let up, like happened with the johnny-come-lately coke and crack and ecstacy and skag. You can’t stop a man when he knows he’s right and keeps coming. Some old timey Texas Ranger said that first. But that announcer introducing this event on the Welk video demonstrates how true it is.
Hi readers. Some of you evidently come to this blog for the humor, but my brand of humor frequently falls flat for a lot of other readers. So for those of you unable to appreciate my dry, subtle, sometimes off-target attempts at humor I offer perhaps the funniest scene ever to appear on television.
Note the squeeze-box player attempting to keep a straight face while introducing the song. Afterward, the followup by famous wit Lawrence Welk caps the entire performance as he expresses his appreciation for “modern gospel music” performances by young people.
Unlike so many young performers of the time, these already had perfect teeth.
Meanwhile, the songwriters, Brewer and Shipley, were awarded a position on President Nixon’s ‘Enemy List’ and enjoyed honorable mention by Vice President Spiro Agnew before he went down in flames.