Season 12, Episode 2 Salute to the Swing Bands

First Aired: September 11, 2009

A 1979 celebration of swing bands, featuring Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again," Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball," Glenn Miller's "American Patrol" and "Tuxedo Junction." Also: "So Rare"; "Amapola"; "Sophisticated Lady"; and "Original Boogie Woogie."

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  • Premise: Welk's `champagne music' made for one of TV's most beloved series, first running on ABC from 1955 to 1971, then bubbling along in syndication until 1982. Older viewers in particular embraced his straightforwardly square show, which featured his own band as… (more)

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