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Pick A Polka – Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music

Photo(s) by “Bart Solenthaler”. Imported from Flickr on Sep 15, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1955
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    Pick A Polka – Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “orplid” and “futura”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Undated recording by Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music, in a polka dot design using Orplid and Futura Condensed.

    In 1938 the orchestra garnered performance exposure for a concert at the St. Paul Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the group’s music earned the descriptive “Champagne Music” from a listener who pronounced that the orchestra’s music was “effervescent, like champagne.” From that time forward, the band was billed as The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk. […] a 1951 late-night appearance on television station KTLA became the springboard for his later national fame — Discogs

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    1 Comment on “Pick A Polka – Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music”

    1. Sep 16th, 2019  10:16 am

      Here’s another 1950s polka album with Orplid on the cover.

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