2007   DECEMBER 7   #341

Dick and Libby Halleman - Let's Go Dancing

01 Cab Driver (3:02)
02 Medley (3:39)
03 Help Yourself (2:52)
04 Sunrise Sunset (2:40)
05 Red Roses (3:08)
06 Muskrat Ramble (1:59)
07 Gentle on my mind (3:16)
08 Tijuana Taxi (2:10)
09 Please Release Me (3:29)
10 Can't Take My Eyes Off of You (3:50)
11 Kansas City (2:28)
12 Patricia (3:06)

Transport yourself to Del Webb's Mountain Shadows in Scottsdate, AZ, one evening in... I'm guessing the 1960s... for superior lounge style entertainment from Dick and Libby Halleman — in stereo. The Hallemans are all over the place, though at times echo their obvious heroes, Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Sometimes, they rock, rather.

Lawrence Welk loved the group. On the back he writes, "I want to congratulate you on this wonderful little band. It is truly the best little dance band I have heard in many years. If we can come up with more bands like this, I think the music and dance business could be brought back."

Research has shown that Dick and Libby actually played the Phoenix Rotary Club in 1999 - most recently, Dick was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

- Contributed by: John Mitchell

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