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#1006 – NEW!
“Musical Masterpieces”
Host: Johnny Zell
Airs: Nov. 8, 2013
This Lawrence Welk Show celebrates “Musical Masterpieces” when the program opens with the Lawrence Welk Band and singers performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Tom Netherton sings “Stranger in Paradise” and sensational Big Band trumpeter Johnny Zell plays “It’s All in the Game.”
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As you can see, we have started the new season of the Lawrence Welk Show on PBS TV.  Prior to the start of the season, we were alerted to the fact that our show is again rated #1 on PBS this year.  Our new format for this year is really a lot of fun.  We'll have 2, not 1, but 2 of our stars (Marylou Metzger and Bobby Burgess) commenting on each weeks show. Enjoy family!
Also, to watch a special Branson webpage, click here.

Click here to see Johnny's latest video.

Now a little history written by a wonderful member of our staff.

Johnny Zell has been playing and singing for fans of the famous Lawrence Welk TV Show for many years!  While Johnny was in the army and a member of the North American Air Defence Command Band (NORAD),
Lawrence Welk called to see if he would come to Hollywood and represent NORAD (The North American Air Defense Command) on Lawrence's national television show. Johnny soon left for Hollywood to do the show. After his performance, Mr. Welk asked him how much time he had left in the service. After Johnny's reply of . . . "13 months sir", Mr. Welk said, "Johnny, come and see me when you get out of the service, I may have a job for you"! Mr. Welk kept his word and Johnny joined the Welk orchestra the following year after his release from the Army. He has now performed for 38 years with the Lennon Sisters, Guy and Ralna, Myron Floren and the wonderful Champagne Music Makers. He has remained with the show all these years. The television show is seen weekly on 337 stations across America and Canada.  In the meantime, keep watching the Lawrence Welk Show on PBS TV every week (now in our 68th year).  Johnny will be performing his wonderful trumpet music on these shows.

And now something wunnerful, wunnerful and new!!!!  Johnny has just been ordained as a pastor!  He and wife Laura have started a new church in Southern California.  It's called . . . "THE CHURCH OF NEW BEGINNINGS" and is an inter-denominational church.  Each week he plays his trumpet, preaches the GOOD NEWS THAT JESUS SAVES, and teaches practical lessons in life as the Bible instructs.  During the summer, the church is "mobile" being that most of the members (and Pastor Johnny) are travelling.  Hence, the church is On-Line. The plan has worked out wunnerful, wunnerful.

For all you fans interested in donating to further Johnny and Laura's ministry, the address is:  The Church of New Beginnings, c/o P.O. Box 1125, Pacific City, OR 97135.  All donations are tax-deductable. God bless you as you give to help build the kingdom of God. 

Johnny and Laura with Billy Graham at the Pasadena Rose Bowl crusade.


Recordings available . . . . . . . 

"Vintage Trumpet"Play That TrumpetPlay That Trumpet

1. Blue Velvet - 2. What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life - 3. When I Fall in Love - 4. Besame Mucho - 5. La Vie En Rose - 6. Smile - 7. I Concentrate On You - 8. Come Rain or Come Shine - 9. Autumn In New York - 10. The Look of Love - 11. It's Impossible - 12. Wave - 13. The Shadow of Your Smile - 14. How Insentive - 15. The Girl From Ipanema
"Trumpeter's Delight"
1. String of Pearls - 2. Stardust - 3. Tangerine - 4. The Continental - 5. Laura - 6. Moonlight Serenade - 7. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - 8. Nessun Dorma - 9. You Stepped Out of a Dream - 10. Java - 11. Trumpet Polka - 12. Witchcraft - 13. Moonglow - 14. Chattanooga Choo Choo - 15. Tuxedo Junction - 16. I've Got You Under My Skin - 17. Sing, Sing, Sing!

"Trumpet, Trumpet, Trumpet" Click here for "The Sheik of Araby" (Harry James style)
1. You Made Me Love You - 2. Lullaby of Birdland - 3. The Very Thought of You - 4. Sentimental Journey -5. The Sheik of Araby - 6. It's All in The Game - 7. I Can't Get Started With You - 8. Begin The Beguine - 9. It Been a Long, Long, Time - 10. Sugar Blues - 11. Mack The Knife - 12. Twilight Time - 13. The St. Louis Blues - 14. Mean To Me - 15. Glenn Miller's "In The Mood"

"At The Cross"
1. At The Cross - 2. Deep River Jordan - 3. Amazing Grace - 4. Fairest Lord Jesus- 5. We Shall Walk Through The Valley - 6. The Lighthouse - 7. The Old Rugged Cross - 8. Something Beautiful - 9. My Tribute - 10. Peace Like A River - 11. Greater Is He - 12. Only Jesus Can Satisfy - 13. Do Lord (with the entire Zell Family) 14. The Lord's Prayer

CD's are available for "Trumpeters Delight", "Play That Trumpet", "Trumpet, Trumpet, Trumpet", "At The Cross" and are $20.00 each including shipping and handling.
Make checks out to: Johnny Zell

Send check or money order to:

Johnny Zell  P.O. Box 1125 Pacific City, Oregon 97135



On Saturday, June 6th, 12noon, Johnny played his trumpet for the "BLESSING OF THE DORY FLEET" in Pacific City Oregon (right on the beach).

Click on the video and hear The Old Rugged Cross.



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