at the BK Lounge tonight. Our Lead Singer had been on the sick list for 3 weeks and we sure had missed his leadership. Our singing bass player, Mary Bichelmeyer was still absent and once again Lee Baldwin (below) filled in for her. Thanks for the help, Lee!
Larry followed with an old Bill Monroe hit titled, “Uncle Penn” and followed it with Merle Haggard’s “Blue Eyes in Texas”. Fiddle player, “Marvelous” Marvin Bredemeier came right behind with Glenn Miller’s “Jersey Bounce” and Bob Wills’ “Take Me Back To Tulsa”. Next to the microphone was our resident song writer, Garry Bichelmeyer singing, “Livin’ On Tulsa Time”, his own creation, “Ghost Chickens” and Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down”.
It was time then for Gordon to step up with Wynn Stewart’s hit, “Another Day, Another Dollar” and The Mills Brothers’ old “Cab Driver”.
Special guest, Jerome Oberle was summoned with his all-button Accordion to play, “Barber Polka’, and Anne Murray’s ”It Is No Secret” before Larry Dean returned to close the first half with “Rollin’ The Dice”.
We had a good supply supply of cookies brought in by the audience members and I think everyone got their fill of the wonderful array of cookies.
After a good intermission with the band members mingling and visiting with the audience, Larry opened with Haggard’s “I Had A Beautiful Time” and story teller Tom T. Hall’s, “Old Dogs, Children and Water Mellon Wine”.
Marvin stepped up with “Rubber Dolly” and “The Waltz You Saved For Me”. Gordon returned with Chet Atkins’ “Wheels” and his own “Washboard Rag” before Garry came back to the microphone with, “Devil Woman” by Marty Robbins. He continued with a couple of his own creations; a requested “Nodaway River” and the always popular “Northern Star”. Larry returned again with a request for Chuck Berry’s “Mabelline”. Garry stepped back front and center with the often requested, “Kansas City” for the line dancers.
Jerome was summoned again to play, “Because Just Because”, The Platters, “Harbor Lights” and the hugely popular Frankie Yankovic hit titled “Beer Barrel Polka”.
Larry came back to sing a beautiful song recorded by the late, great Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley named, “I Believe” The band closed the evening then with another Gordon Riley theme, “Gordon’s Boogie “2.
We hope to see every one safe and sound next Tuesday back at the BK Lounge!