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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, February 15, 1974 Turntable topics New SantanaVgroup back with record album Drinks for ticket buyers Blonde Carol Channing, right, passes out champagne Wednesday in the lobby of the Palace Theatre, where she is starring in the Broadway musical The champagne was given to ticket buyers in what was billed as a pre-Valentine Day stunt. 50 years in show business O'Connor sisters celebrate TORONTO (CP) When you talk to the O'Connor Sisters about their 50th anniversary in show business, the figures become a bit confused. It was actually in 1910 that the first four of them went on the vaudeville stage. Then there were six, the only six real sisters ever to appear on the stage together. Then a trio. And now there are four. They're retired now, in their suburban Toronto home which is at least 120 years old. But they came back to the stage of Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre for a "surprise party" to mark 50 yean hi show business. The surprise party was well scripted, with other veterans of the great days of vaudeville in Canada and the U.S. But the best parts of the show, to be OLDTIME MODERN DANCE SATURDAY, FEB. 16th-8 p.m. at the FRIENDSHIP CENTRE 324 4th St. S. AdmiMion Children Under 12 Free REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE iMRKPLAZA Promts for your Dining ind Dinting PltKun "Oscar McLollie" WEEK-END "SPECIALS" No. 1 CHINESE COMBINATION PLATE rice chow meln and sour ribt O95 -Shrimp meat egg NO. 2 HAWAIIAN HAM STEAKS -For two or Maple Leaf Ham Steaks _ _ _ -OrHled hi honey wfth Pineapple ring per peraon SPECIAL NO. 2 INCLUDES SOUP, SALAD, CHOICE OF POTATO AND BABY CARROT8 SUNDAY SMORGASBORD SPECIAL Children 5 and Under Children 6-12 Yean seen Friday on the CBC-TV network, are the unscripted parts when some of the sisters are caught simply reminiscing. Altogether there were seven O'Connor sisters who played the vaudeville circuits of the 1910s and 1920s from New York to Chicago and south to Nashville. As the older girls got married and retired from show business, the younger ones took over. The ladies won't tell their ages now. They are clearly in their late 60s and 70s. On the TV show, Geraldine, Kathleen, Madeleine and Vera O'Connor are joined by Horace Lapp, pianist and orchestra conductor, Rummy Bishop, who did a brother act with Joey Bishop, and Howard Roth, billed in bis heyday as The Doctor of Sunshine. Geraldine says she never was in show business, but she joins in the TV show. Snake hazard LA PAZ (Reuter) Victims of flooding in Bolivia are facing a new hazard poisonous snakes. A Bolivian health ministry spokesman said the snakes, of various species, have proliferated in the tropical northwestern province of Beni. The province was the hardest bit area of Bolvia's worst flooding in 50 years, which has taken at least 26 lives. By BILL KUCHERAN Welcome Santana Carlos Santana's group is back again with another solid album. They have undergone extensive personnel changes, having lost guitarist Neal Scbon, bassist Tom Rutly, and organist Greg Rolie. To make up for this they have acquired the keyboard team of Richard Kermode and Tom Coster, along with vocal help from jazz singer Leon Thomas. The record extends the smooth, ethereal mood of 'Caravanserai', and adds to it a taste of jazz. The dual keyboards are very effective, while Thomas's harsh vocals, although good, are not really suited to the group. They remain highly percussive, and occasional sax and flute segments add to the jazz atmosphere. As for Carlos Santana himself, now the group's only guitarist, he remains mostly laid back, but does provide several of his patented solos. Fans of Santana should be pleased with this quality album. (Columbia Air Cut Curved Air England's Curved Air is a popular band in Canada, and this album should serve to increase its popularity. A tight group, the rhythmic combination of drums, bass and guitar, Sonja Kristina's smooth vocals, and Eddie Job- son's keyboards, violin and fine synthisizer playing mixing nicely. Their creative rhythmic and melodic patterns embraces folk, hard rock and psychadeilic rock. It's a good album by this creative group. (Warner Bros. WS4507) Spectrum Billy Cobham When the mixing of jazz and rock into a free-form style is attempted, all too often the result is a sorry cacophony. Happily, this is not so on percussionist Billy Cobham's dynamic album. It combines modern jazz, rock and electronic effects, with Hendrix-sounding guitar work, and piano and moog overlaying the pulsating bass and drums. Cobham's drumming, a charging, rolling style, is complimented with the unique effects of moog and drum combinations. Rarely is an album as creative and still as competent as this one. (Atlantic SD Renaissance A four-piece group from England, Renaissance draws on the musical worlds of the classics, English folk music, and modern pop and electronic rock forms. Keyboards are most dominant in the complex, extended arrangements, and occasional use of string orchestrations are provided. Their music is highlighted by Annie Haslam's fine, high, clear voice, and by the brilliant keyboard work of John Tout, who is clearly one of the best keyboard artists in rock today. Their last two albums, 'Prolouge' (Sovereign SMAS 11116) and 'Ashes Are Burning' (Sovereign ST-1121G) are both excellent. In addition, a former member of Renaissance, Jim McCarty, has formed his own group. Shoot, and released an album, 'On The Frontier' (EMI Records SMAS Shoot are more pop-blues-rock in orientation, and their fresh material is marked by good vocals, resulting in a fairly good album. Tattoo Rory Gallagher With Eric Clapton in virtual retirement, many have proclaimed the Irish former member, of Taste as Rock's best guitarist. his third album, includes fast, driving rock cuts, and both harsh and soft 12 bar blues and jazz variations. Gallagher uses a minimum of backing to reveal the full force of his guitar work, mostly complex rhythm chord patterns, but with a number of forceful solos. Both vocally and instrumentally he resembles Clapton, and while he may not be at Clapton's level yet, 'Tattoo' reveals be is not far from it. (Polydor 2383 230) Journey's End Matthew Fisher When he was with Procol Harum, Matthew Fisher's organ work became one of the group's distinguishing features, such as on 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'. Subdued organ and piano provide the major backing to Fisher's vocals on this album, with drums, bass and guitar also used. Unlike the weighty Procol Harum material, the l.p. is composed of light, melodic pop-rock cuts, which are done quite well, resulting in a pleasing record. (RCA Victor APLI-0195) The Roots Of America's Music Vol. I Rock music is based on many diverse musical forms, few of which the average listener is clearly familiar with. Released in 1968, this two record set covers some of the artists from Arhoolie, a small blues-folk record label. Blues, gospel, jazz, country, folk and cajun forms are all represented by artists who are the honest representatives of their trade men like Black Ace, Juke Boy Bonner or Mainer's Mountaineers, who still play for pleasure in the backwoods of the southern U.S.A. Although the bulk of the material was recorded in the early sixties, the quality is acceptable, and it should be noted excellent liner notes and biographical material is provided. It's a shame contractual agreements and record company greed keep a truly authoritative look at the roots of rock music (folk, blues, Tin Pan Alley, etc.) from coming to pass, but for now musicologists should be satisfied with this album. (Arhoolie ILive Dates Wishbone Ash 'Live Dates', a two disc album, is the fifth Wishbone Ash album. It was recorded at IRISH-CANADIAN SOCIETY IRELAND IN FILMS L.C.I. SUNDAY, FEB. 17th p.m. TV highlights FRIDAY CRIME DRAMA: Chase, 6 p.m., Ch. 7. Chase's team is trying to protect a head of state who is unaware he is being stalked by an assassin. MOVIE SUSPENSE: "Live Again, Die 7 p.m., Ch. 13. A chilling 1974 TV movie about a woman who is brought back to life after being frozen for 35 years. COMEDY: p.m., Ch. 7. Frank is up in arms over a homosexual patient he thinks should be drummed out of the army. VARIETY: The O'Connor Sisters, 9 p.m., Ch. 7. The singing sisters who toured the vaudeville circuit from 1908 to-the 1930s headline this variety hour. DISCUSSION: Anybody's Child, 10 p.m., Ch. 7. A look at the drug scene in Calgary and a discussion with heroin addicts past and present. CRIME DRAMA: FBI, 10 p.m., Ch. 13. A story about a fugitive syndicate hit man who will stop at nothing to escape to a foreign country. MOVIE DRAMA: "War 12 midnight, Ch. 7. A World War n yarn about a U.S. captain captured by Germans in the Tunisian desert. DOUBLE MOVIES: 12 midnight and a.m., Ch. 13. The first film is "The Mad Ghoul" and the second is "The Man Who Cried SATURDAY SPORT: Auto Racing, 1 p.m., Ch. 11. Final event in the World Series of Auto Racing worth from Daytona, Fla. SPORT: Figure Skating, 2 p.m., Ch. 7. Highlights of the European championships held Jan. 29 to Feb. 3 at Zagreb, Yugoslavia. SPORT: Wide WorH of Sports, 2 p.m., Ch. 11. Daytona Stock Car Race; portrait of Evel Knievel at his home in Utah and highlights of the world alpine skiing championships. SPORT: Wide World of Sports, 4 p.m., Ch. 13. A twchhour program of the indoor games at Maple Leaf Gardens with 20 countries represented. Read TheWDrid Almanac. The new 1974 World Almanac knows a lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Personal Finance, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since B.C It's The Authority since 1868 and now it's bigger, with bigger type that's easier to read. It has indexed full-color maps of the world and the flags of all nations. It's indispensable in schools, homes, offices, libraries. To find a fact fast, read The 1974 World Almanac and Book of Facts, co-published by this newspaper as a public service. THE WORLD ALMANAC FACTS fll Seang For Over A Century 1 Clip and mail this handy order form for your copy of The WoHd Book Almanac! Please mail copies of The World Almanac I am enclosing 2.25 plus 35e handling and miffing charges for each copy. NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP Now on sate at bookstores, newsstands, super-markets, drug stores and our public service counter. Use coupon and add 35 cents postage and handling to order by mail. Jf you preler So up your order The Wortd Almanac 4s at The lathtiridge Herald Business Office for 275 per copy MrtUo The LeThbrldge Herald P.O. Box 670, UShbtldge The Irthhridpc Herald "Serves the South" several concerts in Britain in June of last year, and consists of material from their earlier albums, (mostly 'Argus') done in a very similar fashion to the original recordings. PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by the Radio and Televison Stations, Any variation in program schedule is due to last-minute changes, by the stations and is not the responsibility of The Lethbndge Herald. CHEC FRIDAY Jack Neufejf News 7.00 Paul Tessier Roy Rennik FRIDAY NIGHT Probe 1220 Sports Market Place Local News World At Six Jim Parsons Show 8-00 John Charles Kevin McKenna Show SATURDAY Buryl Clarke John Oliver News Paul Tessier Roy Rennick CJOC SATURDAY 6-00 News Jack Thys News, Wthr, Sports Gord Whitehead News 3.00 John Charles Soccer Results Sports News CHEC-FM 100.9 MONDAY thru FRIDAY a.m. Don McMaster 9.00 p.m. Concie's Carousel p.m. Don McMaster p.m Del King Midnight Concerts, Overtures and Encores 12.00 Midnight Sign Off on Monday Tuesday thru Friday Del King SATURDAY Don MacMaster p.m. Del King p m Concerts, Overtures and Encores Del King Concie's Carousel (All Night) SUNDAY a.m. Concerts, Overtures and Encores p.m. Del King p.m. Gast Haus Hour (German Program) p m. Del King Concerts, Overtures and Encores 12.00 Midnight Sign Off CBR FRIDAY NIGHT World at Six As It Happens Between Ourselves Music West News, Sport, Wthr. Five nights a Week 10-30 My Word News Major Progression SATURDAY Sounds Like Saturday News Notice Board 9.00 News 9.10 Sounds Like Saturday Family Favorites The Country in the Morning (Pt 1) Time Signal Our Native Land Native Voice of Alberta Men of Ministry 2-00 Metropolitan Opera Demand Side >TCHnTI-FDWCK( ICE RODEO Sponsored by the BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA In Southern Alberta CHUCKWAGON RACES ON ICE SATURDAY, FEB. 16th TABER ICE ARENA RacM Start at p.m. "Join The Pepsi People Living Free" CJOC-TV Channel 7 (Cabtevition Ch. 6) 800 1040 1030 FRIDAY Hollywood Squares CJOC News Chase Mannix All In The Family M.A.S.H. O'Connor Sisters Anybody's Child Music Machine P.M. Movie: War Devils SATURDAY Tales of the Riverbank Uncle Bobby Jeannie Flmtstones Yogi's Gang Goober and the Ghost Chasers Spiderman Safety Roundup Wrestling 2.-00 European Figure Skating Curling Championship Bugs Bunny CFCN-TV Uthbridfl- Channel 13 (Cablevision Ch. 4) 555 630 630 900 930 10.OO 11.OO FRIDAY Mod Squad Doctor hi the House Sanford and Son Live Again. Die Again On the Buses Ryan's Fancy Kreskin FBI News Double Bill 1. The Mad Ghoul 2. The Man Who Cried Won SATURDAY 825 Thought for Day University of the Air Family Affair Dastardly and MutUey Buckshot Watervilte Gang Puppet People Fantastica You Really Can Nuts TU Bolts "N Things Outdoor Sportsman 130 Sports Digest Wrestling Roller Derby 4-00 Wide Work! of Sports KRTV Great Falls Channel 3 (CablevieJon Ch. 9) FRIDAY HeeWaw 6OO Movie. Hans of Anger 8OO Mannix 930 To-flgMShow SATURDAY SOO COF Tetooourse 6OO Soooby Duo My Favorite Martian 730 Jeannie 800 Speed Buggy 830 Joste and Pussycats Archies 930 Fat Albert 10.OO Ffintstones 10.30 Comets Reach Out Pink Panther 12.OO inch High 1230 Addams Family 1OO Emergency Plus 4 130 BulcT) Csssldy 2-00 Star Trek 230 Jetsons 3-00 lassie 330 News Apple's Way SOO Lawrence Welk KFBB Great Channel 5 (CaMwMon Ch. 11) FRIDAY SOO News 530 6.-00 Brady Bunch Six Million Dollar Man 730 Odd Couple 8-00 Toma 900 News 930 Movie- Speedway SATURDAY 455 Nem S'OB Bugs Bunny uper Friends 7.OD Lassie's Rescue Rangers 7 30 Goober and The Ghosl Chasers 8OO Brady K4ds 830 Mission- Magic 9.OO A8C Movte 10.OO American Bandstand Greatest Sport Legends 11 30 Pro Bowlers Tour TOO Race of Champions 2-00 Wide World ot Sports 330 Reasoner fteport 4.-OT Star 5-00 Sonny and Cher ;