During its nine year run on NBC (1962-1971), "The Andy Williams Show" was enjoyed by millions of people around the world and won three Emmys for "Best Variety Series." Here is a compilation, hand-picked by Andy, of pricele... more »ss moments from the Golden Age of live television. Take center stage with Andy as he performs solo and in duet with many of the greatest entertainers of all-time. Songs (with guests): On a Wonderful Day Like Today, Do-Re-Mi (Eddie Fisher, Bobby Darin), Give Me the Simple Life (Pearl Bailey), I'm an Old Cowhand (Sammy Davis Jr.), The Way You Look Tonight, City Medley (Tony Bennett), In the Arms of Love (Henry Mancini), In a Little Spanish Town (Bing Crosby), Lida Rose (The Osmonds), Look Down That Lonesome Road (Ella Fitzgerald), Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim), Theme from "The Pawnbroker," Language of Love (Julie Andrews), May Each Day.« less
"This dvd takes you back in time and it is a charming trip indeed! So much talent is displayed before your eyes. The incredible ease of the performances, the relax and joyous atmosphere that emanate from these clips is something to cherish. You can't help but wish for more. Please Mr.Williams a second,third... volume soon. Or better still why not the entire seasons (box sets). Your new generation of fans needs more visual materials to enjoy."
Proof positive that musical talent ONCE existed on TV!
John Cannon | Chesterfield, MO United States | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My mother's favorite singer was Andy Williams when I was growing up so he was perceived by me as a singer for "the older generation." Now that I've entered my forties, I think I've become part of that generation (!), which is why it's so enjoyable to discover DVD's like this. My only remembrance (vague, at best) of Andy on television were his annual Christmas specials. This compilation of sequences from his 1960's television series is wonderful and could have been much longer. There needs to be a cable channel, similar to TV Land, that should broadcast these shows in their entirety. All of the performances are entertaining in an era when talent and warmth were on televised display. It's always great to see the early Osmond Brothers, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and others from that era. The quality of the color telecasts are great; this DVD is a perfect companion to Andy's "Best of..." Christmas DVD. Andy, I expect to see a Volume II!...and III!...how about IV?"
He seems to be just a plain old nice guy.
Chris Aldridge | Washington, DC USA | 11/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"His show started the year I was born, and ended before I really got into watching television. Now I can barely contain my frustration that the genre of variety television is gone. The best thing about this DVD is that it gets right to the point; it has a modern-day intro by Mr. Williams himself, then segues immediately into the clips (which also make up the DVD's menu of scenes)- and captions everything, from guest star name to airdate and year. Look for the *4* Osmond brothers (sans Donny, but with baby Marie); Pearl Bailey at her most diva; Carlos Jobim performing "Girl From Ipanema" in Spanish [with Mr. Williams doing so in English]; a "clown makeup" fight with Judy Garland; a marvelous duet with Ella Fitzgerald; and a marvelous 'triplet' with Eddie Fisher and Bobby Darin. Most impressive about the show is the star himself: he seemed (and seems) to be a genuinely kind, genial, humble, humorous guy, and I'm not the least bit surprised that his show enjoyed an amazing nine-year run. Hope he reads this someday."
Jeffrey Taylor | Dalhart, Tx. United States | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up on Andy Williams. At 46 years of age (not the average age of an Andy Williams fan) I continue to believe he is the most versatile vocalist of our time. This dvd demonstrates the master at work. Consider his style and the effortless way he touches a broad range of notes in "The Way You Look Tonight." His duet with Tony Bennett challenges Bennett fans to place Andy Williams in the number one spot. His duet with Julie Andrews produces a blend so perfect that it runs chills up the spine. A young Bobby Darrin sings with Williams and smiles like a little boy. Any man who watches this dvd will walk away envious of William's smooth voice, suave style, and charismatic personality."
Jeffrey Taylor | 01/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVE THIS DVD. IT BROUGHT BACK SUCH GREAT MEMORIES WATCHING THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW WHEN I WAS ONLY 12.
THIS MAN HAD SUCH AN INCREDIBLE VOICE THEN AND STILL DOES NOW.
I LOVED EVERY SEQUENCE OF THIS DVD ,ESPECIALLY THE OSMONDS WITH MARIE. THAT WAS PRECIOUS. I JUST WISH IT HAD BEEN LONGER THAN THE 58 MIN. I WANT MORE. I HOPE THERE IS A VOL. 2 , MAYBE 3,
SOMEWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE..."