I've got a couple things in addition to this clip I want to post here. I am interested in your comments. By way of introduction to this one, Lawrence Welk began his TV show, which was at that time broadcast locally, at the Aragon Ballroom on the Lick Pier in Santa Monica, CA (LA area) in 1951. One of Welk's competitors was the Western Swing band leader Spade Cooley, who had his own show, who had the #1 show in LA for years. (The Aragon had been booking Western Swing bands in 1944, and for an unspecifiied time thereafter.) When I learned this I wondered if dancers to Welk's music did Western Swing / West Coast Swing. I was researching Bill Black's Combo, and noticed Welk's 1961 hit "Calcutta", and then happened on this clip. Looks to me like there is WCS in there at the beginning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oZ1cP1bxx0&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 Comments?