|REVIEW (excerpt) |
THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW
With Andy Williams, Petula Clark
Don Ho, Blood Sweat & Tears
Producers: Chris Beard, Alan Blye
Writers: Bob Arnott, Earl Brown, George Burditt, Don Francks, Bryan Joseph, Mark Shekter
60 Mins., Sat. 7:30 p.m.
NBC-TV, from H'wood
The season opener had the mix of personal charm and production savvy that has earmarked Williams' efforts to date. Blood, Sweat & Tears, an oddly eclectic rock group, delivered an effective rock spiritual and doubled with William in "You Made Me So Very Happy". Miss Clark lent her throaty style nicely to "Games People Play" and joined Williams in a handsome production number of "London is London." Don Ho soloed on "Love's Been Good" and paired with Williams in "Ob La Di Ob La Da."
Williams' busy vocalistic participating would seem to take note of a one-shot this summer in which he rather unsuccessfully took the traditional emcee role of a good deal of chatter and letting the acts do their own thing.