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USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)

ChrisJBrady 05 Jan 13 - 01:15 PM
ChrisJBrady 05 Jan 13 - 01:19 PM
ChrisJBrady 05 Jan 13 - 01:45 PM
Arkie 06 Jan 13 - 10:18 AM
Joe Offer 06 Jan 13 - 05:05 PM
Joe Offer 08 Jan 13 - 02:21 AM
Arkie 08 Jan 13 - 06:13 PM
Art Thieme 08 Jan 13 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Stephen Parry 11 Feb 13 - 02:04 PM
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Subject: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 01:15 PM

Likely the earliest 'folk' music and song programmes available on the web. Seem to have been recorded from air or disk. Of the hundreds of programmes a few have survived for listening to and downlading from Archive.org They exude enthusiasm and musicianship in the war-time era of WW2. Recorded at the "Hay Loft" in Winsconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan.

http://www.wlshistory.com/NBD/

http://www.wlshistory.com/NBD/

http://www.otrcat.com/national-barn-dance-p-1661.html


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 01:19 PM

Link to Archive.org -

http://archive.org/details/NB-Dance

Files can be downloaded using right mouse click and 'Save As...' as a p2p torrent share.


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 01:45 PM

Towards the end of this file there is an interesting patriotic (USA) version of God Save the King/Queen. What are the words?

WLS_National_Barn_Dance_1942-00-00_Wisc.State_Fair.mp3


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: Arkie
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for the posting. Brings back some good memories and will be exploring links further.


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 13 - 05:05 PM

Anybody know the location of the WLS "Hay Loft" in Wisconsin?
I moved to Racine, Wisconsin, from Detroit in 1958. I listened to top-40 music on WLS a lot - those were the days of Dick Biondi, also of "Chicken Man." Country music was gone from WLS by then.

-Joe, from Racine-


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 02:21 AM

refresh - anybody know the Hayloft's location?


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 06:13 PM

Joe, two locations I have seen mentioned in various articles on the WLS Barndance were the Eighth Street Theater and the Sherman Hotel. There may have been others.

Although the barn dance is usually considered a "country" show and it did appeal to "country" people, it included the Hoosier Hot Shots, George Goebel, Eddie Peabody, and the Williams Brothers which featured future pop star, Andy Williams. It also gave a boost to Gene Autry, Eddie Dean, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and Patsy Montana. Lonnie Glosson also did some time with the WLS barn dance and once told me that when Gene Autry was invited to Hollywood to star in western pictures, he asked Lonnie to go along as his sidekick. Lonnie did not seem to have any regrets. He kept at what he was used to doing on into his nineties.

Producers recognized that their audience had a wider interest than 'hillbilly' music and the shows were not that similar to what eventually appeared in Nashville as the Grand Ole Opry.


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:22 PM

Bob Atcher was the cdwboy balladeer on the WLS arndance in Chicago. He and hiis wife, Maggie friends. Also, later on, Bob became the mayor of Schaubberg, Illinois for twenty years.



Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: USA - National Barn Dance (1940s)
From: GUEST,Stephen Parry
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 02:04 PM

Just happened to catch the thread on The National Barn Dance. Wanted to make everyone aware of our documentary film, "The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance. The show is narrated by Garrison Keillor and features a great soundtrack of traditional American music. The doc is currently airing on PBS stations across the country. DVD is slated for release summer of 2013.

To learn more and subscribe to our newsletter visit:   http://www.hayloftgang.com

Stephen Parry - Producer: The Hayloft Gang


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