At Town Hall Party Nov.15, 1958 (DVD)

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Another DVD-album from the Bear Family Records - country DVD series - At Town Hall Party -

'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U. S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, the stage was made up to look like an old barn, thus continuing the traditions of the various live shows that were first heard on the radio airwaves three decades earlier.

'Town Hall Party' was created with its own cast of regular performers and musicians, boasting a house that was virtually a 'who's who' of the West Coast scene comprising such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan. Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make A Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs. The weekly show presented an equally impressive guest list. Among the many guests to appear were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, The Collins Kids, Freddie Hart, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Merle Lindsay, Bob Luman, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and Gene Vincent. -- Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD. Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series present both individual artists' performances, compiled from different appearances on 'Town Hall Party', and complete cast shows selected from specific dates. Completely remastered, and presented with full colour booklets, these releases fully captured the atmosphere, artistry and sounds of a bygone country music age.

Track Listing

    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Introduction
    • Stewart, Jay - Ridin' Dawn That Old Texas Trail
    • Mcdonald, Skeets & Entire Cast - I Got Stung
    • Collins Kids - Great Balls Of Fire
    • Collins Kids - I Feel That Old Age Creepin' On
    • Maphis, Joe & Quincy Snodgras - Cross Over The Bridge
    • Sterling, Jeannie - Lay It On The Line
    • Bond, Johnny - Get Rhythm
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - I Was There When It Happened
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Don't Take Your Guns To Town
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Frankie's Man, Johnny
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Under The Double Eagle
    • Maphis, Joe & Merle Travis - Everybody's Got A Laughing Face
    • Norma & Linda - Rockin' Robin
    • Luman, Bob - Don't Make Love In A Buggy
    • Maphis, Joe & Rose Lee Maphis - What Am I Doin' Here
    • Mcdonald, Skeets - Blue Bell
    • Travis, Merle - Tom Dooley
    • O'neill, Johnny - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
    • O'neill, Johnny - I Walk The Line
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - The Ways Of A Woman In Love
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Two Give My Love To Rose
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - It Was Jesus
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - All Over Again
    • Cash, Johnny & Tennessee Two - Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
    • Sterling, Jeannie - Chantilly Lace
    • Collins Kids - Blues Medley
    • Collins Kids - Suppertime

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: Country

    Run Time: 88 mins

    Release Date: 01/02/07

    UPC: 4000127200327

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