Town Hall Party - Rock and Roll DVD-Series by Bear Family

Town Hall Party DVD

Town Hall Party DVD

'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. Although Nashville was fast establishing itself as the commercial home of country music.

The West Coast had a vast, ready audience for such a show. The area had first become the new home for the Dust Bowl migrants of the 1930s and, a few years later during the war years, a further influx was made up of workers seeking jobs in the munitions and defence plants. These were all people who loved country music and, consequently, a brand new country scene was born. With its own sound, artists, clubs, record labels, radio shows and, in due course, television programmes.

The West Coast

'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, attracted both by the show's tremendous popularity.

But also by the fact that fledgling television was becoming a vitally important media for exposing their talents to brand new audiences. The many guests to appear included 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. With an audience numbering up to 2000, 'Town Hall Party' was first broadcasted live over local radio station KFI.

But reached a greater audience when NBC syndicated the show on radio. The broadcast was extended to three hours when KTTV-TV televised the show. The show was so popular that, in 1958, Columbia Records issued the 'Town Hall Party' album featuring various cast members.

Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD.

Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series presents 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.

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Town Hall Party - Rock and Roll DVD-Series by Bear Family

Town Hall Party DVD

Town Hall Party DVD

'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. Although Nashville was fast establishing itself as the commercial home of country music.

The West Coast had a vast, ready audience for such a show. The area had first become the new home for the Dust Bowl migrants of the 1930s and, a few years later during the war years, a further influx was made up of workers seeking jobs in the munitions and defence plants. These were all people who loved country music and, consequently, a brand new country scene was born. With its own sound, artists, clubs, record labels, radio shows and, in due course, television programmes.

The West Coast

'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, attracted both by the show's tremendous popularity.

But also by the fact that fledgling television was becoming a vitally important media for exposing their talents to brand new audiences. The many guests to appear included 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. With an audience numbering up to 2000, 'Town Hall Party' was first broadcasted live over local radio station KFI.

But reached a greater audience when NBC syndicated the show on radio. The broadcast was extended to three hours when KTTV-TV televised the show. The show was so popular that, in 1958, Columbia Records issued the 'Town Hall Party' album featuring various cast members.

Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD.

Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series presents 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.

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The Collins Kids - At Town Hall Party Vol.2 (DVD) (0)
The Collins Kids: The Collins Kids - At Town Hall Party Vol.2... Art-Nr.: BVD20010

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 26 tracks, playing time: 86:38) '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...
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Town Hall Party Jul.25 & Aug.15 1959 DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party Jul.25 & Aug.15 1959 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20038

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 39 tracks, playing time: 114:05) -- '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...
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Town Hall Party  March, 28. 1959 DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party March, 28. 1959 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20037

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 30 tracks, playing time: 86:56) -- '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...
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Town Hall Party  Aug.29 & Sep.5 1959 DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party Aug.29 & Sep.5 1959 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20039

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 30 tracks, playing time: 92:03) -- '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...
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Merle Travis - At Town Hall Party (DVD) (0)
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TIME 69:08 DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free No one revolutionized country guitar playing like Merle Travis. He gave his name to an entire style of playing...or picking. He influenced Chet Atkins, and just about every rockabilly guitarist on...
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Johnny Bond - At Town Hall Party (DVD) (0)
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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 45 tracks, playing time: 122:53) DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free '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...
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Town Hall Party Apr.18, 1959  DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party Apr.18, 1959 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20033

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 29 tracks, playing time: 89:17) '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...
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Town Hall Party November 29. 1958   DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party November 29. 1958 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20028

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 27 tracks, playing time: 88:03) -- '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...
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Town Hall Party November 15., 1958  DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party November 15., 1958 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20032

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, playing time: 88:14) A few words about the 'Town Hall Party' ..... The 'Town Hall Party' was California's biggest country music show between early 1952 and early 1961. The event was broadcast every Saturday...
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Town Hall Party Aug.8, 1959  DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party Aug.8, 1959 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20031

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 27 tracks, playing time: 86:57) -- '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...
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Town Hall Party November 6. 1954  DVD (0)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Town Hall Party November 6. 1954 DVD (0) Art-Nr.: BVD20027

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 17 tracks, playing time: 101:45) -- '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...
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Jenks Tex Carman - At Town Hall Party (DVD) (0)
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DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free (DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 18 tracks, playing time: 99:25) -- '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...
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Halloween Party At Town Hall 1959 (DVD)
Various - At Town Hall Party: Halloween Party At Town Hall 1959 (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20026

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DVD - NTSC - Code Free - b/w DVD mit 12-seitigem Booklet, DVD-pak, 23 Einzeltitel, Spieldauer: 104:25 Minutes '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...
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Marty Robbins - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Marty Robbins: Marty Robbins - At Town Hall Party (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20007

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DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free (DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 15 tracks, playing time: 55:15, plus interviews) 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early...
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Eddie Cochran - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 17 tracks, playing time: 31:12) '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...
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Bob Luman - At Town Hall Party (DVD)
Bob Luman: Bob Luman - At Town Hall Party (DVD) Art-Nr.: BVD20004

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(DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 22 tracks, playing time: 70:25) & ,'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...
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