The Country Live Show on DVDs - At Town Hall Party - by Bear Family

At Town Hall Party on DVDs by Bear Family Records

This series of DVDs offers unbelievable material by both legends and local heroes. Besides great music you get a perfect glimpse into the everyday pay-your-bills-fare of 1950s Country and Rock & Roll musicians. Making music here is casual, unpretentious and natural. Folks swap instruments like at a family gathering and granddad happened to film it just for the heck of it: innocent and edgy footage from the infancy of Rock 'n' Roll and television.

A little about ‘Town Hall Party’.....


'Town Hall Party' was California's largest country music barndance, running from early 1952 until early 1961. The show was broadcast every Saturday night from a theatre made up to look like an old barn in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. Crowds numbering up to 2000 would fill the old Town Hall to see and hear the top country artists of the day. The first hour was broadcast live over KFI and reached a wider audience when NBC syndicated the show on radio.

The broadcast was extended to three hours when KTTV-TV televised the show.

Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make a Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs and the house band featured a Who’s Who of West Coast country music, including Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan.

Artists appearing on the 'Town Hall Party' show included The Collins Kids, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Cash. The show was so popular that, in 1958, Columbia Records issued the 'Town Hall Party' album featuring various cast members. 

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The Country Live Show on DVDs - At Town Hall Party - by Bear Family

At Town Hall Party on DVDs by Bear Family Records

This series of DVDs offers unbelievable material by both legends and local heroes. Besides great music you get a perfect glimpse into the everyday pay-your-bills-fare of 1950s Country and Rock & Roll musicians. Making music here is casual, unpretentious and natural. Folks swap instruments like at a family gathering and granddad happened to film it just for the heck of it: innocent and edgy footage from the infancy of Rock 'n' Roll and television.

A little about ‘Town Hall Party’.....


'Town Hall Party' was California's largest country music barndance, running from early 1952 until early 1961. The show was broadcast every Saturday night from a theatre made up to look like an old barn in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. Crowds numbering up to 2000 would fill the old Town Hall to see and hear the top country artists of the day. The first hour was broadcast live over KFI and reached a wider audience when NBC syndicated the show on radio.

The broadcast was extended to three hours when KTTV-TV televised the show.

Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make a Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs and the house band featured a Who’s Who of West Coast country music, including Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan.

Artists appearing on the 'Town Hall Party' show included The Collins Kids, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Cash. The show was so popular that, in 1958, Columbia Records issued the 'Town Hall Party' album featuring various cast members. 

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The Collins Kids - At Town Hall Party Vol.2 (DVD) (0)
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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)
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TIME 67:41 "People said they didn't watch country music on TV (but) when it came to Saturday night and 'Town Hall Party,' Beverly Hills would have their eyes on it. A lot of my studio calls came from somebody watching it and seeing me...
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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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(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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(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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(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 November 6. 1954  DVD (0)
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