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​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, b/w, ca.130 Mins. ​Porter Wagoners’ broad smile, flashy... more

Porter Wagoner: Vol.02, Porter Wagoner Show (1967-71)

​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, b/w, ca.130 Mins.
​Porter Wagoners’ broad smile, flashy costume and memorable songs are the very image of a country music star. The Porter Wagoner Show remained on the air for an amazing 21 years airing in close to two hundred markets and seen by an estimated 3.5 million viewers. Porter Wagoner and the Wagonmasters along with Dolly Parton entertain you with these six shows from the 60’s. 

                      The Porter Wagoner Show – Volume 2

 Chapter 1 – Show #140 – 9/5/1967 – Guests – Bobby Bare

Porter Wagoner – 'Take Me Back To Tulsa'
Bobby Bare – 'Lorena'
*For the first time ever on his show Porter Wagoner introduces Dolly Parton*
Dolly Parton – 'Dumb Blonde'
Porter Wagoner – 'Green Green Grass Of Home'
Porter Wagoner – 'You're Not Home Yet'
Bobby Bare – 'They Covered Up The Old Swimmin' Hole'
Dolly Parton – 'There's Something Fishy Goin' On' (short) 
Chapter 1 – Show #201 – 8/6/1968 - Guest - Roger Miller

Porter Wagoner – 'Gotta Go Home'
Mel Tillis – 'Something Special'
Dolly Parton - 'I'm Not Worth The Tears'
Porter Wagoner – 'Blue Moon of Kentucky'
Speck Rhodes – Comedy and 'I’m a Plain Ol’ Country Boy'
Porter Wagoner (gospel) – 'Old Camp Meeting Time'
Roger Miller - 'In The Summertime'
Porter and the Band – 'Y’all Come'  
Chapter 3 – Show #226 – 1/22/1969 - Guest – 'Hank Show'

Porter Wagoner – 'Rocky Top'
Mel Tillis – 'I Could Have Gone Right'
Dolly Parton – 'Dumb Blonde'
Hank Snow – 'Little Ole House In New Orleans'
Porter Wagoner – 'Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, Loud Music'
Hank Snow – 'Black Diamond' 
Chapter 4 – Show #245 – 4/8/1969 - Guest - Faron Young

Entire Cast – 'The World Needs A Washin''
Faron Young – 'Precious Memories'
Dolly Parton – 'Daddy'
Dolly and Porter – 'Melina'
Faron Young – 'I Just Came To Get My Baby' 
Chapter 5 – Show #230 – 2/4/1969 - Guest - Stonewall Jackson

Porter Wagoner – 'Ole Slew Foot'
Mel Tillis – 'I'm Gonna Quit My Cryin''
Dolly Parton – 'I'm Not Worth The Tears'
Stonewall Jackson – 'Why I'm Walkin''
Porter Wagoner – 'All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers'
Speck Rhodes – (comedy)
Speck Rhodes – 'I'm A Plain Ol' Country Boy But You Couldn't Tell it By Lookin' At Me' (comedy)
Porter Wagoner – 'I Walked With God' (gospel)
Stonewall Jackson – 'Don't Be Angry'
Entire Cast – 'The World Needs A Washin'' 
Chapter 6 – Show #333 – 2/2/1971 - Guest – Webb Pierce

Porter Wagoner - 'Dallas Bound'
Webb Pierce - 'Slowly'
Buck Trent – Unknown Song (instrumental)
Dolly Parton - 'I Wish I Felt This Way at Home'
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - 'Better Move It On Home' (duet)
Speck Rhodes – (comedy)
Dolly Parton - 'The Golden Streets of Glory'
Webb Pierce – 'Little Rosa' (recitation)

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Wagoner, Porter - Vol.02, Porter Wagoner Show (1967-71) DVD 1
01 Chapter 1: Show #140-9/5/67-Guests-B. Bare Porter Wagoner
02 Take Me Back To Tulsa WAGONER, Porter
03 Lorena BARE, Bobby
04 Instrumental TRENT, Buck
05 For The First Time ever on his show Porter Porter Wagoner
06 introduces Dolly Parton Porter Wagoner
07 Dumb Blonde PARTON, Dolly
08 Green Green Grass Of Home WAGONER, Porter
09 Comedy RHODES, Speck
10 Too Old To Cut The Mustard (comedy) RHODES, Speck
11 You're Not Home Yet WAGONER, Porter
12 They Covered Up The Old Swimmin' Hole BARE, Bobby
13 There's Something Fishy Goin' On PARTON, Dolly
14 Chapter 1: Show #201-8/6/1968-Gue.-R.Miller Porter Wagoner
15 Gotta Go Home WAGONER, Porter
16 Something Special TILLIS, Mel
17 I'm Not Worth The Tears PARTON, Dolly
18 Blue Moon Of Kentucky WAGONER, Porter
19 Old Camp Meeting Time (gospel) WAGONER, Porter
20 In The Summertime MILLER, Roger
21 Chapter 3: Show #226-1/22/1969-Guest-H.Snow Porter Wagoner
22 Rocky Top WAGONER, Porter
23 I Could Have Gone Right TILLIS, Mel
24 Dumb Blonde PARTON, Dolly
25 Little Ole Hosue In New Orleans SNOW, Hank
26 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, Loud Music WAGONER, Porter
27 Black Diamond SNOW, Hank
28 Chapter 4: Show #245-4/8/1969-Guest-F.Young Porter Wagoner
29 The World Needs A Washin ENTIRE CAST
30 Precious Memories YOUNG, Faron
31 Daddy PARTON, Dolly
32 I Just Came To Get My Baby YOUNG, Faron
33 Melina DOLLY & PETER
34 Chapter 5: Show #230-2/4/69-Stonewall Jack. Porter Wagoner
35 Ole Slew Foot WAGONER, Porter
36 I'm Gonna Quit My Cryin TILLIS, Mel
37 I'm Not Worth The Tears PARTON, Dolly
38 Why I'm Walking JACKSON, Stonewall
39 All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers WAGONER, Porter
40 Comedy RHODES, Speck
41 I'm A Plain Ol'Country Boy But You Couldn't.. RHODES, Speck
42 I Walked With God (gosel) WAGONER, Porter
43 Don't Be Angry JACKSON, Stonewall
44 The World Need A Washin ENTIRE CAST
45 Chater 6: Show #333-2/2/71-Guest-W. Pierce Porter Wagoner
46 Dallas Bound WAGONER, Porter
47 Slowly PIERCE, Webb
48 Unknown Song (instrumental) TRENT, Buck
49 I Wish I Felt This Way At Home PARTON, Dolly
50 Better Move It On Home (duet) WAGONER, Porter & Dolly Parton
51 Comedy RHODES, Speck
52 The Golden Streets Of Glory PARTON, Dolly
53 Little Rosa (recitation) PIERCE, Webb
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"Porter Wagoner"

Porter Wagoner

Fifty years ago this year, Porter Wagoner left Springfield, Missouri bound for Nashville. He'd been offered membership of the Grand Ole Opry, although the offer had come at a troubled moment in the show's long history. The twin threats of rock 'n' roll and television had left the Opry House half-empty some nights. Many of Porter's contemporaries were flirting with rockabilly, trying somehow to stay afloat. The Opry had to decide if it would go pop or stand firm with the music that had made the show and country music almost synonymous. The Opry decided to leave rock 'n' roll to others, and hired several new singers who would reinforce its tradition-based roster. That's why Porter Wagoner was heading for Nashville. He was… and would always be… country to the core.

Porter Wagoner died just four months after his fiftieth anniversary on the Opry. He was admitted to hospital suffering from lung cancer on October 15, 2007 and died on October 28. During the last year of his life, he had seen more success than he'd seen in many years. A new album produced by Marty Stuart for a punk/new wave label, Anti, led to career retrospectives in the 'New York Times,' 'No Depression,'and other magazines, and he opened for the Whites at Madison Square Garden. It was a good last hurrah for one of country music's elder statesmen.

Sixty-five years earlier, in 1942, Porter Wagoner had been in the audience when Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff came to West Plains, Missouri. Later that day, Porter found Acuff in a diner, and told him that he too wanted to be a country star. Acuff heard this several times a day, and was unfailingly supportive, but probably didn't think for one moment that he would ever share a stage with this shy, lanky kid. Wagoner was born in West Plains on August 12, 1927. His career began in the Ozarks, and he moved quickly to the region's powerhouse station, KWTO. In 1953, KWTO's management started the Ozark Jubilee, even hiring the Opry's former star host, Red Foley. Then, in 1955, the Jubilee became the first country music show on network television, so Porter faced a tough decision when the Opry called.

Shortly before the Ozark Jubilee reached network television, Porter Wagoner became an RCA recording artist. The label dropped him, but then did a quick about-face when he showed up with Satisfied Mind. The song became a #1 country hit in 1955, but Porter faced an uphill battle getting his music on the radio during the rock 'n' roll era. Things began to turn around for him when 'The Porter Wagoner Show'made its television debut on September 14, 1961. After several years of near-obscurity, he was back atop the charts. Initially, his show only went to eighteen cities, but it eventually became the second longest-running TV show in country music history (second to 'Hee-Haw').

Country music caught up with Porter Wagoner again, and he minted a string of hits in the 1960s, including the original version of Green, Green Grass Of Home. In 1967, he brought Dolly Parton onto his show, and helped launch her career. He began recording 'concept' albums, like 'Confessions Of A Broken Man' 'Cold Hard Facts Of Life, ' and 'The Carroll County Accident' that have become cult favorites in recent years, and he was primarily responsible for bringing soul music star James Brown to the Opry. There was more controversy when he and Dolly split rancorously. Dolly said that their partnership ended because of "creative differences….I was creative, Porter was different."

In the end, Porter Wagoner could reflect with pride that he hadn't sold out. He was proudly and unapologetically country from first to last. He went in and out of fashion, but came to epitomise the music he loved.

In 1993, Bear Family issued its first Porter Wagoner box, 'The Thin Man From West Plains,' covering his RCA recordings from 1952-1962. 

 

Porter Wagoner
The Cold Hard Facts Of Life

When he died on October 28, 2007, Porter Wagoner was still savoring his career resurgence. Once derided as a relic of 'Old Nashville,' the singer unexpectedly discovered an appreciative new audience weaned on his bizarre, slice-of-life concept albums recorded forty years earlier. Critics were hailing his most recent album, as edgy 'alt-country' acts invited him to open their shows at major urban venues.

This acclaim was a long time coming. For decades, Wagoner had been an indelible icon of Nashville kitsch, a pompadoured, rhinestone-suited hero among the aging, uncritical motor coach set that made pilgrimages to Opryland, USA and 'The Grand Ole Opry.' Many still associated him with Dolly Parton, who rose to stardom under his tutelage.

Respected by his peers and always gracious among his fans, Wagoner generally took a high road, both personally and professionally. He seldom drank and usually avoided bookings in places where alcohol was served. He never staked any claims to songs written by others, an unsavory but common industry practice. Instead of paying his sidemen a union minimum per show, he gave them a share of an evening's proceeds.

Professionally, Wagoner was the standard bearer for traditional country music at a time when rock 'n' roll and the Nashville Sound kicked pure honky tonk into the dustbin of history. His television show reached an audience far beyond the American South and Midwest. Musicians as diverse as Marty Stuart and Jerry Garcia cut their country music teeth watching Wagoner's weekly program.

The singer's personal life was hardly exemplary. His romantic entanglement with Norma Jean fueled gossip mills. Besides effectively ending his marriage, it ultimately led to Norma Jean's departure from Wagoner's syndicated television show. Seven years later Parton's decision to leave Wagoner to explore broader, more lucrative opportunities led to acrimony and litigation. Like many other entertainers, Wagoner fell prey to amphetamines, although he never plunged to the depths of his more notorious contemporaries.

Artistically, no one ranked the singer's unadorned baritone delivery alongside such celebrated postwar country stylists as Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton and George Jones. But appreciation for Wagoner's sincere, straightforward approach has grown steadily in recent years. Marty Stuart, who produced Wagoner's 2007 valedictory album 'Wagonmaster,'hailed him as an "American master and a cornerstone of our music."

 

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