Town Hall Party Series: Bob Luman


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'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 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.

Track Listing:

Svengali - I Walk The Line - Blue Suede Shoes - Ready Teddy - Shake, Rattle And Roll - Rockin’ Robin - Early In The Morning - I Walk The Line - Svengali - Folsom Prison Blues - Precious - Oh Lonesome Me - Rockin’ Robin - Rockin’ Robin - Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Love Makes The World Go Round - Stagger Lee - Stagger Lee (continued) - A Lover’s Question - Early In The Morning - I Got A Woman - My Baby Walks All Over Me
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2001
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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