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 Whoâ€™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.
Boogie (Larry Collins & Joe Maphis) - Blue Blue Day - Bird Dog - Make Him Behave - Blues Medley - High School Confidential - Party - Great Balls Of Fire - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Chantilly Lace - Bird Dog - Rock Boppin' Baby - Shake A Hand - Great Balls Of Fire - Blues Medley - Make Him Behave - Chantilly Lace - Shake, Rattle And Roll - I Got Stung - Great Balls Of Fire - Chantilly Lace - Blues Medley - Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Chantilly Lace - Problems
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
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