Member Monday November 2016

PORTER WAGONER

 

 

The Porter Wagoner Show aired from 1960 to 1981. This 30 minute program was a favorite of country music fans across the country and helped launch the career of Dolly Parton. From the Porter Wagoner Show, here is Porter singing his 1965 hit “Green Green Grass of Home.”

 

Dolly Parton joined the cast of the Porter Wagoner Show in 1967. The two enjoyed a string of hit duets including fourteen Top Ten hits and one #1. Parton was on hand to sing with Porter Wagoner at the annual #CMHOF medallion ceremony on May 4th, 2003.

This sheet music shows a young Porter Wagoner and features his #1 hit from 1955 “A Satisfied Mind.” ​

Porter Wagone artwork with curtain

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PORTER WAGONER
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Porter Wagoner Snapchat Story


 

Flatt and Scruggs

Flatt & Scruggs not only provided the music for the theme song to the TV series Beverly Hillbillies, but they often appeared on the show. Here is a 45-RPM picture sleeve for “Pearl Pearl Pearl, ” used in the show as a love song to one of its characters, Pearl Bodine.​

​Flatt & Scruggs performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall on December 8, 1962. The concert was recorded by Columbia Records and released in 1963. This recording is a true representation what a Flatt & Scruggs concert was like at the height of their popularity. The set list included their rendition of “The Ballad of Jed Clampet.”

In the 1960s Flatt & Scruggs were popular not only with fans of traditional bluegrass music, but they gained a huge following among folk and rock fans. This postcard was printed to promote their November 1967 show at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom. ​

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and their group, the Foggy Mountain Boys, were the most popular act in bluegrass music when they made this 1954 appearance at Maryland’s New River Ranch, a country music park that hosted many touring acts during that era.​

 

 

"I Won't Be Hanging Round"

 

Flatt and Scruggs Snapchat Story


 

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Ernest Tubb

In the early 1940s, Ernest Tubb was a popular performer on the Grand Ole Opry. His fans loved his singing style which paved the way for honk tonk music. His songbooks, like this one, sold well during his appearances on WSM Radio.

Ernest Tubb and his friend Red Foley were both signed to Decca Records. This 1956 album is a collection of singles that had been released by the pair between 1949 and 1953.

“Walking The Floor Over You” was written by Ernest Tubb and became a hit for the Texas Troubadour, eventually selling a million copies and becoming his theme song. The song was covered by many other artists including pop crooner Bing Crosby.​

 

"Waitin' on A Train"

 


 

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ERNEST TUBB
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Ernest Tubb Snapchat Story


This album was produced by #CMHOF member Fred Foster and released on his Monument label in 1964. The disc features Cindy singing songs she wrote that had become big hits by other artists including “You Don’t Know Me,” “Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me,” and “Blue Canadian Rockies.”

Cindy Walker co-wrote "You Don't Know Me" with Eddy Arnold and it first became a hit for him in 1955 and was later recorded by an array of artists including Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, and Mickey Gilley. 

 

Cindy Walker Snapchat Story


 

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CINDY WALKER
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