Various – At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

Various - Bear Family Records At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)
Various - Bear Family Records At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

20-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 224-page hardcover book (LP-size), 559 tracks. Total playing time 1,506:37 mns.

Various - Bear Family Records At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

Various – Bear Family Records
At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

 
 
Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, George Jones, Webb Pierce, June Carter, Frankie Miller, Faron Young, And Many More. 
 
These 20 CDs comprise over 24 hours of music captured onstage in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s at KWKH’s legendary Louisiana Hayride radio show. Staged live in Shreveport, the Hayride featured national country music stars, soon-to-be legends, regional breakouts, and talented newcomers. 
 
Most of this music has not been heard since the day it was broadcast. 
Time was when the Louisiana Hayride show at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana was the place for country music fans to be on a Saturday night. Just sixty cents for adults (thirty for kids) bought the finest night’s entertainment anytime, anywhere. 
 
This is the first time the true magic of the iconic Louisiana Hayride has been revealed through extended excerpts from the three-hour Saturday night shows held every week from 1948 to 1960 and occasionally thereafter. 
 
These long-buried musical performances are brought to life in chronological order interspersed with some of the announcements, intros, ads, comedy routines and mistakes that went to make up a live show in those days. Not least, we can hear Elvis Presley’s epoch-changing music as it was originally heard — as part of a country variety show. 
Eighteen CDs chronicle the weekly Hayride. 
 
Two bonus CDs sample some of the post-1960 shows together. With commercial recordings made in the KWKH radio stu-dios, promotional discs and transcribed shows from KWKH’s early days. 
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Contents: 
• 531 live tracks including previously unknown recordings by Hank Williams. 

Various - Bear Family Records At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

Various – Bear Family Records
At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)

• 11 as live’ studio-recorded transcriptions, including Kitty Wells, Johnnie and Jack, Hank Williams, and Curley Williams. 

• 19 studio-recorded commercial discs, including hits by Slim Whitman, the Browns, Mitchell Torok, Jim Reeves, Mac Wiseman, and Carolyn Bradshaw.

• 167 artists in total, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Rose Mad-dox, Frankie Miller, Cousin Emmy, June Carter, Roy Acuff, and the Bailes Brothers. 

• All backed by the ultra-talented Hayride staff bands, including Felton Pruett, Jimmy Day, Floyd Cramer, James Burton, D.J. Fontana, Shot Jackson, Sonny Harville, Robber Johnson, Buffalo Yount, Don Davis, Sonny Trammell, and Tillman Franks. 

• A 224-page hardcover book with a Hayride history, in-depth notes about the shows, the artists and their songs, and a newly researched Louisiana Hayride timeline 
• Illustrated throughout with rare pictures and contemporary advertisements, posters and flyers. 

More Than 24 Hours Of Original Live Recordings

About the Author

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Michael 'Ohlly' Ohlhoff
Member of Bear Family since 1987 -- http://www.bear-family.de Hochschule: Universität Bremen Schule: Lange Reihe, Bremen

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