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WLS National Barndance

Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: additional episode

10 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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5 Audio CDs


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National Barn Dance
Country Music Entertainment (1924 - 1950)

National Barn DanceWell-well-welcome to your ole
Alka-Seltzer National Barn Dance!

WLS National Barn Dance advertisementNeck-in-neck with popularity with Nashville's Grand Ole Opry was Chicago-based WLS National Barn Dance. Its toe-tapping listenership covered both rural communities and city dwellers for several decades. In the 1920's, people paid the 75 cent admission to see the performance with a barn loft stage and bales of hay for the musicians to sit on. Some of the early stars and favorites of the series included Bradley Kincaid, Tommy Dandurand, Chubby Parker, Pie Plant Pete, and Walter Peterson. In the 1940s, star Joe Kelly charming persona lead him onto hosting Quiz Kids.

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(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 50 min
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      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 50 minutes
      1. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Milwaukee State Fair.mp3
      2. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Wisc.State Fair.mp3
      3. WLS National Barn Dance 421000 9th Anniv.Show.mp3
      4. WLS National Barn Dance 421205.mp3
      5. WLS National Barn Dance 421212.mp3
      6. WLS National Barn Dance 431002 10th Anni.Show.mp3
      7. WLS National Barn Dance 440129 AFRS 67.mp3
      8. WLS National Barn Dance 440415 20th Anniv.mp3
      9. WLS National Barn Dance 440708 AFRS 90.mp3
      10. WLS National Barn Dance 450408 Alabama Jubilee.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    10 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 50 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 50 minutes
      1. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Milwaukee State Fair.mp3
      2. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Wisc.State Fair.mp3
      3. WLS National Barn Dance 421000 9th Anniv.Show.mp3
      4. WLS National Barn Dance 421205.mp3
      5. WLS National Barn Dance 421212.mp3
      6. WLS National Barn Dance 431002 10th Anni.Show.mp3
      7. WLS National Barn Dance 440129 AFRS 67.mp3
      8. WLS National Barn Dance 440415 20th Anniv.mp3
      9. WLS National Barn Dance 440708 AFRS 90.mp3
      10. WLS National Barn Dance 450408 Alabama Jubilee.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    10 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Milwaukee State Fair
    2. WLS National Barn Dance 420000 Wisc.State Fair

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    Disc A002

    1. WLS National Barn Dance 421000 9th Anniv.Show
    2. WLS National Barn Dance 421205

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    Disc A003

    1. WLS National Barn Dance 421212
    2. WLS National Barn Dance 431002 10th Anni.Show

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    Disc A004

    1. WLS National Barn Dance 440129 AFRS 67
    2. WLS National Barn Dance 440415 20th Anniv

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. WLS National Barn Dance 440708 AFRS 90
    2. WLS National Barn Dance 450408 Alabama Jubilee

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00