WLS Family Album and Almanac,1949

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial, B&W cover with image of fans lined up to enter the Eighth Street Theatre in Chicago to attend the WLS National Barn Dance. This copy has some light, generally flattened, creasing on the wraps. There is also light toning on the spine edge. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer, emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of early country music performers and their National Barn Dance show. Among the well-known performers who were on WLS shows at this time were: Rex Allen, Arkie the Arkansas Woodchopper, and Lulu Belle and Scotty. Many lesser-known early country performers are also pictured and described along with staff members and families. By the the late 1950's WLS was on its way to becoming a rock and roll station, and many do not remember its country roots. This issue contains an almanac in the rear.; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 48 pages

Title: WLS Family Album and Almanac,1949

Author Name: (The Prairie Farmer)

Categories: Music,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1949

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16392

Keywords: Music Country Music Radio Entertainment Folk Music American Roots Music Paper