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Jack Stoner


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Post  Posted 19 Feb 2014 5:22 am    
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Here is a pic I got off of Facebook. It is the last WSB Barn Dance show in 1950.

I sent this to forum member Blake Hawkins, who worked at WSB-TV, and this is his comments.

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I recognize the steel player on the left. It is Mac Atcheson.
Martha Carson is in center stage and her two sisters (Amberguy) are on the left.
The short fellow on the right could be “Little Jimmy Sizemore” but I’m not sure about that.
I see the engineer in the front of the stage with a Magnecord recorder and amplifier.
Could be being broadcast and taped at the same time.
Blake




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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 19 Feb 2014 8:13 am    
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Thanks for posting this Jack. You know that Mac Atcheson was like my 2nd father. He was truly my steel guitar mentor and my best friend.

Before he passed, he scanned all his old picking pictures and gave them to me. I will try to dig them out and post some more.

Our younger players need to see some of this heritage of the steel guitar.

Bill
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Bill Hatcher


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Atlanta Ga. USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2014 9:42 am    
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mac!......one of the best!!!!

thats an old magnecorder tape machine on that table in front. wonder if there is a recording somewhere?
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Bill Ferguson


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Molino, FL USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2014 9:58 am    
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there was a real to real recording. Mac tape over it

said no one would ever want to hear that junk
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Blake Hawkins


Post  Posted 19 Feb 2014 10:48 am    
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In the reply to Jack, I misspelled the Amburgey
sisters name.

Here is a later WSB-TV picture of the Peachtree Cowboys.
Bill, I'm sure you have more details of their program. I know that it was very popular.

In the picture (left to right) Jimmy Smith, Bobby and Mac Atcheson, Ivey Peterson and Marvin Wilson.
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b0b


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 7:23 am    
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I was googling WSB barn dance and came across the steelguitar forum. The picture that is shown as being the last show from the WSB Barn dance in it I recognized my mother and my aunt. They are the 2 dressed alike on the left. My Mother Chris is pictured on the left. My Aunt Betty to the right of her. The Logan sisters appeared regularly on the WSB Barn Dance show and later had their own spot on TV. They were very popular in their day and had a huge fan following. I have pictures from where fans would take pictures of them as they appeared on television. My mother was very proud of her younger days of her short lived stardom. She gave it all up for to raise her family of 5 daughters. I’m the oldest. We lost our beautiful mother on Christmas Day 2016. She was always a star to her family. Beautiful inside and out.
I just wanted to correct the post as I know this to be my mother and aunt.
Thanks,
Sheila Potter
Daughter of Chris Ogletree ( Logan)

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Blake Hawkins


Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 9:52 am    
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Thank you for the correction. The Logan Sisters, Betty and Christine Buice were performers on the WSB Barn Dance.
They were very popular.
Sorry I confused them with the Amburgey sisters.
Blake
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Mitch Drumm


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 1:57 pm    
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Blake:

Can you ID anybody here at the WSB microphone?

Boots Woodall on steel.




Here's an earlier pic of the WSB Barn Dance, from 1943. Slim Idaho on steel on the left. Martha Carson in black dress.


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Blake Hawkins


Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 2:24 pm    
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Mitch, Sorry, I can't identify any of those folks.
I worked at WSB-TV in the 70's and 80's. I met some of the older pickers and went to a few of their jams. (I just listened.)
Perhaps Bill Ferguson can chime in. He was acquainted
with more of these musicians than I.
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Mitch Drumm


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 3:18 pm    
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OK; thanks Blake.

Here's an improved version of the cast from the photo posted by Jack at the top of this thread.


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Bill Cunningham


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 6:01 pm    
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Maybe Jane Carrier on the accordion and Cotton beside her. Cotton later on worked for Bill Lowery who produced a lot of early 1960’s rockers. In the 1980’s I got to hang around some of these folks when I moved to the Atlanta area. Being a 20 something “old soul” I was in awe.

Somewhere I have a couple of cassette tapes from 1949 WSB radio shows Mac gave me. There are quite a few tunes by Boots. Besides the radio shows there are a few recordings (4 tunes I think) by The Peachtree Cowboys, Jack Green singing one one of them. He was their drummer in the late 1950’s (I think).

I don’t have an operational cassette machine at the moment. If someone wants to convert these to a CD, I’ll dig them out and send to you if I can get a CD copy back.
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Mitch Drumm


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Post  Posted 7 Apr 2019 6:45 pm    
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Bill:

Is this the Peachtree Cowboys, with Mac, Jack, Bobby, Roy Gentry, Dude King, and Rural Parker?

The guy next to Jack is unidentified.


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Bill Ferguson


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Post  Posted 8 Apr 2019 4:20 am    
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Yes it is
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Bill Fisher


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Post  Posted 8 Apr 2019 10:35 am    
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In the photo with Boots Woodall on steel, the man on the right with the Martin guitar looks like Jimmy C. Newman, to me. But what do I know? Just a guess.

Bill
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Bill Fisher


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Oklahoma, USA
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2019 2:10 pm    
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And I think the fiddler on the left of the same photo is Boudleaux Bryant. Jimmy C. Newman would need a cajun fiddle for his style of music, and I would think Boudleaux would do a good job.

Bill
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Bill Fisher


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Oklahoma, USA
Post  Posted 8 Apr 2019 2:18 pm    
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And Finally, I think the girl in the center of the same photo is Felice Bryant; Boudleaux's wife.

Thank you.

Bill
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