Grand Ole Opry

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


88524. Grand Ole Opry. February 7, 1942. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, George Hay (host), Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Tommy Thompson ("The Singing Range Rider"), Mack McGar (violin), Rachel and Oswald. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21502. Grand Ole Opry. July 26, 1942. Blue net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. The opening of "Moonlight Serenade" with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra follows the program. Bashful Brother Oswald, Cousin Louis Buck, Cousin Minnie Pearl, George Hay, Mac McGuire and His Tennessee Mountaineers, Pap and The Jug Band, Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, The Daniel Quartet, The Fruit Jar Drinkers. 31:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12579. Grand Ole Opry. January 8, 1944. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Replacing National Barn Dance AFRS #101. The first tune is, "Call Old Rattler." Roy Acuff, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jimmy Riddle, Curly Fox and Texas Ruby, The Duke Of Paducah, Rachel and Oswald, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90518. Grand Ole Opry. August 8, 1944. Program #107. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "John Henry." Part of the AFRS music fill has been deleted. The AFRS program number is subject to correction. Roy Acuff (host), Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jimmy Riddle (harmonica), Rufus Brewster, The Duke Of Paducah, Rachel and Oswald, Mack McGar (mandolin). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

2836. Grand Ole Opry. December 22, 1945. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Replacing National Barn Dance AFRS #166. The first tune is, "The Last Letter." Roy is announced as being out in Hollywood, so presumably his introductions are recorded. Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Bashful Brother Oswald, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer). . Audio condition: Very good. 30

64157. Grand Ole Opry. 1947. Program #50. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Detour Sign." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Old Hickory Singers, Uncle Dave Macon (guest), Doris Macon (guest). 25:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

90882. Grand Ole Opry. January 25, 1948. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The broadcast originates from The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville. The first tune is, "Never Touch A Woman." The enthusiastic audience reactions sound dubbed in by AFRS. Red Foley (m.c.), Tex Ritter, Lloyd Buck (announcer), Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Louis Ross (?), Rod Brasfield, Grandpa Jones, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet. 24:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64453. Grand Ole Opry. May 10, 1948. Program #32. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Just Because." Red Foley, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), The Old Hickory Singers, T. Texas Tyler, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet. 25:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28150. Grand Ole Opry. May 29, 1948. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. The first tune is, "Easy to Please." The first fifteen minutes of the program only. Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Red Foley, The Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Tex Ritter. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64454. Grand Ole Opry. June 1948. Program #27. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "John Henry." Red Foley, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, The Oak Ridge Quartet. 25:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64456. Grand Ole Opry. July 24, 1948. Program #33. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Rock On Down The Line." Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Claude Sharp, Milton Estes (square dance caller). 25:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64455. Grand Ole Opry. August 14, 1948. Program #36. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Ernie Lee sings, "Hominy Grits." A strangely edited program, possibly due to the absence of Red Foley. Rod Brasfield, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Ernie Lee, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Oklahoma Wranglers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Milton Estes (square dance caller). 25:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28151. Grand Ole Opry. November 20, 1948. Program #106. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. The first tune is, "Fireball Mail." Red Foley, Eddy Arnold, Lonnie Glosson (harmonica), Wally Fowlers's Oak Ridge Quartet, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

99500. Grand Ole Opry. December 1948. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville. The first tune is, "Easy To Please." Grandpa Jones picks a great, "Good Old Mountain Dew" (you can almost taste it). The Blue Sky Boys appear for the first time on the program and sing their big hit, "Kentucky." Red Foley, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Grandpa Jones, Rod Brasfield, The Blue Sky Boys, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet. 24:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7237. Grand Ole Opry. 1949. Program #118. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "My Old Pal Of Yesterday." The date is approximate. Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys, Rachel and Oswald, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Duke Of Paducah, Cousin Louis Buck (announcer). 30:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64148. Grand Ole Opry. April 16, 1949. Program #72. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Texarkana Baby." Guest Tex Ritter sings the "Boll Weevil" song. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Tex Ritter, The Hickory Singers. 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64149. Grand Ole Opry. April 23, 1949. Program #73. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "On The Tennessee Border." Red Foley, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Marvin Hughes (piano), Jimmy Dickens. 25:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5478. Grand Ole Opry. April 23, 1949. Program #104. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "On The Tennessee Border." Montana Slim sings the first tune he ever recorded, "My Swiss Moonlight Lullabye." Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Jimmy Dickens, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Montana Slim, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64150. Grand Ole Opry. April 30, 1949. Program #74. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Shortnin' Bread." Guest Elton Britt yodels "Chime Bells." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Elton Britt. 25:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1466. Grand Ole Opry. April 30, 1949. Program #107. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Shortnin' Bread." Elton Britt sings his famous yodel, "Chime Bells." Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Elton Britt, Milton Estes, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5486. Grand Ole Opry. May 11, 1949. Program #105. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Lonzo and Oscar sing their hit. "I'm My Own Grandpa." Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Lonzo and Oscar, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Marvin Hughes (piano), Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7236. Grand Ole Opry. September 10, 1949. Program #94. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Detour." Montana Slim sings "the first number I ever recorded, "My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby." Red Foley, Montana Slim, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet. 25:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64151. Grand Ole Opry. September 21, 1949. Program #96. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Guest Rosalie Allen yodels "The Ding Dong Polka." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Old Hickory Singers, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Rosalie Allen. 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63288. Grand Ole Opry. September 24, 1949. Program #96. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Rosalee Allen, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61852. Grand Ole Opry. October 1, 1949. Program #97. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Roly Poly." Red Foley, George Morgan, Rod Brasfield, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61851. Grand Ole Opry. October 25, 1949. Program #99. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Texarkana Baby." Red Foley, Milton Estes, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, The Oak Ridge Quartet, The Old Hickory Singers, Grant Turner (announcer), Wally Fowler. 25:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8832. Grand Ole Opry. November 5, 1949. Program #102. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "John Henry." Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely stop the show! Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Margaret Whiting, Jimmy Wakely, The Old Hickory Singers, Claude Sharp, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90864. Grand Ole Opry. December 10, 1949. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The broadcast originates from The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville. The first train is, "Night Train To Memphis." Red Foley (m. c.), Tex Ritter, Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 24:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

34731. Grand Ole Opry. January 7, 1950. Program #115. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "They All Go Native On A Saturday Night." Tennessee Ernie Ford appears on the Opry for the first time, his son was born the day before. He sings, "The Anticipation Blues." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52759. Grand Ole Opry. January 14, 1950. Program #114. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Sugarfoot Rag." The program may be dated January 14, 1951. Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Jimmy Wakely, The Jordanaires, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers. 25:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69660. Grand Ole Opry. January 19, 1950. Program #212. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Giles County, Pulaski Post Office." Red Foley (host), Jimmy Dickens, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, Stringbean, The Old Hickory Singers, Jimmy Day, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5850. Grand Ole Opry. February 15, 1950. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Tennessee Baby." Ernest Tubb (replacing Red Foley who is out sick), Grant Turner (announcer), Lonzo and Oscar, Wally Fowler, The Oak Ridge Quartet, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers. 25:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64463. Grand Ole Opry. May 13, 1950. Program #126. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter I." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Leon Payne, The Jordanaires, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Claude Sharp, Grant Turner (anouncer). 25:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8228. Grand Ole Opry. May 20, 1950. Program #127. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Sugar Foot Rag." Leon McAuliffe plays, "The Steel Guitar Rag." Red does a fine version of, "Bonaparte's Retreat" with Leon. Rod Brasfield, Leon McAuliffe, The Jordanaires, Red Foley (host), The Old Hickory Singers, Claude Sharp, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Don Moseley, Jim Hayes (announcer). 25:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19937. Grand Ole Opry. July 15, 1950. Program #135. WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "On A Sunday Night In Tennessee." Elton Britt sings, "The Yodel Blues." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Elton Britt, The Jordanaires, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

56944. Grand Ole Opry. July 22, 1950. Program #136. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Birmingham Bounce." A program that does not duplicate cat. #47880 , despite the same date and AFRS number. Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Merle Travis, The Jordanaires, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47880. Grand Ole Opry. July 22, 1950. Program #136. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Red Foley and Rod Brasfield do a comedy routine stolen right from Abbott and Costello's, "Who's On First." A program that does not duplicate cat. #56944, despite the same date and AFRS number. Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Tex Ritter, The Jordanaires, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64457. Grand Ole Opry. July 29, 1950. Program #137. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Freight Train Boogie." Red Foley, Jimmy Dickens, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64458. Grand Ole Opry. August 15, 1950. Program #140. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Aunt Jemima's Plaster." Red Foley, Tex Williams, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Old Hickory Singers, Claude Sharp, Stringbean, Milton Estes. 25:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64461. Grand Ole Opry. September 2, 1950. Program #181. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Red Foley, Tex Ritter, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Grant Turner (announcer), Claude Sharp. 25:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90881. Grand Ole Opry. September 9, 1950. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad." Red Foley (m. c.), Floyd Tillman, Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 24:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28561. Grand Ole Opry. September 16, 1950. Program #143. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Memphis Tennessee" ("Floatin' Down To New Orleans"). Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, George Morgan, Don Davis (guitar), The Jordanaires, The Old Hickory Singers, Stringbean. 25:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64464. Grand Ole Opry. September 23, 1950. Program #145. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "They All Go Nitty (?) On A Saturday Night." Cowboy Copas mentions that he gets his clothes from "Nudie" (a famous Hollywood designer of western clothing). Red Foley, Cowboy Copas, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Stringbean, Grant Turner (announcer), Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers. 25:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64153. Grand Ole Opry. October 7, 1950. Program #147. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Cincinnati's Dancing Pig." Guests Tennessee Ford and Kay Starr do a great duet to, "I'll Never Be Free." Minnie Pearl misreads her lines and cracks up on the air. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Speedy West (guitar), The Old Hickory Singers, Kay Starr, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Claude Sharp, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21031. Grand Ole Opry. October 14, 1950. Program #148. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Sugar Foot Drag." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Molly Darr, Bud Messner, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

34101. Grand Ole Opry. October 21, 1950. Program #149. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Smoky Mountain Boogie." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Elton Britt, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jim Day (square dance caller). 25:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64152. Grand Ole Opry. October 25, 1950. Program #146. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Spread Ash Tennessee (?)." A crying baby clearly heard during Rod Brasfield's routine gets him flustered. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Jordanaires, The Old Hickory Singers, Grady Martin, Stringbean, Jimmy Dickens (guest). 25:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90588. Grand Ole Opry. November 11, 1950. Program #151. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Tennessee Polka." Cousin Minnie Pearl is in the hospital and does not appear. Hank Williams stops the show by singing, "Moanin' The Blues." He also sings, "Nobody's Lonesome For Me." Stringbean does a fine, "That Old Mountain Dew." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), The Jordanaires, Hank Williams, Rod Brasfield, Stringbean. 24:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28152. Grand Ole Opry. November 25, 1950. Program #153. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. A twenty-fifth-anniversary program, which dates the program in 1950 (the program began November 28, 1925). The AFRS number, which is subject to correction, would indicate a 1951 date. The Governor of Tennessee speaks. Red Foley, The Jordanaires, Rod Brasfield, The Dinning Sisters, The Possum Hunters, George Hay, Uncle Dave Macon, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7210. Grand Ole Opry. January 6, 1951. Program #199. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Tater Pie." Rod Brasfield, Lew Childre, The Jordanaires, Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39435. Grand Ole Opry. February 29, 1951. Program #198. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Freight train Boogie." Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys, Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Grant Turner (announcer), Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9804. Grand Ole Opry. March 10, 1951. Program #168. WSM Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Cowboy Copas, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64459. Grand Ole Opry. March 28, 1951. Program #173. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "The Birmingham Bounce." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Jimmy Dickens, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Jordanaires. 25:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64460. Grand Ole Opry. May 12, 1951. Program #176. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Smoky Mountain Boogie." Red Foley, George Morgan, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Marvin Hughes, The Old Hickory Singers, Claude Sharp, Grant Turner (announcer), Stringbean, The Jordanaires. 25:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64462. Grand Ole Opry. August 11, 1951. Program #191. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "She's Mine, All Mine." Red Foley, Tommy Duncan, Rod Brasfield, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, The Jordanaires, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28153. Grand Ole Opry. October 13, 1951. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. The first tune is, "Giles County...In The State Of Tennessee." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Carl Smith (who stops the show), Tommy Jackson (fiddle), The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52729. Grand Ole Opry. October 24, 1951. Program #202. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Smoky Mountain Boogie." Red Foley (host), Grant Turner (announcer), Rod Brasfield, Jimmy Dickens, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28154. Grand Ole Opry. January 1952. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, WLW, Cincinnati aircheck. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. Grant Turner (announcer), Jimmy Dickens, Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Stringbean, The Old Hickory Singers. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

36096. Grand Ole Opry. January 5, 1952. Program #210. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Carl Smith, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Tommy Jackson. 25:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64154. Grand Ole Opry. January 12, 1952. Program #211. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Detour Sign." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Lonzo and Oscar, The Jordanaires. 25:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

108958. Grand Ole Opry. January 17, 1952. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert tobacco, cavalier cigarettes. The first announced tune is, "Cheer Up World." See cat. #61847, which may partially duplicate this program. Elton Britt holds one falsetto note for 25 seconds! The final 15:52 of the program. Red Foley, The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, Grant Turner (announcer), Elton Britt (sings his famous tune, "Chime Bells"), Stringbean. 15:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

61847. Grand Ole Opry. January 19, 1952. Program #212. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Giles County." See cat. #108684, which might be a network, sponsored version of this program. Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Grant Turner (announcer), The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Jimmy Dickens. 25:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61848. Grand Ole Opry. January 26, 1952. Program #213. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "On The Tennessee Border." Red Foley, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewrt, Stringbean, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61849. Grand Ole Opry. February 2, 1952. Program #214. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Rock On Down The Line." Red Foley, Ray Price, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Tommy Jackson, Lazy Jim Day, The Old Hickory Singers, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61850. Grand Ole Opry. February 16, 1952. Program #216. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Freight Train Boogie." The program may be dated February 10, 1952. Red Foley, Uncle Cyp, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, The Old Hickory Singers, Tommy Jackson, Marvin Hughes. 25:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9805. Grand Ole Opry. April 12, 1952. Program #224. WSM Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. Red Foley, Pee Wee King and His Orchestra, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28155. Grand Ole Opry. May 2, 1952. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Sponsored by: Prince Albert Tobacco. The first fifteen minutes of the program only. Cousin Minnie Pearl, George Morgan, Mother Maybelle Carter, The Carter Sisters, The Foggy River Boys. 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90589. Grand Ole Opry. May 10, 1952. Program #228. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "I'm Walking The Floor." The program concludes with a reminder about "absentee ballots" for military personnel, from Minnie Pearl. Ernest Tubb (host), Billy Byrd (guitar), Rod Brasfield, Grant Turner (announcer), Hank Snow, Tommy Jackson (fiddle), The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 24:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64155. Grand Ole Opry. September 20, 1952. Program #247. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Freight Train Boogie." Guest Smiley Burnette sings his famous, "Uncle Noah's Ark." Red Foley, Rod Brasfield, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, The Old Hickory Singers, Smiley Burnette. 25:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63612. Grand Ole Opry. October 4, 1952. Program #256. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The twenty-seventh-anniversary show. The first tune is, "Freight Train Blues." Red Foley (host), Claude Sharp, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Lew Childre (square dance caller), Rod Brasfield, Uncle Cyp, Marvin Hughes. 25:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63613. Grand Ole Opry. November 22, 1952. Program #263. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." Red Foley (host), Sue Thompson, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Foggy River Boys, Rod Brasfield. 25:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63609. Grand Ole Opry. March 1, 1953. Program #248. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Sugar Foot Rag." Red Foley (host), Rod Brasfield, Sue Thompson (first time on the show), Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Lew Childre (square dance caller), The Jordanaires, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Stringbean. 25:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63614. Grand Ole Opry. July 18, 1953. Program #291. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "My Little Red Wagon." George Morgan (host), Moon Mullican, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Jordanaires, Stringbean, Rod Brasfield, Grant Turner (announcer). 25:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28156. Grand Ole Opry. August 22, 1953. Program #299. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Hillbilly Fever." Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jimmy Dickens, Marty Robbins, Rod Brasfield, The Jordanaires, Tommy Jackson. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28157. Grand Ole Opry. October 24, 1953. Program #308. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first thirteen minutes of the program only. The date is approximate. Carl Butler (guest), Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jimmy Dickens. 13 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90517. Grand Ole Opry. November 28, 1953. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. Webb Pierce starts the show with, "Walkin' The Dog." Webb Pierce, Hank Loughlan (his first appearance on the program), Grant Turner (announcer), Cousin Minnie Pearl, Tommy Jackson (fiddler), The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, Stringbean. 24:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

90480. Grand Ole Opry. December 12, 1953. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The date is subject to correction. Cowboy Copas starts the show with, "Filipino Baby." Cowboy Copas, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Moon Mullican (just back from touring in Korea), The Old Hickory Singers, Rod Brasfield, Stringbean, Grant Turner (announcer). 24:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28158. Grand Ole Opry. December 19, 1953. Program #316. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first eleven minutes of the program only. The date is approximate. Ernest Tubb, The Jordanaires, Hank Thompson, Lew Childre. 11 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

28159. Grand Ole Opry. December 26, 1953. Program #317. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The final thirteen minutes of the program only. The date is approximate. Hank Snow, The Jordanaires, Rod Brasfield, Marty Robbins. 13 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90863. Grand Ole Opry. 1954. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRS rebroadcast. The broadcast originates from The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville. The first tune is, "Tomorrow Never Comes." The date is approximate. Ernest Tubb (m. c.), Grady Martin (electric guitar), Martha Carson, The Old Hickory Singers, Cousin Minnie Pearl (singing her latest Victor record), Tommy Jackson, Lew Childre, Claude Sharp, Rod Brasfield. 24:26. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

28160. Grand Ole Opry. February 6, 1954. Program #323. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The final thirteen minutes of the program only. The date is approximate. Cousin Minnie Pearl, Jimmy Dickens, Moon Mullican, Onie Wheeler, Rod Brasfield. 13 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

28161. Grand Ole Opry. October 30, 1954. Program #343. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Love Me Now." Ray Price, Rod Brasfield, Johnny and Jack, Moon Mullican, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Grant Turner (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73100. Grand Ole Opry. 1955. Program #398. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune heard is, "Wanted." The final 14:20 of the program only, the date is approximate. Moon Mullican ("The Stand-Up Liberace"), Hank Snow (m. c.), The Carlisles, Rod Brasfield, The Anita Kerr Singers. 14:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

73099. Grand Ole Opry. 1955. Program #393. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Love Me Now, "I'm Much Too Young To Die." The first 12:29 of the program only, the date is approximate. Ray Price (m. c.), Ferlin Husky, Rod Brasfield, Grant Turner (announcer). 12:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

73098. Grand Ole Opry. 1955. Program #374. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Ryman Auditorium. The first tune is, "Set 'Em Up Joe." The first 12:46 of the program only, the date is approximate. Ernest Tubb (m. c.), Marty Robbins, Rod Brasfield. 12:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

90519. Grand Ole Opry. January 29, 1955. WSM, Nashville origination, NBC net, AFRTS rebroadcast. Carl Smith starts the program with, "If Some Folks Would Leave Us Alone." Carl Smith, The Davis Sisters, Skeeter Davis, Rod Brasfield, Dale Potter (fiddle), Moon Mullican, Cousin Minnie Pearl. 24:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

28162. Grand Ole Opry. 1959. Program #1038. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination. Commercials deleted. The date is approximate. Hank Snow, Archie Campbell, Tommy Jackson and The Tennessee Travelers, The Jordanaires, Chet Atkins, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Floyd Tillman, Del Wood. 23 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

101492. Grand Ole Opry. June 12, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "Roll On Buddy, Roll On." The program features an appearance by Melva Montgomery, the winner of last year's talent contest. Roy Acuff, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), Melva Montgomery, The Smoky Mountain Boys, The Jordanaires, June Webb, Jimmy Riddle, Howdy Forrester, Bashful Brother Oswald. 30:14. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70560. Grand Ole Opry. August 15, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The six finalists of the first "Grand Ole Opry Talent Contest" perform and compete. The first tune is, "Once More," sung by Roy Acuff. The first contestant is twenty-year-old Johnny Tillotson. Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Smoky Mountain Boys, The Texas Troubadors, The Jordanaires, Marvin Hughes, Johnny Tillotson, June Wells, Bill Harris, Glen Johnson, Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Margie Bowes (winner of the contest), The Treys, The Drifters, Hank Garland (drums), Katy Hale. 59:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47623. Grand Ole Opry. September 11, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "I Never Can Come Back To You." Co-hosts Johnny Wright and Jack Anglin appear as, "Johnny and Jack." Jack Anglin, Johnny Saddler and The Tennessee Mountain Boys, Johnny Wright, Kitty Wells, Marvin Hughes, Ray Crisp (fiddle), T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47624. Grand Ole Opry. September 18, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "I Don't Believe You Met My Baby." Co-hosts are Ira and Charlie Louvin. Charlie Louvin, Dale Potter (violin), Grandpa Jones, Ira Louvin, Jimmy Capps (guitar), Marvin Hughes, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47625. Grand Ole Opry. September 25, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk (can opener premium). The first tune is, "Head Over Heels In Love With You." Co-hosts are Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Carl Butler (guest), Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Marvin Hughes, Paul Warren (fiddle), T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Foggy Mountain Boys, The Jordanaires. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

13783. Grand Ole Opry. October 2, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "The Big Wheel." Hank Snow ("The Singing Ranger"), T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Rainbow Ranch Boys, Billy Grammer ("The Travelin' On Man"), The Jordanaires, Buddy Spicher (fiddle), Marvin Hughes (piano). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47626. Grand Ole Opry. October 9, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "Candy Kisses." George Morgan, Marvin Hughes, Roy Wiggins, Stonewall Jackson (guest), T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47627. Grand Ole Opry. October 16, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "Billy Bayou." Guest Roy Drusky makes his first appearance on the show. Bobby Garrett, Ferris Corsey, Jim Reeves, Joe Zekins, Leo Jackson, Marvin Hughes, Roy Drusky, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires, Tommy Jackson. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47628. Grand Ole Opry. October 23, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "A Woman's Intuition." Co-hosts are Teddy and Doyle Wilburn. Carl Butler (guest), Dale Potter (violin), Don Helms (steel guitar), Doyle Wilburn, Marvin Hughes, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), Teddy Wilburn, The Jordanaires. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47629. Grand Ole Opry. October 30, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "Little Pal." Bashful Brother Oswald, Howdy Forrester, Jimmy Riddle, June Webb, Marvin Hughes, Ray Walker, Roy Acuff, Shot Jackson, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires, The Smoky Mountain Boys. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47619. Grand Ole Opry. November 6, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk (photo Christmas card premium), Fluffo. The first tune is, "Ida Red." Archie Campbell, Bobby Hicks, Jackie Phelps, Marvin Hughes, Porter Wagoner (host), T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47620. Grand Ole Opry. November 13, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune is, "Riverboat." Ben Keith, Dale Potter (violin), Faron Young, Lightnin' Chance, Marvin Hughes, Odell Martin, Stringbean, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires, Willy Ackerman. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47621. Grand Ole Opry. November 20, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk (photo Christmas cards premium). Ray Price, "The Cherokee Cowboy," is the host and sings his big hit, "Heartaches By The Number." Margie Bowes, the winner of the 1958 Pet Milk Talent Contest appears. Jimmy Day (guitar), Margie Bowes, Marvin Hughes, Ray Price, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires, Tommy Jackson. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

47622. Grand Ole Opry. November 27, 1959. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. The first tune, "The Last Ride," is a fine hobo song. Hank Snow, June Carter, Marvin Hughes, Stubby Wise, T. Tommy Cutrer (announcer), The Jordanaires, The Rainbow Ranch Boys. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

21503. Grand Ole Opry. March 3, 1978. PBS-TV net, WNET-TV, Newark, New Jersey aircheck. Sustaining. The first live telecast (on network TV) of the regular Saturday night 7:00 P. M. show. The program originates from Opryland, Nashville. Archie Campbell, Bill Carlisle, Bill Monroe, Billy Grammer, Charlie Louvin, Connie Smith, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Del Reeves, Del Wood, Don Williams, George Hamilton IV, Grant Turner (announcer), Hank Snow, Harold Hensley, Jan Howard, Jean Shepard, Jeannie Prue, Jimmy Newman, Justin Tubb, Lonzo and Oscar, Porter Wagoner (host), Ronnie Milsap, Roy Acuff, Skeeter Davis, Stonewall Jackson (guest), Stu Phillips, The Clinch Mountain Clan, The Four Guys, The Osborne Brothers, The Wilburn Brothers, The Willis Brothers, Wilma Lee Cooper. 3 1/4 hours. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51547. Grand Ole Opry. August 26, 1992. WSM-TV, Nashville origination, C-SPAN aircheck. Sustaining. Political speeches by Governor Bill Clinton, Senator Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore. Albert Gore, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tipper Gore. 26:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

64156. Grand Ole Opry. NBC net, WSM, Nashville origination, AFRS rebroadcast. AFRS replacing "National Barn Dance." The first announced tune is, "Down In Union County." The system cue has been deleted. Red Foley, The Smoky Mountain Boys, Cousin Minnie Pearl, The Duke Of Paducah, Rachel and Oswald, Louise Massey and The Westerners (music fill). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

9806. Grand Ole Opry. Program #676. WSM, Nashville, NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Archie Campbell, Buck Owens, Chet Atkins, Del Wood, June Carter, Porter Wagoner, Tommy Jackson. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2835. Grand Ole Opry. WSM, Nashville. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 106 programs.