Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 93
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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Question Box Q. -- I want a picture of the entire Walton family. Where can I address my request? I really want to have it for my sister's birthday. She is crazy about "The Wai- tons." -- M.S., Delta, Pa. A. -- You may address your photo request to Lorimar Productions, Burbank Studios," Burbank, Calif. ma. AND NATIONAL SHOWS PRESENT IN CONCERT YEARS AFTER SPECIAL CUESTS ItOWNSVILLE STATION TUES.JAY21 8P.M. CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER TICKETS ON SALE NOW cine CENTER Kuonia in ILLMTHMLSimiS OUTLETS S5.00 AWAKE ».HMT OF SMW ftSTNAisunK MAILORDERS T»TEUSUTU.c/tCinCCHTEI , MHOIIIS smtT.MMUJTOM.H. CAU 34*4070 AND ROIL , IS COMING IN CONCERT BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE SPECIAL GUESTS MAGGIE BELL THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT iHTfoouam THE DUTCH SENSATION GOLDEN EARRING SUNDAY JUNE 9 8P.M. | CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER TICKETS ON SALE NOW S5.00 ADVANCE H.OODAVOF SHOW CIVIC CENTER AND AU US. OUTLETS MAIL ORDERS BTO. rOCH«RUSTO» CIVIC CENTER REVKOLDSSTREET.CHflRl[S70N.H.V«. PRESENTED BT NATIONAL SHOWS · AND WKAZ Scene from the Capital City Jamboree. (See storv below). The LVl Ole Opry By Connie Shearer We arrived at the Jamboree Country Store shortly after 7 p.m. to pick up tickets for the 7:30 performance. It was a good, thing we had made reservations well in advance. There were lines waiting to pick up tickets and another line hoping for last-minute cancellations. We spent a few minutes looking around the straw hats, rattan chairs, exotic imported coffees and gift items. The store is going to have to go -- to allow room for larger Capitol City Jamboree offices. We were led to our seats by a girl in blue jeans and plaid shirt. The hall was packed. Chairs had been added in the aisles. The audience included all age groups from toddlers to octogenarians, and they were ready for the show to start. It was a big night: Charlie McCoy was the star. There was a fine show, though, before McCoy appeared. The Country Heartbeats, a quartet from Elkins, and the entire Jamboree group opened the performance with the theme song. Blonde Freda Cooper of Chesapeake sang "Can I Sleep in Your Arms?" and "Slippin 1 Away." She was dressed in typical Country- Western girl-singer fashion: short white skirt, light blue Western shirt and high white boots -- and a hairdo a la Dolly Parton. STEAK DINNER SPECIAL DELMONICO · T-BONE KANSAS CITY · FILET SIRLOIN » M v STRIP · PORTERHOUSE ·iN.T.oiKir V.'ith French Fries or Baked Potatoes Businessmen S Secretary Lunch Daily BSAWHA CITY CLUBHOUSE Newcomer Freda Crowder of Elkview would give Donna Fargo competition with her julilant rendition of "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA." Her tender rendering of "D-i-v-o-r-c-e" could have brought a tear to even the hardest hearted. · The "Earl of Elkview" entertained with "Beautiful Dreamer" played on the saw. The Earl has also been known to tell a funny story now and then and that Saturday night was no exception. »· Danny O'Shea, a young redhead, also is a newcomer to the show. He is an Irish tenor with a Country-Western accent. His "Let Me Be There" said it all. We wanted to get up and join in 'Let me be there in the mornin', let me be there in the even- in', but then it's just that kind of song and there is something special about a young, good voice. Proving his ability as a polished entertainer, he also sang "Danny Boy." Next on the show was Jim Ed Cook of St. Albans. A flashy guitar player-singer, he was wearing a royal blue taffeta coat with silver trim. He rocked the hall with "The Truck Driver Song" and "What A Way to,Go." »· And speaking of rocking the hall, along came one of the Jamboree's superstars, Johnny Rocker. Rocker has been pickin' and singin' in this area for years. T h e f a c t t h a t h i s "Sweetheart of the Year" was a distinct favorite with the audience was no surprise. And, of course, it was no secret that his "It Is No Secret" was equally enjoyed. Finally, Dewey Caldwell, the Jamboree announcer said, "Here's Charlie McCoy, the instrumentalist of the year." After a rousing ovation, the Fayetteville native, arrived center stage with his music stand and a collection of harmonicas. He played a well-rounded collection of his top record sellers. The audience response to the entire show was nothing short of tremendous. It must be true that country-western music lovers are a special breed. They show up Saturday after Saturday for the show. Many have standing reservations and each week the audience produces music lovers from a number of states, who have traveled to Charleston for the show. After the show, we slipped back to the office. To say there was activity there is understatement. Entertainers are paid on the spot. So are ushers and concession workers. W h i l e they w a i t e d for checks, t h e p e r f o r m e r s thrashed over the show, comparing the previous week to the show just over. The Jamboree group at such times becomes like a big family. A few took off for the reamining open hours of downtown night spots. More left (that particular night) for a restuarant and a late night (actually, early morning) supper. Even over pizza at 1 a.m. the Capital City Jamboree gang still talked show business. They're working people, but they still find time for week-night, out-of-town shows, traveling together by bus." Off stage, the Jamboree group includes a lawyer, a construction worker, coal miner, secretary, a public relations man, students, housewives and a policeman, but on Saturday night, the Capital City Jamboree is alive with musicians. The thing to do in y^~FINISH HIGH SCHOOL? WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW THE COST? WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES THRU HOME STUDY? 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