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Otto and His Novelodeons
WLS National Barn Dance


About The Artist

An interesting group that performed on the WLS Barn Dance. They could be humorous, then turn right around and do a serious number with the nicest music you could ever hear. So much of a contrast, that you may have wondered if they were the same group.

By 1939, they were a seven-piece orchestra. Each was said to be able to play at least two instruments. Otto was the leader and really a fine musician, though his comedy act as Little Genevieve was what he is remembered for most of the time.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Rene (Zeb) Hartley
  • Ted (Otto) Morse (known for his act as Little Genevieve)
  • George (Bill) Thall
  • Art Wenzel
  • Ted (Buddy) Gilmore

Appearance History This Month

August 15, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Dane County Fair
Madison, WI
Otto

August 24, 1937

St. Joseph Fair
St. Joseph, IL
Otto

August 27, 1937
WLS Barn Dance
County Fair
Fiarbury, IL
Otto

August 29, 1937
Soldiers & Sailors Reunion

Peoria, IL
Otto

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