Alabama Hayloft Jamboree
Back in 1948, hillbilly music or maybe some preferred to call it folk
music or something else. In Alabama, like many areas, they could not
get enough, especially when it was good.
Listeners in the range of WAPI in Birmingham, Alabama tuned in to
Ralph Rogers as he emceed the Alabama Hayloft Jamboree, which was said
to be a '...jollification by all the greatest hillbilly stars on records..."
Folks tuned in and welcomed Ralph and his 'high-jinks'. Now though the mention
of this show appeared in the Song and Picture Barn Dance Magazine back in 1948,
it is unclear whether this was a live show such as the other jamboree and opry shows
we've got listed here. Until we get more details, we'll list it.
They mention that Happy Wilson and his Golden River Boys had an air
of hospitality and friendliness typical of the south back then and seemingly
were on the air in 'the early morning'.
Happy Wilson and Golden River Boys