Two Chairs No Waiting 87: The Whistler

by Floyd on June 8, 2010

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:16

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Who was “the whistler?” What am I talking about….well, there have been reports for years of folks saying “the guy who whistled the theme to The Andy Griffith Show came to my school when I was young.”  The name most associated with that statement is Fred Lowery.  We talk tonight about the who it was that actually whistled the theme.

The links below will give you so wonderful references about Fred Lowery who is known to many as the “King of Whistlers.”  He was a famous whistler back in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

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Related Links:

  • Fred Lowery @ Answers.com – Information about Mr. Lowery.
  • Whistling –  Good, everyday whistling can be heard on “The Andy Griffith Show” theme. Ho-hum. Compared to amateur whistling, virtuoso whistling is as space travel is to a walk down the lane.
  • Fred Lowery @ SpaceAgePop.com – Fred Lowery was the most successful professional whistler of the 1940s and 1950s. Blinded by scarlet fever at the age of two, he was sent to the Texas School for the Blind in Austin when he was seven. Born 2 November 1909, Palestine, Texas; Died December 1984, Jacksonville, Texas.
  • TCNW 87 Facebook photos – Check out the Facebook fan page for Two Chairs No Waiting for images mentioned in this episode.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #87: Allan Newsome

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Tim Bradshaw February 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Good Show. Very nice variety of Mayberry Stuff on the podcast !

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