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Two Chairs No Waiting 95: Good Ole 14-A

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:14:23

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Mayberry fans know “Good Ole 14-A” or “Welcome Sweet Springtime” as Barney identified it in the episode “Barney and the Choir” (#52) but do you know the history of the melody of that Mayberry ballad.

Two Chairs crack staff…okay, it was Allan since I’m the entire staff…..found out the history of this beautiful song just this past weekend and you’ll find out the rest of the story if you listen to this episode.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:15:11

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Following episode #88, Mayberry fan Gaither Harwood stayed around in the chat room (I record the show live and some folks drop by and watch the live feed) and confirmed that Earle Hagen’s son was the original finger snapper for the Theme of The Andy Griffith Show.

I had thought that Earle had told me that during a conversation so when Gaither mentioned the same fact I was excited. I had not mentioned Deane Hagen’s finger snapping on the podcast because I couldn’t confirm my information. Thankfully Gaither has a better memory than me and pointed me right to that odd fact known by few in “The Definitive Andy Griffith Show Reference” by Dale Robinson and David Fernandes (page 310 of the hardcover edition).

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #90: Bob James

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:46

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Several folks responded to our last episode about the “king” of whistlers, Fred Lowery.  If you didn’t hear lasts weeks show (#87), you may want to go back and give it a listen before this episode.  We’ll talk a bit more about who exactly it was that whistled the theme of The Andy Griffith Show and theories about why people believe that Mr. Lowery was that whistler.

We’ll also be talking a bit about Mayberry Days held the last full weekend of September in Andy Griffith’s hometown Mt. Airy, NC.   It’s certainly a sight to behold and I encourage you to attend Mayberry Days if you have a chance.  It’s gooooood!

If you can’t attend, there are other events related to Mayberry and you can learn about them by going to the “Event Calendar” link at iMayberry.com.  Try and make plans to visit one of these events and support folks that are trying to bring a little bit of Mayberry to your corner of the world.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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  • Mayberry Days – The Surry Arts Council official web site about the annual Mayberry Days celebration. Photos of past events, ticket information, and all kinds of information to help you see why Mayberry Days is somewhere any fan would enjoy.
  • Songfacts.com – All kinds of discussion about who whistled the theme to The Andy Griffith Show.
  • 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.
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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #88: John Foster

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Two Chairs No Waiting 87: The Whistler

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.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

If you use iTunes, please visit the Two Chairs No Waiting page of the iTunes store and leave a review and rating.

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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