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Chris Schlotzhauer

From: Colleyville, Tx. USA

posted 08 August 2000 12:06 PM     profile     
These were two shows on D/FW local channel 11 for years. Jim "Shootin" Newton was a country music show that featured local acts. The early years local artists would perform in the studio, and later the cameras would go to the clubs and video live. Some of the stuff was real bad, and some was great. I first saw Junior Knight and Gary Carpenter at the Longhorn Ballroom and others like Boxcar Willie, Vernon Stovall, Kenny Serratt, Claude Grey... help me Junior.
Jim Newton always sucked on this huge cigar and told the worst jokes. It was great.
Chris Schlotzhauer

From: Colleyville, Tx. USA

posted 08 August 2000 12:10 PM     profile     
Sorry, I forgot to mention Cowboy Weaver. Also a local show with a lot of the same acts in studio. I can't remember if Shootin' Newton or Cowboy Weaver used to feature the Dewey Groom segment with Junior. Help me Junior.
Mario Cuppetelli

From: Alpena, MI

posted 08 August 2000 08:06 PM     profile     
In the 60's when I lived in Waxahachie I remember seeing Panther Hall on Sat. night TV with I think Wille Nelson hosting it and leading the house band. There was a lot of good some great and some bad gorups but it was good watching and hearing.


Smiley Roberts

From: Hendersonville,Tn. 37075

posted 09 August 2000 01:43 PM     profile     
Whenever we worked Texas,I used to look forward to seein' the Cowboy Weaver Show. It was the funniest damn show I ever saw,even if it didn't mean to be. Worst lip-syncs I ever saw. Wish I had some vid-tapes of the show. If you told someone,today,about the show,they,probably,wouldn't believe you.


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Randall Harrington

From: Waxahachie,Texas USA

posted 09 August 2000 09:14 PM     profile     
Chris it was the cowboy weaver show that had the segment with Dewey Groom. was that not the worst lip singing you ever have ever seen in you life. I use to sit down with Ted Lynch and watch what they did and laugh our buts off.
Dean Brown

From: Grand Prairie, Tx.

posted 14 August 2000 05:34 AM     profile     
I remember "Sootin' Newton". It was great. I had forgotten about "Cowboy Weaver and the Pals of the Saddle at the Sunset Ranch". They sure looked the part. Panther Hall was big Saturday night TV in the early to mid sixties here. They sort of switched formats in the latter sixties with "Panther AGo Go", an attempt to cash in on the Shindig/Hullabaloo success. Panther Hall did redeem itself (in my eyes) when Charlie Pride recorded a live album there (with Lloyd Green) in 1969.
Sam Marshall

From: Chandler, AZ USA

posted 15 August 2000 07:41 PM     profile     
Don't forget "Shootin' Newton Theater." Shootin' Newton showed up a few years later on a UHF channel with his same old footage but then he added had a western movie in the mix. He had a female sidekick that told worse jokes than he did.

I am pretty sure that the Dewey Groom footage was on the show. A lot of Vern Stovall and the Sattellites for the Silver Saddle Club on the County Line Strip. I remember he had a good guitar player. Also had footage from the Steak Pit on Harry Hines.

I drove my roommate in college up the wall watching it every afternoon around lunchtime.

Sam in AZ

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