A Time for Growing Up

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description Orchestras One of the Sanpete open-air dance bands is still playing John Ouymon of Moroni, who played with the Revelers at Joyland and other dance halls says, "The 'Revelers' are still (1936) playing for dances!" He also noted that favorite waltzes such as "Stardust," "Goodnight, Sweetheart," and 'Pagan Love Song" still delight their dance patrons and bring both tears and smiles to those who have waltzed to the "Reveler" dance music for 50 years or more. The Footwarmers" orchestra was led bv Alphonzo (Phil Nielson), who was born in Manti and through a correspondence course learned to play the organ and piano He also learned to read music and had the ability to "play by ear." He was always friendly and soft-spoken. He derived pleasure from providing enjoyment for others. Howard Larsen's memories (Gunnison) of the Footwarmers' years are delight ful. He said, "Everybody on the circuit loved Phil and they thought he was the greatest and most wonderful piano player they had ever heard. He had a natural rhythm." Edward Christensen concludes his remembrances of the "Footwarraers Band" in these words: "The Footwarmers did indeed have a soul and heart as big as their leader's." They played hundreds of dances by donating their time to organizations, missionary farewells, soldier farewells, etc. If a dance was poorly attended, it was all the same to Phil. He never quarreled with dance managers about finance. 131
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325662
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