The Plamor Dance Hall in Ephriam

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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 The Plamor Dance Hall in Ephriam
Description Over the years, many special bands were brought in for the music. An Ephraim band including different combinations of fellows was established--such as Cannon Thomson, who played the trumpet; Rex Christensen, the saxophone; Merril Christiansen, the guitar; Leland Frost, the piano; Evan Anderson, the saxophone; Joel Jensen, the trombone; Dean Christensen, the drums; Lyle Peterson, the sousaphone; Morris Thompson, the drums; Sterling Poulson, the banjo; and Grant Harris, the trumpet. "Bus" Anderson from Mt, Pleasant played the trumpet; Elwood Draper of Moroni played the tenor saxophone and his brother Emmert the alto saxophone, There were times when these fellows tried to imitate the Guy Lombardo b and. The amount of money to give the bands for their services was generally geared on a 60 to 40 percent basis, depending on the size of the dance group. Sometimes each musician would get only $5. When one of the orchestras came from Price, they generally $100* The leader of the orchestra from Price was Italian; his name was Ralph Ma Latch Chee, By now most of the towns in areas near to Ephraim had open-air dance halls. Our orchestras played at their dances and their orchestras played at ours. Music that was popular at that time and still causes us to tap our toes in reminiscence of beautiful and delightful music included melodies such as "Poor Butterfly," "I Love You Truly," "Stumbling," "When You Wore a Tulip," "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "I'm In Love With You Honey," "Jeepers, Creepers," "Chicago," "Tipperary," "Corain1 Round The Mountain," "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm," "Barney Google," "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue," "Saint Louis Blues," "Sun Down," "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain," "Spring Time In The Rockies," "Blue Moon," "Down By The Old with "Goodnight Sweetheart," Tickets to the dance were 50 cents a couple. There were some who had complimentary tickets. The dances were held on Friday nights, Many times the 54
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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 325741
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