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Pensacola Barn Dance in the 1940’s …

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Neal McCormick Photo_SFW_FHP

This is not a great photo … someone brought it to me to copy years ago and I ran across the negative in a box of copy negatives that I forgot that I had.  I have no idea where this Pensacola Barn Dance was located, but I have heard of Neal McCormick.  I think he went by the name of  “Pappy McCormick” and I believe that he played with Hank Williams.  In fact, that could be Hank sitting one the fender well.  My father told me a story about him coming to Pensacola and staying at the San Carlos in downtown Pensacola.  Back then, WCOA used to broadcast from their studio on the top floor of the San Carlos and they would get Hank to go up and play live on the air.  There was a music store out past “A” Street on Garden Street and he would also go out there and play.  The owner called my father and he went out and made some photos of Hank at the music store.  My father said he was very agreeable to having his photograph taken and was just a very nice person.  I have been looking for those negatives, but I have not run across them.  I read in a small biography of Hank where he talks about coming to Pensacola and staying at the San Carlos, but I cannot remember the title.  If any of you real “old-timers” remember hearing Hank on WCOA or ever across him when he came to Pensacola, please let us hear from you.  I apologize for the quality of the image, but the copy that brought to me was not very good.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

January 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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