The Ozark Jubilee was a live, nationally broadcast country-western variety show originating from the Jewell Theater — “the heart of the Ozarks” — in downtown Springfield from 1955 through 1960. Many country music stars began or advanced their careers by appearing on the Jubilee including Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, and the Philharmonics. Missouri State University Libraries is raising money to digitize 60 episodes that reside in kinescope form in the University of California, Los Angeles Film and Television Archive. For more information see

Episode Listing
1:00 “Birmingham Bounce” Red Foley
5:13 “I Thought of You” Jean Shepherd
8:09 Regal Pale commercial
9:26 “Tennessee Saturday Night” Pat Boone and Red Foley
15:45 Regal Pale commercial
16:55 “Uncle Cyp” Brasfield
23:07 “Razzle Dazzle” Philharmonics
26:00 Regal Pale commercial
27:03 “Just Call Me Lonesome” Red Foley

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  • Trudi Mann 23 / 10 / 2017 Reply

    We cannot believe you found Ray and sent this to us…he talks about the Jubilee often and I cannot tell you how much this means. I have never seen any of his performances so this is a great treat for me and i so appreciate your kindness and effort in our behalf. Love to have you get in touch directly with us…my e-mail is trudimann@cox.net and I am hopeful you will get in touch if I can just find the original post you made. Many thanks…Trudi

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