Episode Guide - Saddle Songs (Series) (1956-1959)

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Saddle Songs
The following is an incomplete listing of Saddle Songs episodes.

Oct 2, 1956 - Featuring the Mellow Maids and the Sons of the Saddle. Soloists Vic and Len Siebert and Connie Holt. Producer Barry McCorquodale. From Winnipeg. Old Dan Tucker (traditional); All Alone (Tubb-Temple-Douglas); Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes (Willet); Chinatown, My Chinatown (Jerome-Schwartz); Twenty Feet of Muddy Water {Smith); Company's Comin' (Mullins); Chime Bells (Miller-Britt); Casey Jones (Siebert-Newton); Sweethearts or Strangers (Davis-Wayne); Nobody's Darling But Mine (Davis); Whistling Rufus (traditional); Remember Me (Sooter); Take These Chains From My Heart (Rose); Happy Birthday Polka (Bergman-Segal).

Feb 19, 1957 - Sons of the Saddle, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Barry McCorquodale, producer. From Winnipeg. Group: Harmonics in A (John Allen); Liberty Two-Step; Tomorrow Never Comes; Scandinavian Jump (Gene Siebert) ; Mean Mama Blues. Arnie Derksen: Rock Island Line. Vie Siebert: Whoa Sailor; You're the Sweetest Hose in Texas. Mellow Maids: I Can't Go On This Way; Tweedie-O-Twill; Len Siebert: Wabash Blues; A Full-Time Job (with Lorraine Siebert). Group vocal: A No Good Son-of-a-Gun.

Feb 26, 1957 - Sons of the Saddle, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Barry McCorquodale, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: Fraser River Reel (theme), Beer Barrel Polka, Banjo Polka, Hoop-De-Doo, Undecided. Vocal: The Love Bug Itch, I Always Get a Souvenir, Uncle Pen, Chili and Beans, Pepper-Hot Baby, Move It On Over, When By Blue Moon Turns to Gold, Hair of Gold and Eyes of Blue, Young Love, Feudin' and Fightin', Sioux City Sou.

Mar 5, 1957 - Group under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Barry McCorquodale, producer. From Winnipeg. Program: Instrumental — Raggedy Ann, Pilots' Waltz. Vocal—A Little Bird Told Me, It Makes No Difference Now, Empty Sadie, There's An Open Range Ahead, Sunflower, Hey Joe, I'll Get Mine By and By, Wild Side of Life, It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, I've Been Thinking, I Like Mountain Music.

Mar 19, 1957 - Group under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Barry McCorquodale, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: Uncle Jim, Mom's Waltz, Waltz You Saved For Me, Theme—Fraser River Reel (Roy Warhurst) ; Vocal: Auctioneer, Lipstick on Your Collar, Out Behind the Barn, Rosemarie, Buttons and Bows. Cowboy Jack, Little Old Sod Shanty on My Claim, Who Do Honey You Do, Let's Squiggle, Pistol-Packin' Mama.

Mar 26, 1957 - Instrumental group under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen, and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Ernest Mutimer, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: The Hot Canary, Alabama Bound. Sally Goodin. Vocal: My Little Red Wagon. The Picnic Song, Mama Don't Like Music, Bonnie Wee Lassie, Cool Water, Weep Willie Weep (composed and sung by Len Siebert), Company's Coming, Good Old-Fashioned Hoedown, Conversation With a Mule, Joey the Skyland Cowboy (composed and sung by Len Siebert). Timber Trail, Beautiful Brown Eyes.

Apr 2, 1957 - Group under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen, and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Ernest Mutimer, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: Fraser River Reel (Warhurst); Red River Jump (Gene Siebert); Listen to the Mocking Bird; Wreck of the Old "97." Vocal: In My Hometown, All Day on the Prairie, Country Style, Blue Street, I Wish I Was Single Again, Barbara Allen, Somebody's Been Beating My Time; I Won't Be Homey No More; I Hope You Don't Care; Mexican Joe.

Apr 9, 1957 - Western group under Vic Siebert. Ernest Mutimer, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: Blue Bonnet Rag; Clarinet Polka; Bile Dem Cabbage. Vocal: Vic Siebert— Bunk House Bugle Boy; Come and Get It. Len Siebert— Am I Losing You? Arnie Derksen— Life Gets Tee-jus, Don't It; Blue Tail Fly. Mellow Maids— Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah ; Tennessee Wig Walk; Lonely Little Robin {with Len). Gene and Vic Siebert— That New Vitamine.

Apr 16, 1957 - The Sons of the Saddle, under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen, and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Ernest Mutimer, producer. From Winnipeg. Instrumental: Fraser River Reel (Roy Warhurst); At the Karlstaad Ball; Speed the Plough; The Bells of St. Mary's; I Was Seeing Nellie Home; Prairie Chicken Polka (Gene Siebert). Vocal: When Payday Rolls Around; Crew Cut and Baby Blue Eyes; John Henry; I'm Movin5 On; Gone; Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes; Pins and Needles in My Heart; Paper of Pins; De Camptown Races; Liza Jane.

Apr 23, 1957 - Instrumental: Under the Double Eagle, Haste to the Wedding, Bye-Bye Blues. Vocal: When the Bloom Is on the Sage, Out on the Open Range, Crocodile Tears, Spring Fever, A No Good Son-of-a-Gun, It's My Lazy Day, Dark as a Dungeon, There's a Long, Long Trail, Blue Skies, Rosemarie, Steel Guitar Rag.

Apr 30, 1957 - Western group under Vic Siebert, with Vic and Len Siebert, Arnie Derksen and the Mellow Maids, vocalists. Vocal: When Payday Rolls Around; Poor Man's Riches; Greensleeves; I've Got a New Heartache; I Never See Maggie Alone; I'm Gonna Live Some Day Before I Die; When You and I Were Young; Maggie Blues; Joe Bowers; The Richest Man in the World; There's a Gold Mine in the Sky. Instrumental: Lover; Sugarfoot Rag; Estudiantina; Fraser River Reel (Theme, by Roy Warhurst).

May 28, 1957 - Western group with Vic, Len, and Gene Siebert, Roy Warhurst, Johnny Allen, Arnie Derksen, and the Mellow Maids — Lorraine Siebert and Connie Holt. From Winnipeg. Program: Pass the Plate of Happiness Around; Watermelon Song; One Step at a Time; Hop Along (written and played by John Allen); Scandinavian Jump (by Gene Siebert); Train of Love; She Told Me She Loved Me; Song of the Bandit; Why Don't You Love Me?; Remember Me; Just Lazy; Prairie Campfire.

Jun 4, 1957 - From Winnipeg, Western group under Vic Siebert, with Vic, Len, Gene and Lorraine Siebert, Connie Holt, Arnie Derksen, Roy Warhurst and Johnnie Allen. Program: Instrumental— Hot Toddy, Texas Stomp, Homecoming Waltz, Tiger Rag. Vocal —Hillbilly Fever, Trying to Forget the Blues, I Feel Better All Over, A Cowboy Has to Sing, A Good-Looking Blonde, Red-Eyed and Rowdy, Bluebird on Your Windowsill.

Jun 25, 1957 - Last program of season

Nov 26, 1957 - Produced from the stage of the concert hall of the Winnipeg Civic Auditorium this week before an audience of Manitoba mayors and reeves attending the annual Municipal Convention.

May 20, 1958 - Tonight the Sons of the Saddle and the Mellow Maids will present their weekly Saddle Songs from the R.C.A.F. Garison Theatre before an audience of R.C.A.F. personnel.

Jun 24, 1958 - This week's program, the last of the season, originates from the Red River Exhibition.

Jan 20, 1959 - Stu Davis is the guest.

Mar 31, 1959 - Saddle Songs stars Connie Holt and Earl Cummings

Apr 28, 1959 - Len Breau, a 17-year-old guitar player, a recent winner on the Trans-Canada Talent radio show, and his mother Betty Cody will be guests. Len, who comes from a family of western singers, plays western and jazz and goes by the name of Hal Lone-Pine Junior.

May 26, 1959 - Jack Kingston will be the guest.

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