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    mroycroft Guest

    Default Barefoot Clyde Chester and/or Wanda Gann

    Does anyone remember or have any info on Barefoot Clyde Chester and/or Wanda Gann? They were popular in the 50's.

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    julie Guest


    This is a tough one! All I found was this on Wendy Gann:


    Good luck!

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    Default Barefoot Clyde Chester and/or Wanda Gann

    My name is Michael McClain. I was the drummer with Clayde Chester in 1954 when I was 12 yrs old. Wanda Gann was also 12 at that time. Clyde Chester died several years ago. Gaylon Christie, the steel guitar player, knows Wanda and has stayed in contact with her. It has been about 10 years since I spoke to Wanda.

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    Default Wanda Gann

    Wanda is my best friend's Mamma
    She resides in the Dallas area.

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    Default Clyde Chesser Texas Village Boys Brochure

    I have a brochure about these guys from KCEN-TV in Temple Texas. About 30 pages with lots of pictures. Also Wanda Gann and the Diamond Twins. I'd be interested in selling it. Anyone interested could post here.

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    Default Clyde

    I think Barefoot Clyde's last name was Cesser (or some such spelling). It wasn't Chester. He had a fiddle player names Oakie Davis and a Steel guitar player named Galyon Christy (check spelling) - Christy later started "booking" bands because he booked my band in places like Ft. Hood Texas, etc. He got in to the radio business near Ft. Hood...maybe Kileen and eventually owned one or two. I don't know what happend to Wanda. She auditioned for Lawrence Welk I heard but I don't recall if she ever was on his show. - Hope this helps...good luck.

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    omarthebull Guest

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    Last time I delt with Clyde was in the late 60's or early 70's. He was managing a guy by the name of Ray Frushay who has a daughter named Sheri Frushay who sings and writes and I think lives somewhere around Austin.

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    jean fischer Guest


    I've enjoyed reading all of the comments. I went to school with Ray, and was a member of the Whirling Teens, a square dance group that opened and closed for Chesser in the late 50s. Of course, I was a teenager at the time, but I really thought we filmed in Austin, at the KTBC studio.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Barefoot Clyde Chesser and Little Wanda Gann

    Barefoot Clyde Chesser, Wanda Gann and a pair of twins named Ramona and Winona performed in the early 50's in my hometown, Groesbeck, Texas. Their stage was a wooden platform on the football field and it was a memorable occasion to most of the townsfolk.

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    littlesister Guest


    I know that the Barefoot Chesser Band did film in Austin for a while in the early 60s because my sister Judy Laird was a regular singer on the show and she took me to the studio with her once or twice.

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