The Dave and Vi Stogner Story
Dave Stogner and The Western Rhythmaires.
Dave Stogner started in Fresno, California with a five-piece band and later added two more musicians. Coca-Cola sponsored them for a number of years. They played at dances throughout the San Joaquin Valley and recorded for Four Star Records in 1951. Stogner started his own television show on Channel 47 when television came to Fresno and he appeared five evenings a week. His band played every Saturday night at the Big Fresno Barn, a popular spot at that time. He played there for eleven years. He also had a television show on Channel 24 for five years.
The Big Fresno Barn
was home to Dave Stogner & The Western Rhythymaires ...
... and Home of the Country Western Stars from Nashville. It was called Nashville West by Dave Stogner who booked many of the guest like Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Snow, Faron Young, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys.
Dave Stogner jams with Little Jimmy Dickens.
Dave plays fiddle with Ricky Skaggs.
Dave Stogner & Marty Robbins were very close friends.
Viola Stogner and Dave relax in their home in Santa Cruz.
Viola Stogner made some of the shirts that Dave wore on stage. They were married for 17 years before Dave died May 17, 1989. She lives in Madera, California now, and she enjoys her family, including her two sons, two step-sons, and many grandchildren.
Below are some of Dave's most popular song titles:
Jam Blues - (Duke Ellington)
When My Dreamboat Comes Home - (Friend-Franklin)
I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair - (Bonnie Dodd- Jimmy Davis)
Yes Sir - (Dave Stogner)
Texas Hambone Blues - (W. Jones)
Woodchoppers Ball - (Joe Bishop)
You've Got Me Crying - (T. Atchison)
Pretty As A Picture - (Dave Stogner)
Tulsa Baby - (Stogner-J. Childress)
Johnson Rag - (Guy Hall-Henry Kleinkauf)
Fiddlin' Around Again
Walking On Easy Street - (Dave Stogner)
Everything Happens To Me - (Dave Stogner)
Bandera Polka - (Owen Bradley)
Black Cat Stomp - (Stogner-Joe Holley)
Juke Box Love w. (Stogner & Essley)
My Galveston Gal - (P. Harris)
If You Can't Get Five Take Two - (Simmie Davis) ASCAP
Oh Sweet Mama- (Dave Stogner) Joyce Records
"T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1) - (Jimmy Rodgers)
Hard Time Blues - (Dave Stogner)
Orange Blossom Special - (Ervin T. Rouse)
These CD's can be ordered from Viola Stogner at $15.95 each. Please e-mail her below.
VIOLA STOGNER lives in Madera, CA, and she enjoys visiting with her family, and friends. She is taking computer classes and working out at the gym.
If you want to contact Viola Stogner, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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