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Hoosier Hot Shots
WLS National Barn Dance
WLS Chicago, IL

About The Group

One of the groups that lasted many years. They could do straight up great music and harmony as well as provide comic relief. It was written they were a group "...who beneath the comic exterior had a rare gift for music."

These four guys prodced some of the 'most uproarious and astounding musical effects ever heard.' Their definition of a 'zither' defies description, but was a strange assortment of gizmos attached to a washboard.

The Trietsch boys' family took the purple ribbon from local corn shows in the vicinity of Muncie, Indiana. They always stayed around when the Indiana farm news was being given.

Trivia and Timeline Notes

Group Members:

  • Frank Kettering, Illinois
  • Otto Ward (known as Gabriel), Indiana
  • Kenneth Trietsch (known as Kenny), Indiana
  • Paul Trietsch (known as Hezzie), Indiana

Hoosier Hot Shots—In The Movies

  • Swinging In The Saddle (Columbia Pictures - 1944)
  • Sing Me A Song of Texas (Columbia Pictures - 1944)
  • Are You Ready Hezzie? (Columbia Pictures - 1944)
  • Hoosier Hot Shot Hotel (Colubmia Pictures - 1944)
  • Rockin' In The Rockies (Colubmia Pictures)
  • National Barn Dance (Paramount)
  • Hoosier Holiday (Republic Pictures)

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Hoosier Hot Shots

Appearance History This Month

 
September 8, 1935
Fair Grounds
Boscobel, WI
WLS Barn Dance Show
 
September 10, 1935
Jackson County Fair
Black River Falls, WI
WLS On Parade
 
September 11, 1935
Eagle Auditorium
Galena, IL
WLS Merry-Go-Round
 
September 12, 1935
Valley Theatre
Spring Valley, IL
WLS On Parade
 
September 15, 1935
Dodge County Fair
Beaver Dam, WI
 
September 16, 1935
Permier Theatre
Valparaiso, IN
WLS On Parade
 
September 17, 1935
Civic Auditorium
Grand Rapids, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 18, 1935
High School Auditorium
Bangor, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 22, 1935
Century Theatre
Chicago, IL
WLS On Parade
 
September 24, 1935
Winnebago County Fair
Oshkosh, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 6, 1936
Kewanee County Fair
Luxemburg, WI
WLS On Parade
 
September 8, 1936
Sandusky County Fair
Fremont, OH
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 15, 1936
Jackson County Fair
Black River Falls, WI
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 20, 1936
Crocker Theatre
Elgin, IL
 
September 22, 1936
Paramount Theatre
Aurora, IL
 
September 9, 1937
Central Wisconsin State Fair
Marshfield, WI
WLS On Parade
 
September 12, 1937
Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, KY
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 12, 1937
Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, KY
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 14, 1937
Miami County Fair
Converse, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 14, 1937
Miami County Fair
Converse, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
 
September 16, 1937
Mercer County Fair
Aledo, IL
WLS On Parade
 
September 16, 1937
Mercer County Fair
Aledo, IL
WLS On Parade

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Columbia
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  20287 A Goofus
  20287 B Runnin' Wild
  20290 A Hoosier Stomp
  20290 B Oakville Twister
  20291 A Back Home Again In Indiana
  20291 B Black Eyed Susan Brown
  20292 A Alexander's Ragtime Band
  20292 B Margie
  20293 A Pick That Bass
  20293 B Everybody Stomp
  20294 A I Like Mountain Music
  20294 B I Want A Little Girl
  20432 A Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  20432 B Bye Bye Blues
  20472 A Jingle Bells
  20472 B I'll Soon Be Rolling Home
  20632 A Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
  20632 B Youre Driving Me Crazy
  37710 A Runnin' Wild
  37710 B Goofus
  37713 A Hoosier Stomp
  37713 B Oakville Twister
  37714 A Black Eyed Susan Brown
  37714 B Back In Indiana
  37715 A Alexander's Ragtime Band
  37715 B Margie
  37716 A Everybody Stomp
  37716 B Pick That Bass
  37717 A I Want A Girl
  37717 B I Like Mountain Music
 
Conqueror
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8445 A Four Thousand Years Ago
  8445 B Whistlin' Joe From Kokomo
  8494 A Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
  8494 B Farmer Gray
  8513 A Yes She Do, No She Don't
  8513 B I'm Looking For A Girl
  8555 A Down In The Valley
  8555 A Meet Me By The Ice House Lizzie
  8555 B Down In The Valley
  8555 B Meet Me By The Ice House Lizzie
  8592 A I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  8592 A I Like Banans Because They Have No Bones
  8592 B I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones
  8592 B I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  8635 A Them Hill-Billies Are Mountain Williams Now
  8635 B Wah-Hoo
  8645 A Bow Wow Blues
  8645 B San
  8661 A At Darktwon Strutter's Ball
  8661 A At The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  8661 B You're Driving Me Crazy
  8661 B You're Driving Me Crazy
  8745 A Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  8745 B Bye Bye Blues
  8792 A Alexander's Ragtime Band
  8792 A Alexander's Ragtime Band
  8792 B Margie
  8792 B Margie
  8803 A Pick That Bass
  8803 B Everybody Stomp
  8810 A The Coat And Pants Do All Work
  8810 B When You Wore A Tulip
  8886 A Breezin' Along With The Breeze
  8886 B I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  8900 A I've Got a Bimbo Down On The Bamboo isle
  8900 B Goofus
  8965 A I Like Mountain Music
  8965 B I Want A Girl
  9063 A Milenberg Joys
  9063 B How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm
  9064 A Meet Me Tonight At The Cowshed
  9064 B You Said Something When You Said Dixie
  9154 A A Hot Dog, A Blanket, And You
  9154 B Flat Foot Floogie
  9191 A When Paw Was Courtin' Maw
  9191 B Ferdinand The Bull
  9246 A Beer Barrel Polka
  9246 B Three Little Fishes
  9247 A Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  9247 B Like A Monkey Likes His Coconuts
  9248 A Jingle Bells
  9248 B The Man With The Whiskers
  9328 A The Merry-Go-Round
  9328 B Willie, Willie, Will Ya?
  9329 A (Ho-Del-Ay) Start The Day Right
  9329 B Are You Havin' Any Fun?
  9395 A I'm Just Wild About Harry
  9395 B Ma, She's Making Eyes At Me
  9396 A Oh You Beautiful Doll
  9396 B He'll Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under
  9397 A Down By The O-Hi-O
  9397 B Phil The Fluter's Ball
  9398 A No, No, Nora
  9398 B Who's Sorry Now?
  9399 A Careless Love
  9399 B In An Old Dutch Garden
  9401 A Wabash Blues
  9401 B The Flat Foot Floogie
  9402 A Who's Sorry Now
  9402 B Beer Barrel Polka
  9529 A Beer Barrell Polka
  9581 A Down By The O-Hi-O
  9581 B Way Down In Arkansas
  9582 A I Don't Care
  9582 B Everything I Do, I Sure Do Good
  9583 A My Wife Is On A Diet
  9583 B Poor Papa
  9584 A Big Noise From Kokomo
  9584 B The Poor Little Country Maid
  9657 A The Pants That My Pappy Gave To Me
  9657 B Swing Little Indians Swing
  9658 A Phil The Fluter's Ball
  9658 B That's Where I Meet My Girl
  9659 A Willie, Willie, Will Ya?
  9659 B Rural Rhythm
  9916 A Since We Put A Radio Out In The Henhouse
  9916 B When Lightnin' Struck The Coon Creek Party
  9917 A Tiger Rag
  9917 B The Guy Who Stole My Wife
  9918 A No Romance In Your Soul
  9918 B Lazy River
 
Coral
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  64000 A Bringing Home The Bacon
  64000 B From The Indes To The Andes In His Undies
 
Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  18738 A Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
  18738 B You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often
  4442 A She Broke My Heart In Three Places
  4442 B Don't Change Horses
  46020 A The First Thing I Do Every Morning
  46020 B When Johnny Brings Lelahani Home
  46023 A Divorce Me C.O.D
  46023 B Hillbillies Are Mountain Williams
  46062 A You Kissed Me Once
  46062 B The Musket Came Down From The Door
 
Melotone
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  6-10-51 A Bye Bye Blues
  6-10-51 B Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  6-11-67 A Some Of These Days
  6-11-67 B Hold 'Er Eb'ner
  6-12-72 A Shake Your Dogs
  6-12-72 B That's What I Learned In College
  7-02-51 A I'll Soon Be Rolling Home
  7-02-51 B Jingle Bells
  7-03-63 A Alexander's Ragtime Band
  7-03-63 B Margie
  7-04-62 A Pick That Bass
  7-04-62 B Everybody Stomp
  7-05-51 A The Coat And Pants Do All The Work
  7-05-51 B When You Wore A Tulip (And I Wore A Big Red Rose)
  7-08-51 A Ain't She Sweet
  7-08-51 B I've Got A Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle
 
OKeh
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  03741 A Margie
  03741 B Alexander's Ragtime Band
 
Vocalion
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  03644 A Breezin' Along With The Breeze
  03644 B I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  03683 A Runnin' Wild
  03683 B Goofus
  03724 A Whistlin' Joe From Kokomo
  03724 B Four Thousand Years Ago
  03725 A Oakville Twister
  03725 B Hoosier Stomp
  03726 A Farmer Gray
  03726 B Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
  03727 A I'm Looking For A Girl
  03727 B Yes She Do, No She Don't
  03728 A This Is The Chorus
  03728 B Ha Cha Nan
  03729 A Meet Me By The Ice House Lizzie
  03729 B Down In The Valley
  03730 A Black Eyed Susan Brown
  03730 B Back Home In Indiana
  03731 A Them Hillbillys Are Mountain Williams
  03731 B San
  03732 A Ida! (Sweet As Apple Cider)
  03732 B I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones
  03733 A Bow Wow Blues
  03733 B Wah Hoo
  03734 A At The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  03734 B Nobody's Sweetheart
  03735 A Where You Going, Honey
  03735 B Is It True What They Say About Dixie
  03736 A Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  03736 B Bye Bye Blues
  03737 A Hold 'Er, Eb'ner
  03737 B Some Of These Days
  03738 A That's What I Learned In College
  03738 B Shake Your Dogs
  03739 A You're Driving Me Crazy
  03739 B Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye
  03740 A Jingle Bells
  03740 B I'll Soon Be Rolling Home
  03741 A Margie
  03741 B Alexander's Ragtime Band
  03742 A Everybody Stomp
  03742 B Pick That Bass
  03743 A The Coats And Pants Do All The Work
  03743 B When You Wore A Tulip
  03744 A Hot Lips
  03744 B Sweet Sue, Just You
  03745 A Ain't She Sweet
  03745 B I've Got A Bimbo Down On A Bamboo Isle
  03853 A I Want A Little Girl
  03853 B I Like Mountain Music
  03901 A No More
  03901 B It Ain't Nobody's Biz'ness What I Do
  03949 A I Ain't Got Nobody
  03949 B Virginia Blues
  04024 A Etiquette Blues
  04024 B Farewell Blues
  04090 A Down Home Rag
  04090 B Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed
  04215 A You Said Something When You Said Dixie
  04215 B After You've Gone
  04289 A Swinging With Dora
  04289 B Red Hot Fannie
  04352 A How You Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm
  04352 B Milenberg Joys
  04426 A A Hot Dog, A Blanket And You
  04426 B The Flat Foot Floogee
  04481 A Tit Willow
  04481 B Sheik Of Araby
  04502 A Girl Friend Of A Whirling Dervish
  04502 B Man With The Whiskers
  04541 A Toy Town Jamboree
  04541 B Ferdinand The Bull
  04554 A Ferdinand The Bull
  04554 B When Paw Was Courtin' Maw
  04571 A Toy Town Jamboree
  04571 B Girl Friend Of The Whirling Dervish
  04614 A Oh By Jingo
  04614 B Wabash Blues
  04688 A Where Has My Little Dog Gone
  04697 A It's A Lonely Trail
  04697 B Annabelle
  04823 A Avalon
  04823 B Three Little Fishies
  04824 A Beer Barrel Polka
  04824 B Ever So Quiet
  04893 A Skeedle Waddle
  04893 B When You're Smiling
  04946 A From The Indies To The Andes In Undies
  04946 B Moving Day In Jungle Town
  05013 A Look On The Bright Side
  05013 B Limehouse Blues
  05119 A Merry-Go-Roundup
  05119 B Willie, Willie, Will Ya?
  05132 A Sam The College Leaderman
  05132 B Put On Your Old Red Flannel Nightgown
  05145 A Are You Havin' Any Fun
  05145 B Start The Day Right
  05214 A Rural Rhythm
  05214 B The Martins And The Coys
  05295 A In An Old Dutch Garden
  05295 B Careless Love
  05345 A He'd Have To Get Under Get Out And Get Under
  05345 B Oh You Beautiful Doll
  05390 A I'm Just Wild About Harry
  05390 B Ma She's Makin Eyes At Me
  05437 A Connie's Got Connection In Connecticut
  05437 B Swanee
  05485 A The Pants That My Pappy Gave To Me
  05485 B What Is So Rare ?
  05547 A No No Nora
  05547 B Down By The Ohio
  05584 A Everything I Do, I Sure Do Good
  05584 B I Don't Care
  06114 A Let's Not And Say We Did
  06114 B There'll Be Some Changes Made
  0683 A Runnin' Wild
  0683 B Goofus


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