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Flannery Sisters
WLS National Barn Dance

About The Group

They came to WLS at the latter part of 1934. They called them Allie and Billie for short.

Back home in Michigan, they sang at church and in club concerts in Northern Michigan where they were discovered and asked to audition at WLS.

Not that we want to reveal their ages, but in the 1935 WLS family album, they said that Billie was 21 and Allie was 19.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

  • Real names were Alene and Violet Flannery
  • Came from Gladstone, MI

Sound Sample— (RealAudio Format)

Come Back To The Hills

Appearance History This Month

 
September 7, 1935
Illinois Theatre
Macomb, IL
WLS Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
 
September 8, 1935
Grand Theatre
Sullivan, IL
WLS Round-Up Show
 
September 9, 1935
Kiwanis Club
Petersburg, IL
WLS Barn Dance Show
 
September 12, 1935
Centennial and Homecoming
Paw Paw, IL
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 26, 1935
Winnebago County Fair
Oshkosh, WI
WLS Round-Up Of Barn Dance Stars
 
September 7, 1936
Trempealeau County Fair
Galesville, WI
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 8, 1936
Sandusky County Fair
Fremont, OH
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 10, 1936
Dodge County Fair
Beaver Dam, WI
WLS Artists
 
September 11, 1936
Allamakee County Fair
Waukon, IA
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 13, 1936
Ilgair Park
Chicago, IL
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 14, 1936
Pope County Fair
Glenwood, MN
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 15, 1936
Jackson County Fair
Black River Falls, WI
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 16, 1936
Richland County Fair
Richland, WI
WLS Barn Dance
 
September 18, 1936
Miamia County Fair
Converse, IN
WLS Merry-Go-Round
 
September 29, 1936
Plumb Theatre
Streator, IL
WLS National Barn Dance

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Decca
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5000 A Lullaby Baby
  5000 B Carry Me Back To The Mountains
  5256 A Come Back To The Hills
  5256 B Columbus Stockade
  5284 A I Know There's Someone Waiting For Me
  5284 B Wild Western Moonlight


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