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K-Man

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jul 19, 2008
Please note that the late Francis Koon of Asheville played Robert Mitchum's mother
in Thunder Road.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#2 Jul 20, 2008
K-Man wrote:
Please note that the late Francis Koon of Asheville played Robert Mitchum's mother
in Thunder Road.
And the late Russ Offhaus (WSKY's Farmer Russ) stole the scene from Mitchum as the obnoxious drunk in the scene filmed (if I'm not mistaken) in the old Sky Club on Beaucatcher Mountain.(Mitchum was not happy with being upstaged!)

“PO'd Puddy Cat”

Since: Jan 08

Asheville NC

#3 Jul 20, 2008
Jessica B wrote:
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And the late Russ Offhaus (WSKY's Farmer Russ) stole the scene from Mitchum as the obnoxious drunk in the scene filmed (if I'm not mistaken) in the old Sky Club on Beaucatcher Mountain.(Mitchum was not happy with being upstaged!)
Yes, it was the old Sky Club (now condos). I remember "Farmer Russ" from when I was a child and he did the early morning show on WLOS. How are you this morning Jessica? Hope things settle down here. Your sure could tell there was a full moon this weekend by the comments on the forum. Have a great day!

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#4 Jul 20, 2008
Carolinakat wrote:
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Yes, it was the old Sky Club (now condos). I remember "Farmer Russ" from when I was a child and he did the early morning show on WLOS. How are you this morning Jessica? Hope things settle down here. Your sure could tell there was a full moon this weekend by the comments on the forum. Have a great day!
And a great day to you as well, Kat! Oh yeah, the moon was high and there was plenty of howling and baying going on!
zoobiesdad

Lincolnton, NC

#5 Mar 17, 2009
I Googled "Farmer Russ", and this discussion came up. I have been chasing a trivia question about his show around for years with no luck. I am trying to find out the name and singer of one of his theme songs. I know "Carolina in the Morning" by Mitch Miller, but the other song I only know the words to. "I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again" is all I know. I have over 5000 records and have searched for years for this recording. Help!!
Darleanea

Tampa, FL

#6 Apr 22, 2009
Farmer Russ was my Grandfather..I am one of the Twins. Do you have more words to the songs? We still have a lot of his old stuff.. I can also check with my mom (Kathleen) his daughter.
zoobiesdad wrote:
I Googled "Farmer Russ", and this discussion came up. I have been chasing a trivia question about his show around for years with no luck. I am trying to find out the name and singer of one of his theme songs. I know "Carolina in the Morning" by Mitch Miller, but the other song I only know the words to. "I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again" is all I know. I have over 5000 records and have searched for years for this recording. Help!!
Darleanea

Tampa, FL

#7 Apr 22, 2009
Hi, I'm one of the twins..Farmer Russ was my Grandfather. Do you have more of the words? I can check with my mother (Kathleen) his daughter. Thanks..oh..He was a fine Grandfather and a very happy man :-)
Steve Wilson

Weaverville, NC

#8 Apr 22, 2009
Darleanea wrote:
Farmer Russ was my Grandfather..I am one of the Twins. Do you have more words to the songs? We still have a lot of his old stuff.. I can also check with my mom (Kathleen) his daughter.
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Hi Darleanea,
I met your Grandfather in 1967 at a job fair at A.C. Reynolds High school. I never got a chance to ask him about the song. I called the radio station and no one there was old enough to have worked with him. He used to wake me for school running around the studio and yelling for everyone to get up.At least it sounded like he was running around.
"I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again. I want to say the little things that I have said before, darling I can't live without you any more" that is about all I can remember. I hope your mom knows. It has been on my mind for years and I would love to hear it again.
Thanks,
Steve Wilson
Deana - The other Twin

Glouster, OH

#9 Apr 26, 2009
Steve Wilson wrote:
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Hi Darleanea,
I met your Grandfather in 1967 at a job fair at A.C. Reynolds High school. I never got a chance to ask him about the song. I called the radio station and no one there was old enough to have worked with him. He used to wake me for school running around the studio and yelling for everyone to get up.At least it sounded like he was running around.
"I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again. I want to say the little things that I have said before, darling I can't live without you any more" that is about all I can remember. I hope your mom knows. It has been on my mind for years and I would love to hear it again.
Thanks,
Steve Wilson
I have a have alot of the tapes from his shows. They are reel tapes, most of them are have info on them. I will look this weekend.
zoobiesdad

Gaffney, SC

#10 Apr 26, 2009
I would love to have a show on tape, at least the opening 10 or 15 minutes. I would be glad to pay for it.
zoobiesdad at hotmail dot com.
Steve wilson
Deana - The other Twin

Elkview, WV

#11 Apr 26, 2009
I have hundreds. I need to speak with the 3 other Grandkids and my mother (the daughter of Farmer Russ) to get authorization. I also need to find a company who can take these reel tapes and convert them to cd's. I have kept them in a special storage case for preservation and thousands of photos. I will be in contact this week.
Darleanea

Tampa, FL

#12 Apr 29, 2009
Deana - The other Twin wrote:
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I have a have alot of the tapes from his shows. They are reel tapes, most of them are have info on them. I will look this weekend.
We are searching for you..My mother knows the song but just cant remember it.. We will write back soon.
zoobiesdad

Gaffney, SC

#14 Apr 29, 2009
Thanks for all your trouble. I am sure a CD of his shows would sell great here in Asheville. I just noticed my posts have Pelzer S.C. on them. I have lived in Asheville all my life, so far. Not sure why they are tagged this way.
steve
kathleen offhaus ellis

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Apr 30, 2009
zoobiesdad wrote:
I Googled "Farmer Russ", and this discussion came up. I have been chasing a trivia question about his show around for years with no luck. I am trying to find out the name and singer of one of his theme songs. I know "Carolina in the Morning" by Mitch Miller, but the other song I only know the words to. "I want to say hello, I want to see you smile, I want to hold you in my arms again" is all I know. I have over 5000 records and have searched for years for this recording. Help!!
Thank you for caring to know info about my father..He played a lot of songs and enjoyed singing them to us..hahaha http://www.youtube.com/results...
kathleen offhaus ellis

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 Apr 30, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/results...
plus Oh, You Beautiful Doll" is a ragtime love song published in 1911 with words..

Carolina in the Morning" (Al Jolson, 1947 follow these links you will hear some of this music.Thank you again
Also Native

Savannah, GA

#17 Apr 30, 2009
kathleen offhaus ellis wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for caring to know info about my father..He played a lot of songs and enjoyed singing them to us..hahaha http://www.youtube.com/results...
Hi Kathleen! Your dad was one of a kind, and I still miss him. You probably wouldn't remember me, but I worked with your mother many moons ago. I've still got Russ's centerfold spread...it's an heirloom now. LOL

Good to hear from you.
kathleen offhaus ellis

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Apr 30, 2009
Also Native wrote:
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Hi Kathleen! Your dad was one of a kind, and I still miss him. You probably wouldn't remember me, but I worked with your mother many moons ago. I've still got Russ's centerfold spread...it's an heirloom now. LOL
Good to hear from you.
hahaha yeah..I have a couple of those spreads..my mother didn't talk to Dad for about 2 weeks after that..It was taken at the house..in dads
Ivory tower....haha
kathleen offhaus ellis

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Apr 30, 2009
Yeah..you never knew what my father was up to...but you can bet there was always a laugh behind it...he believed very much in laughter..Asheville Citizen did a Great story on Dad..a couple of years before he passed
Deana - The other Twin

Ragland, AL

#20 Apr 30, 2009
Hey Mom! Everyone loved Grandfather! I am quickly learning what a funny man he was. The pictures are funny enough but do no justice to his funny man attitude. Please let me know if you want me to put a couple of the pictures up.
***Also to the inquiry above***
My grandfather "Farmer Russ" was on Station WCOP with "Uncle Mort" 7am to 8am Daily. I am not sure of the year.
For any recordings as indicated above my mother (his daughter) Kathleen would have to authorize any release as the rights to these all including photos are hers.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#21 Apr 30, 2009
kathleen offhaus ellis wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha yeah..I have a couple of those spreads..my mother didn't talk to Dad for about 2 weeks after that..It was taken at the house..in dads
Ivory tower....haha
I remember Russ coming in to Dr. Schandler's office on Merrimon and the nurse's getting him to sign copies of the Native Stone with his centerfold!

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