The Camel Caravan
In 1942, WSM sent out performers from the Opry to entertain troops stationed at various army bases as part of the "Camel Caravan." You won't see fancy buses on this tour, but you will see a group of ladies and gents who were obviously having a blast!
Featuring photos of Alcyone, Eddy Arnold and a very young Minnie Pearl. The RJ Reynolds "Camel Caravan" featured Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys featuring Eddy Arnold, Minnie Pearl, Kay Carlisle, San Antonio Rose and Alcyone Bate's trio. Announcer for the show was Ford Rush. The troupe performed throughout the U.S. and selected dates in Panama.
Footnote: Camel Caravan tour was sponsored by Camel cigarettes performing on military bases all over the United States and in Latin America. That tour lasted from November, 1941 until December 1942.
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