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This seems like the right time to get the rest of Stan Windels' story about early dance bands. His father, Frank (Junior) Windels' band was playing to a full docket this time of year in the late 1920s or early 30s.

Frank's band, "The Happy Fellows," took turns with Lawrence Welk's "Hotsy Tottsy Boys," playing every other week at West Hall, north of Menahga. Welk's band came loaded into two big cars, pulling equally heavy trailers.

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