Country performer. Born February 1, 1919. Real name: Harley Sweet. Singer and guitarist. Appeared on several WNOX Knoxville radio programs during the late 1940s, including Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round, Good Morning Show, and Tennessee Barn Dance.
1994 November 25
(1 hour, 22 minutes)
Country radio performer Sunshine Slim Sweet recalls his career during the late 1940s. Discussion includes a family history; his early musical influences; his early radio experience; working at WNOX-Knoxville; WNOX performers who later appeared on the Grand Ole Opry; the role of Lowell Blanchard; working with Archie Campbell; his musical style; memories of early WNOX performers, including the Loden family, Claude Boone, Arthur Q. Smith, Molly O’Day, and Bill Carlisle; examples of his performances from Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round and Good Morning Show; his songwriting; and his decision to pursue a career outside of music.