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Bernie Smith

May 3, 1993 OHC268 119 min.


Country musician. Longtime staff musician at radio station WHAS and WHAS-TV Louisville. Appeared on several radio and television shows during the 1950s-1960s, including Hayloft Hoedown.

Interview Summary

1993 May 3
(1 hour, 59 minutes)
Guitarist and banjo player Bernie Smith describes his experiences working as a staff musician. Discussion includes an overview of his career; the development of his guitar playing style; working in the recording studio; recording with Rex Allen; his experiences as an early television performer; working with Clayton McMichen; his work on the banjo; and working on WLS-Chicago and the National Barn Dance.

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