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Mabelle Seiger

February 16, 1990 OHC248 70 min.


Country performer. Born August 25, 1923. Veteran of the WWVA World’s Original Jamboree. Career most active in the 1950s.

Interview Summary

1990 February 16
(1 hour, 10 minutes)
Performer Mabelle Seiger talks about her career in country music. Discussion includes her family background; early musical influences; her start in country music; her songwriting, including “Sleepy Susquehanna Waltz”; recording for Keystone Records; her start at WWVA-Wheeling and the World’s Original Jamboree in 1950; her recording sessions; issues affecting her career; and the new direction of her career.

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