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Scotty Wiseman

October 19, 1967 OH390 19 min.


Country music performer. Born November 8, 1909. Died January 31, 1981. Full name: Scott Greene Wiseman. Career most active 1930s-1940s. Singer, songwriter, banjo player, and recording artist. With his wife “Lulu Belle” (real name: Myrtle Eleanor Cooper; Born December 24, 1913; Died February 8, 1999) formed the country duo Lulu Belle & Scotty. Popular performer on the WLS National Barn Dance. Songwriting credits include the country classics “Mountain Dew,” and “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1967 October 19
(19 minutes)
Country performer Scotty Wiseman recalls highlights from his music career. Discussion includes the start of the Lulu Belle & Scotty performing team; his childhood and early influences; his association with Bradley Kincaid; his early performances; his educational background; and a description of his donations to the Country Music Foundation, including Lulu Belle’s award for her election as Radio Queen of 1936, and the original sheet music of “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.”

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