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Sunshine Slim Sweet

November 25, 1994 OHC305 82 min.


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.

Interview Summary

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.

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