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Zeke Clements

March 14, 1975 OH33 86 min.


Country performer, radio and film star, and songwriter. Born September 6, 1911. Died June 4, 1994. Began his career specializing in cowboy songs and yodeling. His film credits include the voice of Bashful in Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and numerous B-grade western films. His songwriting credits include the 1944 top country song of the year, “Smoke on the Water” (recorded by Red Foley). Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1975 March 14
(1 hour, 26 minutes)
Country performer Zeke Clements recalls incidents and personalities from the early years of country music. Discussion includes his family history; his early career, and memories of early country musicians, including early Grand Ole Opry performers and personalities.

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