Wake Up Susan

Primary Performer/Group

Description

Fiddle played by Slim Miller on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance originating from Renfro Valley, Kentucky over Cincinnati radio station WLW 4-12-41
Slim Miller (1898-1962), born Homer Edgar Miller, from Lizton (Hendricks County) Indiana, was an old time fiddler and comedian working for over 20 years at Renfro Valley Miller got his start after high school playing with local orchestras in Indianapolis before moving to Knoxville to find work on local radio stations In 1932 he got his first big break joining the WLS National Barn Dance in Chicago with the help of John Lair Miller followed Lair to Cincinnati in 1937 and to Kentucky in 1939 for Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance and staying with lair for over 20 years Before his death from cancer in 1962 he and his wife Clara operated the Scenic View Motel near Renfro Valley

Collection

Type

Sound Music

Identifier

JL-OR-008-02

Rights

For educational purposes only

Geolocation