Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 8, 1990

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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Redd Stewart, musician, reviews his career from the early 1930s and over 400 songs. He wrote the "No Name Waltz" which was renamed "Tennessee Waltz."

Bastin visits Eddie Browerly's family restaurant where he has a collection of clown statues and other objects like chimes and music boxes.

David Yancy, non-game biologist with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, talks about the decrease in the number of bats in Kentucky.

Raymond and Hazel Purple, from Michigan, have a passion for the color purple, including their license plate and most things in and near their house.

Anne McDonald gives Bastin a tour of the library of the Kentucky Historical Society and talks about the genealogical research that people do there. She searches the records for information about Bastin's family.

Bastin has a conversation with former Kentucky governor Happy Chandler about his life and career. He talks about the position of lieutenant governor and his salary when working as an elected official. He talks about influential people in Kentucky and expresses his opinions on some of them.

"My Old Kentucky Home," on harmonica, is played by Irvin Royal of Owensboro, state harmonica champion.

Interview Accession

2012oh065_pk008

Interviewee Name

Redd Stewart

Eddie Browerly

David Yancy

Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

Raymond Purple

Hazel Purple

Anne McDonald

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1990

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Stewart, Redd Interview by Glen Bastin. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

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Stewart, Redd, interview by Glen Bastin. (n.d.), Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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