Claude Casey

Date: 1983 October 04
Length: 99 min.
Call Number: OHC55


Country music performer. Born September 13, 1912. Died June 24, 1999. Real name: Jesse Claude Casey. Career active late 1930s-1950s. One of several artists to come from the Charlotte area. Radio, stage, television, and movie performer. Formed the Pine State Playboys, late 1930s. Recorded for RCA Victor, late 1930s-early 1940s. Recorded for MGM, 1946-1953.

Interview Summary

1983 October 4
(1 hour, 39 minutes)
Country performer Claude Casey talks about life as an entertainer during the early years of the country music industry. Discussion includes his promotional trailers; his role on Charlotte, North Carolina, radio station WBT’s Dixie Jamboree; songs he performed; stories about Fred Rose; his start on radio; show sponsors; playing to segregated audiences; early performances and performers; and life as a traveling performer.