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George (Sleepy) Jeffers
Born:  February 15, 1922
Died:  November 25, 1992
WMMN Sagebrush Roundup
WWVA Original Jamboree
WDBJ Roanoke, VA
WTIP Charleston, WV

About The Artist

"Sleepy" Jeffers started his performing career when he was just ten years old on December 25, 1932. In 1940, he moved with his dad and brother to radio station WWVA in Wheeling, WV, then later to WMMN in Fairmont, WV. While he was at WMMN, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and was discharged about three and a half-years later.

When he got out of the service, he began working at WTIP out of Charleston, SC on his own disc jockey show. By 1951, he was working with KTBV in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a show at 10:45am each day.

He was also appearing twice daily at 6:15am and 11:30am, Monday through Saturdays on the Davis Twins' show.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 12, June 1951, Charlton Publishing Corp., Derby, CT.

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  319 A My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now
  319 B Pretending Is A Game