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Jimmy Wakely

James Clarence Wakely (February 16, 1914 – September 23, 1982) was an American actor, songwriter, country music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949 until 1951, produced a string of top seven hits, including 1949's number one hit on the US country chart and pop music chart, "Slippin' Around". Wakely owned two music publishing companies in later years, and performed at the Grand Ole Opry until shortly before his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16, 1914 (Howard County), Died September 23, 1982 (Mission Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1970

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, string bass, leader, clarinet, violin, songwriter, composer, lyricist, harmony vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 219 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0868 10-in. 2/3/1949 I'm casting my lasso towards the sky Slim Whitman Male vocal solo, with string band and yodeling songwriter  
Columbia H393 10-in. 7/30/1941 Too late Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia H437 10-in. 8/12/1941 Those gone and left me blues Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Columbia H438 10-in. 8/12/1941 I won't stand in your way Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys Male vocal duet with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H439 10-in. 8/12/1941 Down in the dumps Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H440 10-in. 8/12/1941 Don't you weep anymore darlin' Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H441 10-in. 8/12/1941 The road is way too long Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H442 10-in. 8/12/1941 Baby, you're thru foolin' me Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H443 10-in. 8/12/1941 I'm poundin' the rails again Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H467 10-in. 8/19/1941 I've had the blues before Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H585 10-in. 12/2/1941 You brought sorrow to my heart Johnny Bond ; Red River Valley Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia H586 10-in. 12/2/1941 You don't care Johnny Bond Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia HCO2354 10-in. 6/4/1947 Blind alley Johnny Bond String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, harmony vocal, songwriter  
Columbia HCO2948 10-in. 12/12/1947 Oklahoma blues Dick Reinhart String band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Decca 68961 10-in. 4/9/1941 Be honest with me Jimmy Wakely and his Rough Riders vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68962 10-in. 4/9/1941 Little sweetheart (I miss you) Jimmy Wakely and his Rough Riders vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68963 10-in. 4/9/1941 There ain't gonna be no me Jimmy Wakely and his Rough Riders vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 68964 10-in. 4/9/1941 Won't you remember Jimmy Wakely and his Rough Riders vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 69867 10-in. 10/27/1941 Truck driver's coffee stop Rough Riders ; Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 69868 10-in. 10/27/1941 Don't bite the hand that's feeding you Rough Riders ; Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 69869 10-in. 10/27/1941 Be my darlin' Rough Riders ; Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 69870 10-in. 10/27/1941 Froggy went a-courtin' Rough Riders ; Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 88302 7/1/1955 Pinetop's boogie Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 88303 7/1/1955 I belong to you Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
Decca 88304 7/1/1955 Steal a penny from a beggar Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 219 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wakely, Jimmy," accessed February 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.

Wakely, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.

"Wakely, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697

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