James Clarence Wakely (February 16, 1914 – September 23, 1982) was an American actor, songwriter, country Western 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 1949–51 produced a string of top seven hits, including 1949's number one hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "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 16th, 1914 (Howard County), Died September 23rd, 1982 (Mission Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1970
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, string bass, leader, clarinet, violin, songwriter, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 206 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|
|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|
|Decca||88305||7/1/1955||Keep no secrets||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||89423||2/25/1956||Folsom prison blues||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||89424||2/25/1956||The Lord's on my side||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||89425||2/25/1956||That's what the Lord can do||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||100349||7/30/1956||Tonight you belong to me||Karen Chandler ; Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||100350||7/30/1956||Crazy arms||Karen Chandler ; Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||119828||1/29/1968||Losing my mind||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||119829||1/29/1968||Faded love||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||120211||4/25/1968||Walking the wet streets||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||120212||4/25/1968||I know how it feels||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||122188||11/4/1969||I wanna go home||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||122189||11/4/1969||My sweet lovin' wife||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
|Decca||122345||12/30/1969||Springtime in Alaska||Jimmy Wakely||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wakely, Jimmy," accessed September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.
Wakely, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.
"Wakely, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.
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