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Jimmy Wakely

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 205 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 122346 12/30/1969 You are my sunshine Jimmy Wakely vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 205 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wakely, Jimmy," accessed July 10, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.

Wakely, Jimmy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210697.

"Wakely, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 10 July 2020.

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

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