James Coin Self (June 23, 1915 – December 28, 2000) was a versatile American country music, rockabilly and bluegrass musician and occasional vocalist whose career peaked during the late 1940s–1950s. He played guitar, drums, accordion, and steel guitar. His names are occasionally seen professionally as variously Jimmy and/or Self.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 5, 1915, Died December 29, 2000
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, songwriter, harmony vocal
Notes: Also listed as Jimmie Self.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||D9VB-1156||10-in.||7/29/1949||Waltzing my blues away||Dolph Hewitt||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer|
|Columbia||C4389||10-in.||2/20/1945||Jealous lady||Georgia Peach Pickers ; Curley Williams||String band, with male vocal trio||vocalist, harmony vocal, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||C4390||10-in.||2/20/1945||Georgia steel guitar||Georgia Peach Pickers ; Curley Williams||String band||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||C4392||10-in.||2/20/1945||One sided affair||Georgia Peach Pickers ; Curley Williams||String band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||C4395||10-in.||2/20/1945||Southern belle (from Nashville, Tennessee)||Georgia Peach Pickers ; Curley Williams||String band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 164||5/1/1949||Don't rob another man's castle||Jimmy Selph||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 165||5/1/1949||Candy kisses||Jimmy Selph||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 166||5/1/1949||I'm biting my fingernails and thinking of you-2||Earl Cross||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 167||5/1/1949||Lovesick blues-1||Eddie Crosby||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 168||5/1/1949||Sugarfoot boogie||Billy Byrd ; Don Davis ; Walter "Hank" "Sugarfoot" Garland ; Elbert "Eggy" McEwan ; Jimmy Selph||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 169||5/1/1949||Have you ever been lonely-2||Earl Cross||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 2361||3/17/1951||Kentucky waltz||Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 2362||3/17/1951||The prisoner's song||Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 2363||3/17/1951||Swing low sweet chariot||Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 2364||3/17/1951||Angels rock me to sleep||Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9461||7/30/1956||Jambalaya (On the bayou)||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9462||7/30/1956||Bigelow 6-200||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9463||7/30/1956||Some people||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9464||7/30/1956||Cheatin' heart||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9469||7/31/1956||Doodle bug rag||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9470||7/31/1956||Christy Christmas||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 9471||7/31/1956||I'm gonna lasso Santa Claus||Brenda Lee||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 10526||12/15/1958||Crazy arms-1||Webb Pierce||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 10527||12/15/1958||Pick me up on your way down||Webb Pierce||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||NA 10528||12/15/1958||Life to go||Webb Pierce||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Selph, Jimmy," accessed November 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.
Selph, Jimmy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.
"Selph, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 November 2023.
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