Jimmy Selph

Jimmie Selph (June 23, 1915 ā€“ December 28, 2000), born James Coin Self, was a versatile American country music, rockabilly and bluegrass musician and occasional vocalist whose career peaked during the late 1940sā€“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 5th, 1915, Died December 29th, 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, songwriter

Notes: Also listed as Jimmie Self.

Recordings

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  
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-1 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  
Decca NA 10529 12/15/1958 My shoes keep walking back to you-1 Webb Pierce instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Selph, Jimmy," accessed November 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.

Selph, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.

"Selph, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 November 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046

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