Jimmie Selph (June 23, 1915 – 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 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: 1949 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, songwriter
Notes: Also listed as Jimmie Self.
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|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||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Selph, Jimmy," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.
Selph, Jimmy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343046.
"Selph, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.
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