Jimmy Wakely

Jimmy Wakely

James Clarence Wakeley, better known as Jimmy Wakely, was an American Country-Western vocalist and actor, one of the last crooning cowpokes following World War II. 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.
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Steve Smith: Meat Loaf wants to die onstage - Pasadena Star-News
Google News - over 6 years
Among its other early inductees are Autry's cohort Smiley Burnette, Bill Monroe, Tex Ritter, Sons of the Pioneers leader Bob Nolan, Jimmy Wakely, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, Lefty Frizzell, Roger Miller, Mel Tillis and Marty Robbins
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The guy they called Smiley - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
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Burnette's songs include Gene Autry's "Ridin' Down The Canyon (To Watch The Sun Go Down)," "On The Strings Of My Lonesome Guitar," which was Jimmy Wakely's theme song for many years, and "Dear Hearts And Gentle People." His songs have crossed over into
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Weekend in «un mare» di musica con il jazz della Schuur e i Mogwai - Corriere della Sera
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Il primo disco risale al 1971: un singolo country intitolato «Dear Mommy and Daddy» e prodotto da Jimmy Wakely. Nel 1975 un'audizione informale con il trombettista Doc Severinson, allora leader della band «The Tonight Show», la porta ad esibirsi al
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Mary Ford, the Voice Behind Les Paul - Legacy.com
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She got her professional start (still then performing as Iris Summers) with Jimmy Wakely as one of the Sunshine girls. She also performed with Stuart Hamblin and Gene Autry, who was friendly with guitarist Les Paul. In 1945 Paul was looking to team up
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Schuur shows a country side - Sacramento Bee
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"When I did 'Mommy and Daddy,' " Schuur recalled, "the producer, Jimmy Wakely, said, 'Don't sound so much like Dinah Washington.' So I thought, 'How can I get around this?' Patti Page!" Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer,
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Diane Schuur plays country music — at Jazz Alley - The Seattle Times
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In fact, the first record Schuur ever made was a country single. "When I did 'Mommy and Daddy,' " Schuur recalled, "the producer, Jimmy Wakely, said, 'Don't sound so much like Dinah Washington.' So I thought, 'How can I get around this?' Patti Page!"
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AN APPRAISAL; Voice and Career That Always Said, 'It Might as Well Be Spring'
NYTimes - about 7 years
A largely overlooked pleasure of Nora Ephron's 2009 film ''Julie & Julia,'' is the rich, sensual voice of the young Margaret Whiting, singing the Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne standard ''Time After Time'' over the end title credits. Immediately after seeing the film I telephoned a friend of Ms. Whiting's, who told her about it. Until then she had no idea
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Margaret Whiting, Fresh-Faced Singer of Jazz and Pop Standards, Dies at 86
NYTimes - about 7 years
Margaret Whiting, a songwriter's daughter who as a bright-eyed teenage singer captivated wartime America and then went on to a long, acclaimed career recording hit songs and performing in nightclubs and on television, died on Monday in Englewood, N.J. She was 86. Her daughter and only survivor, Deborah Whiting, said Ms. Whiting died of natural
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POP/JAZZ; MELODIES, MEMORIES AND WHITING AT FREDDY'S
NYTimes - about 32 years
MARGARET WHITING, who has been making records for more than 40 years, occupies a special place in New York City's cabaret-music theater axis. Now 61 years old, with a sensual trumpet of a voice that remains in peak condition, the singer is a whirlwind of enthusiasm, both as a performer and as a catalyst for other people's projects. Miss Whiting,
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POP JAZZ; 'BLACK MAGIC' OF JOHNNY JOHNSTON IS BACK
NYTimes - almost 35 years
JOHNNY JOHNSTON is somewhat surprised to find himself singing at Michael's Pub. He thought he had left show business behind in 1971. By then, in a career that had spread over four decades, he had hit the top in popular music. He had been a band singer in the big-band era with Art Kassel and his Castles in the Air. He was part of the legendary
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The Pop Life; RIDING THE COUNTRY'S WAVE OF PATRIOTISM?
NYTimes - almost 37 years
THE phenomenal popularity that country music has enjoyed recently - the success of the movie ''Urban Cowboy'' and its soundtrack album, the No. 1 pop hits for Dolly Parton, Eddie Rabbitt and others, at least nominally ''country'' singers - may have something to do with the general resurgence of political conservatism and patriotic fervor. At least
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 68
    After contracting emphysema, Wakely died of heart failure at Mission Hills, California on September 23, 1982.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 57
    Wakely was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Western Music Association Hall of Fame in 1991.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 44
    He also had one of the last live network radio programs at the NBC radio studios at the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, California in 1958.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 30
    Wakely also appeared in some non-Westerns, including I'm from Arkansas in 1944, a showcase for country and hillbilly performers who bring their comedy, tunes and yodeling to Pitchfork, Arkansas.
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    He appeared in 28 Westerns at Monogram between 1944 and 1949.
  • 1942
    Age 28
    Wakely made only one film with Autry, Heart of the Rio Grande, at Republic in 1942.
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  • 1941
    Age 27
    He stayed for a couple of years, then left because of movie commitments and a recording contract with Decca Records that ran from 1941 - 1942 through 1947.
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  • 1940
    Age 26
    The Wakely Trio joined the show in mid-1940.
    During a tour through Oklahoma, Western movie star Gene Autry invited Wakely to come to California. Autry felt the group might be a good addition to his new Melody Ranch radio show which debuted on CBS in January 1940.
  • 1939
    Age 25
    In 1939, Wakely made his screen debut (with the Jimmy Wakely Trio) in a Roy Rogers Western, Saga of Death Valley.
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  • 1937
    Age 23
    In 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma he formed The Bell Boys, a country Western singing group named after their Bell Clothing sponsor.
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  • 1935
    Age 21
    Wakely married Dora Inez Miser on Friday the 13th, December 13, 1935.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 6
    James Clarence Wakeley was born in Howard County, Arkansas but his family moved to Rosedale, Oklahoma by 1920.
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  • 1914
    Age 0
    Born on February 16, 1914.
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