Jimmie Dale got his start in hillbilly music with the guidance
of Dave Miller, who was a famous New Jersey-Newark disc jockey.
He saw Jimmie's talents and helped him get his career going.
Jimmie Dale organized his own band and they made personal
appearances in the New York night club circuit.
He did a recording of "Wabash Cannon Ball" and got good review.
They mention he was recording for the Decca subsidiary, Vocalion
at the time. Another release of his was "Slipping Around" which
climbed the charts.
Jimmie also appeared at Carengie Hall, Frank Daly's Meadowbrook
and the top spot on Dave Miller's television show.
By 1953, he was being heard over radio station WAAT in Newark, New Jersey
each day from 3:30 to 4:00pm. His personal appearances during the
week included the Wonderpool in Newark in the earlier part of the week
then at the Scandia in Garwood, New Jersey on weekends.
In 1953, he had a release on Anchor records called "Always Making Excuses
For You" b/w "You Didn't Have To Go and Break My Heart".
Jimmie was married to a gal who came from Plainfield, New Jersey.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 5; April 1950; Charlton Publishing Corp.;
- Country Song Roundup No. 23; April 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.;
- Portions of Discography Listing courtesy of Hillbilly
Reasearcher Team; Tricker, Turner and Sax