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Jimmy Smith
and his Texans
Born:  April 8, 1914
Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame (1985)
WSB Barn Dance
WGST Atlanta, GA

Along about 1953, Jimmy Smith had already been in the music business about 16 years. Jimmy didn't have the typical musical background; he once had jobs such as digging holes and running a steam shovel and bulldozer in the construction business.

Jimmy got his first break from a fellow by the name of John Elder. His influence in music was the legendary blue yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Back then he was recording for RCA Victor and some recordings included songs like:

  • Angel From East Tennessee
  • Curb Service
  • I'll Love You Tomorrow
  • First Choice
Jimmy was also a featured act on the WSB Barn Dance out of Atlanta, Georgia for several years and also did some television work over WSB-TV.

Around mid-1953, he had his own radio show over WGST in Atlanta, Georgia and was said to have some plans for more television work.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 27; July 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.
  • Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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Recordings
 
RCA Victor
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  47-4863 A Angel From East Tennessee
  47-4863 B First Choice
  47-5088 A Curb Service
  47-5088 B I'll Love You Tomorrow
  47-5200 A Don't Apologize
  47-5200 B Those Sparkling Eyes Of Yours
 
Dixiana
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  107 A Does He Love You Like I Do
  107 B It Ain't No Fun To Say I Told You


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