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
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.
- Angel From East Tennessee
- Curb Service
- I'll Love You Tomorrow
- First Choice
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.;