Jimmy and Dorothy Blakely were a husband-wife act that were making
Western music for several years in the 1950s. Jimmy and Dorothy got
their start on radio station KLPR in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and
later worked on several other stations before moving to Roswell,
Around 1956, they were
playing in the Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico
In 1956, they had just signed with the Starday record company and their
first releases included:
- Take My Heart b/w You Left Me With The Blues
- Ping Pong b/w Sorry For You
Jimmy played steel guitar for their group, while his wife played the piano.
They were playing nightly over at Scotty's Club in Roswell, New Mexico.
They had their own radio show over KSWS in Roswell for over three years, too.
In addition, they had a weekly televsion program over KSWS-TV that aired
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 47; July 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.;