Big E Jamboree
Sometime in the middle of February 1954, Jimmy Minor put together a new
show that was called the Big E Jamboree. His son, Todd, had found a letter
to Jimmy's parents telling them of the new show. He already had three shows
a week back then, one in Evansville and two in Princeton, Indiana.
In mid-March 1954, Jimmy told his parents one of the guests on the show
was Rod Morris, who wrote the hit song, "Bimbo". But alas, Jimmy said
they did not get any extra pull from that appearance.
The show was being held
at the Legion Auditorium in Evansville, Indiana from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.
Then after that portion of the show, there was round and square dancing
for the folks until about midnight.
The only other artists besides Jimmy that we've been able to determine
that were a part of this show were the Hillbilly Playboys, a couple of young brothers
by the name of Billy and Sherman Smith. Billy was fifteen and Sherman was twelve at the
time they were doing the show.
If you have any information about this show, you can contact us at
The Hillbilly Playboys