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Jimmy Wakely
Born:  February 16, 1914
Died:  September 23, 1982
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1971)
Western Music Association Hall of Fame (1991)
Hollywood Barn Dance
WKY Oklahoma City, OK

About The Artist

Jimmy Wakely was a western movie star as well as one of the all time favorite hillbilly singers. We've got to start somewhere, so we'll start here for now as we document his career a bit.

Jimmy switched from the Decca records label to Capitol Records in 1946. But Decca still had quite a few unreleased recordings by Jimmy. By 1948, they still had about 10 more releases to go yet and it was written they would be released in the following months. One of those unreleased tunes was said to be "A Broken Heart" with "Go Your Way" and released on September 8, 1948.

And you can bet we'll updated his biography over time.

Credits & Sources

  • Jamboree Magazine; October 1948; Western Song Club; Ventura, CA

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Oklahoma Hills

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1024 A Home Town Rag
  1024 B Under The Anheiser Bush
  1066 A Sugar Plum Kisses
  1066 B I Don't Have To Die To Go To Heaven
  1151 A Mona Lisa
  1151 B Steppin' Out
  1240 A Bandera Waltz
  1240 B Pot Of Gold
  1255 B Christmas Candy
  1328 A My Heart Cries For You
  1328 B Music By The Angels
  1393 A At The Close Of A Long, Long Day
  1393 B Beautiful Brown Eyes
  1398 A Beautiful Brown Eyes
  1398 B At The Close Of A Long Long Day
  1472 A Do Ya Write A Letter To Your Sweetheart?
  1472 B Crying Just For You
  15162 A One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  15162 B You're The Sweetest Rose In Texas
  15243 A I Love You So Much It Hurts
  15243 B I Don't Want Your Sympathy
  1534 A Old Soldiers Never Die
  1534 B I Like The Wide Open Space
  1554 A I'll Never Do A Thing
  1554 B Don't Be Lonely
  1630 A One Has My Name
  1630 B I Love You So Much It Hurts
  1762 A Another Fool Steps In
  1762 B The Solid South
  1838 A Each Step Of The Way
  1838 B Gonna Walk In The Way Of My Lord
  1880 A Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
  1880 B Keep A Light In Your Window Tonight
  1936 A Just A Little Waiting
  1936 B Missing In Action
  2028 A Goodbye, Little Girl
  2028 B Love Song Of The Waterfall
  2078 A Just Because
  2078 B Forgive Me
  2126 A If You Would Only Be Mine
  2126 B My Heart Has Room For You
  2161 A There's A Cloud In My Valley Of Sunshine
  2172 A When I Say Goodnight
  2172 B The Same Old Lovelight In Your Eyes
  2221 A I Went To Your Wedding
  2221 B Pale Moon
  2272 A Rainbow At Midnight
  2272 B When It's Harvest Time
  2380 A Lorelei
  2380 B If You Knew What It Meant To Be Lonesome
  2484 A Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
  2484 B This Orchid Means Goodbye
  2626 A Pride
  2626 B Too Late
  2644 A It's Christmas
  2644 B Thanks
  360 A Somebody's Rose
  360 B Everyone Knew It But Me
  40016 A I Hear You Talking
  40016 B Song Of The Sierras
  40040 A Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
  40040 B Can't Keep Tears Out Of My Eyes
  40059 A Sweethearts On Parade
  40059 B Where The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo
  40078 A Oklahoma Blues
  40078 B Night After Night
  40088 A Easy To Please
  40088 B Signed, Sealed And Delivered
  40107 A Milk Cow Blues
  40107 B Bouquet Of Roses
  40125 A Are You Ashamed
  40125 B For The Sake Of Days Gone By
  40144 A Oklahoma Hills
  40153 A Someday You'll Call My Name
  40153 B I Wish I Had A Nickel
  40187 A Tellin' My Troubles To My Old Guitar
  40187 B Try To Understand
  40252 A You're Only In My Arms
  40252 B I Don't Know Why I Love You (But I Do Do Do)
  414 A Too Many Sweethearts
  414 B I'm Gonna Marry Mary
  5740252 A You're Only In My Arms (To Cry On My Shoulder
  5740252 B I Don't Know Why I Love You
  929 A Peter Cottontail
  929 B Mr. Easter Bunny
Capitol Americana
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  A48005 B Oklahoma Hills
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  61134 A I Stopped Livin'
  61134 B I Love You
  61341 A When He Grows Tired Of You
  61341 B Let's Walk Into The Future
  61428 A Yellow Roses
  61428 B Are You Mine?
  64002 A You Can't Break The Chains Of Love
  64002 B I'm Sending You Red Roses
  64006 A Blue Bonnet Blues
  64006 B I Don't Care
  64011 A A Broken Heart
  64011 B Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
  64014 A Standing Outside Of Heaven
  64014 B When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
  64022 A On The Strings Of My Lonesome Guitar
  64022 B When A Speck In The Sky Is A Bluebird
  64037 A Be Honest With Me
  64037 B Gone And Left Me Blues
  9-61420 A Let The Rest Of The World Go By
  9-61420 B Let Me Go, Lover
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  18728 A Too Bad Little Girl Too Bad (w/The Hep Dogies)
  18728 B I've Got Nuggets In My Pocket (w/The Hep Dogies)
  29756 A Are You Satisfied (w/Gloria Wood)
  29756 B Mississippi Dreamboat (w/Gloria Wood)
  29875 A Folsom Prison Blues
  29875 B That's What T The Lord Can Do
  29925 A Slow Down
  29925 B Goo Goo Da
  30372 A The Image of Me
  30372 B Tweedle O Twill
  46017 A Texas Tornado
  46017 B Blue Blue Eyes
  46130 A One Little Teardrop Too Late (w/The Sunshine Girls)
  46130 B Other Side by Texas Jim Lewis
  5877 A Cimarron Roll On
  5877 B Maria Elena
  5880 A Old Ladies Home
  5880 B Cattle Call
  5883 A Silent Night Holy Night
  5883 B O Come All Ye Faithful
  5899 A The Day You Went Away
  5899 B Rocky Mountain Lullaby
  5909 A Too Late
  5909 B Poor Little Rose
  5918 A I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  5918 B Will You Be True To Me
  5942 A Wont You Remember
  5942 B Be Honest With Me
  5973 A I'll Never Let You Go
  5973 B There Aint Gonna Be No Me
  5979 A That Little Kid Sister Of Mine
  5979 B When I Take My Vacation In The Sky
  5991 A Gone & Left Me Blues
  5991 B After Tomorrow
  5995 A Froggy Went A-Courtin
  5995 B Truck Driver Coffee Shop
  5997 A Dont Bite Hand That Feeds
  5997 B Little Sweetheart
  6029 A Sailing On A Dream
  6029 B Fort Worth Jail
  6055 A Be My Darling
  6055 B Aint No Use In Crying
  6059 A Standing Outside Of Heaven
  6059 B There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving
  6072 A Alone And Lonely
  6072 B It's Too Late To Say You're Sorry
  6095 A I'm Sending You Red Roses
  6095 B Tiny Little Voice In A Tiny Little Prayer
  6109 A You Can't Break The Chains Of Love (w/The Sunshine Girls)
  6109 B Give Me Wings Like An Angel (w/The Sunshine Girls)
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  16986 A Cowboy
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  724 A Slipping Around
  724 B I Love You So Much It Hurts
  731 A When It's Springtime In Alaska
  731 B The Keeper Of The Key
  766 A I Know How It Feels
  766 B Out In The Cold Again
  916 A One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  916 B Please Help Me I'm Falling
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  S-213 A Cool Water
  S-213 B Saddle Pals
  S-214 A If You Can't Go Right
  S-214 B I've Got Nuggets In My Pocket

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