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Jimmie Dale
and His Prides of the Prairies
WAAT Jersey City, NJ

About The Artist

Jimmie Dale got his start in hillbilly music with the guidance of Dave Miller, who was a famous New Jersey-Newark disc jockey. He saw Jimmie's talents and helped him get his career going.

Jimmie Dale organized his own band and they made personal appearances in the New York night club circuit.

He did a recording of "Wabash Cannon Ball" and got good review. They mention he was recording for the Decca subsidiary, Vocalion at the time. Another release of his was "Slipping Around" which climbed the charts.

Jimmie also appeared at Carengie Hall, Frank Daly's Meadowbrook and the top spot on Dave Miller's television show.

By 1953, he was being heard over radio station WAAT in Newark, New Jersey each day from 3:30 to 4:00pm. His personal appearances during the week included the Wonderpool in Newark in the earlier part of the week then at the Scandia in Garwood, New Jersey on weekends.

In 1953, he had a release on Anchor records called "Always Making Excuses For You" b/w "You Didn't Have To Go and Break My Heart".

Jimmie was married to a gal who came from Plainfield, New Jersey.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 5; April 1950; Charlton Publishing Corp.; Derby, CT
  • Country Song Roundup No. 23; April 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT
  • Portions of Discography Listing courtesy of Hillbilly Reasearcher Team; Tricker, Turner and Sax

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  7 A Always Making Excuses For You
  7 B ???
  A-1 A Rosalita
  A-1 B Goodbye Maria (I'm Off To Korea)
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1425 B Shenandoah Waltz
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8009 A Wabash Cannonball
  8009 B Filipino Baby
  8022 A Steel Guitar Rag
  8022 B New Jole Blon (New Pretty Blonde)
  8023 A The Intoxicated Rat
  8023 B The Cowboy Returns To The West
  8025 A You Should Live So Long
  8025 B Guitar Boogie Woogie
  8035 A Wreck Of The Old 97
  8035 B I Should Have Known
  8036 A Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I’ll Be Good
  8036 B When The Work’s All Done This Fall
  C-8014 A Divorce Me C.O.D.
  C-8014 B Did You Mean That Last Goodbye
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  10001 A Moaning The Blues
  10001 B Nobody's Lonesome For Me
  10002 A I'm Goin' Away For Good
  10002 B If I Could Change My Heart
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  499 A A Skinny Christmas Tree
  499 B There Are Reindeer Running
  500 A Hello Maria
  500 B Sentimental Me And Heartless You
  501 A Tennessee Ghost Train
  501 B No Money Down
  503 A Brimstone And Fire
  503 B Just Lost That Baby Of Mine
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  114 A Teasin' Heart
  114 B The Pal That I Loved (Stole That Girl That I Loved)
True Blue
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1010 A Tennessee Ghost Train
  1010 B No Money Down
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  55022 A Slipping Around
  55022 B I'm Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love)
  55033 A I Wish I Had A Nickel
  55033 B Two Cents, Three Eggs, And A Postcard

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