Jimmy seemed destined for a successful career as a songwriter when his third single, Tennessee Border, became a hit for four country stars including Red Foley and Tennessee Ernie Ford (and was recorded by Hank Williams, too). Indeed, singers took his songs to the charts through the late ’70s. As a performer, he notched just two hits but recorded for Dot, Capitol, Decca, Bullet and London from 1945–59. Here are all those tracks: his Top 10s Making Believe and That’s What Makes the Jukebox Play; his rare original Tennessee Border, plus Rainy, Rainy Blues; Pickup Truck; Out of My Mind; Hospitality; Let ’em Talk; Blind Heart; Let Me Be Alone…48 tracks and a 28-page booklet!
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