Chanteur Country US, Jimmy Blakley a enregistré chez Starday, Dixie, D et Pri Records.

US Country singer, Jimmy Blakley recorded at Starday, Dixie, D and Pri Records.
Jimmy and Dorothy experienced a fascinating professional career, punctuated by rising successes, commitment to home and family, and utter talent. The couple entered showbusiness during an era when American Country & Western Swing music was forming and rapidly growing in popularity. Their commitment to professionalism, showmanship, and a deep connection to their fan base marked their unique and fruitful career.
Dorothy and Jimmy experienced a unique and interesting career, spanning four decades. They began as a duo, joined shortly by another performer to become a trio, and eventually developed their own dance orchestra.
They chose, however, to meter their rising showbusiness career by utter devotion to their family—as they began having children, they opted for more regional recognition. Rather than subject their growing family to a life "on the road," which can be harrisome for even single individuals, or to spend significant time away from their children, they invested their talents in entertaining in localized areas, and worked on and distributed their recordings secondary to their commitment to their family. This became a hallmark of how they handled their career.
The Blakleys eventually acquired ownership of a sprawling Polynesian-themed, Art Deco-era ballroom in Lubbock, Texas.
Hawaiian music was just emerging as one of the couple's favorite genres, in contrast to their obvious talent in Country and Western Swing, so the new business's theme was fertile ground for musical exploration.
Through this large enterprise, the Blakleys explored composing and performing music spanning Big Band, Country & Western Swing, Contemporary Country, Hawaiian, Popular, and Easy Listening. Other aspects of their large business, including Dorothy's incredible culinary and catering operations, are another aspect of this incredible history.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Honky Tonk, Rockabilly



Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000


78 t., Singles & EP

1955 78 t. STARDAY 200 (US) Take My Heart / You Left Me With The Blues
1956 78 t. STARDAY 221 (US) Jimmy & Dorothy BLAKLEY - Ping Pong / Sorry For You
06/1957 SP STARDAY 45-299 (US) Crazy Blues / Runaway Heart (Jimmy & Dorothy BLAKLEY)
1957 SP STARDAY 45-318 (US) A Pair Of Crazy Hearts / Making Believe You're Mine
1958 SP STARDAY 45-357 (US) Piano Polka / Slow Poke Rag
1958 SP DIXIE 45-526 (US) Tangled Mind (uncredited artist) / Holiday For Love (uncredited artist) / I Thought I Heard You Call My Name (uncredited artist) / Geisha Girl (uncredited artist) / My Arms Are A House (uncredited artist) / Lovesick Blues
1961 SP D 1175 (US) Island Paradise / Honky Tonk Princess
1961 SP UNITED ARTISTS 334 (US) Island Paradise / Honky Tonk Princess
11962 SP UNITED ARTISTS 412 (US) Number One Love  / The Place Is Not The Same
19?? SP PRI 45-1001 (US) Tribute To Tex Ritter / Her House

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