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Monday, February 21, 2011

Jimmy Jay

by Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Kent HeinemanSESSIONS

ca. November 1959 unknown - Jimmy Jay
001 ST-3086 RUN WILD (WHILE YOU‘RE YOUNG) Starday 45-470
1959 unknown - Jimmy Jay
003 THERE GOES MY HEARTACHE Wizard R 1652/RLP-1011
ca. March 1960 poss. KWKH Radio Station Studio, 509 Market St., Shreveport, LA - Merle Kilgore (Merle Kilgore [vcl], James “Jimmy” Jay [recitation*/ld gt] + unknown musicians)
000 ST-4243 GETTING OLD BEFORE MY TIME* 45-497/SLP-251 London HA-B-8244 BACM CD D 490
January 1962 Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashvile, TN – Jimmy Jay
004 YW-23486/PB-4593/PS-1338 JOLE, JOLE Philips P 40008
005 YW-23487/PB-4594/PS-1339 YOU’RE STILL WITH ME Philips P 40008
006 YW-23488/PB-4595/PS-1340 CAROL LEE unissued
007 YW-23489/PB-4596/PS-1341 THAT MAKES A YOUNG HEART LEARN unissued
mid October 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Jimmy Jay (+ The Milestones)
008 YW-22448/PS-2151 THIRTY MILES OF STEEL Philips 40115
009 YW-22449/PS-2152 BUT NOT FOR LONG Philips 40087
010 YW-22450/PS-2153 MY LAST DATE unissued
ca April 1963 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue, Nashville, TN – Jimmy Jay
012 YW-27080/PB-9459/PS-4480 FAIRLY TALES DON’T EVEN COME TRUE 40155
013 YW-27081/PB-9460/PS-4481 DON T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES Philips 40115
014 YW-27082/PB-9461/PS-4482 I KNOW THAT FEELING Philips P 40155
015 YW-27083/PB-9462/PS-4483 BLACK RIVER unissued
29 January 1964 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashvile, TN – Jimmy Jay
016 2-30328 THE SHADOW OF ME Mercury unissued
017 2-30329 AVENUE OF TEARS unissued
018 2-30330 THAT’S AL RIGHT unissued
August or September 1965 Nashville, TN - Jimmy Jay (Producer: Johnny Erdelyan)
019 F-809 THEY DON'T LIKE ME THAT WAY Hickory 45-1373
020 F-810 THAT‘S ALL THAT COUNTS 45-1343
022 F-812 I MIGHT AS WELL GO HOME 45-1373
ca. April 1966 Nashville, TN - Jimmy Jay (Producer: John Erdelyan)
023 F-946 I’M JUST A NOBODY 45-K-1434
024 F-947 BAYOU GIRL 45-K-1401
025 F-948 SHE WAS LONELY TOO LONG 45-K-1434
026 F-949 GAME OF CHANCE 45-K-1401
ca. October 1966 Nashville, TN - Jerry Jaye (Producer: Johnny Erdelyon)
027 F-1042 unknown title  unissued
029 F-1044 unknown title  unissued
030 F-1045 SOMEBODY‘S GONNA TAKE UP 45-K-1482

Wizard (1959)
R 1652 Brazos Valley Jamboree: Jimmy Jay - There Goes My Heartache; Buster Doss - Heads You Win; Kay Arnold - White Mark On My Finger; Larry Butler - I'm Not Wanted Anymore;Smiling Jerry Jericho - Do You Remember;Pickard Bros. - You've Got A little Bit - 60 (all tracks from v/a album Wizard RLP-1011 Bronco Buck Cody and his Brazos Valley Ranch Hands)


Sarday (1959)
45-470 Run Wild (While You're Young) / You're Cheap As You Can Be (But You're Everything To Me) – 12-59 (rev. Dec. 28)
Philips (1962-1964)
40008 Jole, Jole / You’re Still With Me – 03-62 (rev. March 17)
40087 For Better Or For Worse / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – 01-63 (rev. Jan. 26)
40115 Thirty Miles Of Steel / Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes – 06-63 (rev. June 22)
40155 I Know That Feeling / Fairy Tales Don’t Even Come True - 63
Hickory (1965-66)
45-1343 The Lady From The Country / That's All That Counts – 10-65 (rev. Oct. 23)
45-1373 I Might As Well Go Home / They Didn't Like Me That Way – 02-66
45-K-1401 Bayou Girl / Game Of Chance – 06-66
45-K-1434 I'm Just A Nobody / She Was Lonely Too Long – 01-67
45-K-1482 Somebody's Gonna Make Up / If You Don't Somebody Else Will – 11-67


  1. My husband is jimmy jay who recorded all of these records. He is 83 now and I would love to have the records of these old songs.they were recorded 2 or 3 years before we met and he never kept copies of his records. Yours truly mrs. Jimmy jay pickard

  2. amazing ^ for real? i cant find any information on Jimmy Jay and just discovered 'run Wild' what an incredible song.

  3. Do you know if this single here, is the same Jimmy Jay?



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