Jimmie Skinner

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American country singer, musician and songwriter, born April 29, 1909 on a farm near Berea, Kentucky and died October 28, 1979 in Hendersonville, Tennessee.. Moved to Hamilton, Ohio in 1926. The Hamilton-Cincinnati area was to be his home for most of the rest of his life. In the 1950s, no one was more popular in the Cincinnati area. In fact, in 1951 he was voted the fifth most popular artist nationally in Country Song Roundup, behind only Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, and Eddy Arnold. He was part owner of the record store in downtown Cincinnati that bore his name, and where he broadcast live daily for WNOP in Newport, Kentucky. He recorded on three major record labels: Capitol, Decca, and Mercury. He recorded three Billboard top-10 records: “I Found My Girl In the U.S.A.,” “What Makes a Man Wander,” and “Dark Hollow,” in addition to seven other top-30 records. Other labels for which he recorded included Red Barn, Radio Artist, Starday, Rich’R’Tone, Vetco, Country Corner, Stop, Sims, Brite-Star, Prize, Wel-Dun, Jewel, and Blue Grass Special. Some of the artists he helped in the music business included Rusty York, Connie Hall, the Davis Sisters, Joe “Cannonball” Lewis, and Roy Moss. Mainly a country blues singer, in later years he recorded quite a bit of bluegrass and wrote the enduring bluegrass standard “Doin’ My Time,” as well as “Don’t Give Your Heart To a Rambler,” “You Don’t Know My Mind,” “A Born Ramblin’ Man” and many others. The IBMA honored him with a Distinguished Achievement Award in 2004.
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Albums

MG-20352 Jimmie Skinner - Songs That Make The Juke Box Play album art Jimmie Skinner Songs That Make The Juke Box Play Mercury MG-20352 US 1958 Sell This Version
DL 4132 Jimmie Skinner - Country Singer album art Jimmie Skinner Country Singer(LP, Album) Decca DL 4132 US 1961 Sell This Version
MG 20700 Jimmie Skinner - Jimmy Skinner Sings Jimmie Rodgers album art Jimmie Skinner Jimmy Skinner Sings Jimmie Rodgers (Album, Comp) Mercury MG 20700 US 1962 Sell This Version
SLP 240 Jimmie Skinner - The Kentucky Colonel album art Jimmie Skinner The Kentucky Colonel (Album) Starday Records SLP 240 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
SRW-16277 Jimmie Skinner - Country Blues album art Jimmie Skinner Country Blues (Album) Wing Records SRW-16277 US 1964 Sell This Version
SLP 282 Jimmie Skinner - Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello! album art Jimmie Skinner Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello!(LP, Album) Starday Records SLP 282 US 1964 Sell This Version
SW-9106 Jimmie Skinner - Sonny James Sings album art Sonny James, Jimmie Skinner, Jimmy C. Newman Sonny James, Jimmie Skinner, Jimmy C. Newman - Sonny James Sings Wyncote SW-9106 US 1965 Sell This Version
LP 3001 Jimmie Skinner - Sings Bluegrass album art Jimmie Skinner Sings Bluegrass (Album) Vetco Records LP 3001 US 1968 Sell This Version
LP 3005 Jimmie Skinner - Sings The Blues album art Jimmie Skinner Sings The Blues(LP) Vetco Records LP 3005 US 1969 Sell This Version
LP 303 Jimmie Skinner - Requestfully Yours album art Jimmie Skinner Requestfully Yours(LP) QCA Records LP 303 US 1973 Sell This Version
LP-3018 Jimmie Skinner - Old Joe Clark With Guest Star Jimmie Skinner album art Old Joe Clark With Guest Star Jimmie Skinner Old Joe Clark With Guest Star Jimmie Skinner - Old Joe Clark With Guest Star Jimmie Skinner(LP) Vetco Records LP-3018 US 1974 Sell This Version
LP 3027 Jimmie Skinner - Sings Bluegrass. Vol. 2, With Josh Graves album art Jimmie Skinner Sings Bluegrass. Vol. 2, With Josh Graves(LP, Album) Vetco Records LP 3027 US 1976 Sell This Version
JRC-851 Jimmie Skinner - Take Me Home Tonight In A Song album art Jimmie Skinner Take Me Home Tonight In A Song(LP, Album) Wel Dun Records JRC-851 US 1978 Sell This Version
LP-6205 Jimmie Skinner - Hillbilly Memories album art Jimmie Skinner Hillbilly Memories(LP, Mono) Barnyard Records (9) LP-6205 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
LP-8110 Jimmie Skinner - Have You Said Hello To Jesus Today album art Jimmie Skinner Have You Said Hello To Jesus Today(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Rich-R-Tone LP-8110 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP 5109 Jimmie Skinner - The Late And Great Jimmie Skinner album art Jimmie Skinner The Late And Great Jimmie Skinner(LP, Album, Mono) Cowgirlboy Records LP 5109 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
LPS 289 Jimmie Skinner - And His Country Music Friends album art Jimmie Skinner And His Country Music Friends(LP, Album) Jewel Records (4) LPS 289 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RH1101 Jimmie Skinner - On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks album art Jimmie Skinner On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks(Shellac, 10") Red Barn Records RH1101 US 1947 Sell This Version
RH1150 Jimmie Skinner - Doin' My Time / Dad Too Is Lonely album art Jimmie Skinner Doin' My Time / Dad Too Is Lonely(Shellac, 10") Red Barn Records RH1150 US 1948 Sell This Version
247 Jimmie Skinner - There Won't Be Much More Time / Will You Be Satisfied That Way album art Jimmie Skinner There Won't Be Much More Time / Will You Be Satisfied That Way Radio Artist Records 247 US 1949 Sell This Version
246 Jimmie Skinner - Doing My Time / I'm Gonna Put You In My Pocket album art Jimmie Skinner Doing My Time / I'm Gonna Put You In My Pocket(Shellac, 10") Radio Artist Records 246 US 1949 Sell This Version
251 Jimmie Skinner - Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / I'm Afraid To Love You Anymore album art Jimmie Skinner Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / I'm Afraid To Love You Anymore(Shellac, 10") Radio Artist Records 251 US 1949 Sell This Version
250 Jimmie Skinner - Capital Letters / Your Going To Be On The Receiving End album art Jimmie Skinner Capital Letters / Your Going To Be On The Receiving End(Shellac, 10") Radio Artist Records 250 US 1949 Sell This Version
253 Jimmie Skinner Here's My Good-Bye To You / The Rambler's Call(Shellac, 10") Radio Artist Records 253 US 1949 Sell This Version
246 Jimmie Skinner - On The Wrong Side Of The Track / You've Been A Little Careless album art Jimmie Skinner On The Wrong Side Of The Track / You've Been A Little Careless(Shellac, 10") Radio Artist Records 246 US 1949 Sell This Version