Slim Jim

Slim Jim

Real Name:
Ernest Iverson
Profile:
Ernest and Clarence Iverson were popular radio personalities in the Midwest during the 1930s and 1940s. Ernest (1903–1958) was known as Slim Jim. His brother Clarence (1905-1990) was the Vagabond Kid. Together they performed an eclectic mix of music ranging from country western and Tin Pan Alley to gospel hymns and Scandinavian ballads.

Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid 1940s

By the early 1930s Ernest and his younger brother Clarence had reunited and formed an act as Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid. During their heyday in the 1930s and 1940s the Iversons not only had a daily radio show but also performed live with their own band. Their half-hour radio broadcasts usually ended with some words of inspiration and a song of faith. Listeners might hear It Is No Secret, Just A Closer Walk With Thee or The Old Rugged Cross

Slim Jim continued as a solo act in the 1950s. He had a daily radio show and hosted the television program "Slim Jim’s Westerners". He was much in demand for live performances and made a number of records. His death in 1958 was mourned by thousands of fans.
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Slim Jim Discography

Albums

00258 Slim Jim And The Vagabond Kid* Musical Memories(LP, Album) Hep Records (2) 00258 US 1985 Sell This Version
00228 Slim Jim Slim Jim Sings The Swede From Nort Dakota(LP) Hep Records (2), Pine Country Records 00228 US Unknown Sell This Version
00238 Slim Jim Slim Jim Sings Keep A Light In Your Window Tonight(LP) Hep Records (2), Pine Country Records 00238 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LR 3226 Slim Jim Lilly Lilly(7") Laurie Records LR 3226 US 1964 Sell This Version
LR 3572 Slim Jim The Kong Family / My Son(7", Promo) Laurie Records LR 3572 US 1971 Sell This Version
LR 3649 Slim Jim The Kong Family (7", Single) Laurie Records LR 3649 US 1976 Sell This Version
1014-X45 Slim Jim Nikolina(7", Single) SOMA 1014-X45 US Unknown Sell This Version
10,001 Slim Jim, Slim Jim And The Vagabond Kid Slim Jim, Slim Jim And The Vagabond Kid - All Pooped Out / I Don't Give A Hoot(7") FM Recording Co. 10,001 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Slim Jim Sings Nikolina And Other Favorites (Album, Comp) SOMA US 1976 Sell This Version
00218 Slim Jim Slim Jim Sings(LP, Comp, RM) Hep Records (2) 00218 US 1980 Sell This Version

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