Jimmy Wakely


Jimmy Wakely (February 16, 1914 - September 23, 1982) was a popular country singer, songwriter, actor, and one of the last singing cowboys who appeared in dozens of movie Westerns over his long career. He topped both the Pop and Country charts in 1949 with "Slippin' Around" and also had many hit duets with Margaret Whiting.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere (1943)
  • One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) (1948)
  • I'll Never Slip Around Again (1949)
  • Slipping Around (1949)
  • A Bushel And A Peck (1950)
  • Broken Down Merry-Go-Round (1950)
  • Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning) (1950)
  • The Gods Were Angry With Me (1950)
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes (1951)
  • My Heart Cries For You (1951)

Pop charts debut year: 1943

Years active: 1939 - ca. 1970s

Genres: Country

Labels: Decca, Capitol, Coral, Dot


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