Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube
Skip to YouTube video

Loading player…

Scrobble from Spotify?

Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform.

Connect to Spotify

Dismiss

A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site.

Biography

  • Born

    16 February 1914

  • Died

    23 September 1982 (aged 68)

(b Feb 16 1914, died Sept. 23 1982).

Seminal country western hitmaker of the 1940's who was signed first to Decca, and later joined Capitol. Wakely also had a national radio show that ran until the 1960's on CBS. His early hits on Decca included 'Too Late', 'Cimmaron', 'Cattle Call', and the WWII patriotic song 'There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere'. While with Capitol he also crossed over onto the Pop charts and recorded seven duets with Margaret Whiting including 'Slippin' Around' which was a no. 1 country hit in 1949. One of his last albums was on his own Shasta label "Jimmy Wakely Country '75".

Edit this wiki

Don't want to see ads? Subscribe now

API Calls