Chanteur Country US né James Osborne, Jr., le 8 avril 1923 à Winchester (Kentucky). Jimmie Osborne est décédé le 26 décembre 1957.

US Country singer born James Osborne, Jr., April 8, 1923 in Winchester (Kentucky). Jimmie Osborne, who billed himself as the "Kentucky Folk Singer," ranked as one of the more traditional Country singers who achieved popularity in the decade following WWII. More than any other vocalist of his time, Osborne (and perhaps Red River Dave McEnery) took the topical ballad into the modern era with his hit The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus and several moderate successes about the Korean War. A native of Winchester in the bluegrass country of Kentucky, Osborne came from a farm background. When he received a guitar as a gift, the youngster became determined to carve out a musical career. About 1939 he began to appear on WLAP radio in nearby Lexington. During the war, Jimmie worked in defense plants but still played music on weekends. About 1945, he went back to WLAP and later sang at stations in Asheville and Texarkana. He came to KWKH Shreveport in 1947 and was a featured vocalist with the Bailes Brothers. He became quite popular and signed with King Records. His initial release, a Bailes song titled My Heart Echoes, made the Top 10 and helped land him a position back in his home state as performer and deejay at WLEX Lexington. In April 1949, Jimmie wrote and recorded The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus about the tragic accidental death of a child in San Marino, California. It shot up to the Top 10 and became his biggest seller. In June 1950, the outbreak of the Korean conflict provided another opportunity for Osborne’s zest for topical material: God Please Protect America, The Voice Of Free America, Thank God For Victory In Korea, The Korean Story, My Prodigal Song, and A Tribute To Robert A. Taft. Some Osborne songs, like A Million People Have Died, which expresses sorrow and warning about increasing numbers of fatal highway accidents, dealt with contemporary society while others concerned traditional, romantic themes. Osborne moved to Louisville in 1952, where he opened a record shop and had a popular deejay show at WKLO. Jimmie Logsdon, a contemporary, describes him as extremely popular and well liked by fans in addition to being an excellent salesman. He went over to smaller station WGRC for a time, but had an agreement to return to WKLO when he evidently made the decision to end his life. He had a despondent side, which apparently contributed to his fateful suicide late in 1957. He had continued recording with King through May 1955, leaving a legacy of 66 songs. Many of his recordings appeared on albums released by King in the 60’s and the Dutch firm, Strictly Country, re-issued 15 of his other singles on an album in 1988.

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Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Deejay

Style musical : Traditional Country, Folk, Country Folk

DEATH OF LITTLE KATHY FISCUS

GOD PLEASE PROTECT AMERICA

NAG NAG NAG

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1948 SP KING 715 (US) . My Heart Echoes / Your Lies Have Broken My Heart
1948 SP KING 725 (US) . Forever Far Apart / It's So Hard To Smile
1948 SP KING 736 (US) . Mom Is Dying Tonight / A Vacant Sign Upon My Heart
1949 SP KING 768 (US) . Son Please Meet Me In Heaven / Not Unloved Nor Unclaimed
1949 SP KING 788 (US) . Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus / A Bundle Of Kisses
1949 SP KING 817 (US) . Tears Of St. Anne / Your Lovin' And
1949 SP KING 831 (US) . Forever And A Day / I'm Gonna Strut My Stuff
1950 SP KING 863 (US) . You're The Only Angel / What A Price To Pay For Love
1950 SP KING 878 (US) . You Get The Roses / Helpless Heart
1950 SP KING 893 (US) . God Please Protect America / The Moon Is Weeping Over You
1950 SP KING 908 (US) . Thank God For Victory In Korea / Old Family Bible
1951 SP KING 926 (US) . No Longer An Orphan / The Door To My Heart Is Wide Open
1951 SP KING 942 (US) . No Bitter Tears / My Saddest Mistake
1951 SP KING 958 (US) . I Hate To Be Jealous / Tell Me Daddy
1951 SP KING 971 (US) . Arm Of God / He'll Come Like A Thief In The Night
1951 SP KING 988 (US) . Voice Of Free America / I'm Just A Habit With You
1951 SP KING 1012 (US) . It's Me Who Has To Suffer / Love Me Or Leave Me
1952 SP KING 1038 (US) . Missing In Action / Give Back My Ring And Picture
1952 SP KING 1048 (US) . A Million People Have Died / God Has Taken My Flower
1952 SP KING 1066 (US) . We Can't Take It With Us / How Many Hearts Can You Break
1952 SP KING 1117 (US) . Automobile Baby / Mama Won't Agree
1952 SP KING 1144 (US) . Don't Slam The Door / This Evil Life Don't Pay
1953 SP KING 1193 (US) . Nag Nag Nag / I'm Scared To Go Home
1953 SP KING 1231 (US) . Hills Of Roan County / My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
1953 SP KING 1268 (US) . Korean Story / A Tribute To Robert A. Taft
1954 SP KING 1295 (US) . You All Come / Come Back To Your Loved Ones
1954 SP KING 1314 (US) . My Tissue Paper Heart / It Just Tears Me All To Pieces
1954 SP KING 1354 (US) . I Did And I Does And I Do / A Tennessee Ocean
1954 SP KING 1363 (US) . Blue Days And Lonely Nights / Invest Your Little Heart
1954 SP KING 1393 (US) . First One To Know / An Empty Old Cottage
1954 SP KING 1412 (US) . Married On Paper / When You Told Me You Love Me
1955 SP KING 1484 (US) . Too Many Friends / You Can't Sometimes
1955 SP KING 1501 (US) . Victims Of An Innocent Dance / Sinner's Love Affair
1959 EP AUDIO EP-3 (US) JIMMY OSBORNE

Albums

1959 LP 12" AUDIO AL-1527 (US) JIMMIE OSBORNE SINGING SONGS HE WROTE - Nag, Nag, Nag / Mama Don't Agree / I Hate To Be Jealous / This Evil Life Don't Pay / It's Just A Habit With You / God Has Taken My Flower / Give Back My Ring And Picture / The Moon Is Weeping Over You / The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus / How Many Hearts Can Yoou Break / You Get The Roses, I Get The Thorns / We Can't Take It With Us To Our Grave
1961 LP 12" KING 730 (US) THE LEGENDARY JIMMY OSBORNE, VOL. 2 - Door To My Heart Is Wide Open / Hills Of Roan County / I'm Scared To Go Home / My Tissue Paper Heart / He'll Come Like A Thief In The Night / Empty Old Cottage / No Bitter Tears / What A Price To Pay For Love / Blue Days And Lonely Nights / You All Come / Tears Of St. Ann / I Did And I Does And I Do / My Heart Echoes / Tennessee Ocean / Helpless Heart / Vacant Sign Upon My Heart
1963 LP 12" KING 782 (US) GOLDEN HARVEST - JIMMIE OSBORNE, VOL. 3
1964 LP 12" KING 892 (US) THE VERY BEST OF JIMMIE OSBORNE
1965 LP 12" KING 941 (US) JIMMIE OSBORNE'S GOLDEN HARVEST (24 SONGS)
1988 LP 12" STRICTLY COUNTRY ? (DE) THE VOICE OF FREE AMERICA
2003 CD BRITISH ARCHIVES OF COUNTRY MUSIC 054 (US) HILLS OF ROAN COUNTY - The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus / Door To My Heart Is Wide Open / Forever And A Day / Give Back My Ring And Picture / God Has Taken My Flower / He'll Come Like A Thief In The Night / Helpless Heart / Hills Of Roan County / How My Hearts Can You Break / I Hate To Be Jealous / I've Just Placed A Vacant Sign Upon Your Heart / I'm Gonna Strut My Stuff / I'm Just A Habit With You / I'm Scared To Go Home / Mama Don't Agree / Moon Is Weeping Over You / My Heart Echoes / My Main Trial Is Yet To Come / Nag Nag Nag / No Bitter Tears / Tears Of St Anne / This Evil Life Don't Pay / We Can't Take It With Us To Our Grave / What A Price To Pay For Love / You Get The Roses I Get The Thorns

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