Chanteur et guitariste Country US né James Clifford Dempsey, le 23 Août1937 à Atlanta (Georgie). Jimmy Dempsey est décédé le 29 Novembre 1997.

Little Jimmy Dempsey began his professional singing career at the age of five as a performer on radio stations in his native Atlanta, which led to appearances on national broadcasts with such luminaries as Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor and Phil Harris. From 1946 to 1948, Dempsey starred in his own Atlanta radio show. He became the lead guitarist for the Longhorn Ranch Boys, a popular Atlanta bar band, during the 1950s, and in 1958 began leading the Cherokee Country Boys, with whom he made his recording debut. In 1962, Dempsey left the group to found his own trio. Among his best-known singles were "Bop Hop" and "Rhode Island Red," as well as humorous originals such as "Bessie Was a Good Old Cow" and "Betcha Can't Eat Just One." From the late '50s through the early '60s, Dempsey was part of the Ernest Tubb Radio Program; he also appeared on a German show, American Music. In 1968, he hosted his own syndicated television program before vanishing from the music and entertainment scene.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly

BOP HOP (1958)

LONG TALL SALLY (195?)

TURN AROUND (1962)

BUT FIRST A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

04/1958 SP FOX 5 (US) Bop Hop / So Many Times
1958 SP FOX 6 (US) Tropic Mood / Bouncing Back
09/1959 SP STARDAY 45-451 (US) Honky Tonk World / Answer From Your Heart
1959 SP JCD 109 (US)

Danny Roland with "Little" Jimmy Dempsey & His Cherokee Country Boys - You / Gonna Tell You Baby

1962 SP TANNER 9310 (US) Gay Night Life / Turn Around
09/1966 SP DOT 45-16913 (US) Feelings / We Gotta Stick Together
1967 SP HILLSIDE HR-101 (US) Rhode Island Red / But First A Word From Our Sponsor
06/1967 SP ABC 45-10955 (US) But First A Word From Our Sponsor / Rhode Island Red
10/1967 SP ABC 45-11020 (US) Bessie Was A Good Old Cow / These Boots Are Made For Walking
01/1968 SP ABC 45-11070 (US) Betcha Can't Eat Just One / Loneliness
01/1969 SP ABC 45-11185 (US) Ode To Billy Joe / My Song
05/1971 SP PLANTATION PL-76 (US) We've Only Just Began / I Want To Make It With You
1973 SP STARDAY 45-969 (US) Strawberry Wine / Help Me Make It Through The Night
1973 SP STARDAY 45-979 (US) Alabam / Dead Skunk




Unissued tracks

195? SUPER unissued - (White Label LP 8942 (#10)) Bop Hop [alt. vers.]
195? SUPER unissued - (White Label LP 8942 (#11)) Long Tall Sally

Albums

05/1961 LP 12" JCD J.C.D.-LP 100 (US) MODERN GUITAR ARTISTRY
11/1962 LP 12" JCD J.C.D.-LP 101 (US) AMERICA'S No. 1 GUITAR - Last Date / Honky Tonk / Polka Dot’s And Moonbeans / A Foggy Day / All Night Long / Never On Sunday / Your Cheating Heart / Forty Miles Of Bad Road / Boong / Sugar Foot Rag
1965 LP 12" SING MLFP-8055 (US) LOTS OF GOSPEL GUITAR - Old Time Religion / For Thy Will I Pray / Shout Brother Shout / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Jesus Is Everything To Me / Close To The … / I’ll Be So Happy There / Valley Of My Dreams / Living In My Heart / Without Him (medley) / Gospel Theme / Everything With A…
1966 LP 12" WORLD WIDE WW-1047(US) JIMMY DEMPSEY AND HIS POP GUITAR
1966 LP 12" WORLD WIDE ? (US) MR. VERSATILE GUITAR
1966 LP 12" SOA SOA-1042-1 (US) MR. GOSPEL GUITAR
1966 LP 12" NCR LP 103 (US) TOP HITS OF THE 60'S
1967 LP 12" GLORYLAND GLOS-6004 (US) I'LL FLY AWAY - I'll Fly Away / I Saw The Light / Closer Walk / Looking Toward Heaven / The Uncloudy Day / Family Bible / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Peace In The Valley / Further Along / When I Get To Heaven
10/1967 LP 12" ABC ABC-619 (mono) / ABCS-619 (stereo) (US) GUITAR COUNTRY OF LITTLE JIMMY DEMPSEY - Island Red / Once A Day / Tippy Toeing / Spanish Fireball / Walk On / Here Comes My Baby Back / Bessie Was A Good Old Cow / My Elusive Dreams / These Boots Are Made For Walking / Almost Persuaded / But First A Word
05/1969 LP 12" ABC ABCS-670 (US) THE STRINGS OF MY GUITAR - Little Jimmy DEMPSEY - Ode To Billie Joe / Yesterday / Bet'cha Can't Eat Just One / Loneliness / Gentle On My Mind / It's Such A Pretty World Today / My Song / There Goes My Everything / Happy Tracks / Drinking Champagne
1970 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP-10 (US) LITTLE JIMMY DEMPSEY PICKS ON BIG JOHNNY CASH - I Walk The Line / Get Rhythm / Folsom Prison Blues / There You Go / Cry, Cry, Cry / I Got Stripes / The Wreck Of The Old 97 / Big River / Don't Take Your Guns To Town / I Still Miss Someone / Understand Your Man
1971 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP-14 (US) HOME COOKED - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head / I Want To Make It With You / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / We've Only Just Begun / Rainy Night In Georgia / The Wonder Of You / Snowbird / For The Good Times / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Let It Be / One Less Bell To Answer
1972 LP 12" SKYLITE SLP-6114 (US) THE AWARD WINNING GUITAR OF LITTLE JIMMY DEMPSEY - Family Bible / Put Your Hand In The Hand / He's Touched Me / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Everything Is Beautiful / It Is No Secret / Peace In The Valley / Turn Your Radio On / Gospel Boogie / Gonna Build A Mountain
1972 LP 12" CALENDAR SR 66-9903 (US) TOP HITS OF THE 70'S
1972 LP 12" GRT U8107-7020 (US) THE COUNTRY SOUNDS OF JIMMY DEMPSEY
1973 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-461 (US) WIDE WORLD OF COUNTRY HITS
1973 LP 12" STARDAY SLP-483 (US) BACK TO THE HILLS
1975 LP 12" POWERPAK PG-708 (US) GOSPEL GUITARS - Family Bible / Put Your Hand In The Hand / He's Touched Me / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Everything Is Beautiful / It Is No Secret / Peace In The Valley / Turn Your Radio On / Gospel Boogie / Gonna Build A Mountain
1975 LP 12" POWERPAK PO-253 (US) MUSIC TO PARK BY - Never On Sunday / Blue Hawaii / Let It Be / Sentimental Journey / Cocanut Grove / Spanish Harlem / Que Sera, Sera / For The Good Times / We've Only Just Begun
1977 LP 12" PLANTATION  PLP-520  (US) GUITAR'S GOLDEN RHAPSODIES - Moon River / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Fly Me To The Moon / Someone To Watch Over Me / Misty; Hey Jude / Yesterday / Honey / Lover's Holiday / Red Roses For A Blue Lady
1978 LP 12" SKYLITE SLP-6603 (US) MORE AWARD WINNING GUITAR - There Is Power In The Blood / The Old Rugged Cross / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Does Jesus Live Here / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / Precious Memories / Without Him; / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) / He Looked Beyond My Fault
09/1979 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP-545  (US) TENNESSEE SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Night Fever / You Should Be Dancing / Hopelessly Devoted To You / I Just Want To Be Your Everything / Disco Inferno / You're The One That I Want; More Than A Woman / How Deep Is Your Love / Grease / Staying Alive
1984 LP 12" SCRIPTURE S-125 (US) I'LL FLY AWWAY - I'll Fly Away / I Saw The Light / Closer Walk / Looking Toward Heaven / The Uncloudy Day / Family Bible / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Peace In The Valley / Further Along / When I Get To Heaven
06/1997 CD KING KMCD-6107 (US) LEGENDARY HALL OF FAME GUITARIST - Rose Garden / Sky Bird / Help Me Make It Through The Night / I Can See Clearly Now / Woman Sensuous Woman / Thunder Road / Easy Loving / Strawberry Wine / Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Moe's Starday Guitar
03/2004 CD ? (US) THE LEGENDARY GUITAR OF JIMMY DEMPSEY - VOLUME 1 - Rhode Island Red / Once A Day / Walk On By / Bessie Was A Good Old Cow / My Elusive Dreams / These Boots Were Made For Walking / Ode To Billie Joe / Bet'cha Can't Eat Just One / Gentle On My Mind / Got Rythm / Wreck Of The Old 97 / I Still Miss Someone / Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head / I Want to Make It With You / Weve Only Just Begun / Snowbird / I'll Never Fall In Love Again / Bridge Over Troubled Waters / Rainy Night In Georgia / Honey / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Yesterday / Staying Alive / How Deep Is Your Love / Hopelesly Devoted To You / Rose Garden / Skybird / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Woman Sensuous Woman / Thunder Road / Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Easy Loving / Strawberry Wine / Answer From Your Heart / Turn Around / You Still Don't / Autumn Leaves / Sweet Sue / Everybody Loves Somebody

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