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Sunday 4 August 2019

Vintage Country Vinyl - Jimmy Dean

One of the new names to me in the Vintage Country Vinyl haul was Jimmy Dean.
No, not that one but  a TV host, actor, business man and country singer

Some Jimmy Dean facts.

  • He founded the Jimmy Dean Sausage Company with his brother Don (the picture above was a clue for that one)
  • He had a supporting role in Diamonds Are Forever as billionaire Willard Whyte
  • He was a member of The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries
I'm conscious that I'm beginning to sound a bit like George now!

These two numbers are from Jimmy Dean's Golden Favourites  - a Hilltop Country and Western Recording ( the authentic sounds of Country & Western Music) on Fontana.
I had hoped to feature Why Don't You Shut Your Mouth  but unfortunately the track kept skipping.

More of the same next Sunday.


  1. "I'm conscious that I'm beginning to sound a bit like George now!"
    ...that's not necessarily a bad thing

  2. you failed to mention his most famous song "Big bad John"!
    Today's two tracks are very listenable.

    1. I know the song but couldn't have told you who sung it

  3. Come for the country, stay for the sausage!