Country music performer. Born April 27, 1909. Died October 28, 1979. Singer-songwriter. Career most active late 1940s-1950s. Recorded for Capitol, Decca and Mercury. His original songs include “Doin’ My Time,” “Will You Be Satisfied That Way,” and “Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello.”
1970 November 11
(1 hour, 47 minutes)
Singer-songwriter Jimmie Skinner talks about his career in country music. Discussion includes his early musical interests; musical memories from his childhood; his songwriting, including the story behind “Doing My Time”; his musical style; the start of his professional career; his recording career; experiences as a traveling performer and show headliner; memories of Fred Rose, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Paul Cohen, and Brenda Lee; and comments on changes in country music.