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Jimmie Skinner

January 29, 1975 OH172 126 min.


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.”

Interview Summary

1975 January 29
(2 hours, 6 minutes)
Singer-songwriter Jimmie Skinner recalls the development of his career as a country performer. Discussion includes his childhood; early musical influences; his interest in blues; his songwriting, including the story behind “Doin’ My Time”; working as a radio performer; experiences as a traveling performer; his association with Acuff-Rose and working with Fred Rose; and experiences from his recording career, including work with Paul Cohen, Owen Bradley, D Kilpatrick, and Don Pierce.

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