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Jimmy and Dorothy Blakely
KLPR Oklahoma City, OK
KSWS Roswell, NM

About The Artist

Jimmy and Dorothy Blakely were a husband-wife act that were making Western music for several years in the 1950s. Jimmy and Dorothy got their start on radio station KLPR in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and later worked on several other stations before moving to Roswell, New Mexico.

Around 1956, they were playing in the Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico areas.

In 1956, they had just signed with the Starday record company and their first releases included:

  • Take My Heart b/w You Left Me With The Blues
  • Ping Pong b/w Sorry For You

Jimmy played steel guitar for their group, while his wife played the piano. They were playing nightly over at Scotty's Club in Roswell, New Mexico. They had their own radio show over KSWS in Roswell for over three years, too. In addition, they had a weekly televsion program over KSWS-TV that aired on Thursday.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 47; July 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1175 A Honky Tonk Princess
  1175 B Island Paradise
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  200 A Take My Heart
  200 B You Left Me With The Blues
  221 A Ping Pong
  221 B Sorry For You
  318 A A Pair Of Crazy Hearts
  318 B Making Believe You're Mine
  357 A Piano Polka
  357 B Slow Poke Rag

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