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Jim and Jesse and The Virginia Boys
Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame (1999)
Bluegrass Hall of Honor (1993)
WNER Suwanee River Jamboree
WNOX Tennessee Barn Dance
WSM Grand Ole Opry
WWVA Original Jamboree
WNOX Knoxville, TN
WWVA Wheeling, WV
WCYB Bristol, TN (1953)

About The Group

Jim and Jesse McReynolds starting getting some attention in 1953 when they were performing over WCYB in the Bristol, Tennessee area. They were known to sing a 'smooth duet' and good instrumentalists. Both of them were natives of Coeburn, Virginia where growing up they learned the folk songs of Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Their mother and father were also musically inclined and helped inspire their love for the old hillbilly music at an early age.

Jim played the guitar and bass fiddle and sang tenor. Jesse played nearly any stringed instrument, but became known for his style of mandolin playing.

They caught the attention of the Capitol Records folks and recorded a few sides with them, including "Are You Missing Me" and "I'll Wash Your Love From My Heart".

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

Appearance History This Month

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  2233 A I'll Wash Your Love From My Heart
  2233 B Are You Missing Me?
  2365 A I Will Always Be Waiting For You
  2365 B Purple Heart
  2476 A Air Mail Special
  2476 B Virginia Waltz
  2578 A Is It True?
  2578 B My Darling In Heaven
  2683 A My Little Honeysuckle Rose
  2683 B Just Wondering Why
  2798 A Look For Me
  2798 B Are You Lost In Sin
  3026 A Freight Train
  3026 B Just Wondering Why
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  10138 A Diesel On My Tail
  10138 B All For the Love Of A Girl
  10263 A Greenwich Village Folk song Salesman
  10263 B Truck Drivin' Man
  10314 A Pretty Girls (In Mini skirts)
  10314 B Where The Chilly Winds Don't Blow
  10563 A The Golden Rocket
  10563 B A Freight Train IN My Mind
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  412 A Hard Hearted
  412 B Pardon Me
  433 A Let Me Whisper
  433 B Border Ride
  458 A Nobody But You
  458 B Have You Lost Your Love For Me

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