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August 29, 2020

August 29th. Birthday of veteran Cajun singer Jimmy Newman (Jimmy Yves Newman, Aug 29, 1927 – June 21, 2014) who in 2006 celebrated 50 years of Opry membership. Although from Louisiana his earliest influences were country music from the likes of Gene Autry. Fans familiar with Newman’s Cajun recordings may be interested in BACM’s collection from his early period, mainly mainstream country:

JIMMY C. NEWMAN Crazy Old Heart. B.A.C.M. 376

Jimmy’s hits pop up in several of BACM’s Chart Memories series including …

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1957 – (Vol. 2) CD 030

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1955 – (Vol. 3) CD 023

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1959 – (Vol. 3) CD 039

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 3) CD 043

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