Jimmy Wakely (1914 - 1982) was an American Country-Western singer and actor. He was one of the last singing cowboy. Rex Allen was the very last singing cowboy.
During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he made several Country-Western recordings, appeared in 28 B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television, and even had his own series of comic books.
For his work for recording, Wakely has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Vine Street.
He appeared in 28 B-Westerns at Monogram between 1944 and 1949.
Jimmy Wakely was sometimes referred to as a low-budget Gene Autry in films.
In 1941-1942, Decca gave Wakeley recording contract that ran until 1947. After leaving films, Jimmy Wakely continued to record, switching to the Columbia label. Though most of his songs were country-western, some crossed over to the pop charts, including collaborations with singer Margaret Whiting and Karen Chandler, and for the Christmas song "Silver Bells". He had success with "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart", a song originally released by western singer Eddie Dean.
Similar to other Western film stars of that era, Jimmy Wakely had his own comic book series. DC Comics produced the comics between 1949 and July-August 1952. The comics billed him as "HOLLYWOOD'S SENSATIONAL COWBOY STAR!".
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1. Jimmy Wakely # 01 - 1949
2. Jimmy Wakely # 02 - 1949
3. Jimmy Wakely # 03 - 1950
4. Jimmy Wakely # 04 - 1950
5. Jimmy Wakely # 07 - 1950
6. Jimmy Wakely # 08 - 1950
7. Jimmy Wakely # 13 - 1951
8. Jimmy Wakely # 15 - 1952
9. Jimmy Wakely # 17 - 1952
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Jimmy Wakely singing: You Are My Sunshine (video)
Jimmy Wakely singing: Round Up Time in Texas (audio)