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Monday, April 21, 2008

Photo Of The Week: Jimmy With His Country Music Friends

Jimmy not only was a great bluesman, but he also played country music. Jimmy started playing country music in the mid 60s. He was influenced to play the blues from Ray Charles, who had recorded some country music during that time. Jimmy loved music so to him it gave him just another opportunity to play live music. He played mostly at the supper clubs located just outside Des Moines on the northside. The Pines was one of his favorite spots, and he recorded one of those shows, which he later released as a CD. He also got his nickname, The "Midnite Cowboy" from his country music fans in Des Moines. He was also inducted in the Iowa Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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