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Jimmie Skinner Doin' My Time (6-CD)

Doin' My Time (6-CD)
 
 
 

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weight in Kg 2,100

 

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Jimmie Skinner: Doin' My Time (6-CD)

6-CD box (LP-size) with 92-page hardcover book, 162 tracks. Playing time approx. 465 mns.


Jimmie Skinner drew the roadmap that today's 'alt-country' singer-songwriters follow. Inspired by the bluesmen of his youth, Jimmie Skinner wrote songs of melancholy, despair and anger, framed by catchy, unforgettable melodies. Frustrated in his attempts to land a major label contract, he independently produced and distributed his own records. Nearly forty years old when he launched his professional career, Jimmie Skinner rose to fame during the late forties through enduring songs like Let's Say Goodbye (Like We Said Hello), Will You Be Satisfied That Way, You Don't Know My Mind, Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler, and Doin' My Time.

The consummate country music outsider, Skinner rejected conventional Nashville protocols. His idiosyncratic musical vision simply didn't fit contemporary music industry tastes and trends. Jimmie Skinner stripped country music to its raw essentials, much as Sun Records' Sam Phillips later did with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and especially Johnny Cash and His Tennessee Two. His accompaniment was minimal and often stark. Jimmie Skinner thrashed his guitar with an aggressive upstroke, creating a backbeat that a generation of rockabilly singers later emulated. Mandolinist Ray Lunsford dutifully followed Jimmie Skinner's quirky sense of meter by rarely deviating from the melody. If Jimmie Skinner's phrasing was reminiscent of Jimmie Rodgers and early Ernest Tubb, his voice was unmistakably his own –
a warm, baritone growl that boomed out of the era's jukeboxes.

When the major labels finally beckoned, Jimmie Skinner battled to maintain his artistic integrity. His persistence paid off in the late fifties with a string of country chart hits that defied the dominating Nashville Sound, including I Found My Girl In The U.S.A., What Makes A Man Wander and Dark Hollow. Rather than bow to changing tastes in country music, Jimmie Skinner voluntarily ended his recording career.

Once one of country music's most beloved, best-known figures, Jimmie Skinner is barely remembered today. Relatively few of his singles saw reissue on LP, much less compact disc. This long-overdue collection finally restores Jimmie Skinner's most important recordings to print. Five compact discs feature Jimmie Skinner's classic 1947-1962 recordings for Red Barn, Radio Artists, Capitol, Decca and Mercury, along with acetates and rare bluegrass tracks sold exclusively through the Jimmie Skinner Music Center. A sixth disc features Jimmie Skinner reading excerpts from his uncompleted autobiography. His compelling narrative spins tales of the Great Depression, his first efforts at songwriting and frustrating attempts to get on record, his peak years on Knoxville radio, and decision to return to his southwestern Ohio home.

Working closely with the Skinner family, his former guitarist Rusty York, and others associated with the singer, country music researcher David Sax recovered unissued Radio Artists master acetates along with dozens of photos, clippings and printed souvenirs. Drawing upon contemporary trade magazines and fanzines, unpublished oral histories and new interviews, Dave Samuelson details Jimmie Skinner's fascinating life, music and career in a 92-page hardcover book. 'Doin' My Time' stands as the definitive collection of one of country music's most intriguing personalities.

6-CD box (LP-size) with 92-page hardcover book, 162 tracks. Playing time approx. 465 mns


 

Songs

Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 1
1: On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks
2: Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
3: Doin' My Time
4: Dad Too Is Lonely
5: Will You Be Satisfied That Way
6: There Won't Be Much More Time
7: Tennessee Border
8: Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler
9: I'm Afraid To Love You Anymore
10: If There Were No You
11: On The Wrong Side Of The Track
12: You've Been A Little Careless
13: There Won't Be Much More Time
14: Will You Be Satisfied That Way
15: You're Going To Be On The Receiving End
16: Capital Letters (Wrote Your Name...)
17: Memories And A Heart So Sick And Blue
18: Lula Lee
19: Here's My Good-Bye To You
20: The Rambler's Call
21: Doin' My Time
22: I'm Gonna Put You In My Pocket
23: Yesterday's Winner Is A Loser Today
24: You're My Big Baby Now
25: Blue Banjo Rag (instr.)
26: I Believe I'm Entitled To You
27: You Don' t Know My Mind
28: Muddy Water Blues
Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 2
1: Jimmie's Yodel Blues
2: You Locked The Door Of My Heart
3: You're Just A Rolling Stone
4: There's No Love In My Heart For You Now
5: I'd Gamble My Heart
6: There's Nothin' About You Special
7: I'm Giving You No Reason To Forget
8: Who Do You Think You're Fooling
9: I'm A Regular Daddy
10: It's My World
11: It's Bargain Day (In Broken Hearts)
12: The Hem Of His Garment
13: Dad, Too Is Lonely
14: Running Out Of Time
15: Station Door Blues
16: Falling Rain Blues
17: It's All The Same To Me
18: Journey's End
19: I Can't Tell My Heart That
20: Tell Them
21: Kentucky And You
22: Dreaming My Weary Life Away
23: 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered
24: (Send Me) A Penny Postcard
25: Women Beware (Of The Ramblin' Kind)
26: (I Can't Believe) It's Our Goodbye
27: When The Book Of Life Is Read
28: Holy Life Insurance
Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 3
1: I Ain't Got Time
2: Help Me Find My Broken Heart
3: Your Flyin' Days Are Through
4: I Saw Your Face In The Crowd
5: Singing Teacher In Heaven
6: Ready To Go Home
7: I've Got A Lot Of Love, Baby
8: By Degrees
9: I'm Allergic To Your Kisses
10: Baby I Could Change My Ways
11: What A Pleasure
12: Don't Give My Heart To A Rambler
13: My Broken Heart's Startin' To Show
14: Too Hot To Handle
15: Don't Get Around Much Anymore
16: John Henry And The Waterboy
17: Blame The Right One
18: I Don't Need A Doctor
19: Beautiful
20: Jesus Loves Us All
21: (My Heart's) On A Budget
22: Steppin' Out On You
23: Want You To Be My Baby
24: Dime A Dozen (That's What You Are)
25: How Low Can You Feel
26: I Need A Little Lovin'
27: Another Saturday Night
28: Just Ramblin' On
29: No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes
30: Hafta Do Somethin' 'Bout That
31: No Fault Of Mine
32: Born To Be Wild
Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 4
1: We've Got Things In Common (& CONNIE HALL)
2: Where Do We Go From Here (& CONNIE HALL)
3: What Makes A Man Wander
4: Where My Sweet Baby Goes
5: I Found My Girl In The U.S.A.
6: I'm The Girl In The U.S.A.
7: Doin' My Time
8: On The Wrong Side Of The Track
9: You Don't Know My Mind
10: Dark Hollow
11: Lonesome At Your Table (& CONNIE HALL)
12: Walkin' My Blues Away
13: When Temptation Smiles
14: John Wesley Hardin
15: Misery Loves Company
16: Married To A Friend (& CONNIE HALL)
17: Riverboat Gambler
18: Two Squares Away
19: Reasons To Live
20: I'm A Lot More Lonesome Now
21: Lonesome Road Blues
22: The Hem Of This Garment
23: Careless Love
24: God's Mansion In The Sky
25: I'll Weaken And Call
26: Big City
27: Please Don't Send Cecil Away
28: Four Walls, A Floor And A Ceiling
29: Don't Let Love Get You Down
30: Big City
31: Fallen Leaves
32: Short Life Of Trouble
33: Kentucky Mountain Chimes (inst)
Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 5
1: Hobo Bill's Last Ride
2: My Rough And Rowdy Ways
3: Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea
4: Jimmie The Kid
5: The Soldier's Sweetheart
6: My Blue Eyed Jane
7: Moonlight And Skies
8: I Miss The Mississippi And You
9: Never No Mo' Blues
10: Tuck Away My Blues
11: Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixon Line
12: Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel
13: Proof Heartaches
14: Wooden Angels
15: I Know You're Married (But I Love You Still)
16: One Dead Man Ago
17: Rambler's Call
18: Our Worlds Are Far Apart
19: Restless Heart
20: You Sure Don't Know My Mind
21: Jimmie's Theme (Mammy's Lullaby)(with yodel)
22: Down The Road To Love(& JOE CANNONBALL LEWIS)
23: Lost Lover Blues (& JOE CANNONBALL LEWIS)
24: Don't Say That It's Too Late (& LEWIS)
25: Ramblin' Boy Blues
26: Way Down In Dixieland
27: John Henry
28: Headin' South
29: Six Month Blues
30: Down Home Blues
31: Doin' My Time
32: Someone To Love Me Always
Skinner, Jimmie - Doin' My Time (6-CD) Box set 6
1: Hamilton, Ohio:
2: A Damn Good Night for the Bums
3: Hard Times in Indianapolis
4: Carla DeMuir
5: Muscles, Little Rabbit & Snow-Covered Corpse
6: Writing 'Doin' My Time'
7: Auditioning for Gennett, RCA Victor & Decca
8: Good Old Al
9: Knoxville

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Jimmie Skinner: Doin' My Time (6-CD)

  • Interpret: Jimmie Skinner

  • Albumtitel: Doin' My Time (6-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Classic Country Artists
  • Music Sub-Genre 002 Classic Country Artists
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Doin' My Time 6-CD-Box & 92-Page Book
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code FK
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 4000127166135

  • weight in Kg 2.100
 
 

Artist description "Skinner, Jimmie"

Jimmie Skinner

Had the category of 'alt-country' existed fifty years ago, Jimmie Skinner would fit right in. A brilliant singer-songwriter, Skinner was an intriguing personality who literally marched to the beat of his own drummer. His music seems more suited to juke-joint Wurlitzers than genteel living room Crosleys, yet Skinner's appeal crossed gender lines, attracting as many women as men. Some cite Skinner as a primal influence on the first generation of rockabillies. Others notice parallels between Johnny Cash's early Sun sound and the stark minimalism of Skinner's classic recordings.

As a songwriter, his talent was nonpareil. His admirers included Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Fred Rose, Jimmy Martin, and Johnny Cash. His lyrics were usually melancholy and occasionally angry; his melodies were usually catchy and occasionally hypnotic. As a performer, Skinner followed a peculiar internal clock that vexed the most patient, attentive musicians. He thrashed his guitar with as much emphasis on his upstroke as his downstroke, creating a double-time effect. More often than not, Skinner started singing on the backbeat – sometimes early, sometimes late. By his own admission, his singing voice was rough. If his blues-tinged delivery often reflected his heroes Jimmie Rodgers and Ernest Tubb, Skinner's voice was unmistakably his own – a deep, resonant baritone that seemed to growl.

At one time Skinner was one of country music's best-known, best-loved personalities. Through the fifties and sixties, virtually every country music magazine featured a full-page monthly ad promoting The Jimmie Skinner Music Center in downtown Cincinnati. Each type-heavy ad sported a halftone of the store's genial proprietor wearing his trademark Kentucky Colonel hat, narrow necktie and inviting smile. If your local record store didn't stock that new Columbia record by Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper or that Starday single by Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis that you just heard on WCKY, Jimmie Skinner could send it to you. And when visiting Cincinnati, stop by 222 E. Fifth Street any weekday morning to watch Jimmie broadcast live in person from the Music Center's display window. At one point grocers even stocked Jimmie Skinner coffee, freshly ground and vacuum-packed.

That was then. Mention Skinner's name to any country music fan or knowledgeable radio personality today, chances are you'll get a puzzled stare. Even though he placed ten records in 'Billboard's country charts between 1949 and 1960 – four in the Top 10 – Skinner has largely been forgotten. Relatively few of his singles were reissued on LP, much less on compact disc. Once in awhile you'll stumble across a budget-priced Skinner cassette or compact disc in a Midwestern or Southern truck stop. They're usually disappointing recordings he made late in life, backed by inattentive bluegrass musicians who lacked the finesse that Skinner's singing demands.

Nor do traces of this country music giant linger near Ohio's Queen City. The Jimmie Skinner Music Center's downtown location – a Mecca to people who loved edgy, uncompromising country and gospel music – was demolished decades ago. The electric sign that proudly hung over its façade deserves a display in the Cincinnati History Museum. Instead, it sits two thousand miles away, a rusty relic treasured by a San Diego record collector.

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