TRIBUTE TO JIMMY SWEENEY - PART TWO OF TWO
Above: Jimmy Sweeney. Caption at bottom of photo: "JIM SWEENEY DATE RECORDS." Sweeney had a release on the Date label (a subsidiary of Columbia located in NYC) in early 1958. He also had releases on the parent label in 1958-59.
Above: The Varieteers. Jimmy Sweeney is at far right.
Above: Jimmy Sweeney performing.
Above: Jimmy Sweeney studio proofs.
Above: Label images of Tennessee 715 released in April 1952 and Tennessee 809 released in June 1950.
Comments from Marv Goldberg:
Who were the Dinning Brothers? I imagine that they were a white group, since I think Billy Vaughn (of the Hilltoppers) was once a member. I can only find a couple of listings for them, Tennessee 807 and 810. The master numbers of those are contiguous with those of Sweeney and the Dinning Brothers, so I imagine that they were just around when he came to record and were thrown in behind him. They do a nice job.
(Note: "Vaughn" is shown as composer of (It's) Needless. "Dinning" is composer of the flip side.)
JIMMY SWEENEY DISCOGRAPHY (compiled by Marv Goldberg)
BULLET 1009 (5 Bars)
I'm All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart - 10/47
To Make A Long Story ShorterOn 6/30/48, the Varieteers were guests on "Appointment With Music" (NBC, sustaining, Wed. 10:30 - 11:00 PM), broadcast from WSM, Nashville. The host was Snooky Lanson, with Dorothy Dillard & Beasley Smith ork. They sang "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart," leading me to suspect that the 5 Bars were the Varieteers.
TENNESSEE 714 (Jimmy Sweeney)
Boogie Woogie Jockey (w/Gene Nobles WLAC, Nashville) - 5/50
I Gotta Leave This Town
TENNESSEE 715 (Jimmy Sweeney)
Tobacco Road - 6/50
The Song Of The Wind
I'll Try To Forget I've Loved You - 1/51
You Don't Move Me No More
TENNESSEE 809 (Jim Sweeney & Dinning Brothers)
(It's) Goodbye Again - 4/52
REPUBLIC 7054 (Jimmy Sweeney) [subsidiary of Tennessee]
Believe In Me - ca. 10/53
DesireIn Oct 53, the Varieteers were at Ciro's in Hollywood. They performed in the intermissions between sets of Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane.
HICKORY 1004 (Jimmy Sweeney & Varieteers)
I've Got A Woman's Love - 2/54
HICKORY 1014 (Varieteers)
I Pay With Every Breath - 8/54
If You And I Could Be Sweethearts
REPUBLIC 7101 (4 Bars) [subsidiary of Tennessee]
Memories Of You - 11/54
When Did You Leave Heaven?
HICKORY 1025 (Varieteers)
Call My Gal, Miss Jones - 5/55
Minnie Come Home
LATER EFFORTS (tending towards C&W):
CHIC 1002 (Jimmy Sweeney)
The Question - 12/56
CHIC 1007 (Jimmy Sweeney)
Tica Boo - ca. 3/57
DATE 1001 (Jim Sweeney; subsidiary of Columbia)
The Midnight Hour - 1/58
Till The Right One Comes Along
COLUMBIA 4-41201 (Jim Sweeney)
Sick, Sick, Sick - 6/58
Gonna Find My Sweetheart
COLUMBIA 4-41262 (Jim Sweeney)
It Wouldn't Be The Same - 11/58
COLUMBIA 4-41454 (Jim Sweeney)
(Where You Lead Me) I'll Follow You - 8/59
The Buzzard And The Owl
HICKORY 1115 (as Jimmy Bell)
Prayin' For Someone To Love - 2/60
What'cha Gonna Do About Me
HICKORY 1136 (as Jimmy Bell)
She Wears My Ring - 11/60
Going Down To The River
HICKORY 1146 (as Jimmy Bell)
Lunch In A Bucket - 4/61
(Yes) Here I Go Again
HICKORY 1156 (as Jimmy Bell)
The Poorest Boy In Town - 10/61
BUCKLEY 1101 (Jimmy Sweeney)
She Wears My Ring - 7/62
What'cha Gonna Do About Me
Listen to this week's selections by Jimmy Sweeney on Tennessee Label:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
A. Stream RealAudio...
1. Tobacco Road - 1952
2. The Song Of The Wind - 1952
3. (It's) Needless - 1950
4. It's Goodbye Again - 1950
ALL FOUR played in sequence
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