Jimmy Day

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s

Biography

James Clayton Day, 9 January 1934, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 22 January 1999, Houston, Texas, USA. Day began to play guitar as a child but, in 1949, after seeing Shot Jackson playing a steel guitar on television, he was fascinated by the instrument (Jackson became his friend and greatly influenced his playing). By 1951, he was playing steel guitar for Webb Pierce on the Louisiana Hayride on KWKH Shreveport. He made his first recording when he played on Pierce’s 1952 number 1, ‘That Heart Belongs To Me’. At KWKH, he worked with Red Sovine and Hank Williams and as a session musician, he played on many of Jim Reeves’ Abbott and Fabor recordings. In 1953, he played on Mitchell Torok’s hit ‘Caribbean’. During 1954, he worked with Lefty Frizzell and on occasions with Elvis Presley, and with his friend Floyd Cramer, he organized the KWKH staff band. He relocated to Nashville in 1955, because he said theHayride had ‘too much rock...

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