Voices Of Americana: Born To Be A Loser - Jimmy Donley
MP3 Folk, Pop
The inevitable question I’m asked repeatedly during countless interviews both domestically and internationally has been “Johnnie, Who’s Jimmy Donley?” Many find it puzzling as to what intrigued Dr. Bernice Webb and me to devote so many years researching and writing this enigmatic songwriter/recording artist’s life story. To put it simply, it deserved to be told.
Jimmy Donley’s music career spanned a brief six-year period. Beginning in the late 1950’s, it ended on March 20, 1963 with his suicidal death. By then his name had become as synonymous with swamp-pop music as that of Bobby Charles, Rod Bernard, Dale & Grace, Warren Storm, Joe Barry and Johnnie Allan.