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Jimmy Dean

p, 1928-2010 US, Plainview, Texas
Singer of Country and World
A.k.a. Jimmy Ray Dean

An American country singer and TV personality, born August 10, 1928 in Plainview, Texas; died June 13, 2010 at his home in Henrico County, Virginia. Best known for his 1961 country & crossover hit "Big Bad John", #1 on the country, mainstream & UK charts, Dean also hit #1 on the country charts with 1965's "The First Thing Ev'ry Morning". His television exposure blossomed when CBS carried The Jimmy Dean Show to a wide audience. Among his widespread appearances, the early 1960's saw him host televisions The Tonight Show on occasion, and 1971 saw him cast a supporting role in the Jame Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever". His accolades include induction to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Country
  • World
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Big Bad John on Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales by Jimmy Dean
Big John - Re-Recorded In Stereo on Twenty Great Story Songs by Jimmy Dean
The Cajun Queen on The Best Of Jimmy Dean by Jimmy Dean
Little Bitty Big John on The Best Of Jimmy Dean by Jimmy Dean
I Won't Go Huntin' with You Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Wimmin) on Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales by Jimmy Dean
Big Bad John on The Jimmy Dean Collection by Jimmy Dean
P.T. 109 on The Best Of Jimmy Dean by Jimmy Dean
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette on Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales by Jimmy Dean
Sixteen Tons on Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales by Jimmy Dean
Walk On, Boy on The Best Of Jimmy Dean by Jimmy Dean

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Big Bad John: The Original Album Plus All Hit Singles 1953-1962Jimmy Dean2016Album
Stay A Little LongerJimmy Dean2015Compil.
Jimmy Dean SingsJimmy Dean2014Album
High Geared DaddyWebb Pierce, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Pete Pike, Slim Willet, Hank Locklin, T. Texas Tyler, Jimmy Dean2008Compil.
Find 'Em Fool 'Em Leave 'Em AloneJimmy Dean2008Compil.
P.T. 109 / Standing On The CornerJimmy Dean, The Four Lads2007Single
The Best Of Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean2004Compil.
The Complete Columbia Hits And MoreJimmy Dean2004Compil.
Hymns By Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean2004Album
From Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean2004Album
Country Round-Up Starring Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean, Luke Gordon2004Album
Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean2004Album
Featuring The Country Singing Of Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean / Luke Gordon2004Album
Skip A RopeJimmy Dean1999Album
20 Great Story SongsJimmy Dean1999Album
The One You Say Good Mornin' ToJimmy Dean1997Single
Big Bad JohnJimmy Dean1993Compil.
P.T. 109 / Hey Little CobraJimmy Dean, The Rip Chords1986Single
Big Bad John / Steel MenJimmy Dean1984Single
Big Bad John / Steel MenJimmy Dean1984Single
I.O.U. / To A Sleeping BeautyJimmy Dean1983Single
A Thing Called LoveJimmy Dean1982Album
Straight From The HeartJimmy Dean1982Compil.
The Cowboy's PrayerJimmy Dean1977Single
I.O.U. / Let's Pick Up The Pieces (And Start Over Again)Jimmy Dean1976Single
To A Sleeping BeautyJimmy Dean1976Single
I.O.UJimmy Dean1976Album
Little Black Book / Elle Etait Oh ...Jimmy Dean / Joe Dassin1975Single
Days When Jim Liked Jenny / Who's Gonna Love Me TomorrowJimmy Dean1974Single
I've Been Down Some RoadsJimmy Dean1974Single
Your Sweet Love (Keeps Me Homeward Bound)Jimmy Dean1973Single
I. O .U.Jimmy Dean1973Album
Everybody Knows Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean1971Album
Slowly / Sweet ThangJimmy Dean & Dottie West1971Single
Who Put The Leaving In Your Eyes / These HandsJimmy Dean1971Single
Everybody KnowsJimmy Dean1971Single
These HandsJimmy Dean1971Album
UsJimmy Dean1970Single
Jimmy The Dean Of Country MusicJimmy Dean1970Album
Country Boy & Country GirlJimmy Dean & Dottie West1970Album
Aunt Maudie's Fun Garden / Weakness In A ManJimmy Dean1970Single
When Judy Smiled / My Hometown SweetheartJimmy Dean1969Single
Gotta Travel OnJimmy Dean1969Album
A Rose Is A Rose Is A RoseJimmy Dean1969Single
To A Sleeping BeautyJimmy Dean1969Single
Born To Be By Your Side / Read 'Em And WeepJimmy Dean1968Single
A Thing Called LoveJimmy Dean1968Album
Dean's ListJimmy Dean1968Album
Speaker Of The HouseJimmy Dean1968Album
The Country's Favorite SonJimmy Dean1968Album
A Hammer And Nails / I Taught Her Everything She KnowsJimmy Dean1968Single
A Thing Called Love / One Last TimeJimmy Dean1968Single
The Jimmy Dean ShowJimmy Dean1968Album
Is HereJimmy Dean1967Album
Sweet Misery / When Somebody Mentions Your NameJimmy Dean1967Single
I'm A SwingerJimmy Dean1967Single
Most Richly Blessed (And Other Great Inspirational Songs)Jimmy Dean1967Album
Ninety DaysJimmy Dean1967Single
Mr. Country MusicJimmy Dean1967Album
The Best of Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean1966Single
Striker Bill / Things Have Gone To PiecesJimmy Dean1966Single
Nashville ShowtimeJimmy Dean And Marvin Rainwater1966Album
Stand Beside Me / A Tiny Drop Of SadnessJimmy Dean1966Single
The Big OnesJimmy Dean1966Album
Jimmy Dean - Webb PierceJimmy Dean / Webb Pierce1966Compil.
Greatest HitsJimmy Dean1966Compil.
Once A Day / Let's PretendJimmy Dean1966Single
Harvest Of Sunshine / Under The SunJimmy Dean1965Single
Blue Christmas / Yes, Patricia, There Is A Santa ClausJimmy Dean1965Single
The First Thing Ev'ry Morning (And The Last Thing Ev'ry Night) / Awkward SituationJimmy Dean1965Single
Jimmy Dean's Christmas CardJimmy Dean1965Album
Bummin' AroundJimmy Dean, Johnny Horton1965Compil.
The First Thing Ev'ry MorningJimmy Dean1965Album
Jimmy Dean's Golden FavoritesJimmy Dean1964Album
Bumming AroundJimmy Dean1964Single
Sam HillJimmy Dean1964Single
ShenandoahJimmy Dean1964Single
The Songs We All Love BestJimmy Dean1964Album
Mile Long TrainJimmy Dean1963Single
This Ole House / Mile Long TrainJimmy Dean1963Single
Jimmy Dean And The Country GentlemenJimmy Dean And The Western Gentlemen1963Compil.
Mind Your Own Business / I Really Don't Want To KnowJimmy Dean1963Single
Everybody's FavoriteJimmy Dean1963Album
Mile Long TrainJimmy Dean1963Single
The Fabulous Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean, Billy Cotton And The Western Gentlemen1963Album
The Funniest Thing I Ever HeardJimmy Dean1963Single
Jimmy Dean And The Western GentlemenJimmy Dean, The Western Gentlemen1963Album
Little Black Book / There Shall Be Showers Of BlessingsJimmy Dean1962Single
The Cajun Queen / To A Sleeping BeautyJimmy Dean1962Single
Country & Western Original RecordingsJimmy Wakely, Hank Locklin, Ferlin Husky, Jimmy Dean1962Compil.
Steel Men / The Cajun QueenJimmy Dean1962Single
Portrait Of Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean1962Single
A Day That Changed The WorldJimmy Dean1962Single
Dear IvanJimmy Dean1962Single
Steel Men / Little Bitty Big JohnJimmy Dean1962Single
Portrait Of Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean1962Album
P.T. 109 / Walk On, BoyJimmy Dean1962Single
P.T. 109 / Walk On, BoyJimmy Dean1962Single
Little Black BookJimmy Dean1962Single
To A Sleeping Beauty / The Cajun QueenJimmy Dean1962Single
Big Bad John And Other Fabulous Songs And TalesJimmy Dean1961Album
Big JohnJimmy Dean1961Single
Bummin' Around With Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean1961Album
Give Me Back My Heart / It's Been A Long, Long TimeJimmy Dean1961Single
Little Boy Lost/There'll Be No Teardrops TonightJimmy Dean1960Single
Favorites OfJimmy Dean1960Album
There's Still Time, BrotherJimmy Dean1960Single
Sing Along / My Heart Is An Open BookJimmy Dean1959Single
Sing Along / Weekend BlueJimmy Dean1959Single
Shark In The BathtubJimmy Dean1959Single
Bumming Around / Release MeJimmy Dean1959Single
Stay A Little Longer / Counting TearsJimmy Dean1959Single
My Heart Is An Open Book / Shark In The BathtubJimmy Dean with Ray Ellis And His Orchestra1959Single
Jonny, Sing Dein Lied Noch Mal (Sing Along) / Sing AlongMitch Miller And His Orchestra And Chorus / Jimmy Dean1959Single
You Should See Tennessee, Mam'selleJimmy Dean1959Single
Starlight Starbright / Makin' My Mind UpJimmy Dean1958Single
Look On The Good SideJimmy Dean1957Single
Love Me So I'll Know / Deep Blue SeaJimmy Dean1957Single
Jimmy Dean's Hour Of Prayer - Vol IIJimmy Dean1957Single
Happy Child / Losing GameJimmy Dean1957Single
Navy Country Hoedown: No. 27 Red Sovine / No. 28 Jim ReevesJimmy Dean, Red Sovine, Jim Reeves1957Album
Navy Country Hoedown: George Hamilton IV - Program 33 / Faron Young - Program 34Faron Young, George Hamilton IV / Jimmy Dean1957Album
Bumming Around / Nothing Can Stop My LoveJimmy Dean1957Single
Little Sandy Sleighfoot / When They Ring The Golden BellsJimmy Dean1957Single
Jimmy Dean's Hour Of PrayerJimmy Dean1957Album
Sings His Television FavoritesJimmy Dean1957Album
Hello, Mr. Blues / I Found Out (What I've Been Thinking)Jimmy Dean1956Single
Sweet Darling / Release MeJimmy Dean1954Album
I'm Feeling For You (But I Can't Reach You) / Queen Of HeartsJimmy Dean1953Single
Bumming Around / Picking SweetheartsJimmy Dean1953Album
Bumming AroundJimmy Dean1952Compil.
Ultimate Country Hits of the 50´S - 60´SFrankie Laine, Jim Reeves, Slim Whitman, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Dean, Dave Dudley, Jewel AkensAlbum
Shark In The Bathtub / Starlight StarbrightJimmy DeanSingle
The Jimmy Dean Country Music Show (1954-1955)Jimmy DeanCompil.
These HandsJimmy DeanSingle
Country FavoritesJimmy Dean / The Stoneman FamilyAlbum
Country & Western JamboreeJimmy Dean - Marvin Rainwater - Rusty EvansCompil.
I'm Jes' A Country BoyJimmy DeanAlbum
UntitledJimmy Dean, The Stewart Family, Arkie Shibley, Corky CarpenterAlbum
Polk Salad Annie / I.O.U.Tony Joe White / Jimmy DeanSingle
And The Town And CountrymenJimmy DeanAlbum
Big Bad John / I Fall To PiecesJimmy Dean / Patsy ClineSingle
Country & WesternJimmy Dean / Marvin RainwaterCompil.
Television FavoritesJimmy DeanCompil.
Roger Miller Meets Jimmy Dean & Ferlin HuskyRoger Miller, Jimmy Dean, Ferlin HuskyCompil.
Gonna Raise A Rukus TonightJimmy DeanSingle
P.T. 109 / To A Sleeping BeautyJimmy DeanSingle
Country RockersJimmy DeanCompil.
Country StyleJimmy DeanAlbum
Untitled / Square DancesJimmy Dean / Sonny James / Faron Young / Frank Messina And The MavericksAlbum
The Jimmy Dean Country Music Show (1954-1955)Jimmy DeanCompil.
Big Bad John / Little Black BookJimmy DeanSingle
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