"Golden Memories" (Columbia)
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[in a 1964 interview] When I was five years old I heard my first phonograph recording. I was in the pasture, with a pet pig of mine, and was startled by the sound of music coming from the house. When I got there, there was this little suitcase-looking concern on the porch, with a crank, and music was coming from it. I couldn't understand how all those people could fit inside that little suitcase.
Jim was returning from Batesville, Arkansas, when his plane crashed. He had flown there July 30 to check out some real estate that was for sale (the card from the real estate agent was one of the items found in his billfold). His manager and piano player, Dean Manuel (who didn't like to fly), accompanied him because he had relatives who lived near Batesville, whom he and Jim visited with the ...