"Tahiti" / "Give Me Just One More Kiss"
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.
According to Chet Atkins
, there was one musical instrument Jim didn't like, and didn't want on any of his recordings: the accordion. It appeared on only one song he ever recorded, "The Merry Christmas Polka" from his 1963 Christmas album. Chet convinced Jim the song wouldn't be a polka without it.