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Recorded: You Can't Have My Love, 1954; Lovin' Coun­try, 1954; If You Don't Somebody Else Will, 1955; You'd Be the First to Know, 1955; I Cried Again, 1955; Wasted, 1955; I Gotta Know, 1956; Half as Good a Girl, 1956; Crying Thru the Night, 1956; You've Turned to a Stran­ger, 1957; Saving My Love, 1957; I'd Rather Have You, 1958; Reaching, 1958; Please Call Today, 1960; My Des­tiny, 1960; Hot Dog; Rock Your Baby; Fujiyama Mama; You're the One for Me; Did You Miss Me; Cool Love; Honey Bop; Baby Loves Him; Mean, Mean Man; Dona'a Wana'a; Silver Threads and Golden Needles; Day Dreamin'; Just Call Me Lonesome; Let's Have a Party; etc. Most popular song recorded was Fujiyama Mama. Writer of: Saving My Love, 1959; You'd Be the First to Know, 1954; You Won't Forget, 1955; Baby Loves Him, 1957; Mean, Mean Man, 1959; Sinful Heart, 1959; Rock Your Baby, 1957; Don't Do the Things He'd Do, 1955; Without Your Love, 1957; Right or Wrong, 1959; etc. Co-writer of: Wasted, 1955; Cool Love, 1957; Tears at the Grand Ole Opry, 1954. Awards: Country and West­ern Female Vocalist, 1958, Trail Magazine; Most prom­ising vocalist, 1956, Cash Box; Best new female singer, 1956; Best country and western female singer, 1958, Disc Jockey Magazine. Address: 525 Southwest 42nd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
James, Sonny (Jimmie Loden), b. 5/1/29, Hackeburg, Ala. Worked in dry goods store. Plays fiddle and guitar. Entertainment experience: WAPI, Birmingham, Ala.; KRLD Big D Jamboree and CBS, Dallas, Texas, 1956; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La.; WFAA Sat. Night Shindig; Palace Theatre, N. Y. C, N. Y.; Tenn. Ernie Show, NBC-TV; Bob Hope Show, NBC-TV; Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV; Dupont Show of the Month; Crescendo Spectacular; Peter Lind Hayes Show, ABC-TV; Dick Clark Show, ABC-TV. Recorded for Capitol and NRC Records. Albums: Southern Gen­tleman; Sonny; The Sonny Side. Songs recorded: Young Love, 1957; Actions Speak Louder than Words; Katha-leen; Dear Love; Are You Mine; Uh-Huh-mm; Walk to the Dance; First Date, First Kiss, First Love; Lovesick Blues; I Can See It in Your Eyes; Why Can't They Re-
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