While he was in New York, he was not only singing, but also taking on drama roles on the radio. RCA Victor signed him to a recording contract.
In 1937, Marianne Holliday became Jim's wife. Around the beginning of World War II, they became the parents to a little girl, Lucy Holliday Robertson.
The World's Fair in 1939 saw Texas Jim as a popular act with the Ford Exhibit.
Initially, Texas Jim was turned away by the Army to serve because he was rather thin for his height. But undismayed, he later was accepted by the U.S. Marines. While with them, he also entertained the troops while still going through his boot camp regimen. His war service included serving in the Pacific Theatre and he ended up in Omura, Japan, which was less than 25 miles from Nagasaki, where the second atom bomb landed. While at Omura, he was named Chief Announcer and entertainer for the Kyushu Network. He was honorably discharged in August 1946 and promptly headed home to Nyack, New York.
In addition to the recordings listed, his RCA Victor releases also included such songs as: "I Heard The Angels Weep", "I'm So Low", "Slipping Around", "Wedding Bells", "I Don't Want No More Of Army Life", "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time".
His first hit for RCA was "Slippin' Around" in 1949. Several years later he changed over to MGM records, which lasted foir a few years. After that he signed with some low budget labels, then drifted away into obscurity until his death in 1966. (Country World)
01 I Promise To Love You 02 Automatic Woman 03 Beware 04 Scratchbritches Hill, Tenn 05 Hide-Away Love 06 Look What You Done To Me 07 When I Was Young And Handsome 08 Slippin' Around 09 Wedding Bells 10 Sad Heart 11 Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins 12 My Dreamboat Is Sinking 13 O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie 14 Lost Deep In The Bottom Of The Sea 15 Bread And Gravy 16 Last Page Of Mein Kampf 17 Signed, Sealed, And Delivered 18 Wildcat Baby 19 I Sure Got It From You 20 In Texas For The Roundup In Spring
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