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|Help finding my grandfather's band?|
So I discovered a few years ago that my grandfather was Jimmy Mackey, a fiddle player and guitarist. After some digging, I discovered further that he actually had a band called Jimmy Mackey & The All-Stars, and that he released multiple charting singles, was signed to a record label, and even went on tour/played live sets with Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, and Merle Haggard! Jimmy Mackey was a pretty big deal in the West Texas country scene during the late 50's to early/mid 60's. Unfortunately, Jimmy died in 1968 aged only 41. Despite his prior success, Mackey's music has been almost entirely lost to the sands of time, and many of his songs were considered lost...until now! Before 2014, only ONE song had been deemed not lost, but that number is now up to six! Not only that, but we've found three full-length live recordings and a home-recorded demo tape. It is my goal to one day uncover all of his "lost" singles. Perhaps spreading his word on here could help a bit...it's better than nothing!
|1||Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars|
Tex-Star Recovered Singles: 1958-1962
Jimmy Mackey did lead vocals and all fiddle work, and was said to have done some guitar work on at least two of these songs.
|2||Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars|
"Deserted With A Broken Heart"
"Big Balls in Cowtown"
"She Called Me Baby"
"Under The Double Eagle"
|3||Jimmy Mackey & The All Stars|
"Hello Mr. Moon"
"I Will Love You Forever
|took a quick scan through some rare mp3 sites, couldn't find anything. sorry, dude. i'll take a closer look tomorrow. cool story though!|
|what a great yarn and noble quest! I'll see what I can uncover|
|Storm In A Teacup|
|my dad has thousands of records and cds and we are in oklahoma so there's a good chance of him having something. i'll ask him tomorrow.|
|I'll search for some of his material for you!|
|I am looking at the record label, where pressed, etc.|
|All of your help means the world. As an aspiring musician who came from, so I thought, a line solely of teachers and military babies, being the descendant to a musician is really inspiring. Anything is something. Thank you so much!|
|You're welcome! I will continue looking soon, as I was looking for radio stations near 9 miles from Brownfield, TX (where he lived, and Brownfield, TX was where Tex-Star was, I'm pretty sure). There may be old recordings of the radio with the song on it!|
|Wow this is amazing. I’ll see if I can scrounge up anything to help!|
|Might have found something regarding “Rancho Grande” http://www.45rpmrecords.com/ST/Texstar.php the guy who runs the site has his contact info at the bottom!|
|@ToneMisfit932 Yes, he was from Brownfield, TX. I know one of the studios he used was in Brownfield, and another was in Lubbock, which isn't far from Brownfield. If I'm not mistaken, Tex-Star Music was based out of Lubbock and also had a family friend, Glenn Schreeves, on the label. I've since discovered he once owned a music venue in Post, TX. |
@YoYo now THAT is something. This link also shows that Mackey recorded 8 totally new songs with Glenn Schreeves, who was a close family friend. I've never even seen or heard about any of those songs before! I guess the search just doubled, but it is an amazing find nontheless.
|This is a pretty cool quest dude. Hope you find more of his music!|
|This is the best thing I've seen on sputnik in weeks.|
Keep up the work I need updates!
|I found this 7 inch on Discogs -> https://www.discogs.com/Jimmy-Mackey-And-His-Texas-All-Stars-Rancho-Grande-Ill-Always-Be-In-Love-With-You/release/17068539|
I Will Love You Forever might be the B-Side there I'll Always Be In Love With You
I had no luck in finding the actual songs though.
|Ragtime Ann. |
Think I went out with her in about ‘98
|This is a pretty incredible discovery, the music's pretty stellar as well. Good luck finding more material.|
|For those who are interested, we may have a lead for "Rancho Grande / I'll Always Be In Love With You"...fingers crossed!|
|honestly, PLEASE keep us abreast. this is wonderful and enthralling |
|There’s a 45 for sale on ebay.|