Jimmy Bracken

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Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Feb 20, 1972 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Feb 20, 1972 (62)

About

African-American songwriter who co-founded (and became the owner of) Vee-Jay Records in the early 1950s and also wrote songs for Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker.

Before Fame

He founded Vivian's Record Shop with his future wife Vivian in 1950 before they started their own record company Vee-Jay Records three years later.

Trivia

He worked as a songwriter with many different artists including The Spaniels and Bill Haley.

Family Life

He met his wife Vivian Carter in 1944.

Associated With

He worked as a songwriter with John Mayall's group.

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