Dallas was a long, long time part of the KC scene, beginning in the early 50s. Read his story:
Jimmy Dallas was born on July 26, 1927, and started his career in music probably in the early 1950s. I first heard of him as a member of KCMO's "Cowtown Jubilee", a live stage show much in the style of the "Brush Creek Follies", only lesser popular. He made his first recordings in 1955 for the local Westport company, cutting straight country music. Dallas never got much into other genres like rock'n'roll that was popular during the 50s, he always played downhome country. In 1959, he hosted the Jimmy Dallas Show on KMBC-TV that had also guest appereances by other artists like the Country Styleers, Cherokee Johnnie and Mary Bee. Around the same time he also worked as a DJ on KANS in KC.
The following years saw Dallas working around Dallas, often as a DJ but also as a live act. During the 1970s, he recorded several singles for local labels and had also an LP issue later on. Dallas died on September 28, 2004.
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