Song:The Women ('Bout To Make A Wreck Of Me)
Album:Sounds Like Jimmie Rodgers: Stars That Followed The Master
Buddy Jones had a brief country music career in the 30s and then he retired to become a police officer in Shreveport, LA. I don't think he was ever a full time musician. He was born in 1906 in Ashville, NC. At some point, he moved to Shreveport to become a police officer. Jones befriended Jimmie Davis, a country music singer who would later be the Governor of Louisiana. Jones joined Davis' band in 1931 and recorded and toured with him for several years. Jones wrote songs but they were too risque for Davis. So he got Jones a contract with Decca Records. The Women ('Bout To Make A Wreck Of Me) is one of Jones' early recordings in 1935. He also recorded duets with Davis and then Jones went solo in 1937. His brother Buster Jones played steel guitar. Though Jones' music is sometimes classified as Country Swing, he seems more like a Jimmie Rodgers influenced honky tonk singer to me. So it's appropriate that The Women and a couple of other songs are on this 4CD box set of artists influenced by Jimmie Rodgers from the European label JSP. And as I said, some of his songs were risque for the 30s. So though he is fun to listen to, he was never a mainstream success. Jones continued to record for Decca with a band of Moon Mullican on piano, Cliff Bruner on fiddle and Bob Dunn on steel guitar. Buddy Jones retired from music in 1945 and continued is career as a police officer until his death on Oct. 20, 1956 at age 50. Here's a video for The Women ('Bout To Make A Wreck Of Me) by Buddy Jones.