Jimmie Skinner was
a stylist. If you want to know who Johnny Cash's biggest influence was, outside
of Ernest Tubb, just take a listen to Cash's own 'Two Timin' Woman' from early
1955 at Sun. If you're looking for authentic Country music, rooted in Bluegrass
and with a bluesy edge, then Jimmie Skinner is your man.
If you need a comprehensive retrospective of his career in words and music,
Bear Family Records have put out the box set we were all waiting for - but if
you want a brief story, here it is.