Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes
Broadcast: 23rd March 1956
Added: Jan 07 2008
Narrated in Rhyme this is the story as the legend goes of Jimmy Blue Eyes, a blues singer who wins an old silver trumpet in a card game but loses his girlfriend to Hot Lips Joe a great jazz trumpeter. Fuelled with jealousy Jimmy tries to shoot Joe but kills a tourist instead and is sent to prison for murder. During his years in his cell he practices, searching for the perfect note. When he is released, he sells his soul to the "Devil" in order to play the perfect elusive note on his silver trumpet but come what may he has an awful price to pay.
Original Music by: Ray Noble. Tom Peterson on Trombone. Matty Matlock on Clarinet.