Jimmy Pruett: Boogie Woogie - 1959
Jimmy Pruett: Boogie Woogie – 1959

Born in 1925, Jimmy Pruett, a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, grew up blind.

In his youth, he learned both guitar and piano, developing his own unique style by the age of nine.

It was around then that country artist Stuart Hamblen discovered Pruett and gave him a spot on his radio show on KMJ in Fresno, California.

This eventually led to paying gigs in Los Angeles with local artists like Jimmy Walker, T. Texas Tyler, and Merl Lindsay.

As Jimmy Pruett’s name spread, he was eventually picked up as a regular in the house band on the live television program Town Hall Party, on which he is playing here.