Jim Glaser

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Jim Glaser
Glaser in 1980
Glaser in 1980
Background information
Birth nameJames William Glaser
Born(1937-12-16)December 16, 1937
Spalding, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2019(2019-04-06) (aged 81)
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1959–2019
LabelsRCA Victor
MCA/Noble Vision
Formerly ofTompall & the Glaser Brothers

James William Glaser (December 16, 1937 – April 6, 2019) was an American country music artist. He was born in Spalding, Nebraska.[1]


The brother of country singers Chuck and Tompall Glaser, he performed as both a solo artist and alongside his two brothers in the group Tompall and the Glaser Brothers. His early career as a backup vocalist included a long stint with singer/songwriter Marty Robbins. Shortly before beginning his solo recording career he had two major hits as songwriter in 1964, the top 5 "What Does it Take" which was recorded by Skeeter Davis and the top 40 "Thanks a Lot for Tryin' Anyway" recorded by Liz Anderson and later covered in albums by Jan Howard and Connie Smith. His biggest songwriting success was "Woman, Woman" a number 4 pop hit recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap in 1967, and charting again for Glaser himself in 1975.

As a solo artist, Jim Glaser recorded four studio albums, and charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One hit "You're Gettin' to Me Again".[1] Out of his three brothers, he was the only one to have a Number One hit. He was selected by the Academy of Country Music as Best New Male Vocalist in 1984. In 1979 he recorded the first version of the song "Who Were You Thinkin' Of," which he co-wrote with Cathie Pelletier and Paul Gauvin; it was later recorded by The Texas Tornados, among others.[2]

Glaser died of a heart attack on April 6, 2019, at the age of 81.[3]


Studio albums
Year Title Chart Positions Label
US Country
1983 Man in the Mirror 16 Noble Vision
1984 Past the Point of No Return 40
1985 Everybody Knows I'm Yours 49
2004 Me and My Dream Solitaire


Year Song Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1968 "God Help You Woman" 32 24 singles only
1969 "Please Take Me Back" 40
"I'm Not Through Loving You" 52
"Molly" 53
1973 "I See His Love All Over You" 67
1974 "Fool Passin' Through" 68
"Forgettin' 'Bout You" 51
1975 "One, Two, Three (Never Gonna Fall in Love Again)" 88
"Woman, Woman" 43 46
1976 "She's Free But She's Not Easy" 66
1977 "Chasin' My Tail" 88
"Don't Let My Love Stand in Your Way" 86
1983 "When You're Not a Lady" 16 The Man in the Mirror
"You Got Me Running" 28
"The Man in the Mirror" 17
1984 "If I Could Only Dance with You" 10 10
"You're Gettin' to Me Again" 1 3
"Let Me Down Easy" 16 33
1985 "I'll Be Your Fool Tonight" 54 Past the Point of No Return
"In Another Minute" 27
1986 "If I Don't Love You" 53
"The Lights of Albuquerque" 40 Everybody Knows I'm Yours


  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Jim Glaser biography". Allmusic. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
  2. ^ "Who Were You Thinkin' Of". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Tompall & The Glaser Brothers Member Jim Glaser Dies". Musicrow.com. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.