Jim Nesbitt

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Jim Nesbitt
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Jim Nesbitt in 1965
Background information
Born(1931-12-01)December 1, 1931
OriginBishopville, South Carolina
DiedNovember 29, 2007(2007-11-29) (aged 75)
Years active1961–1978
LabelsDot, Chart, Smash

Jim Nesbitt (December 1, 1931 – November 29, 2007)[1] was an American country music singer. He had his first hit with "Please Mr. Kennedy" in 1961. It was released on Dot Records and became a number 11 hit on the Billboard charts.[2] His biggest hit, "Lookin' for More in '64", got to number 7.[2] He also recorded "A Tiger In My Tank". It stayed on the Cash Box charts for 13 weeks. He had several other hits on the Chart label. He released his last album, Phone Call From The Devil, in 1975 on Scorpion Records.[2]



Year Album US Country Label
1964 Your Favorite Comedy and Heart Songs Chart
1968 Truck Drivin' Cat with Nine Wives 26
1970 Runnin' Bare
1971 The Best of Jim Nesbitt
1978 Phone Call from the Devil Scorpion


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1961 "Please Mr. Kennedy" 11 singles only
1963 "Livin' Offa Credit" 28
1964 "Looking for More in '64" 7 Your Favorite Comedy and Heart Songs
"Mother-in-Law" 20
1965 "A Tiger in My Tank" 15 singles only
"Still Alive in '65" 34
"The Friendly Undertaker" 21
1966 "You Better Watch Your Friends" 49 Your Favorite Comedy and Heart Songs
"She Didn't Come Home" singles only
"Heck of a Fix in 66" 38
"Stranded" 60
1967 "Husbands-in-Law" 74
"Quittin' Time"
1968 "Truck Drivin' Cat with Nine Wives" 63 Truck Drivin' Cat with Nine Wives
"Clean the Slate in '68" single only
"Six Broken Hearts" Runnin' Bare
1969 "If You See Me Brother"
"Intoxicated Frustrated Me" Truck Drivin' Cat with Nine Wives
1970 "Runnin' Bare" 20 2 Runnin' Bare
"My Old Drinking Friends"
1971 "I Love Them Old Nasty Cigarettes" single only
"Havin' Fun in '71" The Best of Jim Nesbitt
"Going Home to Die" singles only
1973 "Bars Put Me Behind Those Bars"
"Whiskey Sampler"