Colonel Jim Wilson

Date: 1983 May 16
Length: 124 min.
Call Number: OHC335


Music industry executive. Full name: James T. Wilson. Sales and promotion executive with King Records, 1949-1965; Starday Records, mid-1960s; and Starday-King Records, late 1960s-early 1970s.

Interview Summary

1983 May 16
(2 hours, 4 minutes)
Music industry executive “Colonel” Jim Wilson talks about the Starday-King Records operation during the late 1960s-early 1970s. Discussion includes his role at Starday-King; changes in promotion since the 1950s; the decision to add new bluegrass acts to the Starday-King roster; memories of the Starday-King staff, including Henry Glover, Charlie Dick, and Hal Neely; his move to Polygram; and comments on promoting to radio stations.