Jimmy Donley’s music career spanned a brief six-year period. Beginning in the late 1950’s, it ended on March 20, 1963 with his suicidal death. By then his name had become as synonymous with swamp-pop music as that of Bobby Charles, Rod Bernard, Dale & Grace, Warren Storm, Joe Barry and Johnnie Allan. Donley wrote “What a Price”, which Fats Domino recorded and took to #7 in the R&B charts in 1961. Six more Donley compositions, four of which are on this CD, were to be recorded by Domino during the years after Jimmy’s death. Besides Fats Domino, renowned recording artists Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Freddy Fender, Ferlin Husky, Billy Swan and Eddy Raven have paid tribute to this great artist by recording his compositions.