Jimmy Elledge: RCA Victor recording star
There was a man in our church named Jim Stretch in the 1960′s. He was an RCA records distributor. He had discovered a singer named Jimmy Elledge and brought him to our church one Sunday morning and Elledge visited our Sunday School class at College Drive Baptist Church in Pineville, Louisiana.
I didn’t know till later that he would have a million selling record of Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away that went to #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart.
Chet Atkins who had heard a demo tape by Elledge apparently notified Stretch and Elledge was signed to an RCA Victor recording contract.
He would never have another hit but he can say he had a million selling hit which is more than most of us wannabe singers can say.
Jimmy Elledge singing the original of Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away