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Jimmy Eustice (Jr.)

Shippenville, PA late 1950s-1970s


Jimmy Eustice Jr was from Shippenville, PA, west of Clarion, towards Oil City. He recorded a couple 45s, the first one on Cleveland's Patrice label which earned him a Buckeye Beat mention. His father, Jimmy Eustice, led a dance band in the area and helped teenage Jimmy Jr. get started playing teenage rock-n-roll.

The Patrice 45 has a cover of the country standard "Pick Me Up On The Way Down" on the A side, while "Jennie Lou" was an original song, either written by Jimmy or given to the Manhattan/Patrice operation by another writer, the publishing is by the label's own B.C. name. On the record his name is spelled Jimmie Eustice. 

In 1965 Jimmy made a second 45 for the Kiski label from North Apollo, PA.

In 1972 he was killed in a car accident. There are ads in the Clarion paper for Jimmie Eustice performing in 1974, which we assume was his father.

Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Jennie Lou - Patrice 203, 1960
Beagle Song / Your Friends Are Angry With You - Kiski 2070, 1965