Jimmie Piper is one of the great unknowns in music history. Almost nothing is known about him. He was probably a Kentucky native. His music was a great mix out of Hillbilly Country and Rockabilly. He made only two 45rpm singles. So four songs only were recorded. That he became something like legendary comes from his best known song 'Bonfire'. Both platters were released in 1959 on the Kentucky-based independent labels Summit and Royce.