Information Provided by Sherri Wilson
"Hi, my name is Sherri Wilson. I am one of the daughters of James Carter Wilson.
I was born in 1958 and my first home was above the Sun Studio Cafe. James Carter Wilson
had many children and I have had the honor of being in contact with two of my half sibblings.
James (from myself) has two Grandchildren, and a Great Grandson who is now a year old.
If you have anything to add add to the information on my father, please e-mail me. Thank you."
James Carter Wilson in 1945. He was adopted by the Wilsons through a broker in Tennessee,
who was later found guilty of selling the children afterthey had been removed from their
families through kidnapping. James' birthname was Sonny Lewis, so his claims of being
related to Jerry Lee Lewis may have been true. He is the second child from the left (bottom row).
James Carter Wilson at age 4 or 5. The Lewis Family was not sure about his age in this picture.
He left when Sherri was around 4 years old and until about a year and a half ago she did not know
where he was or even if he was still alive. Sherri's husband located members of old bands he had
played with and Sherri has been able to find out a few things about him.
Sadly he died in 1985 so she was not able to find him before his death.
This is Jim's Grandson Jason. He, like his Grandfather, plays piano by ear as does Sherri.
Jason and Sherri also play guitar and sing. Jason looks like a clone of his Grandfather.
Jim's Grandaughter Rachel. She like her Grandfather was and still is a wild child.
Her love for music is endless. She is 19 and has a son named William.
This is Jim's GreatGrandson, William. He turned a year old on Nov. 21st of this year (2003).
He is already showing a love for music.
Goin' to Memphis (Johnny Cash)
Recordings James is featured these albums:
Sings Ballads Of The True West - Johnny Cash
Track 4 - The Ballad of Boot Hill 3:49
Recorded 8/14/59 Nashville, TN
Johnny Cash - vocal, guitar
Marshall Grant - bass
Michael Kazak - drums
Bob Johnson - mando-lute
The Anita Kerr Singers - vocals
Luther Perkins - electric guitar
James Carter Wilson - piano
JOHNNY CASH - MORE OF THE OLD GOLDEN THROAT
(CBS S 63521) Produced by Don Law & Frank Jones
1959-1960, Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville
1964-1967, Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
Luther Perkins, Johnny Western - guitar
Bob Johnson - guitar/mandocello
Norman Blake - guitar/dobro
Marshall Grant - bass
Buddy Harman, W.S. Holland, Fury Kazak - drums
Floyd Cramer, Harold Bradley, James Wilson - piano
Boots Randolph - sax
Anita Kerr Singers, Carter Family - vocals
Page posted November, 2003
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