Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones


A Jimmy Jones song gets mentioned in Autobiography:

"From yesteryear I discover Good timin’ by Jimmy Jones, and I am beginning to feel something that no one else has brought to my attention."

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NOT to be confused with his son Jimmy Jones, Jr., American jazz pianist Jimmy Jones (3), Chicago soul producer James L. Jones, or house DJ Jimmy Jones (4). Jimmy "Handyman" Jones is an afro-american soul singer and songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager. In 1954 he joined his first doo wop group, the Berliners, who soon changed their name to the Sparks of Rhythm. He formed one year later his own group, the Savoys. They recorded for Savoy Records in 1956, then jumped to Rama and changed their name to the Pretenders. Jones embarked on a solo career in 1959, with the help of producer Otis Blackwell. He had a few hits in the beginning of the 60s, including "Handy Man". Born: June 02, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama (USA). - Died: August 02, 2012 in Aberdeen, North Carolina (USA).

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James Jones (June 2, 1930 – August 2, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager. According to Allmusic journalist Steve Huey, "best known for his 1960 R&B smash 'Handy Man', Jones sang in a smooth yet soulful falsetto modeled on the likes of Clyde McPhatter and Sam Cooke."