The X Factor USA 2012 - Willie Jones' audition
The X Factor 2009 - Jamie Archer - Auditions 2 (itv.com/xfactor)
Jimmy jones singing muro.colopo
Jimmy Jones - Handy Man (Beech Nut Show 1960)
Jimmy Fallon & Anne Hathaway Sing Broadway Versions of Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar
Russell Crowe and Jimmy Fallon Sing Folsom Prison Blues
Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App
God's Table Spread With Love Recitation Jimmy Jones and The Good News Singers
Singing Password with Hugh Laurie and Celine Dion Part 1 (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
Azari & III - Hungry for the power (Jamie Jones remix)
Almost Famous Carl Crain with Jimmy, Rick & Jeff singing "Swing Down Chariot"
Suggestion Box: Black Simon and Garfunkel Sing "Shake It Off"
Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore: The "Every 10 Years" Song
Will & Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro Rap! - The Graham Norton Show - BBC One
Jahmene Douglas' audition - Etta James' At Last- The X Factor UK 2012
Engelbert Humperdinck & Tom Jones sing TOGETHER!!Rare!(with Billy Preston!)
Jamey Johnson - "George Jones Medley" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry
Singer Tom Jones talks about growing up poor part 1 of 3
Will Smith and Gary Barlow Do 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Rap - The Graham Norton Show - BBC One
Justin Timberlake's Jimmy Fallon Impression (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
I Want To Be Like My Lord The Good News Singers
All of My Love Led Zeppelin New Singer Reunion 2009 Jimmy Page sung by Robin Gibson
Good Morning Heartache (Feat. Jimmy Jones Trio)
Sia Performs "Chandelier"
It's not Unusual ( The Carlton Dance ) - Tom Jones ( cover by Masquerade Singer ) HD
Heart - Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin - Kennedy Center Honors
Oh My Heart Is Still Rejoicing The Good News Singers
Jesus Took Me Under His Wing The Good News Singers
Jimmy Rose - Country singer America's got talent season 8
JIMMY SWAGGART SONGS - THE BEST OF NONSTOP
Rob Lowe's Impressive Impressions
Anchors Lose It After Dumb Ryan Lochte Interview [FULL]
#2- Martha Reeves Motown Legend Singer Falls on Stage@Eric L Jones Show
Jimmy Fallon vs Parks and Rec Cast - We're Not Gonna Take it (6-Bee)
Americana acoustic Singer Songwriter Jiggley Jones Sings "Ain't That Alright" With Kids
Jumin' Jimmy Jones
Youngest Blues Singer in the World, sings JW-Jones "Ain't Gonna Beg"
Emilia Clarke Recalls Her Game of Thrones Audition
David Letterman - Future Islands: "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
Alan Jackson - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" at George Jones' Funeral | Opry
Access: Engel interview with new singer Mikael Sehlin and oooold drummer Jimmy
Led Zeppelin New Singer Living Lovin Maid Jimmy Page Robert Plant sung by Robin Gibson
Zeppelin' Page, Plant, Jones on David Letterman (December 3, 2012)
Diamanda Galás & John Paul Jones - Skótoseme (live 1994)
Jamey Johnson & Lee Ann Womack - "Give It Away"
Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train
Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice"
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team
Korn Singer Jonathan Davis: America is Being Destroyed While People are Distracted by Miley Cyrus
Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin New Singer Jimmy Page Robert Plant sung by Robin Gibson
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jones in the 1960s
June 2, 1937
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
August 2, 2012
Aberdeen, North Carolina, U.S.
Cub, Ro-Jac, Vee-Jay, Roulette, Parkway, Bell (US)
James "Jimmy" Jones (June 2, 1937 – August 2, 2012) was an American [1 ] singer-songwriter who moved to New York while a teenager. According to [2 ] 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." [2 ]
Jones was born in
Birmingham, Alabama. His first job in the entertainment industry was as a tap dancer. He joined a doo-wop group named the Berliners in 1954. They later changed their name to Sparks Of Rhythm. In 1955 Jones co-wrote "Handy Man", which was [2 ] recorded by the Sparks Of Rhythm in 1956 (after Jones left the group). After recording with other groups, Jones went solo and, in 1959, teamed up with Otis Blackwell who reworked "Handy Man" which Jones recorded on the subsidiary MGM record label, Cub. When the [2 ] flute player did not show up for the session, Blackwell famously whistled on the recording. "Handy Man", released in 1959, gave Jones his first US and UK hit single. "Handy Man" went to No. 2 on the [2 ] in 1960, and peaked at No. 3 in the Billboard Hot 100 UK Singles Chart. "Handy Man", which introduced a rock falsetto singing style to the British audience, later scored hits for Del Shannon and James Taylor. [2 ] A few months later in 1960, Jones' recording of " [3 ] Good Timin'" climbed to No. 1 in the UK and No. 3 in the US. [4 ] Both "Handy Man" and "Good Timin'" were million sellers, earning Jones two [2 ] gold discs. [5 ]
Although Jones had only the two million-selling
Top 40 hits, he nevertheless kept active in the music industry as both a songwriter and recording artist and made personal appearances as he saw fit. Jones' subsequent career was low key, although it included three more UK chart entries in the following twelve months. Jones remained with Cub until 1962, and then recorded for the next decade for a variety of labels, including [4 ] Bell, Parkway, Roulette, and Vee-Jay. [2 ]
Del Shannon cited Jones and
Bill Kenny as influences on his falsetto style. Later singers who used falsetto included Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons, Lou Christie, Robert John, and Barry Gibb. Gibb cited Shannon, in turn, as an influence for his disco vocalizations with the Bee Gees. He released Grandma's Rock & Roll Party in the 1990s on CD, perhaps, in part due to his popularity in the UK Northern soul circles. It included new versions of "Handy Man" and "Good Timin'". [2 ] Castle/ Sanctuary released a double album called Good Timin': The Anthology in 2002. [2 ]
Jimmy Jones died in
Aberdeen, North Carolina, on August 2, 2012. [6 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Singles [ edit ]
"I Just Go For You"
"Ready For Love"
"That's When I Cried"
"EE-I EE-I Oh! (Sue MacDonald)"
"I Told You So"
"I Say Love"
"You're Much Too Young"
"Good Timin' (Re-Issue)"
"Handy Man (Re-Issue)"
"Good Timin' (Re-Issue)"
References [ edit ]
^ Sources vary as to his year of birth. In the liner notes of the two-CD set Good Timin, it is said to be 1942. Other sources, including Joel Whitburn’s "Record Research" and writer Christopher G. Feldman, give 1937. The obituary in the Aberdeen Times (see note at death), quoted in Cashbox, gives 1930.
^ a b c d e f g h i j "Biography by Steve Huey". Allmusic.com . Retrieved May 16, 2009.
^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 52. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 289. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 125. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
^ ". Aberdeen Times. 2012-08-04. p. Local News Headlines, Feature Section, 4 of 4 'Handy Man' Singer Song Writer Jimmy Jones Dies At Age 82 In Aberdeen NC" . Retrieved 2012-08-04.
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