The X Factor USA 2012 - Willie Jones' audition
Empty Cabin The Good News Singers Recitation By Jimmy Jones
God's Table Spread With Love Recitation Jimmy Jones and The Good News Singers
The X Factor 2009 - Jamie Archer - Auditions 2 (itv.com/xfactor)
From Christianity to Islam - Dr. Jimmy Jones
Dallas Jones & Jimmy Rae @ Copper Run Distillery Singer Son
Almost Famous Carl Crain with Jimmy, Rick & Jeff singing "Swing Down Chariot"
Jamey Johnson - "George Jones Medley" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry
Hold On The Good News Singers
Oh My Heart Is Still Rejoicing The Good News Singers
I Want To Be Like My Lord The Good News Singers
Russell Crowe and Jimmy Fallon Sing Folsom Prison Blues
James Taylor : Handy Man
Handy Man - Jones/Blackwell
All of My Love Led Zeppelin New Singer Reunion 2009 Jimmy Page sung by Robin Gibson
Singer Tom Jones talks about growing up poor part 1 of 3
Jimmy Maz Live - Singer & Entertainer
Jimmy Fallon & Stevie Nicks Recreate "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Video
Led Zeppelin New Singer Living Lovin Maid Jimmy Page Robert Plant sung by Robin Gibson
Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin New Singer Jimmy Page Robert Plant sung by Robin Gibson
Jahmene Douglas' audition - Etta James' At Last- The X Factor UK 2012
Foo Fighters with John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page - Rock Roll
Jimmy L. Jones - Days Are Numbered
Jimmy Rose - Country singer America's got talent season 8
Alan Jackson - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" at George Jones' Funeral
George Jones: A Celebration of Life - Stacy McCloud
Vince Gill and Patty Loveless - "Go Rest High On That Mountain" at George Jones' Funeral
Access: Engel interview with new singer Mikael Sehlin and oooold drummer Jimmy
Alan Jackson George Strait - George Jones Tribute - CMA Awards 2013
Hey Hey What Can I Do Led Zeppelin New Singer Jimmy Page Robert Plant sung by Robin Gibson
Youngest Blues Singer in the World, sings JW-Jones "Ain't Gonna Beg"
Alicia Keys Sings "Gummi Bears" Theme Song (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
Heart - Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin - Kennedy Center Honors
Singer Jimmy Buffett Will Perform Closing Act at Jazz Fest
Jamey Johnson & Lee Ann Womack - "Give It Away"
Martha Reeves of Motown Legend Singer@Eric L Jones Show
The Holmes Brothers at Terra Blues Sept 27th 2013 Part 15
Jimmy Rose Country Singer Covers The Dance by Garth Brooks America's Got Talent 2013 Finals
MaryBeth Doran performs on The Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase - NBC TV - jimmylloyd.com
The Holmes Brothers at Terra Blues Sept 27th 2013 Part 20
The Holmes Brothers at Terra Blues Sept 27th 2013 Part 13
Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola Wants
Sarah Vaughan - Over The Rainbow
Sarah Vaughan - Don't Blame Me
Sarah Vaughan You're Not The Kind
Sarah Vaughan - Perdido (Rhythym and Blues Revue)
Sarah Vaughan - Shadow of Your Smile (PBS - American Masters)
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team
The Mikey Show - interview with soul singer Cleveland P Jones in Boston, Ma
Kevin Bacon's Footloose Entrance
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 ] Billboard Hot 100 in 1960, and peaked at No. 3 in the 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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