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Jimmy Jones

voc, 1937-2012 US, Birmingham, Alabama
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul, Pop and Rock
A.k.a. James Jones

NOT to be confused with the pianist Jimmy Jones (3). 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, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama (USA). Died: August 02, 2012 in Aberdeen, North Carolina (USA). NOTE! Do not mistake with Jimmy Jones (3), an American jazz pianist and arranger, Chicago soul producer James L. Jones., or house DJ Jimmy Jones (4)

  • Vocals
  • Organ
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Good Timin' on Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones
Handy Man on Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones
Handyman on The Collection - Jimmy Jones by Jimmy Jones
Yesterday's Mistakes on Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation by Various Artists
Ready For Love on Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones
You Got It on The Collection - Jimmy Jones by Jimmy Jones
A Wonderous Place on Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones
That’s When I Cried on That's When I Cried by Jimmy Jones
Never Had It So Good on Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones
Personal Property on Soul Treasures of Amy, Mala, & Bell Records by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Good Timin' + 15 Bonus TracksJimmy Jones2016Album
Good Times With The Handy Man 1955-1960Jimmy Jones2012Album
Handy ManJimmy Jones2009Single
The Golden Hits Of Jimmy JonesJimmy Jones2003Compil.
Good Timin' - The AnthologyJimmy Jones2002Compil.
The Original Handy ManJimmy Jones1996Album
Handy ManJimmy Jones1993Album
Jimmy "Handy Man" JonesJimmy Jones1989Album
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye / Good Timin'Steam / Jimmy Jones1986Single
Swing Your DaddyJimmy Jones1982Single
Good Timin 1980 / That Was My MistakeJimmy Jones1980Single
TiminJimmy Jones1978Album
Handyman's Back In Town (Part II)Jimmy Jones And Jones Family Productions1977Album
Handyman Is Back In TownJimmy Jones1976Single
The Man From CandylandJimmy Jones1974Single
Yesterday's Mistakes / I want actionJimmy Jones1970Single
39-21-40 ShapeJimmy Jones1967Single
True Love Ways / Snap My FingersJimmy Jones1967Single
Don't You Just Know ItJimmy Jones1966Single
Pardon Me / Walkin'Jimmy Jones1965Single
Mr. Fix-ItJimmy Jones1963Single
You're Much Too Young / The Nights Of MexicoJimmy Jones1962Single
I Told You SoJimmy Jones1961Single
Ee-I Ee-I Oh!Jimmy Jones1961Single
Good Timin'Jimmy Jones1961Single
Handy Man / Good Timin'Jimmy Jones1961Single
Mr. Music Man / Holler HeyJimmy Jones1961Single
I Told You So / You Got ItJimmy Jones1961Single
I Say Love / Dear OneJimmy Jones1961Single
Ready For Love / For YouJimmy Jones1960Single
Good Timin' / Handy ManJimmy Jones1960Single
Good Timin' / My Precious AngelJimmy Jones1960Single
Good Timin'Jimmy Jones1960Single
I Just Go For YouJimmy Jones1960Single
Itchin'Jimmy Jones1960Single
Jimmy Handyman JonesJimmy Jones1960Single
I'll Tell You In This Song / Blue Denim / The Search Is Over / Handy ManDick Caruso, Jimmy Jones1960Single
Good Timin'Jimmy Jones1960Album
Good Timin' / Too Long Will Be Too LateJimmy Jones1960Single
Handy Man / The Search Is OverJimmy Jones1959Single
Handy Man / The Search Is OverJimmy Jones1959Single
You For Me To Love / Whenever You Need MeJimmy Jones1959Single
Lonely Blue Boy / Handy ManConway Twitty / Jimmy Jones1959Single
I Love You So / TonightJimmy Jones And The Pretenders1958Album
LoverJimmy Jones And The Pretenders1956Single
Say You're Mine / Y O UThe Savoys Featuring Jimmy Jones1956Single
With All My Heart / Please Say You're MineJimmy Jones And The SavoysSingle
I Am A Gentleman / I Will I WillJimmy JonesSingle
Itchin' For LoveJimmy JonesSingle
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