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)
- 2 Vocals
- 119 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Production
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|UROLL 005||Various||Good Timin' Various - The Original Rock 'N Roll Hits (LP, Mono, Smplr)||MGM Records||UROLL 005||New Zealand||1974||Sell This Version|
|Various||Good Timin' Various - Hit Come Back • The Original Oldies • Vol. 2 • 16 No. 1 UK Hits 1958 To 1968 • Original Recordings (Comp)||Polyphon||Germany||1988||Sell This Version|
|OP-4518||Various||Handy Man Various - Bop (4xLP)||Sessions (3)||OP-4518||US||1989||Sell This Version|
|DJ Muro* Vs DJ Dimitri From Paris*||Handyman's Back In Town (as Jimmy and 2 more… DJ Muro* Vs DJ Dimitri From Paris* - WKOD 11154 FM - The Golden Era Of Disco||King Of Diggin'||Japan||2003||Sell This Version|
|none||Various||Handy Man Various - Spot The Intro 3 (CD, P/Mixed, Smplr, Qui)||Cheatwell Games||none||UK||2003||Sell This Version|
|Vol II||Various||Handy Man Various - Sounds Of Solid Gold, Vol. 2 (7xLP, Album, Mono, Rad)||United States Marine Corps||Vol II||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|