Jesse James (2)
Do not confuse with the same named Philly soul songwriter Jesse James (4) (James Boy Music)
Earlier releases on Shirley Records were credited to Jessie James, if this is seen on a release please use the ANV function.
Born in 1943 in El Dorado, Arizona. He cut his first record as Jessie James and the Royal Aces in July 1961. Friend and member of The Royal Aces was Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone. He recorded a few singles for the area labels Shirley and Hit (several with guitar work from Sly Stone), then made the big time when he switched to 20th Century Fox Records. "Believe In Me Baby, Pt. 1" was a modest pop and R&B hit during 1967.
His biggest hit, 1970's "Don't Nobody Want to Get Married, Pt. 2," reached the R&B Top 20 for the Zea Records, and he continued recording during the '70s and '80s for T.T.E.D. Records and Gunsmoke. The latter was the label for full-lengths like 1988's "I Can Do Bad by Myself" and 1993's "Operator Please Put Me Through". Could have used Jess Harris as pseudonym.