Jimmy Clanton

Jimmy Clanton

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Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American singer who became known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol". His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958. It reached number four on the Billboard chart. His songs "Just a Dream," "A Letter to an Angel," "Ship on a Stormy Sea," and "Venus in Blue Jeans," each sold over one million copies. In 1959, Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called "Go Johnny Go", and later in "Teenage Millionaire".

Clanton formed his first band called the Rockets in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School. One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound, he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s. Clanton became a disc jockey at WHEX in Columbia, Pennsylvania between 1972 and 1976 and performed in an oldies revue in the 1970s.

Clanton was inducted into The Museum of the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
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Jimmy Clanton Discography

Albums

LP 1001 Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace Records (3) LP 1001 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 100 Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Records (3) DLP 100 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 1007 Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy(LP, Album) Ace Records (3) LP 1007 US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 1014 Jimmy Clanton Teenage Millionaire(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Records (3) LP 1014 US 1961 Sell This Version
RLP 654 Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Album) Ace Records (3) RLP 654 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
CH 93 Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace CH 93 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
LP 1008 Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Blue (Album) Ace Records (3) LP 1008 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-HL-S 8699 Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream/You Aim To Please (Single) London Records 45-HL-S 8699 UK 1958 Sell This Version
551 Jimmy Clanton A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me (Single) Ace Records (3) 551 US 1958 Sell This Version
575 Jimmy Clanton Go Jimmy Go (Single) Ace Records (3) 575 US 1959 Sell This Version
560 Jimmy Clanton My Love Is Strong (Single) Ace Records (3) 560 US 1959 Sell This Version
ACE 567 Jimmy Clanton My Own True Love (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE 567 US 1959 Sell This Version
ACE 585 Jimmy Clanton Another Sleepless Night (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE 585 US 1960 Sell This Version
ACE 600 Jimmy Clanton Come Back / Wait (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE 600 US 1960 Sell This Version
607 Jimmy Clanton What Am I Gonna Do / If I Ace Records (3) 607 US 1960 Sell This Version
17.053 Jimmy Clanton, Bobby Marchan Jimmy Clanton, Bobby Marchan - Go Jimmy Go / You Can't Stop Her(7", EP) Discophon 17.053 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
17.002 Jimmy Clanton, The Fleetwoods Jimmy Clanton, The Fleetwoods - Little Boy In Blue / Mr. Blue(7", EP) Discophon 17.002 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
17.002 Jimmy Clanton / The Fleetwoods Jimmy Clanton / The Fleetwoods - Little Boy In Love / My Own True Love / Mr. Blue / You Mean Everything To Me(7", EP, Blu) Top Rank International, Discophon 17.002 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
EP 101 Jimmy Clanton Ship On A Stormy Sea(7", EP) Ace Records (3) EP 101 US 1960 Sell This Version
641 Jimmy Clanton Twist On Little Girl / Wayward Love (Single) Ace Records (3) 641 US 1961 Sell This Version
616 Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley - Down The Aisle / No Longer Blue(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 616 US 1961 Sell This Version
634 Jimmy Clanton Lucky In Love With You / Not Like A Brother (7", Single) Ace Records (3) 634 US 1961 Sell This Version
622 Jimmy Clanton Don't Look At Me(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 622 US 1961 Sell This Version
8001 Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Single) Ace Records (3) 8001 US 1962 Sell This Version
ACE #8005 Jimmy Clanton Darkest Street In Town (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE #8005 US 1962 Sell This Version