Jimmy Clanton

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Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1938, 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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Albums

Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream album art Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Jimmy's Happy album art Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy (Album) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue album art Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue (Album, Comp) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Jimmy's Blue album art Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Blue (Album) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
LP 1014 Jimmy Clanton - Teenage Millionaire album art Jimmy Clanton Teenage Millionaire(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Records (3) LP 1014 US 1961 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Venus In Blue Jeans album art Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Album) Ace Records (3) Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream album art Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace UK 1984 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Clanton - Everybody Needs Love  album art Jimmy Clanton Everybody Needs Love (CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream/You Aim To Please album art Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream/You Aim To Please (Single) London Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me album art Jimmy Clanton A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Go Jimmy Go album art Jimmy Clanton Go Jimmy Go (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - My Love Is Strong album art Jimmy Clanton My Love Is Strong (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - My Own True Love album art Jimmy Clanton My Own True Love (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
EP 103 Jimmy Clanton - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows album art Jimmy Clanton I'm Always Chasing Rainbows(7", EP) Ace Records (3) EP 103 US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Another Sleepless Night album art Jimmy Clanton Another Sleepless Night (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Come Back / Wait album art Jimmy Clanton Come Back / Wait (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Ship On A Stormy Sea album art Jimmy Clanton Ship On A Stormy Sea (EP) Ace Records (3) Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Little Boy In Blue / Mr. Blue album art Jimmy Clanton, The Fleetwoods Jimmy Clanton, The Fleetwoods - Little Boy In Blue / Mr. Blue (EP) Discophon Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - What Am I Gonna Do / If I album art Jimmy Clanton What Am I Gonna Do / If I (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
17.053 Jimmy Clanton - Go Jimmy Go / You Can't Stop Her album art 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
REP 45/18 Jimmy Clanton - Only Sixteen album art Craig Douglas (2), Jimmy Clanton, Dee Clark, Freddy Cannon Craig Douglas (2), Jimmy Clanton, Dee Clark, Freddy Cannon - Only Sixteen(7", EP) Top Rank (2), Top Rank International REP 45/18 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Twist On Little Girl / Wayward Love album art Jimmy Clanton Twist On Little Girl / Wayward Love (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton - Down The Aisle / No Longer Blue album art Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley - Down The Aisle / No Longer Blue (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
634 Jimmy Clanton - Lucky In Love With You / Not Like A Brother  album art 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 album art Jimmy Clanton Don't Look At Me(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 622 US 1961 Sell This Version