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

Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace Records (3) 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
Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Album) Ace Records (3) Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Blue (Album) Ace Records (3) Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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 (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Go Jimmy Go (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton My Love Is Strong (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton My Own True Love (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Another Sleepless Night (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Come Back / Wait (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
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 Ace Records (3) 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
EP 101 Jimmy Clanton Ship On A Stormy Sea(7", EP) Ace Records (3) EP 101 US 1960 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Twist On Little Girl / Wayward Love (Single) Ace Records (3) 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
Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Darkest Street In Town (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
Jimmy Clanton Cindy (Single) Ace US 1963 Sell This Version