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".
Brother of Ike Clanton.
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

LP 1001 Just A Dream — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Just A Dream (Album) Ace Records (3) LP 1001 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LP 1008 Jimmy's Blue — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Blue (Album) Ace Records (3) LP 1008 US 1960 Sell This Version
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DLP 100 Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue (Album, Comp) Ace Records (3) DLP 100 US 1960 Sell This Version
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RLP 619 Jimmy's Happy — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Happy (Album) Ace Records (3) RLP 619 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
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LP 1014 Teenage Millionaire — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Teenage Millionaire(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Records (3) LP 1014 US 1961 Sell This Version
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RLP 654 Venus In Blue Jeans — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Venus In Blue Jeans (Album) Ace Records (3) RLP 654 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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PHM 200-154 The Best Of Jimmy Clanton — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton The Best Of Jimmy Clanton (Album) Philips PHM 200-154 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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none Everybody Needs Love  — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Everybody Needs Love (CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

551 A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me (Single) Ace Records (3) 551 US 1958 Sell This Version
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560 My Love Is Strong — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton My Love Is Strong (Single) Ace Records (3) 560 US 1959 Sell This Version
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575 Go, Jimmy, Go — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Go, Jimmy, Go (Single) Ace Records (3) 575 US 1959 Sell This Version
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ACE 567 My Own True Love — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton My Own True Love (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE 567 US 1959 Sell This Version
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EP 103 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton I'm Always Chasing Rainbows(7", EP) Ace Records (3) EP 103 US 1959 Sell This Version
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TEP 120 Go Jimmy Go / I Trusted You — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Go Jimmy Go / I Trusted You (EP) Top Rank International TEP 120 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
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17.002 Little Boy In Love / My Own True Love / Mr. Blue / You Mean Everything To Me — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton / The Fleetwoods Jimmy Clanton / The Fleetwoods - Little Boy In Love / My Own True Love / Mr. Blue / You Mean Everything To Me (EP) Top Rank International 17.002 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
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600 Come Back / Wait — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Come Back / Wait (Single) Ace Records (3) 600 US 1960 Sell This Version
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TEP 110 Ship On A Stormy Sea — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Ship On A Stormy Sea (EP) Ace Records (3) TEP 110 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
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607 What Am I Gonna Do / If I — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton What Am I Gonna Do / If I (Single) Ace Records (3) 607 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ACE 585 Another Sleepless Night — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Another Sleepless Night (Single) Ace Records (3) ACE 585 US 1960 Sell This Version
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17.053 Go Jimmy Go / You Can't Stop Her — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton / Bobby Marchan And The Clowns Jimmy Clanton / Bobby Marchan And The Clowns - Go Jimmy Go / You Can't Stop Her(7", EP, Blu) Top Rank International, Discophon 17.053 Spain 1960 Sell This Version
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T 1023 Long, Long Time — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Long, Long Time(7", Single) Top Rank International T 1023 Denmark 1960 Sell This Version
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REP 45/18 Only Sixteen — Jimmy Clanton 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
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TEP 131 Jimmy's Blue — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Jimmy's Blue(7", EP) Top Rank International TEP 131 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
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642 Twist On Little Girl EP — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton Twist On Little Girl EP (EP) Ace Records (3) 642 US 1961 Sell This Version
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616 Down The Aisle / No Longer Blue — Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley Jimmy Clanton And Mary Ann Mobley - Down The Aisle / No Longer Blue (Single) Ace Records (3) 616 US 1961 Sell This Version