Jerry Handley

Profile:
American rhythm 'n blues bassist.

Handley was co-founder, with Alexis Snouffer, of the group which became "Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band". It was group-leader Snouffer who coaxed Handley from guitar to bass during the early rehearsals of the Magic Band.

Handley attended school with drummer P.G. Blakely, who was an early member of the group. He also spent time playing and recording with Zappa at Studio Z, where he had met Doug Moon and reunited with Snouffer who had returned to the scene.

Along with Snouffer, Handley had departed the group by the summer of 1968 and was briefly replaced by Gary "Magic" Marker for the early workings of "Trout Mask Replica".
Variations:

Vocals

Jerry Handley - Safe As Milk album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records US 1967 Sell This Version
422 535-2 Jerry Handley - Il Re Pastore album art Mozart*, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner, Jerry Hadley, Angela Maria Blasi, Sylvia McNair, Iris Vermillion, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö Mozart*, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner, Jerry Hadley, Angela Maria Blasi, Sylvia McNair, Iris Vermillion, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö - Il Re Pastore(2xCD + Box) Philips 422 535-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

794 Jerry Handley - Diddy Wah Diddy album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Diddy Wah Diddy(7", Single, Mono, Promo) A&M Records 794 US 1966 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Safe As Milk album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Strictly Personal album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Strictly Personal (Album) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Plastic Factory / Where There's Woman album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Plastic Factory Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Plastic Factory / Where There's Woman (Single) Buddah Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Mirror Man album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Mirror Man (Album) Buddah Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Diddy Wah Diddy album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Diddy Wah Diddy (EP, Comp) A&M Records UK 1971 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Sure 'Nuff 'N' Yes I Do album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Sure 'Nuff 'N' Yes I Do (Single) Buddah Records, Pye Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - The Legendary A&M Sessions album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - The Legendary A&M Sessions (Comp, MiniAlbum) A&M Records Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Top Secret album art Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart - Top Secret (Comp) Masters Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Puller Man album art Captain Beefheart Abba Zabba and 13 more… Captain Beefheart - Puller Man (Comp) German Records World Productions Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Zig Zag Wanderer - The Best Of The Buddah Years album art Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer - The Best Of The Buddah Years (Comp) Wooded Hill Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) album art Various Diddy Wah Diddy Various - Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) (Comp) Rhino Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) album art Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Frying Pan and 4 more… Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) (Comp) Rhino Entertainment Company US 1999 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - The Mirror Man Sessions album art Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band* - The Mirror Man Sessions (Comp, Album) Buddha Records Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) (Album) Revenant US 1999 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Lick My Decals Off, Baby album art Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (Album) Straight (2), Reprise Records (2) Russia 2006 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper album art Captain Beefheart + His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart + His Magic Band* - It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper (Album) Sundazed Music US 2008 Sell This Version
R2 519759 Jerry Handley - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968) album art Various Zig Zag Wanderer Various - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Rhino Records (2) R2 519759 US 2009 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Abba Zaba album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Abba Zaba (Single) Sundazed Music US 2012 Sell This Version
Viper 135 Jerry Handley - Magneticism II - The Best Of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bands Live In The USA 1966 - 81 album art Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart - Magneticism II - The Best Of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bands Live In The USA 1966 - 81(CD) Viper (2) Viper 135 2019 Sell This Version
NR 16805 Jerry Handley - Avalon '66 album art Capt. Beefheart* / Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band / The Soots Capt. Beefheart* / Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band / The Soots - Avalon '66(7", EP, Unofficial, Blu) Blue Desert Recordings NR 16805 US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Jerry Handley - Safe As Milk album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Plastic Factory Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Jerry Handley - Plastic Factory / Where There's Woman album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Plastic Factory (as J. Handley) Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Plastic Factory / Where There's Woman (Single) Buddah Records US 1969 Sell This Version