Died: June 12, 2006 in Marietta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Jimmy Jones grew up in a singing family. An author, poet, and singer, Jimmy also was an excellent musician.
His professional career began in March 1944 after his discharge from the Army’s Medical Division. He began singing on KTHS radio in Hot Springs AR, with Otis Echols and the Melody Boys Quartet. Moving to Dallas, TX, in 1951, Jimmy joined the Rangers Quartet as bass singer. In 1954 he and his brother Brownie formed the Deep South Quartet in Atlanta, GA, and worked the regular concert circuit until 1956 when they moved to Washington, D.C., to perform and work with Jimmy Dean on his popular television show.
In 1957, Jones joined the LeFevres, and it was during this time that the Gospel Singing Caravan was formed and toured throughout the US and Canada. Jimmy was featured on the weekly Caravan Shows in an audience favorite segment, “Poetry Corner with Jimmy Jones,” highlighting some of his exceptionally touching poetry.
Upon retirement from the road, Jones remained in Atlanta, GA, where he owned and operated the LeFevres’ Sing Publishing Company until 1975. Until his death, Jimmy maintained a part-time quartet, The Heralds, which consisted of the same personnel for their entire 23-year tenure.