JAMES “JIMMY” JONES

JAMES “JIMMY” JONES (JUNE 2, 1937[1] – AUGUST 2, 2012) WAS AN AMERICAN SINGER-SONGWRITER WHO MOVED TO NEW YORK WHILE A TEENAGER.[2] ACCORDING TO ALLMUSIC JOURNALIST STEVE HUEY, “BEST KNOWN FOR HIS 1960 R&B SMASH, ‘HANDY MAN,’ JONES SANG IN A SMOOTH YET SOULFUL FALSETTO MODELED ON THE LIKES OF CLYDE MCPHATTER AND SAM COOKE.”[2]

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