Jimmy Jones

Handy Man
#2 in 1960


James "Jimmy" Jones was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 2, 1937. His first job in the entertainment industry was as a tap dancer. He joined a doo-wop group named the Berliners in 1954. They later changed their name to the Sparks of Rhythm. He wrote "Handy Man" in 1955 and after he left the "Sparks of Rhythm" they recorded the song. In 1959 Jimmy teamed up with Otis Blackwell, reworked the song and recorded a million seller that reached #2 in 1960. Jimmy Jones died in Aberdeen, North Carolina, on August 2, 2012.
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