Jimmy "Handyman" Jones is an afro-american soul singer and songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager. In 1954 he joined his first doo wop group, the Berliners, who soon changed their name to the Sparks of Rhythm. He formed one year later his own group, the Savoys. They recorded for in 1956, then jumped to and changed their name to the Pretenders. Jones embarked on a solo career in 1959, with the help of producer Otis Blackwell. He had a few hits in the beginning of the 60s, including "Handy Man".
Born: June 02, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama (USA).
Died: August 02, 2012 in Aberdeen, North Carolina (USA).
NOTE! Do not mistake with Jimmy Jones (3), an American jazz pianist and arranger, Chicago soul producer James L. Jones., or house DJ Jimmy Jones (4) discogs