Jimmy Charles



Jimmy Charles

Rating
Active
1960 to 1970
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Holiday
Biography
Jimmy Charles, is an American singer with a distinctive "crying style". Charles was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1943. Before he sang professionally, he built up quite a local reputation wailing at churches and community functions. When Charles was 12 years old, his uncle drove him from his home in Paterson, N.J. him to Newark, N.J. to study singing with the legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott. When Charles was 16, his uncle accompanied him to New York City to try his luck at the amateur talent shows held at the Apollo Theater. Surprisingly, Charles won the renowned contest for four consecutive weeks.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Cowboy Soul

Cowboy Soul

Jimmy Charles September 11, 2012

15 Tracks

Hits Anthology

Hits Anthology

Jimmy Charles December 1, 2007

10 Tracks

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