1954 to 2012
June 2, 1937 in Birmingham
August 2, 2012
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
writer of "Good Timin'" and "Handy Man"
James "Jimmy" Jones (June 2, 1937 – August 2, 2012) was an American singer-songwriter who moved to New York City while a teenager. 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.