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Jimmy James

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Multiple artists are known as Jimmy James.

1. Jimmy James (born Michael James, 13 September 1939, Jamaica) is a soul music singer. “The Vagabonds” was the name of Jimmy James backing group. They signed a recording contract with Pye Records and released their best known studio album, The New Religion in 1966. He’s particularly known for his cover of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine”. In the 1970s the band had hit singles in the UK Singles Chart with ” I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me” and “Now Is The Time”.

2. Jimmy James is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and now resides in New York City, where he performs regularly.

A child of the 70’s, Jimmy loved to escape into the world of variety television. Sonny & Cher, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnette and Johnny Carson were just some of the shows that influenced and inspired him. Even as a toddler he was always singing, dancing and dressing up in his mother´s clothes. His remarkable ability for vocal mimicry became apparent at a young age, his first imitation was the distinctive voice of Cher, a longtime idol of Jimmy´s. With dedicated practice on his own, Jimmy discovered that he could also accurately imitate the unmistakable voices of Eartha Kitt, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and many others. Without knowing it, his career was in the making.

Throughout high school, Jimmy studied the dramatic arts where he developed incredible skills with theatrical makeup. Using his own face as a canvas, he realized that like his voice his looks could also be transformed.

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