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Good Times With The Handy Man 1955-1960 [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET [Import]

Jimmy JonesAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (July 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • ASIN: B0055D2NLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Woman Woman Woman
2. Don't Love You Any More
3. Hurry Home
4. Stars In The Sky
5. Handy Man
6. Everybody Rock And Go
7. Cry On My Shoulder
8. Somewhere
9. You
10. Say You're Mine
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Tonight
2. I Love You So
3. Blue And Lonely
4. Daddy Needs Baby
5. You And Me For Love
6. Whenever You Need Me
7. Handy Man
8. The Search Is Over
9. Good Timin'
10. My Precious Angel
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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One of the most popular American performers in Britain during the 1960s thanks to the hits "Handy Man" and the UK no. 1 hit "Good Timin'". This is the first Jimmy Jones release to cover his recording career from his Doo-Wop days in 1955 through to his solo fame in 1960. Jimmy's unique falsetto vocals influenced many other performers and this great 2CD set is complete with extensive liner notes covering his career and recordings.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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If you really like doo wop you will likely enjoy this collection.
The first C.D. is DEEPLY steeped in the mid 1950's doo wop sound. The second C.D. is mostly Jones's solo recordings.
This compilation starts with Jones's first recording session in 1955 and continues chronologically to his 1960 hits.
For the purpose of explaining this collection, some brief history is beneficial.

Jimmy Jones was born in 1942, by 1955 at 14 years old he was lead singer with a group called the Spirits of Rhythm.
This story began when Apollo Records signed that group, and changed their name to The Sparks of Rhythm.
Jones was lead on the recordings at the first Apollo session in the summer of 1955.
Jones left the group after Apollo had released two songs, and both failed to chart.

Jones then formed another group, they were signed by Savoy Records. And the company named the group The Savoys.
The releases in April of 1956 from that company failed to do well.

George Goldner arranged for their release from their Savoy contract, and signed them to his label Rama.
This time the group was named the Pretenders. After three recording sessions in 1956 with Rama and no chart success, they left that label.

They recorded one song for the label Whirlin' Disc, nothing happened there, so they moved on.
They recorded as The Jones Boys for the Arrow label, an unusual version of "Handy man", but changed the title to "The Whistlin' man".
This song is very reminiscent of the Coasters style. No success. That song is here.

They recorded for Holiday label and Apt label, again so success.
Jones gave up on the idea of having success with a group and started pursuing a solo career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy Jones "Good Times With the Handy Man" May 5, 2012
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This two disc set is a great value. The first disc features Jones' early doo wop material with various groups and an early version of "Handy Man" The second disc feaures mostly his solo material and contains the hard to get gem "That's When I Cried". The sound quality on this item is excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oldies and goodies September 30, 2012
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Got this for a friend who is not computer friendly. He loves the oldies and is amazed that I can find and order just about anything he wants in these venues and they get to him in about 2 days. This set has 2 CD's and is what he wanted. He said it isn't stereo but it is an oldie you know. He is enjoying it very much. Packaged very well and came to him when it said it would. Reasonably priced. I was surprised that tax was charged so I guess Calif. is now charging taxes. That is too bad because is a little deterrent in ordering but as long as shipping is still free with Prime I guess I will continue to order.
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