ONE OF MY FAVORITE TUNES RECORDED BY JIMMY CLANTON IS HIS 1969 RECORDING OF “CURLY” ON LAURIE RECORDS (3508). CURLY MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 DEBUT ON NOVEMBER 15, 1969. THE SINGLE WITH “I’LL NEVER FORGET YOUR LOVE” ON THE FLIP-SIDE CHARTED AT A HIGH OF #97 AND REMAINED ON THE HOT 100 FOR 3 WEEKS. THE FLIP-SIDE DID NOT CHART. CURLY WOULD BE JIMMY CLANTON’S LAST CHARTED HIT.

ALL THIS SAID…CURLY IS ONE OF JIMMY’S BEST RECORDINGS…AND IF THIS TUNE WAS AROUND IN THE LATE 50S OR EARLY 60S…JIMMY SURE WOULD HAVE HAD A HUGE HIT WITH THE TUNE.

JIMMY WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1940 IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. HE IS THE BROTHER OF IKE CLANTON. HIS BIGGEST CHART HITS WERE RECORDED ON THE ACE RECORDS LABEL. HE RECORDED WITH FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS SESSIONMEN…HUEY “PIANO” SMITH AND LEE ALLEN AND TOURED WITH DICK CLARK’S CARAVAN OF STARS. HIS MUSIC REMAINS POPULAR TODAY HIS CLASSIC HITS…JUST A DREAM…GO JIMMY GO…MY OWN TRUE LOVE…ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT…AND…VENUS IN BLUE JEANS…ARE JUST A FEW OF HIS GREAT HIT RECORDINGS…JIMMY IS STILL OUR THERE PERFORMING TO HIS FANS…AND THOUSANDS MORE ARE DISCOVERING HIS TIMELESS MUSIC…

I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY ONE OF HIS BEST….”CURLY”…BY JIMMY CLANTON

Curly Jimmy Clanton

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)jimmy-clanton-ill-never-forget-your-love-laurie-2

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