Chanteur Rockabily US né James Walton Fautheree, le 11 Avril 1934, à Smackover (Arkansas). Il débutera sa carière discographique sous le nom de Jimmy pour le label Capitol de 1951 à 1953. En 1954, il obtient un contrat avec le label Chess sous le nom de Jimmy and Johnny avec son ami Country Johnny Mathis. Malgré un hit, le duo se séparera rapidement et, après une tentative de duo de Jimmy Lee avec Wayne Walker, le contrat ne sera pas renouvellé. En 1955, Jimmy Lee décide de continuer à tourner sous le nom de Jimmy and Johnny. Pour ce faire, et pendant presque deux ans, son frère Lynn deviendra Johnny. Ils enregistrerons pour Decca grâce à Webb Pierce et accompagneront durant une année Faron Young en tournées. Après le départ de Lynn, le duo original se reformera pour quelques sessions pour Decca, D, Vin et Republic Records. Jimmy Lee a aussi enregistré pour Vin Records sous le nom de Johnny Angel et pour Paula, Lodema, Little Ritchie  & Town House Records sous le nom de Jimmy Fautheree. Il est décédé le 29 Juin 2004. (Thank You for 55houstonring)

US Rockabily singer born James Walton Fautheree, April 11, 1934, in Smackover (Arkansas). It will begin its discographic carière under the name of Jimmy for the Capitol label from 1951 to 1953. In 1954, it obtains a contract with the Chess label under the name of Jimmy and Johnny with his friend Country Johnny Mathis. In spite of a hit, the duo will separate quickly and, after an attempt at duo of Jimmy Lee with Wayne Walker, the contract will not be renouvellé. In 1955, Jimmy Lee decides to continue to turn under the name of Jimmy and Johnny. With this intention, and during almost two years, his Lynn brother will become Johnny. They will record for Decca thanks to Webb Pierce and will accompany during one year Faron Young in tour. After the departure of Lynn, the original duo will be reformed for some sessions for Decca, D, Vin and Republic Records. Jimmy Lee also recorded for Vin Records under the name of Johnny Angel and Paula, Lodema, Little Ritchie & Town House Records under the name of Jimmy Fautheree. He is deceased on June 29, 2004.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly, Hillbilly Bop

LOVE ME (1955) (Jimmy Lee & Wayne Walker)

Lips That Kiss So Sweetly (1955) (Jimmy Lee & Wayne Walker)

LOOK WHAT LOVE WILL DO (1959) (Jimmie Lee)

I AIN'T WORRIED ABOUT TOMORROW (1959) (Jimmie Lee)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1509 (US) . Love Is Hard To Hunderstand / I Keep The Blues All The Time
1951 SP CAPITOL F1509 (US) . Love Is Hard To Hunderstand / I Keep The Blues All The Time
1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1709 (US)  . Go Ahead And Go / Knocking On Your Front Door
1951 SP CAPITOL F1709 (US) . Go Ahead And Go / Knocking On Your Front Door
1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1924(US)  . Lips That Kiss So Weetly  / I've Got A Broken Heart
1951 SP CAPITOL F1924 (US) . Lips That Kiss So Weetly  / I've Got A Broken Heart
1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2051 (US) . Suspense  / Warm Warm Kisses
1952 SP CAPITOL F2051 (US) . Suspense  / Warm Warm Kisses
1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2153 (US) . I'm Diggin' A Hole To Bury My Heart  / Kisses By Mail
1952 SP CAPITOL F2153 (US) . I'm Diggin' A Hole To Bury My Heart  / Kisses By Mail
1952 ? 78 t. CAPITOL 2320 (US) . Blowin' And Goin' / Mistakes
1952 ? SP CAPITOL F2320 (US) . Blowin' And Goin' / Mistakes
1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2491 (US) . How About A Date / Cryin' Won't Change My Mind
1953 SP CAPITOL F2491 (US) . How About A Date / Cryin' Won't Change My Mind
1954 SP FEATURE 1092 (US)

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Jimmy LEE & Johnny MATHIS with Abe Manuel & The Louisiana Hillbillies -  - If You Don't Somebody Else Will  / I'm Beginning To Remember
1954 78 t. CAPITOL 3012 (US) . Don't Forget To Remember (JIMMY & JOHNNY) / Open For Trade (Jimmy LEE)
1954 SP CAPITOL 3012 (US) Don't Forget To Remember (JIMMY & JOHNNY) / Open For Trade (Jimmy LEE)
09/1954 78 t. & SP CHESS 4859 (US) . Jimmy LEE & Johnny MATHIS - If You Don't Somebody Else Will  / Beginning To Remember
1955 78 t. & SP CHESS 4862 (US) . Jimmy LEE & Johnny MATHIS-   - Can't You, Won't You / The Fun Is Over
1955 78 t. & SP CHESS 4863 (US) . Jimmy LEE & Wayne WALKER - Love Me / Lips That Kiss So Sweetly
01/1956 78 t. DECCA 29772 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - Sweet Singing Daddy  / Trust Me
01/1956 SP DECCA 9-29772 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - Sweet Singing Daddy  / Trust Me
05/1956 78 t. DECCA 29954 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY - Til The End Of The World / Another Man's Name
05/1956 SP DECCA 9-29954 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY - Til The End Of The World / Another Man's Name
10/1956 SP DECCA 9-30061 (US) . JIMMIE & JOHNNY  - Sweet Love On My Mind / Imagination
04/1957 SP DECCA 9-30278 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - Here Comes My Baby / Don't Give Me That Look
08/1957 SP DECCA 9-30410 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - What 'cha Doin' To Me / I'll Do It Everytime
06/1958 SP D 45-1004 (US) . JIMMIE & JOHNNY  - I Can't Find The Door Knob / Keep Telling Me
1958 SP VIN 1004 (US) . Johnny ANGEL - Teenage Wedding / Baby It's Love
02/1959 SP VIN 1010 (US) . Look What Love Will Do / I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow
10/1959 SP D 1089 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - My Little Baby / All I Need Is Time
02/1961 SP TNT TNT-184 (US) . Don't Call Me, I'll Call You (JIMMY & JOHNNY) / Two Empty Arms (JIMMY & JOHNNY & The Jades)
04/1961 SP REPUBLIC 2014 (US) . JIMMY & JOHNNY  - Knock On Wood / Let Me Be The One
1966 SP PAULA 239 (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - Git / Can't Find The Door Nob
1966 SP PAULA 249 (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - Keep Me In Mind / Belle Of Monterrey
1974 SP LODEMA LR101 (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - Project X-9 (inst.) / I'm The Laziest Man In The World
197? SP LODEMA LR102 (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - If You Want To Be Saved / Fellowship With Jesus
197? SP LODEMA LR105 (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - I Just Can't Keep On / One Day Smiling
? SP LITTLE RICHIE ? (US) . Jimmy FAUTHEREE - This Ole House / Heaven Is Only Knee High
? EP TOWN HOUSE THR EP 101 (US) Jimmy FAUTHEREE - Nobody Knows Where You Go / Please Talk To My Heart / + Fran POWERS







Acetate

19?? Acetate - (Collector CD 4446 (#31) / White Label LP 8896 (#13)) JIMMY & JOHNNY - Nobody Knows Where I Go

Albums

1979 LP 12" LODEMA 104 (US) HEAVEN IS ONLY KNEE HIGH - Jim FAUTHEREE - Heaven Is Only Knee High / He Wrote My Name On The Cross / When I Found Jessus / He Hideth My Soul / He Set Me Free / This Ole House / God On The Mountain / I Wanna Go To Heaven Someday / Halfway To Heaven / Ain't No One Gonna Know
08/1997 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15771 (GER) IF YOU DON'T, SOMEBODY ELSE WILL - JIMMY & JOHNNY- Don't Forget To Remember / Wait A Minute Baby / If You Don't, Somebody Else Will / I'm Beginning To Remember / Flying / All Day Long / Can't You, Won't You / The Fun Is Over / Dear Mr. Disc Jockey / Love Me (JIMMY LEE & WAYNE WALKER) / Lips That Kiss So Sweetly (JIMMY LEE & WAYNE WALKER) / Sweet Singing Daddy / Trust Me / 'til The End Of The World / Imagination / Another Man's Name / Sweet Love On My Mind / Here Comes My Baby / Don't Give Me That Look / I'll Do It Everytime / What'cha Doin' To Me / I Can't Find The Door Knob / Keep Telling Me / Look What Love Will Do / I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow / My Little Baby / All I Need Is Time / Let Me Be The One / Knock On Wood / If You Don't, Somebody Else Will / I'm Beginning To Remember / Lips That Kiss So Sweetly (JIMMY LEE & WAYNE WALKER) / Love Me (JIMMY LEE & WAYNE WALKER).
06/2001 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BCD 16375 (GER) KNOCKING ON YOUR FRONT - JIMMY LEE - Knocking On Your Front Door (Pounding On Your Back)  / I Keep The Blues All The Time / Love Is Hard To Understand / Go Ahead And Go / I'm Diggin' A Hole To Bury My Heart / Lips That Kiss So Sweetly (Can Lie So Easy) / Kisses By Mail / (I've Gotta Keep On Drinking) I've Gotta Broken Heart To Heal  / Warm, Warm Kisses / Open For Trade / Suspense / Don't Forget To Remember (JIMMY & JOHNNY) / Mistakes / How About A Date / Blowin' And Goin' / Cryin' Won't Change My Mind / Teenage Wedding / Baby It's Love / Nobody Knows Where You Go / Please Talk To My Heart
03/2004 CD ECCO-FONIC EFCD-002 (US) I FOUND THE DOORKNOB - Jimmy Lee FAUTHEREE - Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / I Found the Doorknob / I Want The Cake And Not The Crumbs / Box Full Of Git / Love Me / Overdue / I'm Gonna Cry (When I Call Your Name) / Drink Up & Go Home / Hayride Boogie / Big Mama Blues / You're Not Play Love / Merle's Buck Dance / I'm Diggin' a Hole (To Bury My Heart) / Rosebuds & You / Just Can't Live That Fast Anymore / Nine Pound Hammer

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