Saxophoniste Rock 'n' Roll US né le 14 Mars 1927 à Syracuse (New York). Jimmy Cavello est mort le 2 Décembre 2019.

Jimmy Cavallo was born in Syracuse, New York in March 14, 1927 and during high school played alto sax in a swing band, and then formed his own band, playing tenor sax and singing. During his time in the Navy during World War II, he often hung around clubs with his saxophone, and jammed with a lot of the performers. Jimmy returned home to Syracuse and also played on the Carolina beaches with his band the Jimmy Cavallo Quartet during 1948 and 1949, and played at clubs in Syracuse like DiCastros and Sorrentos (owned by his uncle) from 1950-53. In 1951, Jimmy and his group made a recording for the local BSD label called "Rock the Joint" with "Leave Married Women Alone." This may be the dawn of rock 'n' roll music, and these two recordings, with brass and saxophone solos complete with Howlin' Wolfman Jack-imitating yells by the band, are certainly rhythm and blues classics, now available in England and even Russia. Jimmy also recorded his signature song, "Fanny Brown." In 1954, after his group broke up in Detroit, Jimmy was appointed by his "so-called manager" as leader of saxophonist Joe Marillo's already-active band, and they were named "Jimmy Cavallo and the Houserockers." In 1956, they were heavily promoted by Alan Freed after an audition at the radio station where Freed had a show, WINS, in New York, appearing at Freed's legendary rock 'n' roll shows at the Brooklyn Paramount and Fox Theatres, as Freed signed the group to the Coral label for which they began recording a long string of singles, and also Jimmy and the Houserockers appeared in Freed's 1956 film "Rock, Rock, Rock," performing their Coral records "Rock, Rock, Rock" (the title song) and "The Big Beat." The white group also appeared with all-black artists at the Apollo Theatre in New York to promote the movie's release, making them the first white rock 'n' roll act to play the Apollo, even before Buddy Holly. In 1957, the group played in Wildwood, New Jersey and then played in Las Vegas and during 1959-63 recorded for lables such as Darcy, Sunnyside, and Romar, songs such as "Fanny Brown" and "Early In the Morning," and soon disbanded. Jimmy now lives in Florida but comes back to Syracuse every year to play a gig or two, and has finally played his first gig in England. In 2001 and 2002 he put out two CDs, a live album and "The Houserocker!" on which he is backed by Ron Spencer and Jumpstart.
Jimmy Cavello died on December 2, 2019.

Talents : Singer, Alto Sax

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Jump Blues

ROCK, ROCK, ROCK (1956) (Jimmy Cavello)

OOH-WEE (1957) (Jimmy Cavello)

DREAM TOY (1957) (Jimmy Cavello)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10


Singles & EP

1956 SP CORAL 61689 (US) . Jimmy CAVELLO & HOUSE ROCKERS - Soda Shoppe Rock / That's The Groovy Thing
1956 SP CORAL 61728 (US) . Jimmy CAVELLO & HOUSE ROCKERS - Rock, Rock, Rock / The Big Beat
1957 SP CORAL 61787 (US) . Jimmy CAVELLO & HOUSE ROCKERS - Ooh-Wee / Foot Stompin'
1957 SP CORAL 61868 (US) . Jimmy CAVELLO - Yo-Yo Baby / Teenage Lover
1957 SP CORAL 61919 (US) . Jimmy CAVELLO - Cherry Pie / Dream Toy
1957 EP CORAL ECV 18067 (F) Rock, Rock, Rock (Jimmy CAVALLO & His HOUSE ROCKERS) / The Big Beat (Jimmy CAVALLO & His HOUSE ROCKERS) / Right Now, Right Now (Alan FREED & his ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND) / Rock 'n' Roll Boogie (Alan FREED & his ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND)
1981 SP REVIVAL REV 6009 (UK) . Jimmy CAVELLO & HOUSE ROCKERS - Rock, Rock, Rock / The Big Beat


1980 ? LP 12" BELTER 93209 (S) JIMMY CAVELLO & His HOUSE ROCKERS - Rock, Rock, Rock / Soda Shoppe Rock / Let 'm Roll / Cherry Pie / Yo-Yo Baby / That's The Groovy Thing / Foot Stompin' / Dream Toy / Ooh-Wee / The Big Beat / I'm With You / Don't Move Me No More / Rock The Joint / Leave Married Women Alone
2002 CD BLUE WAVE 143 (US) THE HOUSEROCKERS ! - JIMMY CAVALLO with Ron SPENCER & JUMPSTART - Lovin' Machine / Fanny Brown / Sick & Tired / I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / Leave Married Women Alone / Poor Me / Please Don't Leave Me / Bloodshot Eyes / The Big Beat / I've Got News For You / Walkin' With Mr. C. / Good Rocking Tonight / Jimmy Cavallo Interview
07/2005 CD BLUE WAVE 146 (US) ROCK THE JOINT - THE JIMMY CAVELLO COLLECTION 1951-1973 - Rock The Joint / Leave Married Women Alone / I Got Eyes For You / Ha Ha Ha Blues / Soda Shoppe Rock / That's The Groovy Thing / Rock, Rock, Rock / The Big Beat / Foot Stompin' / Ooh-Wee (You Sure Look Good To Me) / Let 'm Roll  (with Alan FREED & His ROCK 'N' ROLL) / I'm With You (with Alan FREED & His ROCK 'N' ROLL) / Yo-Yo Baby / Teenage Lover / Dream Toy / Cherry Pie  / Rock, Rock, Rock [live] / Don't Move Me No More / Blue Turning Grey Over You / Chicken Talk (with The CHICKENI QUINTET) / School Days (with The CHICKENI QUINTET) / Fanny Brown / Early In The Morning / Hold Me In Your Arms / Too Many Heartaches / Busted - Crying Time / I Can't Turn You Loose / Here's That Rainy Day / La La
04/2006 CD PETCAP MUSIC ? (US) ROCK, ROCK, ROCK - THEN & NOW - JIMMY CAVALLO & The HOUSE ROCKERS - Good Rockin' Tonight / Greenbacks / Georgia On My Mind / Hallelujah I Love Her So / I Just Want To Make Love To You / Flip, Flop, & Fly / Save The Last Dance For Me / You Don't Know Me / You Win Again / Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Call It Stormy Monday - Goin' to Chicago Blues / Intro To New Version Of Rock, Rock, Rock / Rock, Rock, Rock / Jimmy Cavallo Interview
10/2006 CD BLUE WAVE 149 (US) YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT - Jimmy CAVALLO with Ron SPENCER & JUMPSTART - I Feel That Old Age Coming On / All She Wants To Do Is Rock / For You My Love / Shake It & Break It / Let 'Em Roll / Shake That Thing / You Better Believe It / Ooh-Wee (You Sure Look Good To Me) / Early In The Morning / Lillie Mae / Strollin' With Bone - The Honeydripper / Broadway

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