|Genres:||Easy Listening R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul mellow deep soul jimmy holiday|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s|
24 July 1934, Durant, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 February 1987. This versatile singer first came to prominence in 1963 with the self-penned How Can I Forget? which was covered at the same time by Ben E. King. Holiday later joined the Minit label where he made several excellent recordings, ranging from the Memphis-influenced R&B of You Wont Get Away to the urban soul of Im Gonna Move To The City. His biggest hit on Minit was Baby I Love You (1966), a bigger hit for Little Milton in 1970. Holiday also recorded with former Raelette Clydie King, and later pursued a career as a songwriter on his departure from the label. A partnership with Randy Myers and Jackie DeShannon produced several excellent compositions, including the much-covered Put A Little Love In Your Heart, recorded successfully in 1989 by Al Green and Annie Lennox. Holiday died of heart failure in 1987.