Jimmy Lewis (musician)

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Jimmy Lewis
Birth name James Eddie Lewis Jr
Born (1937-11-25)November 25, 1937
Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA
Died September 10, 2004(2004-09-10) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California[1]
Genres R&B, soul, jazz
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, piano, vocals
Years active 1960s to 2000
Labels Era,Tangerine, Buddah, Hot Atlanta, Miss Butch
Associated acts The Drifters
Ray Charles
Peggy Scott

Jimmy Lewis was a United States soul musician, songwriter and producer whose songs include "Message to the Ladies", "That Won't Stop Me from Loving You," and "I Can't Leave You Alone". He has worked with Ray Charles and written songs for Z. Z. Hill.[2]

He was in the 1960s' line-up of Bill Pinkney's "Original Drifters". Jimmy Lewis played bass on Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club.[3]


With Billy Butler

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

With Willis Jackson

With Boogaloo Joe Jones

With Charles Kynard

With Freddie McCoy

With Idris Muhammad

With Houston Person

With Sonny Phillips

With Johnny "Hammond" Smith


  1. ^ Los Angeles Sentinel, September 29, 2004 Obituary of James Lewis
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Biography: Jimmy Lewis". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Credits: Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 December 2010.