Little information about Jimmy Ross, real name James Abraham, other than the fact that he was a singer from Trinidad & Tobago who had an early career as Mel Turner.
Before taking the name of Jimmy Ross at the end of the 1970s, the stage name with which he obtained the biggest success of his two careers with the big-caliber single “First true love affair” released in 1981.
Singer who died of emphysema on March 21, 2000 at the age of 64.
As such alone, he deserved this article.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Let me hold your hand (Mel Turner) 1961
Don’t cry (Mel Turmer) 1963
C’est l’amour (Mel Turner) 1965
They killed the king (Mel Turner) 1968
Jungle Harlem (Mel Turner) 1970
Rufus, my son (Mel Turner) 1975
Sweet Lorraine 1977
Fall into a trans 1981
First true love affair 1981
S.O.S. love 1981
Chocolate ice 1982
She’s a twentieth century fox 1983
New York to Moscow 1984
1961 ... the very beginnings under the name of Mel Turner. The style is trendy, as is the sound. Rather a good omen for the rest of the events ...
1963 ... a decade of 60 which will see him hatch and grow slowly but surely. Without reaching the big leagues unfortunately ...
1965 ... even if the success is limited, this decade will have at least allowed the singer to make his classes. It's already that...
1968 ... a title tribute to Martin Luther King after he was assassinated in April of that year. A title that will unfortunately go somewhat unnoticed ...
1970 ... the adventure continues during this decade 70 but without allowing the singer to reach a level of planetary class. We will still have to wait ...
1981 ... it is the arrival in the 80s that will change the situation and not just a little. Everything has changed : the name, the style, the sound. The total as they say !
1981 ... a metamorphosis to say the least beneficial since the singer will obtain here the biggest success of all his career, just that. HU-GE !
1981 ... even if he will not reach the summit of the Charts, he will at least have marked the musical history of the 80s in a notorious way. What more !
1982 ... the adventure continues unabated. Of course, he will never repeat the feat achieved on 'First true love affair' but his career is one of the most honorable ...
1983 ... a singer who will always have remained in the shadow of the Great but who will never be unworthy, far from it. We will largely be satisfied ...
1984 ... unfortunately all good things come to an end. The second part of the decade will see him gradually but surely disappear from radar. Hard law of the trade ...
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