Jim Diamond

James Aaron Diamond

Also known as Diamond, Diamond,James, J Diamond, J. Aaron Diamond, J. Diamond, James Diamond, Jimmy D.
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Discography of Jim Diamond:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
2 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
3 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 Festival Records
4 Desire For Freedom 9 Audio 1986 A&M Records
5 Jim Diamond 9 Audio 1988 TELDEC
6 Double Crossed 10 Audio 1985-02-00 A&M Records
7 Sugarolly Days 12 Audio 1994
8 Young Love (Carry Me Away) 2 Audio 1986 A&M Records
9 Not Man Enough 2 Audio 1993 Polydor
10 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
11 Broadway 2 Audio 1988
12 Double Crossed 10 Audio 1985 A&M Records
13 I Should Have Known Better 3 Audio 1984 A&M Records
14 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1988-10-00 Old Gold (2)
15 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
16 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
17 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 Discos CBS
18 Double Crossed 10 Audio 1985 A&M Records Of Canada Limited
19 Not Man Enough 3 Audio 1993
20 Perform Songs From Lorca And The Outlaws 3 Audio 1985
21 Desire For Freedom 9 Audio 1986 A&M Records
22 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
23 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
24 Remember I Love You 2 Audio 1985 A&M Records
25 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
26 Jim Diamond 9 Audio 1988
27 I Should Have Know Better / Change Your Mind 2 Audio 1984
28 Days Of Long Ago 3 Audio 1999 Camino Records
29 Young Love (Carry Me Away) 2 Audio 1986 A&M Records
30 I Sleep Alone At Night 2 Audio 1985 A&M Records
31 The Best Of Jim Diamond 18 Audio 1999 Spectrum Music (2)
32 Desire For Freedom 9 Audio 1986
33 Remember I Love You 2 Audio 1985 A&M Records
34 Sugarolly Days 12 Audio 1994 The Righteous Recording Co.
35 When You Turn 3 Audio 2005 Hypertension
36 Double Crossed 11 Audio 1985 A&M Records
37 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
38 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
39 Blue Shoes 6 Audio 2005 Hypertension
40 Broadway 2 Audio 1988
41 I Should Have Known Better / Impossible Dream 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
42 I Should Have Known Better (Aïe! Aïe! Aïe!) 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records
43 Jim Diamond 9 Audio 1988
44 Not Man Enough 3 Audio 1993
45 Hi Ho Silver 2 Audio 1986 A&M Records
46 Desire For Freedom 11 Audio 1986 A&M Records
47 I Sleep Alone At Night 2 Audio 1985 A&M Records
48 Double Crossed 10 Audio 1985 A&M Records
49 You Call This Victory / Lion Of Symmetry 2 Audio 1985
50 I Should Have Known Better 2 Audio 1984 A&M Records


Jim Diamond was born (28th September 1953) and raised in Bridgetown in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. His musical career started at 15 when he joined his first band. He spent the next seven years performing vocals for various soul and blues bands. For four of those years he toured Europe with [b]Gully Foyle[/b].

At 22 he started his own 5-piece soul outfit, [b]Bandit[/b]. Performing Jim's own compositions, they landed a recording contract with Arista. Their eponymous album [i]Bandit[/i] received critical acclaim but was unsuccessful sales-wise.

Jim left [b]Bandit[/b] and joined [a=Alexis Korner], singing with him for the next two years.

He then moved to Los Angeles, USA, and joined guitarist [a=Earl Slick] and drummer [a=Carmine Appice] to form [b]Slick Diamond[/b]. During this period he also did production work in Japan and wrote a film title track.

The 80s turned out to be his most successful decade sales-wise. Returning to the UK, Jim formed [a=Ph.D.] with keyboardist [a=Tony Hymas] and drummer [a=Simon Phillips] (both of the [b]Jeff Beck Band[/b]). Their album [i]Phd[/i] enjoyed worldwide commercial and critical success, with the single [i]I Won't Let You Down[/i] becoming a multi-million Number one. The band stayed together less than two years.

Jim returned to working solo and came back with another worldwide Number One, the ballad [i]I Should Have known Better[/i], which got him a nomination for the Ivor Novello Best Single Award. He then wrote and performed the theme tune to Central TV (UK) series [i]Boon[/i]. [i]Hi Ho Silver[/i] went to No. 5 in the UK charts. This run of mid 80s success ended with the departure of his Record Company boss, Derek Green.

Jim continued recording, and by 1993 he had released [i]Jim Diamond[/i] the album. Now out of print, it went straight into the UK Top 20 Album Chart on release, peaking at Number 16.

Jim still performs solo and works with saxophonist [a=Snake Davis] in their duo [b]The Blue Shoes[/b].


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