Jimmy Clanton

Also known as Clanton, Clanton J., J. Clanton, Jimmie Clanton, Sandy Stewart
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Discography of Jimmy Clanton:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Just A Dream / You Aim To Please 2 Audio Oldies 45
2 A Letter To An Angel / A Part Of Me 2 Audio 1958 Ace Records (3)
3 What Am I Gonna Do / If I 2 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
4 Just A Dream / Venus In Blue Jeans 2 Audio Eric Records
5 The Absence Of Lisa / C'mon Jim 2 Audio 1967 Imperial
6 Come Back / Wait 2 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
7 My Love Is Strong 2 Audio 1959 Ace Records (3)
8 Another Sleepless Night 2 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
9 Another Sleepless Night 2 Audio 1960 Top Rank International
10 My Own True Love 2 Audio 1959 Top Rank (2)
11 Another Sleepless Night / Backfield In Motion 2 Audio Collectables
12 Go, Jimmy, Go 2 Audio Goldies 45
13 My Own True Love 2 Audio 1959 Ace Records (3)
14 Venus In Blue Jeans 2 Audio Goldies 45
15 Just A Dream 12 Audio Ace Records (3)
16 Jimmy's Blue 12 Audio Ace Records (3)
17 Just A Dream 12 Audio 1999-10-00 Edsel Records
18 Jimmy's Happy/Jimmy's Blue 24 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
19 Venus In Blue Jeans / Highway Bound 2 Audio Oldies 45
20 The Very Best Of Jimmy Clanton 24 Audio 1997 Westside
21 Just A Dream / My Own True Love 2 Audio Philips
22 If I'm A Fool For Loving You 2 Audio Philips
23 Just A Dream / Another Sleepless Night 2 Audio Golden Treasures
24 Go, Jimmy Go / Venus In Blue Jeans 2 Audio Good Old Gold
25 Red Don't Go With Blue / All The Words In The World 2 Audio 1963 Philips
26 Venus In Blue Jeans 2 Audio 1962 Ace Records (3)
27 Venus In Blue Jeans 12 Audio 1999 Edsel Records
28 Teenage Millionaire 17 Audio 1961 Ace Records (3)
29 Darkest Street In Town 2 Audio 1963 Stateside
30 Go, Jimmy, Go / I Trusted You 2 Audio 1960 Reo
31 Highway Bound 2 Audio 1962 Ace Records (3)
32 Jimmy's Blue 12 Audio Reo
33 Teenage Millionaire 3 Audio 1961 United Artists Records
34 Go, Jimmy, Go 2 Audio Oldies (3)
35 Another Sleepless Night 2 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
36 Just A Dream 12 Audio 1979 Ace Records (3)
37 Just A Dream 15 Audio 1984 Ace
38 Venus In Blue Jeans / Highway Bound 2 Audio Collectables
39 Highway Bound 2 Audio 1962 Ace Records (3)
40 You Kissed A Fool Good-bye / I Wanna Go Home 2 Audio 1978 Star Fire
41 Go Jimmy Go 2 Audio 1959 Ace Records (3)
42 Another Sleepless Night 2 Audio 1960 Ace Records (3)
43 Darkest Street In Town / Dreams Of A Fool 2 Audio 1962 Ace Records (3)
44 Twist On Little Girl / Wayward Love 2 Audio 1961 Ace Records (3)
45 Don't Look At Me 2 Audio 1961 Ace Records (3)
46 A Letter To An Angel 2 Audio 1958 London Records
47 Go, Jimmy, Go / I Trusted You 2 Audio 1959 Ace Records (3)
48 Go Jimmy Go / I Trusted You 2 Audio 1969 GRT
49 My Love Is Strong / Ship On A Stormy Sea 2 Audio 1959 Ace Records (3)
50 My Love Is Strong / Ship On A Stormy Sea 2 Audio 1959 Reo


Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American singer who became known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol". His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958. It reached number four on the Billboard chart. His songs "Just a Dream," "A Letter to an Angel," "Ship on a Stormy Sea," and "Venus in Blue Jeans," each sold over one million copies. In 1959, Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called "Go Johnny Go", and later in "Teenage Millionaire".

Clanton formed his first band called the Rockets in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School. One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound, he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s. Clanton became a disc jockey at WHEX in Columbia, Pennsylvania between 1972 and 1976 and performed in an oldies revue in the 1970s.

Clanton was inducted into The Museum of the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.


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