Saturday, February 27, 2021

Musical Interlude: Handyman (1960)

 Most folks associate "Handyman" with James Taylor, who charted with it in the 70's.

However, Taylor actually recorded a cover of a 1-hit wonder for a not-as-well-known R & B singer, Jimmy Jones, who released "Handyman" in 1960, which got him on Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show. Clark does the intro:

Both versions get regular airplay on oldies channels to this day, but you can tell the difference.

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