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Jimmy Soul, (24 August 194225 June 1988) musician, born in Weldon, NC, USA. Performed gospel as a teenager, later scouted by Frank Guida and recruited to play songs handpicked for one of Guida's other hit artists, Gary U.S. Bonds. Soul only ever had two chart hits, both which were Bond's cast-offs, "Twistin' Matilda" in 1962 and the number one hit "If You Wanna Be Happy" (based on the calypso, Ugly Woman, by Roaring Lion) in 1963. After unsuccessfully trying to follow up the success of those songs with one more album, he gave up his career as a musician and joined the Army. He died of a heart attack in 1988. Jump to: navigation, search August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Weldon is a town located in Halifax County, North Carolina. ... Gary U.S. Bonds (born June 6, 1939) is an American rock and roll singer. ... Roaring Lion (born Rafael DeLeon, Aroquita, Trinidad, British Trinidad and Tobago, February 22, 1908; d. ...


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Jimmy Soul (August 24, 1942 - June 25, 1988), born James McCleese in Weldon, North Carolina, was a vocalist.
He performed gospel as a teenager, later scouted by Frank Guida and recruited to sing songs handpicked for one of Guida's other hit artists, Gary U.S. Bonds.
Soul only ever had two chart hits, both which were Bond's cast-offs, "Twistin' Matilda", in 1962, and the Billboard Hot 100 number one hit "If You Wanna Be Happy" (based on the calypso, "Ugly Woman", by Roaring Lion) in 1963.
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