Chanteur Country US né le 9 janvier 1939 à McComb (Mississippi). Jimmy Boyd a enregistré chez Columbia (52-59), Jubilee (58), MGM (59), Dot (60) et Imperial (67). Il est décédé le 7 mars 2009.

Jimmy Boyd is best known as the singer of the Christmas novelty song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," which Boyd recorded in 1952 when he was just 13 years old, but that wasn’t his only hit and he went on to have an active singing, acting, and stage career. Boyd was born in McComb, MS on January 9, 1939, the son of Leslie and Winnie Boyd -- his grandfather was an accomplished musician known locally as Fiddler Bill and Boyd picked up the music bug early, playing guitar by the time he was four years old. By the time he was seven, Boyd was being featured regularly on Texas Jim Lewis’ radio broadcasts. After winning a talent contest, he graduated to appearing on The Frank Sinatra Show on television and signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing several successful singles, including the mega-hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and duos with Rosemary Clooney on “Dennis the Menace” and with Frankie Laine on “The Little Boy and the Old Man," "Poor Little Piggy Bank," and "Tell Me a Story." Boyd's commercial singing career faded in the late '60s but he had been working as an actor all along, as well, and had regular roles on the television sitcoms Bachelor Father and Date with the Angels. In 1960 he was cast in the Spencer Tracy movie classic Inherit the Wind, playing a biology student. Boyd also worked in theater and on-stage and performed on two USO tours in Vietnam in the late '60s. Always versatile, Boyd also developed a standup comedy routine and toured the U.S. for several years with his own music and comedy show. He retired in California, enjoying tennis and sailing until his death from cancer on March 7, 2009 in Santa Monica, CA.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Piano, Actor

Style musical : Western Swing, Traditional Country 

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TELL ME A STORY (1953) (Jimmy BOYD & Frankie LAINE)

CRAZY MIXED UP BLUES (1956)

ROCKIN' DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI (1956)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 39696 (US) . God's Little Candles / Owl Lullaby
1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-39696 (US) . God's Little Candles / Owl Lullaby
1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 39733 (US) . Little Train A Chuggin' In My Heart / Needle In, Needle Out
1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-39733 (US) . Little Train A Chuggin' In My Heart / Needle In, Needle Out
1952 78 t. COLUMBIA 39871 (US) . I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Thumbelina
1952 SP COLUMBIA 4-39871 (US) . I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Thumbelina
1952 SP COLUMBIA MJV-152 (US) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Thumbelina
03/1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 39927 (US) . Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts / My Bunny And My Sister
03/1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-39927 (US) . Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts / My Bunny And My Sister
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 39945 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Frankie LAINE - Tell Me A Story / The Little Boy And The Old Man
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-39945 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Frankie LAINE - Tell Me A Story / The Little Boy And The Old Man
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 39953 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Rosemarie CLOONEY - Little Josey / Dennis The Menace
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-39953 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Rosemarie CLOONEY - Little Josey / Dennis The Menace
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40007 (US) . Playmates / Shoo Fly Pie Apple Pan Dowdy
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40007 (US) . Playmates / Shoo Fly Pie Apple Pan Dowdy
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40049 (US) . Marco The Polo Pony / God Bless Us All
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40049 (US) . Marco The Polo Pony / God Bless Us All
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40069 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Frankie LAINE - Let's Go Fishin' / Poor Little Piggy Bank
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40069 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Frankie LAINE - Let's Go Fishin' / Poor Little Piggy Bank
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40070 (US)  . Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40070 (US) . Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40071 (US)  . Here Comes Santa Claus / Winter Wonderland
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40071 (US) . Here Comes Santa Claus / Winter Wonderland
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40072 (US)  . Silent Night / Frosty The Snowman
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40072 (US) . Silent Night / Frosty The Snowman
1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40073 (US)  . Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Little Match Girl
1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40073 (US) . Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Little Match Girl
11/1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40080 (US)  . Jimmy BOYD & Johnny BOND - Santa Got Stuck In The Chimey / I Said A Prayer
11/1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40080 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Johnny BOND - Santa Got Stuck In The Chimey / I Said A Prayer
11/1953 78 t. COLUMBIA 40138 (US)  . I've Got Those Wake Up Blues / Jelly On My Head
11/1953 SP COLUMBIA 4-40138 (US) . I've Got Those Wake Up Blues / Jelly On My Head
1953 EP COLUMBIA B-1772 (US) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Winter Wonderland / Here Comes Santa Claus
1953 ? EP COLUMBIA B-1913 (US) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bells / I Said A Prayer For Santa Claus / Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney
1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 40181 (US)  . Little Bonnie Bunny / Jimmy Roll Me Gently
1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-40181 (US) . Little Bonnie Bunny / Jimmy Roll Me Gently
04/1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 40218 (US)  . Jimmy BOYD & Gaula PEEVEY - I'm So Glad / Kitty In The Basket
04/1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-40218 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Gaula PEEVEY - I'm So Glad / Kitty In The Basket
1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 40253 (US)  . Shepherd Boy / Ma I Miss Your Apple Pie
1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-40253 (US) . Shepherd Boy / Ma I Miss Your Apple Pie
1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 40304 (US)  . Little Sir Echo / Little White Duck
1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-40304 (US) . Little Sir Echo / Little White Duck
1954 78 t. COLUMBIA J-225 (US) I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo / Santa Claus Blues
1954 78 t. COLUMBIA 40365 (US)  . I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo / Santa Claus Blues
1954 SP COLUMBIA 4-40365 (US) . I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo / Santa Claus Blues
1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-40504 (US) . I Want A Haircut / How Come
11/1955 SP COLUMBIA 4-40601 (US) . Reindeer Rock / A Kiss For Christmas
1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-40756 (US) . Little Dog / Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers
11/1956 SP COLUMBIA 4-21571 (US) . Crazy Mixed-Up Blues / Rockin' Down The Mississippi
03/1957 SP COLUMBIA 4-40881 (US) . I Wanna Go Steady / Gonna Take My Baby An A Hayride
02/1958 SP JUBILEE 45-5316 (US) . Don't Tempt Me / High Scholl Social
1959 SP COLUMBIA 4-41547 (US) . Jimmy BOYD & Rosemarie CLOONEY - Dennis The Menace / Little Josey
05/1959 SP MGM K12788 (US) . Cream Puff / I Love You So
09/1960 SP DOT 45-16126 (US) . Jambalaya / Dusty
1966 SP IMPERIAL 66166 (US) . I Would Never Do That / Lazy Me
1966 SP IMPERIAL 66206 (US) . She Chased Me / Will I Cry
03/1967 SP IMPERIAL 66233 (US) . I Would Never Do That / So Young And So Fine
1977 SP CHELSEA CH-3071 (US) . Hold Me / ?
19?? SP BPE 4501 (US) . Park Bench / Good For Nothing
11/2010 CD PLAY DIGITAL ? (?) IN2XMAS  - I Sent A Prayer For Santa Claus (digitally remastered) / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (digitally remastered)

Albums

1955 LP12" COLUMBIA CL 6270 (US) CHRISTMAS WITH JIMMY BOYD - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Winter Wonderland / Here Comes Santa Claus / Silent Night,Holy Night / Jingle Bells / Frosty The Snowman / The Little Match Girl / Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Dennis The Menace (with Rosemary CLOONEY)
05/2006 CD COLLECTABLES 7634 (US) THE BEST OF JIMMY BOYD - (The Angels Are Lighting) God's Little Candles [original version] / Owl Lullaby / Little Train A-Chuggin' In My Heart / Needle In-Needle Out (The Tailor's Serenade) / (The Angels Are Lighting) God's Little Candles [remake] / Owl Lullaby [remake] / Little Boy And The Old Man / Little Josey / Dennis The Menace / Tell Me A Story / I'm Glad I'm Not / Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dandy / Marco, The Polo Pony / Tom Boy / Poor Little Piggy Bank / Let's Go Fishin' / I Wanna Haircut With A Moon On Top / Shepherd Boy / How Come / Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie / Kitty In The Basket / I'm So Glad (I'm A Little Boy And You're A Little Girl) / Little Dog / Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers / Rockin' Down The Mississippi / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
10/2008 CD JASMINE 487 (US) JIMMY & HIS PLAYMATES - Playmates / Tell Me A Story / Thumbelina / Kitty In The Basket / I'll Stay In The House / Early Bird / Dennis The Menace / Jelly On My Head / My Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts / My Bunny And My Sister Sue / Little Boy And The Old Man / I've Got Those 'Wake Up Seven Thirty Wash Your Ears They're Dirty Eat Y / When I Get Old Enough To Vote / Little Josey / Portrait Of Jimmy / Let's Go Fishin' / My You Know Who / God Bless Us All / Jimmy Roll Me Gentle (On Easter Day) / Little Bonnie Bunny / Little Sir Echo / I'm So Glad (I'm A Little Boy and You're A Little Girl) / Little White Duck / I Wanna Go Steady / Crazy Mixed Up Blues / Gonna Take My Baby On A Hayride / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / I Said A Prayer For Santa Claus / Santa Claus Blues / I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo With You Know Who
10/2010 CD MASTER CLASSICS ? (?) CHRISTMAS HITS - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Here Comes Santa Claus / Winter Wonderland / Jingle Bells / The Little Match Girl / Silent Night, Holy Night / Dennis The Menace / Frosty The Snowman / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
12/2010 CD MASTER CLASSICS ? (?) THE BEST OF JIMMY BOYD - Playmates / Let's Go Fishin' / Little Sir Echo / Kitty In The Basket / I Saw Mommy Do The Mambo With You Know Who / Little Josey / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Dennis The Menace / God Bless Us All / Jimmy Roll Me Gentle (On Easter Day) / Tell Me A Story / Early Bird / I'm So Glad (I'm A Little Boy And You're A Little Girl) / My Bunny And My Sister Sue / When I Get Old Enough To Vote / I Wanna Go Steady / My Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts / Thumbelina / Portrait Of Jimmy / The Little White Duck / Santa Claus Blues / I'll Stay In The House / Crazy Mixed Up Blues / My You Know Who / I Said A Prayer For Santa Claus / Jelly On My Head / Little Bonnie Bunny / The Little Boy And The Old Man / Gonna Take My Baby On A Hayride / I've Got Those 'Wake Up

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