Jimmy James started his musical career, composing and singing, at the early age of 16.
His first successful single ‘Bewildered and Blue’ was followed by another self penned hit ‘Come to Me Softly’ which has become his signature song.
In 1964 he was asked to join as the lead singer with one of Jamaica’s leading bands ‘The Vagabonds’ and together they left Jamaica for what was to be a six month tour of the UK.
The outfit became so popular that they decided to extend the tour and thus ended up being residents of the UK.
Their popularity within the UK provided a platform for them to launch into the rest of Europe.