Jun 22

James Matthews

Written by  516032 comments

James Edward Matthews was born in 1943.

James insatiable thirst for music began at an early age of 4.

It all began with James grandmother giving him permission to cross the streets to listen to the Marching band in the school yard at St. Malachy where he attended Kindergarten.

Born in Gloster, MS near Camp Van Dorn where his father was drafted in the military. It’s no question why the love for music was in James’s DNA as James’ mother built a house in Greenville, MS., she also opened a Night Club called “Club Desire” where Milton Campbell, “Little Milton” & Oliver Sain’s father were house band members.

James would later meet Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters and Ike & Tina Turner.

James journey involved him being around some of the great musicians early in life.

When James was about 15 years old his mom became the babysitter for Ike & Tina’s children

(Craig, Ronnie Boo & Ike Jr.) She also baby sat Tina’s sister child Jackie.

 James studied at Chicago’s Cosmopolitan School of Music after high school.

Then after college he moved to San Francisco, California.

James later released his first of two singles ‘Crossing the Baha’.

 His last single followed shortly after ‘Ironstein’ under the name James Matthews Quartet.

After returning to St. Louis James worked as a touring musician for

Albert “Blue Boy” King, Eddie Fisher, Percy James & Albert St. James of Quartet Tre’s Bien.

James notoriety put him in position to meet some of the legends like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Grover Washington Jr. just to name a few.

Later Holland-Dozier-Holland out of Detroit, MI offered James a recording contract, but the contract was turned down due to James choosing to fulfil a spiritual path.

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Read 149342 times Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:32

Latest from Super User

More in this category: « Ben Wheeler

516032 comments

  • Comment Link cheap auto insurance Palmdale CA cheap auto insurance Palmdale CA 08/11/2017

    In addition to Davids comments, its important to understand why we dont have cell service in many of our towns. Its largely a line-of-sight technology, and with all the valleys, ridges and tree cover we have, you would need many towers. That coupled with our lack of population doesnt make multiple towers feasible for the companies that install and operate them.As David mentioned, WiredWest is working to build a fiber-optic network that would have the benefit of emergency calls during power outages.

    Report
  • Comment Link cheap car insurance quotes Rocklin CA cheap car insurance quotes Rocklin CA 08/11/2017

    Hei igjen! Alt gikk bra på sykehuset i dag. Bebisen i magen vokser greit og har det bra. Jeg fikk lagt en "plan" for fødselen og føler at jeg ble hørt. Er det Fredrikstad du har født på også?? Klem!!

    Report
  • Comment Link look auto insurance Carmichael CA look auto insurance Carmichael CA 08/11/2017

    Hey I’m doing an assignment for my school right now; I’m wondering could you please let me know which sort of machine you’ll use to remove the petals from the roses. Thank you very much for your time Have a nice dayLynda

    Report
  • Comment Link cheap full coverage auto insurance Bellflower CA cheap full coverage auto insurance Bellflower CA 08/11/2017

    Hey Mike,Your pictures look fantastic. Can't wait to hear your stories when you return.You won't believe it but we were shovelling again here on Violet Street!!

    Report
  • Comment Link auto insurance Pacoima CA auto insurance Pacoima CA 08/11/2017

    Godt nyttår , Janne eDu er helt rå , altså !Alt det du har fått gjort !Veldig kjekt å se alle bildene du har satt sammen :)Du imponerer stadig .Gleder meg til fortsettelsen .Klem fra Ingunn e

    Report
  • Comment Link cheap full coverage car insurance Anderson IN cheap full coverage car insurance Anderson IN 08/11/2017

    se que son estudiantes d eingenieria solo les quisiera pedir un favor, de darme informacion sobre los examnenes especificos, de ciencias economicas que estaban prgrmados para hoy a las tres de la tarde. ya no se repreogramaran??' porfavor

    Report
  • Comment Link low income car insurance Canonsburg PA low income car insurance Canonsburg PA 08/11/2017

    Online Article&Aw, it was a extremely great post. In idea I would like to devote writing such as this furthermore,???C spending time and specific function to produce a great post?- nonetheless so what can I say?- I waste time alot and never at all appear to obtain 1 &

    Report
  • Comment Link auto owners insurance Baytown TX auto owners insurance Baytown TX 08/11/2017

    A great result for the day  and for the novel  Lois!! It was great to have you here with us today and you certainly made the most of it. Enjoy your shower, dinner and role playing.~ Milli

    Report
  • Comment Link cheap full coverage car insurance Arlington TX cheap full coverage car insurance Arlington TX 07/11/2017

    Ik neem geen zuivelproducten omdat ik daar niet tegen kan. Wel gebruik ik soms sojayoghurt bij het ontbijt, aangezien ik niet weet wat ik anders ter vervanging van yoghurt kan eten en ik het soms lekker vind om iets van een yoghurtvariant met fruit, noten of muesli te eten. En in bepaalde recepten waarin room aan toegevoegd is vervang ik deze voor soja room. Melk vervang ik door rijstmelk, amandelmelk, kokosmelk e.d.

    Report
  • Comment Link direct auto insurance Las Cruces NM direct auto insurance Las Cruces NM 07/11/2017

    There’s been a long list of todo’s in my iteranary every day, but I really try to come back here and read a number of your records. Interesting and highly recommended, you are among the greatest there is.

    Report

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.