Jun 22

James Matthews

Written by  515437 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 117282 times Last modified on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:32

Latest from Super User

More in this category: « Ben Wheeler


  • Comment Link cheap full coverage car insurance La Mesa CA cheap full coverage car insurance La Mesa CA 15/09/2017

    Jag har väntat i 20 år på denna konsert. Det var nämligen så att när Ziggy spelade på Grönan förra gången var jag för ung att åka dit. Jag deppade hela sommaren över det. När jag nu som vuxen fick chansen igen, var jag såklart där, det enda som nu kan toppa 20 års väntan är en signerad affisch oxå

  • Comment Link free car insurance quotes Dahlonega GA free car insurance quotes Dahlonega GA 15/09/2017

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be interesting to read through articles from other writers and practice a little something from other websites.

  • Comment Link payless auto insurance Owosso MI payless auto insurance Owosso MI 15/09/2017

    Whoa! That color is so striking in the tube. Would definitely not work with my super fair, cool-tone skin. Looks amazing on you though, Karen! I second Inday, your red collection must be amazing.Have a great holiday, everyone!

  • Comment Link list of car insurances in Harvey LA list of car insurances in Harvey LA 15/09/2017

    I love how the boys are all trying to teach the other rangers some manners&.but Nathans been spotted!!!! XOAnd why do I feel like Beas hair is channeling Nathan in the VI????

  • Comment Link car insurance Madison Heights MI car insurance Madison Heights MI 15/09/2017

    The samples are gorgeous! Just wanted to stop by and say Thanks for annoucing me as last weeks winner, I loved making that card and am sure to enter many more challenges......Clairexx

  • Comment Link car insurance in Bessemer AL car insurance in Bessemer AL 15/09/2017

    I think everyone understands. Not the deep pain but we all understand what this must be like for you. I dont think its wrong that you have those emotions. You want that for yourself. Its not fair that its not happening. When someone else falls pregnant it is a reminder that you are not. Sweetie. Its okay. You may feel like that(((hugs)))

  • Comment Link cheap sr22 insurance Sylmar CA cheap sr22 insurance Sylmar CA 15/09/2017

    What happens if you have two meta tags in a web page and they conflict? Will Googlebot listen to the first or second meta tag?Thanks,Rourke

  • Comment Link cheapest auto insurance Bessemer AL cheapest auto insurance Bessemer AL 14/09/2017

    Fantastic goods from you, man. Ive understand your stuff previous to and youre just extremely fantastic. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific website.

  • Comment Link cheap non owners insurance Princeton NJ cheap non owners insurance Princeton NJ 14/09/2017

    Craig sounds sick on this!!I wasnt really feeling him for the last couple of albums, but lately hes coming correct&&&..!Lovin Wheres your love? BIG tune!Aint never seen so many beanz in the dance&.. Braapp!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Comment Link cheap auto insurance Mishawaka IN cheap auto insurance Mishawaka IN 14/09/2017

    I am looking forward to International Womens Day. I have been encouraging my daughters to learn about how womens rights and progress have chnged and to see that thought they have many oppotunities, many other dont.


Leave a comment

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