Talented Jimmy Soul
Jimmy Soul (August 24, 1942— June 25, 1988) was an American vocalist. He is best remembered for his 1963 number one hit, “If You Wanna Be Happy.“
James Louis McCleese
August 24, 1942
Weldon, North Carolina, United States
June 25, 1988 (aged 45).
Spring Valley, New York, United States.
Born James Louis McCleese in Weldon, North Carolina, he became a preacher at the age of seven and performed gospel music as a teenager. He acquired his performing name, “Soul,“ from his congregation.
Soul took to the road and toured the southern United State...