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Jimmy "Baby Face" Lewis

Jimmy "Baby Face" Lewis American singer

American singer
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Intro American singer
Is Singer
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
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Jimmy "Baby Face" Lewis (born 1932 or 1933) is a former American rhythm & blues singer and guitarist.


Lewis is known for recording for the labels Aladdin and Savoy in 1947; for Manor in 1948; Atlantic in 1949-1951 and 1955; for Victor in 1952; and for Cat in 1954.

Over the years, he collaborated with various by jazz and R&B musicians such as Floyd Campbell, Jimmy Lewis, Joe Morris, Taft Jordan, Tab Smith, Hal Singer, Buddy Tate, Budd Johnson, Eddie Barefield, Ernie Freeman, and Rene Hall.

He was also a member of The Ray Charles Singers.

His last recordings, on which Jimmy Lewis, Howard McGhee, and Bobby Jaspar also collaborated, were made for his own record label "Ment Records."


Lewis was arrested in 1963 on narcotics and gun charges after cops, one wearing a grass skirt, posing as musicians seeking an audition, gained entrance to Lewis' West End Ave. apartment in New York City. The police allegedly seized $180,000 worth of narcotics. The case got complicated when Lewis charged that he was "roughed up" by police, and the police charged they were met by five dogs and a shotgun held by Lewis when they entered his apartment.

Personal life

Lewis is the father of musician James Mingo Lewis, a jazz percussionist, and drummer who played with Carlos Santana in the 1970s, with Al Di Meola, and with The Tubes. 

Jet Apr 18, 1963
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Article Title: Jimmy "Baby Face" Lewis: American singer - Biography and Life
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Publish Date: 23 Sep 2017
Date Accessed: 07 Jun 2020
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