Jim Diamond

Real Name:
James Aaron Diamond
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Jim Diamond (born 28th September 1951, Bridgetown, Glasgow, Scotland - died 8th October 2015) was a Scottish singer-songwriter. His musical career started at 15 when he joined his first band. He spent the next seven years performing vocals for various soul and blues bands. For four of those years he toured Europe with Gully Foyle.
At 22 he started his own 5-piece soul outfit, Bandit (15). Performing Jim's own compositions, they landed a recording contract with Arista. Their eponymous album Bandit received critical acclaim but was unsuccessful sales-wise.
Jim left Bandit and joined Alexis Korner, singing with him for the next two years.
He then moved to Los Angeles, USA, and joined guitarist Earl Slick and drummer Carmine Appice to form Slick Diamond. During this period he also did production work in Japan and wrote a film title track.
The 1980's turned out to be his most successful decade sales-wise. Returning to the UK, Jim formed Ph.D. with keyboardist Tony Hymas and drummer Simon Phillips (both of the Jeff Beck Band). Their album Ph.D. enjoyed worldwide commercial and critical success, with the single I Won't Let You Down becoming a multi-million Number one. The band stayed together less than two years.
Jim returned to working solo and came back with another worldwide Number One, the ballad I Should Have known Better, which got him a nomination for the Ivor Novello Best Single Award. He then wrote and performed the theme tune to Central TV (UK) series Boon. Hi Ho Silver went to No. 5 in the UK charts. This run of mid 1980's success ended with the departure of his Record Company boss, Derek Green.
Jim continued recording, and by 1993 he had released Jim Diamond the album. Now out of print, it went straight into the UK Top 20 Album Chart on release, peaking at Number 16.
Jim continued to perform solo and works with saxophonist Snake Davis in their duo The Blue Shoes.
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Albums

TC-AMC 5029 Jim Diamond - Double Crossed album art Jim Diamond Double Crossed (Album) A&M Records TC-AMC 5029 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
395131-1 Jim Diamond - Desire For Freedom album art Jim Diamond Desire For Freedom (Album) A&M Records 395131-1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
395 131-1 Jim Diamond Desire For Freedom(LP) A&M Records 395 131-1 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
29034 Jim Diamond - Debí Comprenderlo album art Jim Diamond Debí Comprenderlo(LP) A&M Records 29034 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
243 853-4, 243853-4 Jim Diamond - Jim Diamond album art Jim Diamond Jim Diamond (Album) TELDEC 243 853-4, 243853-4 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
843 847-2 Jim Diamond - Jim Diamond album art Jim Diamond Jim Diamond (Album) Polygram TV 843 847-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
JDACD1 Jim Diamond - Sugarolly Days album art Jim Diamond Sugarolly Days (Album) Total Records Ltd., River Records JDACD1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
HYP 5434 Jim Diamond - Blue Shoes album art Jim Diamond Blue Shoes(CD, MiniAlbum) Hypertension HYP 5434 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
HYP 5234 Jim Diamond - Souled And Healed album art Jim Diamond Souled And Healed(CD, Album) Hypertension HYP 5234 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
CAMCD40 Jim Diamond - City Of Soul album art Jim Diamond City Of Soul(CD) Camino Records CAMCD40 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BRAD 7511 Jim Diamond - Clean Up The City album art Jim Diamond Clean Up The City(7") Bradley's Records BRAD 7511 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AM-2705 Jim Diamond - I Should Have Known Better album art Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better (Single, Maxi) A&M Records AM-2705 Barbados 1984 Sell This Version
JC 15134 Jim Diamond - I Should Have Know Better / Change Your Mind album art Jim Diamond / RAF (5) Jim Diamond / RAF (5) - I Should Have Know Better / Change Your Mind(7", Jukebox) A&M Records, Carrere JC 15134 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
AMS 12.9796 Jim Diamond - I Should Have Known Better/ Impossible Dream album art Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better/ Impossible Dream(12", Maxi, Promo) A&M Records AMS 12.9796 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
AMS 9822 Jim Diamond - I Sleep Alone At Night album art Jim Diamond I Sleep Alone At Night (Single) A&M Records AMS 9822 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
47.094 Jim Diamond - Remember I Love You / Rock 'N' Roll album art Jim Diamond Remember I Love You / Rock 'N' Roll (Single) A&M Records 47.094 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
CB EP 415 Jim Diamond - Perform Songs From Lorca And The Outlaws album art Tony Banks / Jim Diamond / Toyah Tony Banks / Jim Diamond / Toyah - Perform Songs From Lorca And The Outlaws (EP, Single) Charisma, Virgin CB EP 415 UK 1985 Sell This Version
AS 5000 700 Jim Diamond - Bella È L'Età - Remember I Love You album art Stefano Rosso / Jim Diamond Stefano Rosso / Jim Diamond - Bella È L'Età - Remember I Love You(7") PolyGram AS 5000 700 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
38-05104 Jim Diamond - I Should Have Known Better / Never Ending Story album art Jim Diamond / Limahl & Mandy* Jim Diamond / Limahl & Mandy* - I Should Have Known Better / Never Ending Story(7") Columbia 38-05104 1985 Sell This Version
AMY 296 Jim Diamond - Hi Ho Silver album art Jim Diamond Hi Ho Silver (Single) A&M Records AMY 296 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AMY 314 Jim Diamond - Desire album art Jim Diamond Desire (Single) A&M Records AMY 314 UK 1986 Sell This Version
390 112-7 Jim Diamond - Young Love (Carry Me Away) album art Jim Diamond Young Love (Carry Me Away) (Single) A&M Records 390 112-7 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
AM 367 Jim Diamond - So Strong album art Jim Diamond So Strong(7", Single) A&M Records AM 367 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TML 126 Jim Diamond - Shout It Out album art Jim Diamond, Janice Long, Nanette Newman Jim Diamond, Janice Long, Nanette Newman - Shout It Out(7", Single) Tembo Music TML 126 UK 1987 Sell This Version
2801 205 Jim Diamond - Young Love (Carry Me Away) / He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother) / Everything Is Gonna Be All Right album art Jim Diamond / Al Green Jim Diamond / Al Green - Young Love (Carry Me Away) / He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother) / Everything Is Gonna Be All Right(12", Single, Promo) A&M Records 2801 205 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version