Jimmi Accardi is a singer, songwriter, musician, and performer. As a teenager, he played backup guitar for such hit-makers as The Classics ('Till Then'), The Moonglows ('Sincerely'), The Belmonts ('Where or When'), and The Regents ('Barbara Ann'). Later he toured as the guitarist for Chubby Checker. Jimmi worked as a session guitarist for Rupert Holmes ('Escape' -the Pina Colada song) on the album entitled Rupert Holmes. He also recorded with Harry Nilsson. Jimmi's own group, The Laughing Dogs, enjoyed two critically acclaimed albums on Columbia Records (The Laughing Dogs and The Laughing Dogs Meet Their Makers) with original songs in the Billboard picks. Jimmi toured as lead guitarist for Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones of The Monkees. He also was lead guitarist for the Eddy Dixon Band, and played with Evan Lurie (The Lounge Lizards). Jimmi's experience making records included working with producers Bruce Botnik and Eddie Kramer. Jimmi himself produced and engineered records for hit rap artists Scott LaRock and Boogie Down Productions, Ultra Magnetic, and KRS 1. On the Rockabilly Blues CD, Jimmi returns to his roots, with his vocals and lead guitar accompanied by his band The Wild Cats. Reviews: 'Elegant in vintage simplicity. Only two tracks exceed three minutes, brevity being the soul of rock'n'roll, too.' [Recommended Tracks ''Fed Up,' 'Swingin' Little Sister'] 5 Stars - DC Larson, Rockabilly Magazine 'Jimmi Accardi is no paint-by-numbers retro rocker. He obviously studied the rockabilly style with all of it's nuances and subtleties, and turned out an album that stands up respectably to the original music. Jimmi evokes a much truer sound with his instrumentation and delivery than groups who cashed in on the rockabilly craze of the 80's (Stray Cats, Blasters, etc.). With the swing band revival well beyond saturation, Jimmi may lead the way for a rockabilly rebirth in the new millenium. . . . Overall, the album has that warm feeling of tube amps, reel-to-reel tape, and a small studio on the back streets of Memphis. Had the late Carl Perkins lived just a few more years to hear this, he would have undoubtedly embraced Jimmi Accardi as a kindred musical spirit.' -- Steve Cagle, New Soul Revival 'I wanted to let you know that I received the new Jimmi Accardi CD. It sounds fantastic! Not only does it demonstrate his skills as a performer, but I was amazed at his writing talent. I will add the music to the station this weekend.' -- Don Freeman, Rockabilly Radio 'Jimmi has a great voice, he plays a mean guitar, and his band The Wild Cats are absolutely a rockin' band to reckon with. . . . I really dig Jimmi's uptempo blues licks.' -- Marijn Raaijmakers, BlackCat Rockabilly Europe 'Jimmi shows how skilled a guitarist he is. . . . A fine album.' -- Gaby Maag-Bristol, Blue Suede News 'Dette svinger som tusan! Vi får 18 låter her og alle som en er orginale skrevet av Jimmy Accardi selv, med litt hjelp av Margaret Foard. Det dreier seg i hovedsak om svingende rhythm and blues, men det er flere twangy instrumentaler som heller mer mot country her også. . . . Allerede som tenåring hadde Jimmy spillt med legendariske grupper som The Classics ('Till Then'), The Moonglows ('Sincerely'), The Belmonts ('Where or When') og The Regents ('Barbara Ann'). Han har også turnert med Chubby Checker....og Mickey Dolenz og Davey Jones fra The Monkees. En haug med band har kallt seg Wildcats, men det stopper ikke backingbandet til Jimmy Accardi å gjøre det samme! . . . Jimmy Accardi er en dyktig gitarist, har en stemme som er fløyelsmyk i det ene øyeblikket og knuser sten i det neste. I tillegg er han ikke tapt bak en vegg som låtskriver heller. Det kan kanskje skorte litt på orginaliteten, både i gitarspillingen og låtskivingen, men det holder i massevis for meg ihvertfall. Produksjonen er moderne og kan kanskje i manges ører være litt for 'clean'. Det låter ikke like rått som på f.eks. Nick Currans skiver, som er naturlige å sammenligne med. Synes også at man kunne gjort mer ut av coveret, men bortsett fra det var Jimmy Accardi er svært hyggelig bekjentskap.' - Arild Rønes, Rockboard Other Jimmi Accardi CDs: Rockin' & Jumpin' http://www.cdbaby.com/CD/jimmiaccardi Songs of the Gold Rush http://www.cdbaby.com/CD/jimmiaccardi2.
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