Joni James

Giovanna 'Joan' Carmella Babbo

Also known as Joni

Short biography of Joni James: American singer of traditional pop standards.
b. 22/09/1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

James was born into an Italian family in Chicago. As an adolescent, she studied drama and ballet, and on graduating from high school, went with a local dance group on a tour of Canada. She then took a job as a chorus girl in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. After doing a fill-in in Indiana, she decided to pursue a singing career. Some executives at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) spotted her in a television commercial, and she was signed by MGM in 1952. Her first hit, "Why Don't You Believe Me?" sold over two million copies. She had a number of hits following that one, including "Your Cheatin' Heart" (a cover of Hank Williams' hit) and "Have You Heard?"

She was the first American to record at London's Abbey Road Studios, and recorded five albums there. She was also very popular across parts of the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the Philippines where she performed at Manila's now defunct EM Club in 1957. She also scored a big hit in Manila with Filipino composer Salvador Asuncion's work entitled "In Despair."

James had seven Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Why Don't You Believe Me?" (#1 in 1952) "Have You Heard?" (#4 in 1953) "Your Cheatin' Heart" (#2 in 1953) "Almost Always" (#9 in 1953) "My Love, My Love" (#8 in 1953) "How Important Can It Be?" (#2 in 1955) and "You Are My Love" (#6 in 1955) as well as sixteen other Top 40 hits from 1952 to 1961. She has sold more than 100 million records.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Joni James - You're My Everything / You're Nearer You're My Everything / You're Nearer 2
mp3, CD
1954 MGM Records
2 Joni James - Only Trust Your Heart / I Need You So Only Trust Your Heart / I Need You So 2
mp3, CD
1957 MGM Records
3 Joni James - In The Still Of The Night In The Still Of The Night 12
mp3, CD
1956
4 Joni James - Let There Be Love Let There Be Love 8
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
5 Joni James - Your Cheatin' Heart Your Cheatin' Heart 2
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
6 Joni James - I Can't Give You Anything But Love I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2
mp3, CD
1960 MGM Records
7 Joni James - Love Letters Love Letters 4
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
8 Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me Why Don't You Believe Me 4
mp3, CD
1954 MGM Records
9 Joni James - The Talk Of The Town The Talk Of The Town 4
mp3, CD
1955 MGM Records
10 Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me / Purple Shades Why Don't You Believe Me / Purple Shades 2
mp3, CD
1952 MGM Records
11 Joni James - I Still Get Jealous / Prayer Of Love I Still Get Jealous / Prayer Of Love 2
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
12 Joni James - Danny Boy / To You I Give My Heart Danny Boy / To You I Give My Heart 2
mp3, CD
1956 MGM Records
13 Joni James - Joni James Sings Songs Of Hank Williams Joni James Sings Songs Of Hank Williams 12
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
14 Joni James - Joni James Joni James "Award Winning Album" 12
mp3, CD
1961 MGM Records
15 Joni James - Award Winning Album Award Winning Album 12
mp3, CD
1961 MGM Records
16 Joni James - Summer Love / I'm Sorry For You, My Friend Summer Love / I'm Sorry For You, My Friend 2
mp3, CD
1957 MGM Records
17 Joni James - Sorry For Myself? / There Must Be A Way Sorry For Myself? / There Must Be A Way 2
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
18 Joni James - Am I In Love / Maybe Next Time Am I In Love / Maybe Next Time 2
mp3, CD
1954 MGM Records
19 Joni James - 100 Strings And Joni (Vol. 2) 100 Strings And Joni (Vol. 2) 4
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
20 Joni James - When We Come Of Age / Every Time You Tell Me You Love Me When We Come Of Age / Every Time You Tell Me You Love Me 2
mp3, CD
1954 MGM Records
21 Joni James - Have You Heard / Wishing Ring Have You Heard / Wishing Ring 2
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
22 Joni James - I Laughed At Love / Little Things Mean A Lot I Laughed At Love / Little Things Mean A Lot 2
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
23 Joni James - Vol. 1 Vol. 1 4
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
24 Joni James - I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You) / Perhaps I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You) / Perhaps 2
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records
25 Joni James - You Are My Love You Are My Love 2
mp3, CD
1955 MGM Records
26 Joni James - Almost Always / Is It Any Wonder Almost Always / Is It Any Wonder 2
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
27 Joni James - Your Cheatin' Heart Your Cheatin' Heart 2
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
28 Joni James - Almost Always / Is It Any Wonder Almost Always / Is It Any Wonder 2
mp3, CD
1953 MGM Records
29 Joni James - Joni James Joni James "Award Winning Album" 12
mp3, CD
1956 MGM Records
30 Joni James - There Goes My Heart / Funny There Goes My Heart / Funny 2
mp3, CD
1958 MGM Records
31 Joni James - Love Letters Love Letters 2
mp3, CD
1956 MGM Records
32 Joni James - After Hours After Hours 12
mp3, CD
1962 MGM Records
33 Joni James - You're Fooling Someone / My Love, My Love You're Fooling Someone / My Love, My Love 2
mp3, CD
1953-07-00 MGM Records
34 Joni James - Joni James Joni James 8
mp3, CD
1954 MGM Records
35 Joni James - There Must Be A Way / I'm Sorry For You, My Friend There Must Be A Way / I'm Sorry For You, My Friend 2
mp3, CD
1959 MGM Records

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