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  • Spin It Theme of TaleSpin, Album Version ~ Jim Gilstrap

    10:01

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  • James Gilstrap – Love Talk ℗ 1976

    13:16

    James Earl Gilstrap (born November 10, 1946) is an American singer and regarded as one of the most prolific session musicians in the industry. He is best known for his 1975 solo hit single Swing Your Daddy, as well as singing co-lead to the theme from the TV series Good Times.

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:47

    1975

  • Jim Gilstrap - Im On Fire

    2:38

    Jim Gilstrap - I'm On Fire (1975)

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  • Swing Your Daddy

    2:54

    Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS

    Swing Your Daddy · Jim Gilstrap

    Remember of 70's, Vol. 2

    ℗ Monrose Digital

    Released on: 2000-02-21

    Author: Nolan
    Composer: Nolan

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Jim Gilstrap - The Waters Too Deep

    2:06

    From the Miami Vice Season 2 episode The Fix. Another song that was recorded exclusively for the show and has never been released. Gilstrap is probably best known for singing the theme to the TV show Good Times with Blinky Williams. I've done my best to remove sound effects and dialogue from the audio. Results vary. No copyright infringement intended. I do not claim any rights, all rights reserved to the author of the song/song artist and/or Universal Music.

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Ive Got You Where I Want You

    3:17

    Jim Gilstrap's performance of I've Got You Where I Want You was recorded for the soundtrack of the 1975 movie Three Days Of The Condor. Only a brief portion of the track was used in the movie, but the entire track, written by Dave Grusin, was available on the soundtrack album.

  • Jim Gilstrap - House of Strangers

    3:40

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Im On Fire

    2:56

    Singer/session musician Jim Gilstrap recorded with such diversifed artists as Stevie Wonder, Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Sarah Vaughn, Johnny Gill, Kelis, Leo Sayer, and even the late Who drummer Keith Moon. In 1975, he signed with Chelsea Records and released the Kenny Nolan-penned Swing Your Daddy, which went to #10 on the Billboard Soul chart, and #4 in the UK. He also recorded I'm On Fire, originally sung by 5000 Volts. While 5000 Volts took their version to the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #26, Jim Gilstrap's version didn't receive the chart success 5000 Volts did, since his remake got only as high as #78. Personally, I like both versions of the song, giving 5000 Volts a slight edge. But Gilstrap's version isn't half bad, and deserved a better chart fate.

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  • TRUTH IN RHYTHM - Jim Gilstrap , Part 1 of 2

    1:17

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    Featured in TIR Episode 46 (Part 1 of 2; see Part 2 here ): Jim Gilstrap, quite possibly the most recorded singer of the past 50 years. A Vietnam veteran and formally trained musician, Gilstrap got his big break when Stevie Wonder picked him up as a member of his early 1970s band Wonderlove.

    He sang on several Wonder albums, most notably the lead male vocal heard at the beginning of the timeless classic “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” From there, he had similar good fortune with Quincy Jones, not only singing on Q’s albums but also his stable of productions including the Brothers Johnson, George Benson and Michael Jackson. Gilstrap also recorded a pair of albums of his own in the mid-1970s and notched a pair of top 20 R&B hits, including “Swing Your Daddy.”

    Also in demand for movies and TV shows, including the theme to “Good Times,” he would go on to lend his voice to a who’s who of popular music that included Boz Scaggs; Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds; Harvey Mason; Narada Michael Walden; Billy Cobham; Stanley Clarke; George Duke; George Benson; Patrice Rushen; Bill Withers; Herbie Hancock; Aretha Franklin; Gladys Knight; Patti Austin; Anita baker; Barbra Streisand; Linda Rondstadt; Roberta Flack; and many others across varied musical genres.

    Here sitting at the piano in his Los Angeles-based home studio, the warm and engaging Gilstrap reflects on his truly legendary career, touches on many highlights and special memories, and discusses the craft of singing and music making.

    Recorded March 2018

    LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content is protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email info@funknstuff.net. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281).

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing your daddy

    2:53

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Im On Fire

    2:56

    Jim Gilstrap - I'm On Fire

  • Swing Your Daddy, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jim Gilstrap

    6:15

    Extended version of Jim Gilstrap's '70's hit Swing Your Daddy

  • WHEN YOU COME BACK DOWN by JIM GILSTRAP

    4:08

    My man Ian Levine tells me that this was the A side to the original commercial pressing of Run Run Run (which was, from what I understand, the B side). It's difficult to find information on this artist - I didn't find a discography anywhere but apparently he's been in groups, as well as done some solo work. Take note of the first few bars of the keyboard in the track and you may hear the similarity of a huge Bill Withers song from 1972. Coincidence?? Anyway, I have had this 45 since I was 12 and always enjoyed it when I listened to it - and I noticed that no one has posted it as of today so I thought I'd share it with the world! Enjoy...

  • Jim Gilstrap - Steppin to the Bad Side

    3:52

    Jim Gilstrap, the only male on the DreamGirls Dance Project, sings Steppin' to the Bad Side from the score of Dreamgirls with vocalists Charlotte Crossley, Pam Vincent and Joyce Vincent. Vocal arrangements by the super talented Pam Vincent!

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:58

    Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:54

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:53

    UK hit 1975 peaked at No.4, 11 weeks on chart

  • Jim Gilstrap - Love Talk

    13:23

  • Jim Gilstrap - Put Out the Fire

    5:51

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  • Jim Gilstrap – “Swing Your Daddy” 1975

    6:10

    Written and produced by Kenny Nolan. Arranged by Gene Page.

    Hailing from Texas, Jim began his music career after he returned from a stint in Vietnam. He began as a backing vocalist, working with such diverse artists as the Doodletown Pipers and Stevie Wonder. After a couple of releases on Bell, Jim signed with Chelsea Records in 1975 and scored with “Swing Your Daddy” on the label’s Roxbury subsidiary. The disc reached #10 on the Hot-100 and #4 in the UK. The album, “Swing Your Daddy” reached #179 and Jim had two further entries on the Hot-100, “House Of Strangers” and “I’m On Fire”, a cover of the UK hit by 5000 Volts.
    His session work continued - working with such artists as Boz Scaggs, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer and Starship.

    Writer, Kenny Nolan was a house producer at Chelsea Records. An accomplished songwriter, he wrote Frankie Valli’s #1 hit, “My Eyes Adored You” with Bob Crewe.

  • Jim Gilstrap - Put Out The Fire

    5:52

    Track From 1975.. :p

  • JIM GILSTRAP SWING YOUR DADDY TOTP AGY 75

    4:22

    ALL THE BEST MUSIC FROM TOTP AND MOOR

  • Swing Your Daddy - Jim Gilstrap.

    2:50

    Prolific session singer Jim Gilstrap also recorded two albums of his own during the '70s, which blended his smooth soul crooning inclinations with subtly disco-tinged production. Gilstrap was born in Pittsburgh, TX, and grew up listening to blues and R&B, idolizing Bobby Blue Bland when he was younger. His family later moved to California, and after serving in the Vietnam War, Gilstrap set about pursuing a career in music. He successfully auditioned to join the Doodletown Pipers as a vocalist in the late '60s, and soon moved on to a more soulful unit called the Cultures, who offered background support to established pop and soul artists. From there, Gilstrap wound up in Stevie Wonder's backing aggregation Wonderlove, singing on Wonder classics like Talking Book and Innervisions. On his own, Gilstrap recorded some Johnny Mathis-like sides for Bell Records that were never released, but subsequently hooked up with Chelsea Records in 1975. His recording of the Kenny Nolan-penned Swing Your Daddy (issued on the label's Roxbury subsidiary) went Top Ten on the R&B charts that year, and was also a Top Five pop hit in the U.K. Gilstrap's solo debut, also titled Swing Your Daddy, spun off two more singles in House of Strangers and Put Out the Fire. The follow-up LP Love Talk appeared in 1977, but despite some minor success with the title track and Move Me, it failed to produce another hit on the level of Swing Your Daddy. Gilstrap subsequently resumed his primary career as a session vocalist, performing with countless pop and R&B superstars over the next several decades. By the '80s and '90s, Gilstrap was doing more high-profile gigs as a guest vocalist on smooth jazz albums. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide


    James Gilstrap is one of the backing vocalists for Stevie Wonder's Wonderlove as well as the opening lines of You Are the Sunshine of My Life. He also provided vocals in the mid-1970s with Swing Your Daddy, Love Talk, the song I'm on Fire, and Run Run Run with the group Northern Soul and recorded vocals for UK songstress Elkie Brooks. He can be heard in a solo vocal performance on Quincy Jones' 1974 jazz/funk composition Buffalo Soldier off of the Body Heat album. Gilstrap has also provided the male lead vocals for the 1970s hit TV show Good Times theme song, and provided backing vocals for Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Willy DeVille, and other top artists. In addition, he sang the theme song for the 1990s cartoon series Tale Spin.

  • Jim Gilstrap Im On Fire—Pt. II

    4:42

    b-side (1975)

  • Jim Gilstrap - When You Come Back Down - Bell PROMO

    3:54

    Sweet, Sweet ballad - Soulful stroller dripping with class…
    The muted intro of a solitary drum beat glides into a bank of stings; you could be forgiven for thinking “The Sound Of Philadelphia” has just started pouring from your speakers. But no, this lush production is most likely a California session, from one of the Golden States most-prolific music-men Jerry Fuller, a lyricist & producer of renown; teaming up with the equally respected “name” of H. B. Barnum, as the pair pull heavily from 1974’s Philadelphia influences.
    This session will spark the interest of those many “Sweet Soul” collectors who delight in the Philly Sound. Listen to what could easily have been Stan Watson, Thom Bell or Kenny Gamble at the controls ..
    This disc is no certainly no easy find and fits perfectly into our “make it interesting” policy, as i don’t think many of you will have heard it before, and even less actually own a copy.
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    Jim Gilstrap - When You Come Back Down - Bell PROMO

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy - Bass Cover

    2:52

    James Gilstrap is an American singer and regarded as one of the most prolific session musicians in the industry. He is best known for his 1975 solo hit single Swing Your Daddy.

  • James Gilstrap - Hello Its Me

    3:28

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  • Jim Gilstrap playing an Elvis classic live,first time, his way..Look at the faces made..funny

    6:41

    Recorded on January 25, 2011 by Roger Cook & Richard..

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:47

  • Jim Gilstrap - Take Your Daddy for a Ride

    5:36

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy - 1975

    2:55

  • James Gilstrap - Never Stop Loving Me

    6:02

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  • JIM GILSTRAP - HOUSE OF STRANGERS.mp3.wmv

    3:41

    Jim Gilstrap - House Of Strangers - Roxbury Records RB2013 @ 1975

  • Jim Gilstrap - One More Heartache

    3:02

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy, Pt. 2

    3:24

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Put Out The Fire

    5:40

  • JIM GILSTRAP - SWING YOUR DADDY .MP4

    2:54

    In the early 1970s, Gilstrap was one of the backing vocalists in Stevie Wonder's backing outfit, 'Wonderlove', appearing on Wonder's albums, Talking Book and Innervisions.[2] Gilstrap sang the opening two lines of the Wonder song, You Are the Sunshine of My Life with Lani Groves. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Chelsea Records in 1975.[2] His recording of the Kenny Nolan penned Swing Your Daddy was a #4 hit in the UK Singles Chart in April 1975,[3] and reached #10 in the U.S. Billboard Black Singles chart.[4]

  • JIM GILSTRAP - TAKE YOUR DADDY FOR A RIDE.mp3.wmv

    3:36

    Jim Gilstrap - Take Your Daddy For A Ride - Roxbury Records RB2013 @ 1975

  • JIM GILSTRAP ~ SWING YOUR DADDY 1975

    2:49

    JIM GILSTRAP ~ SWING YOUR DADDY 1975

  • TRUTH IN RHYTHM - Jim Gilstrap , Part 2 of 2

    48:36

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE - THANK YOU!

    Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

    Featured in TIR Episode 46 (Part 2 of 2): Jim Gilstrap, quite possibly the most recorded singer of the past 50 years. A Vietnam veteran and formally trained musician, Gilstrap got his big break when Stevie Wonder picked him up as a member of his early 1970s band Wonderlove.

    He sang on several Wonder albums, most notably the lead male vocal heard at the beginning of the timeless classic “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” From there, he had similar good fortune with Quincy Jones, not only singing on Q’s albums but also his stable of productions including the Brothers Johnson, George Benson and Michael Jackson. Gilstrap also recorded a pair of albums of his own in the mid-1970s and notched a pair of top 20 R&B hits, including “Swing Your Daddy.”

    Also in demand for movies and TV shows, including the theme to “Good Times,” he would go on to lend his voice to a who’s who of popular music that included Boz Scaggs; Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds; Harvey Mason; Narada Michael Walden; Billy Cobham; Stanley Clarke; George Duke; George Benson; Patrice Rushen; Bill Withers; Herbie Hancock; Aretha Franklin; Gladys Knight; Patti Austin; Anita baker; Barbra Streisand; Linda Rondstadt; Roberta Flack; and many others across varied musical genres.

    Here sitting at the piano in his Los Angeles-based home studio, the warm and engaging Gilstrap reflects on his truly legendary career, touches on many highlights and special memories, and discusses the craft of singing and music making.

    Recorded March 2018

    LEGAL NOTICE: All video and audio content is protected by copyright. Any use of this material is strictly prohibited without expressed consent from original content producer and owner Scott Goldfine, dba FUNKNSTUFF. For inquiries, email info@funknstuff.net. TRUTH IN RHYTHM is a registered U.S. Trademark (Serial #88540281).

    Get your copy of Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk today!

    TRUTH IN RHYTHM is also available in audio podcast format from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and other leading providers

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing your daddy.wmv

    2:51

    S.A. TOP 20 HISTORY:
    Entered: 22 August 1975
    Highest position: 14
    Weeks charted: 5

    Jim Gilstrap (born James Gilstrap, Pittsburg, Texas) is an American singer, best known for his work as a session musician.

  • Inner Voices, featuring Shelby Flint & Jim Gilstrap @ Feinstein’s Vitello’s 12/20/19

    3:45

  • Jim Gilstrap / Pans People - Swing Your Daddy

    2:43

    TOTP 10th April 1975

  • Jim Gilstrap – “I’m On Fire” 1975

    7:32

    Written by Anthony Eyers. Arranged and produced by and produced by Wes Farrell.

    Hailing from Texas, Jim began his music career after he returned from a stint in Vietnam. He began as a backing vocalist, working with such diverse artists as the Doodletown Pipers and Stevie Wonder. After a couple of releases on Bell, Jim signed with Wes Farrell’s Chelsea Records in 1975 and scored with “Swing Your Daddy” on the label’s Roxbury subsidiary. The disc reached #10 on the Hot-100 and #4 in the UK.

    The album, “Swing Your Daddy” reached #179 and Jim had two further entries on the Hot-100, “House Of Strangers” and “I’m On Fire”, a cover of the UK hit by 5000 Volts (with Tina Charles on vocals). His session work continued - working with such artists as Boz Scaggs, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer and Starship.

  • James Gilstrap - put out the fire

    5:44

    1975

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy

    2:54

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  • Jim Gilstrap - Special Occasion

    3:12

  • Jim Gilstrap - Swing Your Daddy ReWork By DJ Nilsson

    2:56

    James Earl Gilstrap (born November 10, 1946) is an American singer and regarded as one of the most prolific session musicians in the industry. He is best known for his 1975 solo hit single Swing Your Daddy, as well as singing co-lead to the theme from the TV series Good Times.

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  • IM ON FIRE - Jim Gilstrap

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    Mid 1970's

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