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Who is James Samuel Harris III

Who is James Samuel Harris III? The world knows him as "Jimmy Jam" he is part of the dynamic team of and Terry Lewis. Jam and Lewis are an American R&B and pop-music songwriting and record production team. Harris was born on June 6, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They have enjoyed great success since the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson.Contents1 History 2 Discography 3 References 4 External links //[edit] HistoryThe pair met in high school in Minneapolis and formed a band called Flyte Tyme, which evolved into the Time. In 1981, they were joined by Morris Day and toured with Prince as his opening act. As members of the Time they, recorded three of the group's four albums (The Time, What Time Is It? and Pandemonium. The first two albums are said to have shaped early 1980s R&B music (featuring "Cool,"

"Jungle Love"

"The Bird"


"Get it Up,"


"The Walk,"


"777-9311,"

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and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too").

The pair was fired from the tour because a blizzard left them unable to rejoin after a short break to produce music for the SOS Band. However, one of the tracks they were producing, "Just be Good to Me,"

became a big hit and sealed the duo’s reputation, as well that of the SOS Band. The duo would rejoin the Time for one album only, 1990’s Pandemonium.The duo was noted for early use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine in English-language popular music, which was used in most of its productions. After working with other artists such as Cherrelle, the Human League and Alexander O'Neal, Jam and Lewis were introduced to Janet Jackson and produced her breakthrough album Control in 1986, for which the duo won a Grammy Award. Their collaboration on her next album, 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814, was even more successful. Since that time, they founded a record label, Perspective Records (an A&M/PolyGram Records-distributed label that has since shut its doors), and worked with artists including Jordan Knight,
Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher,
Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams,
George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition,
Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, Morrison Slick (an unreleased cut, slated to appear on Morrison Slick's Flyte Tyme Records debut Kiss Da Sky came out on little known UK compilation Soul & The City[1] ) and The Human League. In 2000, the two were guest performers for J-pop singer and songwriter Hikaru Utada's Bohemian Summer concert tour in Japan.Terry Lewis married R&B singer Karyn White, with whom he had a daughter, Ashley Nicole Lewis.The pair has since divorced Also he has remarried to Indira Singh and had two children, Talin and Tierra. . Jimmy Jam is the Chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.In 2005 Jam & Lewis open their brand new recording studios in Santa Monica California renaming it Flyte Tyme West.The production duo recently reunited with The Time at The 50th Grammy Awards on February 10th, 2008 in a medley that included the artist Rihanna, and featuring "Jungle Love."

In June and July 2008, all of the original members of The Time (Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jesse Johnson, Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson, and Monte Moir) reunited once again for a series of shows at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. more

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