Jimi performed back up vocals on recordings by ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and numerous other recording artists. Billy Gibbons refers to Jimi as the fourth member of ZZ Top and Casey Kasem (kids of a certain age know him as the voice of Shaggy, in Scooby Doo, before Scrappy came on the scene and fuckin’ ruined it!!), on his nationally syndicated radio show American Top 40, referred to Jimi Jamison as “The Voice”. Among Jamison’s best known performances are “Burning Heart”, from the Rocky IV movie which hit #2 on the Billboard Charts, “High On You” (#8), and “The Search Is Over” (#4).
His solo career started in 1991 with the release of “When Love Comes Down” followed in 1999 by “Empires”, the album which included the theme, “I’m Always Here” for Baywatch. In 2008 he teamed up with ex Survivor band mate, Jim Peterik who wrote and produced for him the acclaimed album “Crossroads Moment”. On the heels of this superb release, Jimi toured Europe a few times and culminated with an appearance at the popular Firefest in the UK in 2011.
In the meanwhile Jamison started to work together with Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Mårtensson (W.E.T., Eclipse etc), who had met “virtually” while working on the successful Kimball Jamison duet album to which Mårtensson had contributed with some songwriting.
So there you have it, whether you admit to it or not, practically everyone knows Jimi Jamison, unless you’ve been living under a rock, or in a cave for the last 30 yrs, or if you thought your dad had a surname called Fritzl!!
PRODUCED BY : Erik Martensson
Jimi Jamison – Lead Vocals
Erik Mårtensson – Lead & Rhythm Guitar. Bass, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Magnus Ulfstedt – Drums
Jonas Öijvall – HammondB3, Piano & Analog Synthesizers
Magnus Henriksson – Lead Guitar on “Street Survivor” & “Heaven Call Your Name”