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Jimmy McCracklin (1921–2012)

Pianist/singer Jimmy McCracklin was born in 1921 in Arkansas but raised in St. Louis, MO. He served in the US Navy during World War II, and after the war he moved to Los Angeles, CA, to become a professional boxer, using the name Jimmy Mackey. He fought as a light-heavyweight, and won nearly two dozen bouts before deciding to leave boxing for a ... See full bio »

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Crossroads Soundtrack
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 2020 Welcome to Sudden Death (Video) (writer: "How I Could Just Kill a Man")
 2019 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- #SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy (2019) ... (writer: "7")
 2017 Take the 10 (writer: "Strictly 4 My Jeeps")
 2016 Why Him? (writer: "Christmas Time")
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "Tramp" - uncredited)
 2016 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Hard Out Here for a General (2016) ... (writer: "Tramp" - uncredited)
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "How I Could Just Kill a Man")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) ... (writer: "How Could I Just Kill a Man")
 2011 Treme (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- On Your Way Down (2011) ... (performer: "The Walk" - uncredited)
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story (writer: "Check Me Out")
 2009 The Butcher (writer: "Tramp")
 2008 Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years (Video documentary) (writer: "Boogie on Down")
 2008 The Express (writer: "Everybody Rock")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Tramp")
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "Tramp" - uncredited)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "How I Could Just Kill A Man" - uncredited)
 2004 You Got Served (writer: "Time 4 Sum Aksion" - as Jimmy Mc Cracklin)
  The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Think" - as Jimmy McCrackin) / (writer: "Think")
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "How I Could Just Kill a Man")
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Born to Run (2001) ... (writer: "Tramp" - uncredited)
 1996 Michael (writer: "Georgia Slop" (1990) - uncredited)
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Homer They Fall (1996) ... (writer: "Time 4 Sum Aksion" - uncredited)
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- M.E., Myself and I (1996) ... (writer: "Georgia Slop")
 1994 3 Chains o' Gold (Video) (writer: "7")
 1994 Prince Interactive (Video Game) (writer: "7")
 1994 Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock (Documentary) (writer: "How I Could Just Kill A Man" - as McCracklen)
 1989 Who Shot Pat? (performer: "The Walk") / (writer: "The Walk")
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.50 (1979) ... (writer: "The Walk")
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Single: "My Answer". See more »

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He recorded over 30 albums, and earned four gold records.

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