JAMES PAYNE BIOGRAPHY
The James Payne story begins in Theoddore, Alabama were
at the age of 9 his father handed him his first bass guitar
that he started fumbling with.
Later that same year his father handed him his first alto
saxophone that he started playing in middle school.
Hewent on to perform in the high school chorus, and
then went on to perform at church with a great singer name
Tawanna Black, who is unknow to most of the public.
In 1982 Little Milton called him Little Luther Vandross
of Mobile, Alabama.
He came up singing gospel at the age of 13 with a small
group called The Sensational Five and with them traveled to
citirs in the midwest: like Detroit, Michigan and Chicago,
Illinois, jest to mention a few.
Then he moved on to other groups like the Perryman
Brother, Sunset Jubilee, and the Mobile soul stirrers along
with Singing Sons, all of which where from Mobile, Alabama;
and also The Dynamic Couselors of Detroit, Michigan.
In 1984 he started a group called U-Can't Touch This
out of Pensacola, Florida, and then later moved to Mobile,
Alabama and started performing with Apollo Blues Band of
Mobile. Helater moved on to perform with a very outstanding
group know to the public as The Fabulous Tip Top, also of
By 1999 after leaving this group, he started touring
with Blues Unlimited that was founded by James Payne and
Clay Knight while on the road touring with his good friend
By 2001 at this time he was a artist of Mr. Tee Record
Company, performing with his own band know to the public as
Justice Show Band. He then journeyed on to Jacksonville,
Florida and started recording in 2001 his first hit single,
Fat Woman and Treat Her Right. Mr. Tee Records pick these
recording, and Ground Up Records in Richmond, California
arranged the music. And then went on to release a full-
This singer sum up his prodigious accomplishment by
saying I've been heavily inspired by great singers of the
world like Johnny Taylor, Little Milton Campbell,and Marvin
Sease. But mostly by my admired cousin Mr. Rev. Williuams
Parrish of Theodore, Alabama.