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Tom Jans

An American Singer, songwriter

Known mainly folk songs including "Old Time Feeling" that Johnny Cash would make famous.

He is perhaps best known for his song Lovin' Arms, which has been performed and recorded by dozens of artists and bands, including Elvis Presley, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, Etta James.

Jans toured extensively with Mimi Fariña -- Joan Baez's sister.

He collaborated with Lowell George and many others.

He died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, as did Richard Farina, Mimi's husband.

Albums include.
1976 Dark Blonde
1971 Festival at Big Sur 1971 Take Heart
1974 Tom Jans
1975 The Eyes of an Only Child
1982 Champion

Singles include.

1971 Letter to Jesus / Madman
1971 Good god, I'm feeling fine
1973 Loving Arms / Shine it On
1974 Margarita / Green River
single taken from Tom Jans
1975 Struggle in Darkness
1975 Once before I die
1976 Why don't you love me

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