- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (20,30,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
- Birth Year: 1932
- Birthday: 15. December
- Birthplace: Austin, USA - Texas
- Category: Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Profile: 1-3
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Eden 4
- Definition: Double Split - Small (20,30,59)
- Variables: BRR-MRL
- 3740 Community
- 1222 Openness
- 4253 Maturation
- 4764 Abstraction
- 1156 Curiosity
American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27.
Belvin moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of five. His fourth record, "Dream Girl", reached #2 on the R&B charts in 1953. He continued to write songs during his enlistment in the army. His biggest hit was "Goodnight My Love" which reached #7 on the R&B chart. In 1958 he recorded on Dot Records with a group, The Shields. Their record, "You Cheated", reached #15 on the US pop chart and #11 on the R&B chart.
Inspired by his wife and manager Jo Anne to develop his style, he signed to RCA Records in 1959, and immediately had a Top 40 hit with "Guess Who", written by his wife. He also recorded an album, Just Jesse Belvin, acquiring the nickname "Mr. Easy." The record company began moulding him as a potential crossover star for white audiences.
But before his last album, Mr. Easy, was issued, Belvin and his wife were killed in an accidental head-on collision at Hope, Arkansas, on February 6, 1960.