Jaycee Hill | Rocky52 | tc126
Hillman Baker (Jaycee Hill or J C Hill) was born in 1931 in Tennessee; he moved to Ohio, completing his education in 1949 and formed a duo, Hill & Joe the Valley Boys with his friend Joe Sway. By 1956 they were making country rock records. Hillman Baker had adopted the stage name of Jaycee Hill by 1958 when he recorded a single in Cleveland and sold the masters to Chess (“So long – Goodbye”/”Only True Love”, Argo 5311, September 1958. He is the co-writer of “Yea, Yea” for the Kendall Sisters (Argo 5291, 1958). However, he never became a full time musician, and continued to work in local industries until he retired. Unfortunately, we have discovered an obituary notice for a Hillman Baker of the right age and location, who died early in 2013, and it may be the same person.