Related Information for Nervous Norvus Nervous Norvus was the performing name of Jimmy Drake (1918-1968). Nervous Norvus was born in the year World War 1 ended and was almost 40 by the time he had his 2 hit singles in 1956. His records were made with input from one time jazz trombonist Red Blanchard who he was sending demos to in the hope of finding an artist to record them. Blanchard had been an influence, particularly with the "jive" language employed in the lyrics. His own attempts at recording had been no.. read more