Jon Hendricks
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1921-09-16
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Jon Hendricks (born September 16, 1921) is an American jazz lyricist and singer. He is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocalists (such as the big-band arrangements ...

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Art Blakey, Woody Shaw, Carter Jefferson, Cedar Walton, Mickey Bass, Jon Hendricks & Art Blakey
Moanin'
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Moanin' Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross & Kirkland/Harris/Hendricks
CLOUDBURST
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CLOUDBURST CLOUDBURST CLOUDBURST CLOUDBURST
Charlie Fowlkes, Al Grey, Hendricks and Ross Lambert, Thad Jones, Marshall Royal, Freddie Green, FRANK FOSTER, Annie Ross, Henry Coker, Jon Hendricks, Sonny Payne, Count Basie, Frank Wess & Harry Edison Orchestra, Wendell Culley, Snooky Young, Dave Lambert, Joe Newman, Billy Mitchell, EDDIE JONES & Benny Powell
Jumping At The Woodside
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Jumping At The Woodside Jumping At The Woodside Jumping At The Woodside Jumping At The Woodside
Jon Hendricks
I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You
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I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You
Annie Ross, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce, Dave Lambert, EDDIE JONES, Hendricks and Ross Lambert, Sonny Payne & Jon Hendricks
One O' Clock Jump
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One O' Clock Jump One O' Clock Jump One O' Clock Jump One O' Clock Jump
Jon Hendricks
Freddie Freeloader
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Freddie Freeloader Freddie Freeloader Freddie Freeloader Freddie Freeloader
Jon Hendricks
Cloudburst
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Cloudburst Cloudburst Cloudburst Cloudburst
Jon Hendricks
How High the Moon
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How High the Moon How High the Moon How High the Moon How High the Moon
Jon Hendricks
Watermelon Man (live)
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Watermelon Man (live) Watermelon Man (live) Watermelon Man (live) Watermelon Man (live)
Jon Hendricks
Moanin'
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Moanin' Moanin' Moanin' Moanin'
Jon Hendricks
A Good Git-Together
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A Good Git-Together A Good Git-Together A Good Git-Together A Good Git-Together
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Biography

Jon Hendricks (born September 16, 1921) is an American jazz lyricist and singer. He is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocalists (such as the big-band arrangements of Duke Ellington and Count Basie). Furthermore, he is considered one of the best practitioners of scat singing, which involves vocal jazz soloing. For his work as a lyricist, jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz", while Time dubbed him the "James Joyce of Jive". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet—maybe that's ever been".

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