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Jimmy Witherspoon

A classic blues-shouter, Jimmy Witherspoon (1921-97), began with Kansas City swing, crossed over to rhythm and blues, but truly came into his own with such jazz giants as Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster. Geoffrey Smith salutes a blues master at once earthy and modern.

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Sun 28 Apr 2019 00:00

Music Played

  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Hard-Working Man's Blues

    Ensemble: Jay McShann’s Jazz Men.
    • Route 66.
    • KIX-31.
    • 6.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    I Want A Little Girl

    Ensemble: Jay McShann’s Sextette.
    • Route 66.
    • KIX-31.
    • 3.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Six Foot Two

    • Fontana.
    • SFJL 917.
    • 5.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Ain't Nobody's Business, Part 1

    Ensemble: Jay McShann & His Sextet.
    • Polydor.
    • 42-3241.
    • 2.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Ain't Nobody's Business, Part 2

    Ensemble: Jay McShann & His Band.
    • Polydor.
    • 42-3241.
    • 3.
  • Jay McShann

    Froggy Bottom (feat. Jimmy Witherspoon)

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 7.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Good Rockin' Tonight

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 2.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    How Long

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 13.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Corina-Corina

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 14.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Every Day

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 17.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Trouble in Mind

    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 20.
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    I'll Always Be In Love With You

    Ensemble: Buck Clayton's Band.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 6.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

    Ensemble: Buck Clayton's Band.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 7.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Roll 'Em Pete

    Ensemble: Buck Clayton's Band.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1114.
    • 16.
  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Goin' To Chicago

    • Black and Blue.
    • - 33 177.
    • 1.

Jimmy Witherspoon

TITLE                           HARD WORKING MAN’S BLUES

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann’s Jazz Men

Composers:                 Trad.

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Hey Mr Landlord

Label:                          Route 66 KIX 31

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Jay McShann (piano); Cleophus Curtis (tenor sax)

 

 

TITLE                           I WANT A LITTLE GIRL

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann’s Sextette

Composers:                 Durham

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Hey Mr Landlord

Label:                          Route 66 KIX 31

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Jay McShann (piano);

 

 

 

TITLE                           SIX FOOT TWO

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon & Pete Peterson Band

Composers:                 Boyd

Album Title:                Kansas City Jump

Label:                          Fontana SFJL 917

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Emmett Berry (trumpet);  Buddy Tate (tenor); Bill Doggett (piano);  Chico Hamilton (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS, TAKE 4

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon With Jay McShann & His Band

Composers:                 Porter Grainger/ Everett Robbins

Album Title:                Spoon Calls Hootie

Label:                          Polydor 423 241

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Jay McShann (piano);  Frank Sleet (alto sax); Charles Thomas (tenor sax); Forrest Powell (trumpet);  Benny Booker (bass); Louis Speiginer (guitar); Pete McShann (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS, TAKE 2

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon With Jay McShann & His Band

Composers:                 Porter Grainger/ Everett Robbins

Album Title:                Spoon Calls Hootie

Label:                          Polydor 423 241

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Jay McShann (piano); Frank Sleet (alto sax); Charles Thomas (tenor sax); Forrest Powell (trumpet);  Benny Booker (bass); Louis Speiginer (guitar); Pete McShann (drums)

 

 

TITLE                           FROGGY BOTTOM

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann

Composers:                 Mary Lou Williams

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Jay McShann (piano); Seldon Powell (tenor); J.C. Higginbotham (trombone)

 

 

 

TITLE                           GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Roy Brown

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Woody Herman (clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax); Ben Webster (tenor sax); Earl Hines (piano); Vernon Alley (bass); Mel Lewis (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           HOW LONG

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Leroy Carr

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax);  Ben Webster (tenor sax); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           CORINA-CORINA

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Mitchell Parish/ J Mayo Williams/ Bo Chatman

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax);  Ben Webster (tenor sax); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           EVERY DAY

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Bo Chatman

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax);  Ben Webster (tenor sax); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           TROUBLE IN MIND

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Richard M. Jones

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax);  Ben Webster (tenor sax); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mel Lewis (drums)

 

 

TITLE                           I’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 B. Green / H. Ruby / S.H. Stept

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Earle Warren (alto sax); Dickie Wells (trombone); Sir Charles Thompson (piano); Gene Ramey (bass); Oliver Jackson (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           GEE BABY, AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Andy Razaf / Don Redman

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Buck Clayton (trumpet);  Buddy Tate (tenor); Sir Charles Thompson (piano); Gene Ramey (bass); Oliver Jackson (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           ROLL ‘EM PETE

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Peter Johnson / Joe Turner

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon ‎– Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:                          Avid AMSC 1114

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Buddy Tate (tenor); Oliver Jackson (drums)

 

 

 

TITLE                           GOIN’ TO CHICAGO

Artists:                         Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:                 Count Basie / James A Rushing

Album Title:                Jimmy Witherspoon & Panama Francis' Savoy

Label:                          Black and Blue  - 33 177

Performers:                 Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Panama Francis (drums & leader); Francis Williams (trumpet); Irv Stokes (trumpet); Bill Easley (alto sax); Bobby Smith (alto sax); George Kelly (tenor sax); Red Richards (piano); John Smith (guitar); Bill Pemberton (bass)

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