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Jimmy Witherspoon

One of the great blues singers of the post-World War II period, Jimmy Witherspoon was also versatile enough to fit comfortably into the jazz world. Witherspoon was born on August 8, 1920, in Gurdon, AR. As a child, he sang in a church choir, and made his debut recordings with Jay McShann for Philo and Mercury in 1945 and 1946. His own first recordings, using McShann's band, resulted in a number one R&B hit in 1949 with "Ain't Nobody's Business, Pts. 1 & 2" on Supreme Records. Live performances of "No Rollin' Blues" and "Big Fine Girl" provided 'Spoon with two more hits in 1950.

The mid-'50s were a lean time, with his style of shouting blues temporarily out of fashion; singles were tried for Federal, Chess, Atco, Vee Jay, and others, with little success. Jimmy Witherspoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival (HiFi Jazz) from 1959 lifted him back into the limelight. Partnerships with Ben Webster or Groove Holmes were recorded, and he toured Europe in 1961 with Buck Clayton, performing overseas many more times in the decades to follow; some memorable music resulted, but Witherspoon's best 1960s album is Evening Blues (Prestige), which features T-Bone Walker on guitar and Clifford Scott on saxophone. As the '70s began, Witherspoon decided to take a short break from live performances, settled in Los Angeles, took a job as a disc jockey, and continued making records. In 1971 Witherspoon teamed up with former Animals vocalist Eric Burdon for the album Guilty. Unfortunately it sold poorly. By 1973 his short retirement from live performances was over. Witherspoon was ready to get back on the road and assembled an amazing band featuring a young Robben Ford on lead guitar. Those live shows had received positive reviews, rejuvenating Witherspoon's move toward a definite rock/soul sound. He traveled to London in 1974 to record Love Is a Five Letter Word with British blues producer Mike Vernon. Vernon had produced critically acclaimed British blues albums by John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, and Ten Years After. By the early '80s, Witherspoon was diagnosed with throat cancer. Although he remained active and was a popular concert attraction, the effect of the disease on his vocals was obvious. Witherspoon passed away on September 18, 1997, at the age of 77. ~ Bob Porter, Scott Yanow & Al Campbell
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Blues Biography

1. Big Fine Girl

2. Bar Fly Blues

3. All My Geets Are Gone

4. Third Floor Blues

5. Voodoo Woman Blues

6. Who's Been Jivin' You

7. Six-Foot-Two Blues

8. Gone With The Blues

9. Spoon Calls Hootie

10. Take Me Back Baby

11. Hey Mr. Landlord

12. Your Red Wagon

13. Frogimore Blues

14. Skid Row Blues

15. Jump Children

16. Wanderin' Gal Blues

17. Please Stop Playing Those Blues

18. Ain't Nobody's Business (Part 1)

19. Money's Getting Cheaper

20. Shipyard Woman Blues

21. Wee Baby Blues

22. Roll On, Katy

23. Confessin' The Blues

24. Strange Woman Blues

25. Ain't Nobody's Business (Part 2)

26. No Rollin' Blues

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Track List: Urban Blues Singing Legend

Disc 1

1. Confessing The Blues

4. Ernestine

5. Roll On, Katy

6. Voodoo Woman Blues

7. I Want A Little Girl

8. Have You Ever Loved A Woman

9. Gone With The Blues

10. Wandering Gal Blues

11. Hey Mr Landlord

12. Hey Mr Landlord (Alt. Take)

13. Cain River Blues

14. How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around

15. Third Floor Blues

16. Money's Getting Cheaper

18. Skid Row Blues

19. How Long

22. Back Water Blues

23. Frogimore Blues

26. In The Evening (Alt. Take)

Disc 2

1. Wee Baby Blues

2. Six-Foot-Two Blues

4. Money Eyes Woman

5. Spoon Calls Hootie

6. Destruction Blues

7. Call My Baby

8. The New Look

9. Big Heart

10. Drunk Broke And Hungry

11. Big Eyes Blues

12. Funny Style Baby

13. Cold Blooded Boogie

14. Lush Head Woman

15. Long About Dawn

16. Miss Clawdy B

17. Thelma Lee Blues

18. Pinocchio Blues

19. Your Red Wagon

20. Sweet Lovin' Baby

21. Geneva Blues

22. Feelin' So Sad

23. Same Old Blues

24. I Love You Just The Same

25. Jump Children

26. Take Me Back Baby

Disc 3

1. Who's Been Jivin' You

2. Rain, Rain, Rain

3. When I Had My Money

4. Doctor Blues

5. Big Fine Girl

6. No Rollin' Blues

7. Drinkin' Beer (Have A Ball)

10. Don't Ever Move A Woman Into Your House

11. Hard Workin' Blues

12. Failing By Degrees

13. New Orleans Woman

14. I'm Goin' Around In Circles

15. Just A Country Boy

16. There Ain't Nothin' Better

17. Love And Friendship

18. Once There Lived A Fool

19. I'm Just Wonderin' Part 1

20. I'm Just Wonderin' Part 2

21. I'm Just A Ladies Man

22. You Can't Kiss A Dream Goodnight

23. Practice What You Preach

24. I Gotta Gal Lives Up On The Hill

25. Ain't Nobody's Business

26. Real Ugly Woman

27. Give My Heart Another Break

Disc 4

1. Would My Baby Make A Change

2. The Wind Is Blowin'

3. Love My Baby

4. Baby Baby

5. Slow Your Speed

6. Foolish Prayer

7. Lucille

8. Blues In Trouble

9. Two Little Girls

10. One Fine Gal

11. Don't Tell Me Now

12. Corn Whiskey

13. The Day Is Dawning

14. Jay's Blues Part 1

16. Miss, Miss Mistreater

17. Back Home

18. The Last Mile

19. It

20. Back Door Blues

21. Fast Woman, Slow Gin

22. 24 Sad Hours

23. Just For You

24. Sad Life

25. Move Me Baby

26. I'm Not Too Young

27. Highway To Happiness

28. I Done Told You

29. Oh Boy

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Track List: The Chronological 1948-1949

1. Funny Style Baby

2. Cold Blooded Boogie

3. Lush Head Woman

4. Long About Dawn

5. Miss Clawdy B

6. Thelma Lee Blues

7. Pinocchio Blues

9. Your Red Wagon

10. Sweet Lovin' Baby

11. Geneva Blues

12. Feelin So Sad

13. Same Old Blues

14. I Love You Just The Same

16. T.B. Blues

17. Big Fine Girl

19. Take Me Back Baby

20. Who's Been Jivin' You

21. Rain, Rain, Rain

22. When I Had My Money

23. Doctor Blues

24. Big Fine Girl

25. No Rollin' Blues

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Track List: The Chronological 1947-1948

1. Wandering Gal Blues

3. Cain River Blues

4. How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around (Christmas Blues)

5. Third Floor Blues

7. Skidrow Blues

8. How Long

9. Ain't Nobody's Business Pt 1

10. Ain't Nobody's Business Pt 2

11. Back Water Blues

12. Frogimore Blues

13. In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down

15. Six-Foot-Two Blues

16. How You Gonna Act

17. Money Eyes Woman

18. Spoon Calls Hootie

19. Destruction Blues

20. Call My Baby

21. The New Look

22. Big Heart

23. Drunk, Broke And Hungry

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Track List: Jimmy Witherspoon With The Junoir Mance Trio

1. Intro

2. Lowdown Dirty Blues

3. Cal It Stormy Monday

4. Kansas City

5. Trouble In Mind

6. Times Getting' Tougher Than Tough

7. Ain't Nobody's Business

8. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

9. Going Down Slow

10. Roll Em' Pete

11. No Rollin' Blues

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Track List: Spoon's Blues

1. Playful Baby

2. Spoon's Life Blues

3. Lotus Blossom

4. Christmas Blues

5. Mean Ole Frisco

6. Sad Life

7. I'll Always Be In Love With You

8. Sweet Slumber

9. Past Forty Blues

10. Lowdown Dirty Shame

11. Lonely Boy Blues

12. Spoon's Testimony

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Jimmie Witherspoon was the greatest jump jazz blues singer of all time !

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