1947-1948

1947-1948

by Jimmy Witherspoon
     
 

As an artist who incorporated jazz phrasing into a blues repertoire, Jimmy Witherspoon is an often-underrated titan of post-war music. His formidable back catalog has been neglected for many years, but this release attempts to repair much of the damage. Containing all the cuts from Witherspoon's first golden era, 1947-1948 is revelatory. Singing in front of …  See more details below

Overview

As an artist who incorporated jazz phrasing into a blues repertoire, Jimmy Witherspoon is an often-underrated titan of post-war music. His formidable back catalog has been neglected for many years, but this release attempts to repair much of the damage. Containing all the cuts from Witherspoon's first golden era, 1947-1948 is revelatory. Singing in front of Jay McShann's orchestra, Witherspoon is assured and already a hugely distinctive vocalist. Witherspoon's own compositions, especially "Spoon Calls Hootie" and the magnificent "Destruction Blues," are given their definitive readings, and this Classics disc presents them in wonderful fidelity and with excellent, informed liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Classics R&B
UPC:
3307510505122
catalogNumber:
5051

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Witherspoon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Benny Booker   Bass
Buddy Floyd   Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Pete McShann   Drums
Milburn Newman   Bass
Forest Powell   Trumpet
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Frank Sleet   Alto Saxophone
Louis Speiginer   Guitar
Tiny Webb   Guitar
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Whyte   Piano
Theodore Donnelly   Trombone
Edward Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Buddy Tate   Composer
Porter Grainger   Composer
Dave Penny   Liner Notes
Clarence Williams   Composer
Jimmy Witherspoon   Composer
Everett Robbins   Composer
Robert Prince   Composer

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