Ain't Nobody's Business [Culture Press]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although Arkansas shouter Jimmy Witherspoon had a long and varied career, the essential components of his style which combined a smooth, jazz phrasing with a harder blues edge were well in place in the late '40s when the recordings on this collection were made. Working predominately at this time with Jay McShann and his orchestra, Witherspoon brings a late-night crooner's sensibility to these jump blues numbers, making several of them his own, including his trademark two-part version of "Ain't Nobody's Business," recorded in 1949. There are many who feel that these sessions were the strongest 'Spoon ever did, but casual listeners should definitely sample his work from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although Arkansas shouter Jimmy Witherspoon had a long and varied career, the essential components of his style which combined a smooth, jazz phrasing with a harder blues edge were well in place in the late '40s when the recordings on this collection were made. Working predominately at this time with Jay McShann and his orchestra, Witherspoon brings a late-night crooner's sensibility to these jump blues numbers, making several of them his own, including his trademark two-part version of "Ain't Nobody's Business," recorded in 1949. There are many who feel that these sessions were the strongest 'Spoon ever did, but casual listeners should definitely sample his work from subsequent eras, as well, since Witherspoon was wonderfully unafraid to experiment with many different possible shadings of the blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1996
  • Label: A Jazz Hour With
  • EAN: 8712177010813
  • Catalog Number: 73563
  • Sales rank: 285,171

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Witherspoon Primary Artist, Vocals
Benny Booker Bass
Maxwell Davis Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Floyd Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Hamilton Bass
Milburn Newman Bass Saxophone
Forest Powell Trumpet
Jesse Price Drums
Jesse Sailes Drums
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone
Frank Sleet Alto Saxophone
Vernon Smith Trumpet
Mitchell "Tiny" Webb Guitar
Teddy Small Alto Saxophone
Raymond Taylor Bass Saxophone
Frank Whyte Piano
Al Wichard Drums
Rev. Clarence Thornton Trumpet
Edward Smith Drums
Charlie Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Percy Gabriel Bass
Major Evans Trumpet
Seeward Evans Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Prince Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Jimmy Witherspoon Composer
Danny Baxter Composer
Johnny Davis Composer
Claude Demetrius Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Everett Robbins Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
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