Hey, Mrs. Jones

Hey, Mrs. Jones

by Jimmy Witherspoon
     
 

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One of the many unfairly overlooked albums from Witherspoon's early career, Hey Mrs. Jones is a marvelous discovery, although its lack of stylistic unity, whilst showing Witherspoon's versatility, also accounts for a occasionally confusing listening experience. The best cuts on the album are priceless

Overview

One of the many unfairly overlooked albums from Witherspoon's early career, Hey Mrs. Jones is a marvelous discovery, although its lack of stylistic unity, whilst showing Witherspoon's versatility, also accounts for a occasionally confusing listening experience. The best cuts on the album are priceless Witherspoon -- "The Masquerade Is Over" contains one of Witherspoon's most emotional and desperate performances, while "Have Faith" is a great gospel song, sung with genuine fervor. The album is marred slightly by a few novelty numbers, and it's hard to see anyone listening to "Pink Champagne" or "Lovey Dovey" many times, but this is a slight criticism of an album which is still one of Witherspoon's greatest.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431619827
catalogNumber:
6198

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Witherspoon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Harold Land   Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Ted Nash   Saxophone
Ben Webster   Saxophone
Gerald Wilson   Trumpet
Viola   Guitar
Charlie Kennedy   Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Martin Banks   Trumpet
H.B. Barnum   Conductor
Bobby Bruce   Strings
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Jesse Ehrlich   Strings
William Green   Saxophone
Harry Hyams   Strings
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Jay Migliori   Saxophone
Dick Nash   Trombone
Earl Palmer   Drums
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Maurice Simon   Saxophone
Darrel Terwilliger   Strings
Gerald Vinci   Strings
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Stanley Harris   Strings
Justin DiTullio   Strings
Walter Rower   Strings
Walter Wiemeyer   Strings
Johnny Vidor Strings   Strings
Bill Miller   Piano
Barr   Strings
John Anderson Concert Orchestra   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Willie Mabon   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Lillian "Lil" Green   Composer
Lillian Green   Composer

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