The Essential Jimmy Rushing

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This single CD reissues an earlier Jimmy Rushing two-LP set, leaving off two cuts due to lack of space. Jimmy Rushing, who may very well have been the definitive male big band singer, sticks mostly to blues and Kansas City swing on the release and is backed by a variety of top swing all-stars, including most notably tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate, trumpeter Emmett Berry, and trombonists Lawrence Brown and Vic Dickenson. The sidemen receive plenty of space for concise solos, particularly pianists Pete Johnson and Sammy Price. The performances plus the 11 other songs that are awaiting reissue someday are among the most rewarding of Jimmy Rushing's post-Basie career and are full...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This single CD reissues an earlier Jimmy Rushing two-LP set, leaving off two cuts due to lack of space. Jimmy Rushing, who may very well have been the definitive male big band singer, sticks mostly to blues and Kansas City swing on the release and is backed by a variety of top swing all-stars, including most notably tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate, trumpeter Emmett Berry, and trombonists Lawrence Brown and Vic Dickenson. The sidemen receive plenty of space for concise solos, particularly pianists Pete Johnson and Sammy Price. The performances plus the 11 other songs that are awaiting reissue someday are among the most rewarding of Jimmy Rushing's post-Basie career and are full of joy and timeless swing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1991
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707006620
  • Catalog Number: 65/66
  • Sales rank: 316,150

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Rushing Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Freddie Green Guitar
Pete Johnson Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell Bass
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Roy Gaines Guitar
Sammy Price Piano
Walter Page Bass
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Pat Jenkins Trumpet
Malowe Morris Organ
Marlowe Morris Organ
Rudy Powell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ben Richardson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Sam Price Piano
Peter Johnson Piano
Clarence Johnson Piano
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Eddie Durham Composer
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