Oh Love

Oh Love

by Jimmy Rushing

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Oh Love

Although Jimmy Rushing parted company with Count Basie in 1950, Basie's influence stayed with him right up until his death in 1972. Similarly, Basie didn't forget about Rushing either; the fact that Joe Williams, Basie's male vocalist from 1954-1961, was greatly influenced by Rushing certainly wasn't lost on the Count. Basie's influence is impossible to miss on Oh Love, a superb CD focusing on Rushing's John Hammond-produced work for Vanguard in the 1950s. Spanning 1955-1958, this collection of Kansas City swing, jump blues, and jazz/blues draws on three of the singer's old Vanguard LPs (Listen to the Blues, If This Ain't the Blues, and Goin' to Chicago), and finds him joined by such hard-swinging improvisers as tenor saxman Buddy Tate, trombonist Lawrence Brown, pianist Pete Johnson, and drummer Jo Jones (not to be confused with Philly Joe Jones). Rushing revisits many classics from his Basie years, including "Going to Chicago Blues," "Pennies From Heaven," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You," and "Dinah," and he sings them with as much conviction as ever. These are essential recordings that have withstood the test of time quite nicely.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/29/1999
Label: Vanguard Imports
UPC: 0090204871377
catalogNumber: 0487137

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Rushing   Primary Artist,Vocals
Freddie Green   Guitar
Peter Johnson   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell   Bass
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Charlie Johnson   Piano
Roy Gaines   Guitar
Walter Page   Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Marlowe Morris   Organ
Rudy Powell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Sam Price   Piano
B. Richardson   Clarinet,Saxophone
P. Jenkins   Trumpet

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer

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