Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blues on a Saturday: Jimmy Rushing--"I Let My Baby"

The great Kansas City blues shouter Jimmy Rushing at the 1957 CBS "Sound of Jazz" television special. It is a great CD and DVD. Shouter is the traditional way to describe Rushing and Big Joe Turner, but it is not adequate. Towards the end of this cut, catch how Rushing sings back to back verses, boldy and then gently. Wow!



How many greats can you identify? Here is who I noticed. Count Basie, Freddie Green, Ben Webster (first tenor solo), Coleman Hawkins (second tenor solo), Jo Jones (drums--not Phiully Joe, but Jo), Stan Getz. Who else?

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