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Midnight Lady Called the Blues

Jimmy WitherspoonAudio CD


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Blues Master Jimmy Witherspoon was born August 8, 1920, Gurdon, Ark. and passed away on September 18, 1997, in Los Angeles, Ca. His father, a railroad man, sang in local choirs, while his mother played piano. Spoon didn't pursue music professionally until after his WWII stint in the Merchant Marines. On his return to the states in 1944, he replaced the great Walter Brown in Jay ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Witherspoon Store

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Singer Jimmy Witherspoon was starting to show his age by 1986 but he is in pretty strong form on these seven selections co-composed by Dr. John and Doc Pomus. With altoist Hank Crawford (who also wrote some of the arrangements) and tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman contributing plenty of solos, while pianist Dr. John leads the rhythm section, the spirited set has more than its share of interesting and exciting moments despite the obscurity of the material. 1 New York City Blues Ellington 5:53 2 The Barber 4:40 3 Blinded by Love 6:49 4 Happy Hard Times 5:12 5 Something Rotten in East St.Louis 4:13 6 Midnight Lady Called the Blues 6:47 7 Blues Hall of Fame 3:58

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