Jimmy Rushing Acc. By Johnny Otis - Excelsior 141/142 (1945)

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James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972), known as Jimmy Rushing, was an American blues shouter and swing jazz singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948.

Rushing was a powerful singer who had a range from baritone to tenor. He could project his voice so that it soared over the horn and reed sections in a big-band setting. Basie claimed that Rushing "never had an equal" as a blues vocalist. George Frazier, author of Harvard Blues, called Rushing's distinctive voice "a magnificent gargle". His best known recordings are probably "Going to Chicago" with Basie, and "Harvard Blues", with a famous saxophone solo by Don Byas.

Jimmy Rushing v / Johnny Otis d, dir / Teddy Buckner, Billy Jones, Loyal Walker, Par Jones t / Lorenzo Cocker, Eli Robinson, John Pettigrew, Jap Jones tb / Rene Block, James Von Streeter, Paul Quinchette, Bob Harris, Leon Beck saxes / Curtis Counce sb / Bernie Cobbs g / Bill Doggett p.

Recorded in Los Angeles on September 13, 1945.

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