|Tags:||jazz vocalese vocal jazz jazz vocalists bebop king pleasure 50s male vocalists jazz vocal swing jazz jazz-vocal jazzvocal|
|Decades:||1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
One of several UK groups devoted to reviving the jump-jive music pioneered in the 40s by Louis Jordan, King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys gathered a strong following across Europe in the late 80s. The group was formed in the Birmingham area in 1986 by ex-rockabilly bass player King Pleasure (13 March 1966, Wednesbury, West Midlands, England; vocals, saxophone) and Bullmoose K. Shirley (b. 6 December 1967, Bilston, West Midlands, England; guitar). Other founder members were P. Popps Martin (b. 23 February 1968, Wednesfield, West Midlands, England; saxophone), Piano-Man Skan (b. 22 March 1962, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; keyboards), Slap Happy (b. 5 November 1970, Rugby, Warwickshire, England; double bass), Bam Bam Beresford (b. 25 March 1968; drums) and Lisa Sugar Lee (vocals). They signed to local label Big Bear in 1988, following their debut album with a cover version of Jordans Aint Nobody Here But Us...