Eddie Vinson was one of the pioneers of Rhythm & Blues, bridging the gap between the Big Band era and Rock 'n Roll. Equally adept at both alto saxophone and vocals, his recording career spanned almost fifty years. His "squeaking" vocal style was unique, providing him with a number of R&B hits in the 1940s. He received his nickname "Cleanhead" due to an accidental burning of his hair while getting it "processed," and kept it shaved off from that point on. In 1948, Vinson signed a recording contract with King Records, which produced the material featured on this CD.