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Jimmy Witherspoon The Very Best of Jimmy Witherspoon - Miss Miss Mistreater

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CD Details

  • Digitally Mastered By: Little Walter DeVenne
  • Liner Notes: Victor Pearlin
  • Compiled By: Victor Pearlin
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Jimmy Witherspoon was one of the rare singers who was equally comfortable in both the blues and jazz idioms. With a recording career of over fifty years, he recorded hundreds of dates with many of the biggest hames in blues and jazz as his accompaniment. Witherspoon began recording for the King Records subsidiary Federal in 1952. His entire output for Federal is featured in this collection.

Tracks:

  • 1.Foolish Prayer
  • 2.Lucille
  • 3.Blues In Trouble
  • 4.Two Little Girls
  • 5.One Fine Gal
  • 6.Don't Tell Me Now
  • 7.Corn Whiskey
  • 8.The Day Is Dawning
  • 9.Jay's Blues - Part 1
  • 10.Jay's Blues - Part 2
  • 11.Miss Miss Mistreater
  • 12.Back Home
  • 13.The Last Mile
  • 14.It
  • 15.Back Door Blues
  • 16.Fast Women, Slow Gin
  • 17.24 Sad Hours
  • 18.Just For You
  • 19.Sad Life
  • 20.Move Me Baby
  • 21.I'm Not So Young
  • 22.Highway To Happiness
  • 23.I Done Told You
  • 24.Oh Boy

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Victor Pearlin.
Singer Jimmy Witherspoon was equally at home in both the jazz and blues genres, and he is among a handful of singers for whom the distinctions between the two are really irrelevant. Spoon recorded for an astounding number of record labels during his 50-plus year career, but he was arguably at his best when fronting a band with a crack horn section, as is the case with the tracks included here, which he cut for King Records subsidiary Federal Records between June 30, 1952, and December 7, 1953. Witherspoon's complete Federal output is collected on this disc, 24 cuts in all, including the beautiful and moving "Foolish Prayer," the funky garage jazz of "Two Little Girls," and a solid version of Leiber & Stoller's "Corn Whiskey." Another highlight is "Sad Life," which features vocal backing from the Lamplighters, on loan from Johnny Otis, with Spoon practically inventing a whole new genre, one that might be termed "blues doo wop." Witherspoon recorded a lot of material, but the Federal sessions are among his best, thanks to the solid arrangements and horn work, making this disc as good a place as any to start to get a sense of this fine singer. ~ Steve Leggett
Very Best Of King/Federal/DeLuxe Records

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  • Sales Rank: 16,503
  • UPC: 090431289525
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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