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Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure

King Pleasure

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Moody's mood....King Pleasure and Sarah Vaughan

The great James Moody tenor solo put to words by The King and Sarah. It just dosen't get much better than this.

Great album! Definitely overlooked

I love this old style jazz, and it's hard to find an artist with the right voice and jazz combo, but this guy is really amazing.

Biography

Born: March 24, 1922 in Oakdale, TN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

Along with Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure was one of the early masters of vocalese — a style in which lyrics are written and sung to the solos of jazz instrumentalists. Although Pleasure cited Jefferson as his main influence and said that Jefferson was embracing vocalese before him, Pleasure's sax-like phrasing and scat singing proved equally influential. The charismatic improviser (who recorded for Prestige, Aladdin, Jubilee, HiFi Jazz, and United Artists) is best known for his 1952 hit "Moody's...
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