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The Jazz Odyssey Of James Rushing Esq. / Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls

Jimmy Rushing

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Biography

Born: 26 August 1901 in Oklahoma City, OK

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

He was known as "Mister Five-By-Five" — an affectionate reference to his height and girth — a blues shouter who defined and then transcended the form. The owner of a booming voice that radiated sheer joy in whatever material he sang, Jimmy Rushing could swing with anyone and dominate even the loudest of big bands. Rushing achieved his greatest fame in front of the Count Basie band from 1935 to 1950, yet unlike many band singers closely associated with...
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  • 79,00 kr
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2008

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