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Jazz Vocal Masters: King Pleasure

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Originally Golden Days

This is a truly classic album. Taking the solos of great improvisers and adding vocals. I have loved the album for years and pleased to find it has now been put on itunes. Strongly recommended as a part of the arcane history of jazz.

Biography

Born: 24 March 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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