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Rushing, the daddy of Kansas blues and thus, of R&B, was a singer of power and flexibility. He sang with the Blue Devils, with Benny Moten, even with Benny Goodman, but above all with the greatest of the Count Basie bands. Classic or unknown it's all splendid, both vocally and instrumentally, but the Basie cuts are wealth beyond compare. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi

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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