Friday, January 20, 2006

Corn Whiskey !

Vocalist and bassist, born in Gurdon, Arkansas in 1923, Jimmy Witherspoon sang in church from the time he was five. In 1944 he joined the Jay McShann Band for four years, and then on his own he unleashed "Ain't Nobody's Business," acknowledged to be a classic performance. One of the great blues singers of the post-World War II period, he was also versatile enough to fit comfortably into the jazz world. Witherspoon passed away on September 18, 1997, at the age of 74.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Corn Whiskey
Jimmy Witherspoon - Two Little Girls
Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business (Part 1 And 2)

And RIP Mr Wilson Pickett
(Now I’m just waiting for my soul brothers to post The REAL tribute post).

Wilson Pickett - Stagger Lee

See you next week.


Anonymous daveyboy said... that Jimmy Witherspoon.

Thanks Rev.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Jim Stark said...

Wicked Pickett and Otis are my fave soul shouters who actually got the acclaim they deserved...sad that both have left the planet...

What would my life be like without "midnight hour" or "land of 1000 dances"?

10:11 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

Wilson Pickett and Tony Franciosa, who both passed away this week, had something else in common. See this.

5:03 AM  
Blogger guapo said...

Rev Tom, where`s the header on your blog gone?

7:48 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Daveyboy,Jim,Darren, thank you !
Mark, seems fine to me, anyone else?

7:17 PM  
Blogger monkeyfunk said...

Wicked Pickett duly respected over :

keep it up sir.

5:47 PM  

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