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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Born: Dec 18, 1917 in Houston, TX
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Died: Jul 2, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Blues, Jazz, R&B
Biography: An advanced stylist on alto saxophone who vacillated throughout his career between jump blues and jazz, bald-pated Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (he lost his hair early on after a botched bout with a lye-based hair-straightener) also possessed a playfully distinctive vocal delivery that stood him in good ...Read full biography
Released: 1982
Label: Muse
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If there were justice in the world, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson would have been able to tour with this type of group throughout much of his career. Roomful of Blues, a popular five-horn nonet, has rarely ...Read full review
I Want A Little Girl
Released: 1981
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, 64 at the time of this Pablo recording, is in superior form on the blues-oriented material. With Art Hillery (on piano and organ) and guitarist Cal Green leading the rhythm section, ...Read full review
More Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson albums: Main Albums (24), Compilations (25)
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