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Jimmy Rushing

Jimmy Rushing
Born: Aug 26, 1901 in Oklahoma City, OK
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Died: Jun 8, 1972 in New York, NY
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
The You and Me That Used to Be
Released: 1971
Label: Bluebird RCA
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On this straight CD reissue of Jimmy Rushing's final recording sessions, the singer is in spirited form despite being little more than a year from his death. On the ten swing standards and a lone blues ...Read full review
Goin' to Chicago
Released: 1971
Label: Vanguard
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More Jimmy Rushing albums: Main Albums (19), Compilations (42), DVD/Video (2)