You have no items in your shopping cart.
I'll Always Be In Love With You Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You See See Rider I Make a Lot of Money Blowin' the Blues T Ain't Nobody's Business Everything You Do Is Wrong Roll 'Em Pete
|Instruments||Music and Musicians|
|Accompanist/ Conductor||Buck Clayton, Emmet Berry, Dicky Wells, Earl Warren, Buddy Tate, Sir Charles Thompson, Gene Ramey, Oliver Jackson|
Customer Reviews (3)
- "As Blue As It Gets!"Review by Big Toots
Jimmy “Spoon” Witherspoon was always a utensil that cooked. And, this live recording from an April, 1961 Paris theatre session is a culinary institute of swing, soul and impeccable vocal delivery. Backed by a superb small big band, including trumpeter Buck Clayton, Witherspoon is sterling.
Witherspoon was unique as a jazz singer. Deeply blues-driven and drenched in same, he almost touches the R+B boundary (“see See Rider”). However, with Jimmy categories are irrelevant. “Le Grande Chanteur” kicks the date off with “I’ll Always Be in Love with You” and things get funky blue throughout.
The band is in full dress blues on this session. They accommodate Spoon’s rhythmic “play,” especially on the slower (very) material. Trumpeter Buck Clayton, sax man Earl Warren (not the judge but he certainly holds court) and bone man Dicky Wells each solo superbly. They buy heavily into Spoon’s blues tour (“Blowin' the Blues,” “Everything I Do Is Wrong”). But, this is Spoon’s kitchen all-around. His take on “’T ’Ain’t Nobody’s Business” would have Bessie getting blue.
“Jimmy Witherspoon” is an elegant eight-course blues fest. If she heard it, even Julia Child would drop her apron and buy it. Bon Appétit!
(Posted on 6/1/2015)
- Jimmy WitherspoonReview by Simon Sez
Witherspoon was doing well in 1961 when he was recorded at this concert with musicians who had earlier been with Count Basie like Buck Clayton, Dickie Wells and Buddy Tate. ‘Spoon sings his hit “T’ain’t Nobody’s Business” as if he had just discovered it and is also excellent on “See See Rider” and “Roll ‘Em Pete.” Olympia Concert has Jimmy Witherspoon sounding at his best.
Simon Sez: Jimmy Witherspoon always sounded good, singing and swinging the blues. Olympia Concert (IC7014) is one of his best.
(Posted on 5/6/2014)
- Review by Michael G. Nastos.
Jimmy Witherspoon, in his prime, was simply the very best at his craft. (Posted on 6/14/2013)
Write Your Own Review
%s1 / %s2