Witherspoon's style of blues-that of the "blues shouter"-became unfashionable in the mid-1950s, but he returned to popularity with his 1959 album Jimmy Witherspoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which features Roy Eldridge, Woody Herman, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines and Mel Lewis, among others. 1986: Midnight Lady Called the Blues (Muse). 1989: Spoon Concerts (Fantasy).
Singin' the Blues is a 1956 album by Jimmy Witherspoon. Witherspoon's session band included Harry Edison and Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Teddy Edwards and Jimmy Allen on tenor sax, Henry McDode and Hampton Hawes on piano, Herman Mitchell on rhythm guitar, Jimmy Hamilton on bass and Jimmy Miller on drums. The album was recorded for and released by Rip Records in 1956, and re-released in 1958 by World Pacific Records.
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1. New York City Blues.
As for the material that appeared on the original Sings the Blues LPs, it's a pretty standard easygoing, pleasant Witherspoon small-combo blues session with a tinge of jazz. The program's devoted to covers of tunes by . King, T-Bone Walker, Billy Wright, Billy Eckstine, Joe Turner, Leroy Carr, and others; Witherspoon's own "Cain River Blues" is the only original.
Witherspoon forged ahead and went on to cut a remarkable 1986 album Midnight Lady Called The Blues, written and produced by Dr. John and Doc Pomus. The1990s found Witherspoon at his most active, including touring with singer Van Morrison, in support of Morrison's A Night in San Francisco, album, on which Witherspoon appeared, as well as his own headlining gigs to promote reissues of earlier Witherspoon albums and recent releases. One such album, a live album with guitarist Robben Ford, entitled Live at the Mint, was the most welcome. Jimmy Witherspoon passed away in September of 1997 at the age of 74 an acknowledged giant in the fields of Rhythm & Blues and Jazz and a true American original. For more than a half century Jimmy Witherspoon graced the stages and recording studios of the country and showed the world that he was indeed a talent for the ages.
Blues Master Jimmy Witherspoon was born August 8, 1920, Gurdon, Ark. and passed away on September 18, 1997, in Los Angeles, Ca. His father, a railroad man, sang in local choirs, while his mother played piano. Spoon didn't pursue music professionally until after his WWII stint in the Merchant Marines. He cut a remarkable 1986 album "Midnight Lady Called The Blues", written and produced by Dr. He re-teamed with guitarist Robben Ford in the early 90s for "Live At The Notodden Blues Festival", and cut a 1992 album "The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothin' But The Blues" for Indigo Records. Spoon's last recording "Spoon's Blues" for Stony Plain Records featured Duke Robillard and his band with special guest Long John Baldry.
|1||New York City Blues|
|3||Blinded By Love|
|4||Happy Hard Time|
|5||Something Rotten In East St. Louis|
|6||Midnight Lady Called The Blues|
|7||Blues Hall Of Fame|
- Alto Saxophone – Hank Crawford
- Bass – Wilbur Bascomb
- Co-producer – Doc Pomus, Dr. John
- Drums – Bernard Purdie
- Guitar – Calvin Newborn
- Lead Vocals – Jimmy Witherspoon
- Piano – Dr. John
- Tenor Saxophone – David "Fathead" Newman
- Trumpet – Charlie Miller
Notesrecorded at Secret Sound Studio January 14, 1986
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|MR 5327||Jimmy Witherspoon||Midnight Lady Called The Blues (LP)||Muse Records||MR 5327||US||1986|
|LRF 209||Jimmy Witherspoon||Midnight Lady Called The Blues (LP)||Larrikin||LRF 209||Australia||1986|
|MC 5327||Jimmy Witherspoon||Midnight Lady Called The Blues (Cass, Album)||Muse Records||MC 5327||US||1986|