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Jimmy McCracklin

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 13, 1921    

A 1990-1991 Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winner, Jimmy McCracklin will forever be known as one of the architects of the West Coast blues sound, and among certain audiences, one of its biggest stars. One of the most prolific R&B songwriters with over 40 albums to his credit, a fine pianist, and deeply moving vocalist, McCracklin is a consummate showman who still dazzles crowds with his huge revue band in the great tradition of classic Rhythm 'n' Blues.

Jimmy was born in Helena, Arkansas in 1921, he moved to St. Louis where he learned piano from blues legend Walter Davis. In the mid '40s he fought as a professional boxer under the name “Jimmy Mackey,” engaging in over 23 bouts. Moving to California, he made his record debut in 1945 and through the late '40s and early '50s, in Richmond and Oakland, he made some of his greatest recordings for Modern, Peacock and Swingtime Records....
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Source: James Nadal

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    All Shucks

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    1984
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    Twist

    HighNote
    1961

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Featured recording “High On The Blues”

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High On The Blues

Stax Records (1971)

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