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Jimmy Witherspoon

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 8, 1923 | Died: September, 1997    

Jimmy Witherspoon

One of the great post-war blues shouters, Jimmy Witherspoon, or 'Spoon, as he's known throughout the jazz and blues world, straddled the line between blues and jazz, becoming an integral participant in the history of both of these classic genres of American music.

Born August 8, 1923, in Gurdon, Arkansas, the young James Witherspoon sang in church choirs much like his railroad worker father. Confidence came early as he won first prize in a singing competition at the age of five. While in his teens, Witherspoon decided to try his luck pursuing a singing career and ran away to Los Angeles. It was there that he decided to become a blues singer after seeing a performance by Big Joe Turner....
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    Rockin' With Spoon

    HighNote
    1992
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    Spoon So Easy

    HighNote
    1990
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    Rockin' L.A.

    HighNote
    1989
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    First Reunion

    HighNote
    1988
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    Midnight Lady Called The Blues

    HighNote
    1986
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    Jimmy's Blues

    HighNote
    1983
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    Sing The Blues With Panama Francis And The Savoy Sultans

    HighNote
    1983
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