Jimmy Witherspoon

By J Poet

 

Jimmy Witherspoon, known affectionately by friends and fans as “Spoon,” was a versatile singer at home with the blues, jazz and R&B, and made his mark in all three genres. He introduced the sanctified inflections of gospel music to the blues in the 50s, helping lay the foundation for soul music, and his big, bluesy larger than life vocals were the template for many of the R&B singers who followed in his footsteps.

 

Witherspoon was born in Gurdon, Arkansas on August 8, 1923 and like many African American singers, was introduced to... Read More

City Of Origin:
Gurdon, Arkansas, United States
Genre:
Blues, Jump Blues
Birthdate:
08/08/1920
Death date:
09/18/1997
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Tracks

They Call It Stormy Monday

Abc of the Blues
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It's a Low Down Dirty Deal

Abc of the Blues
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Bobby Sox Blues

Abc of the Blues
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Mean Old World

Abc of the Blues
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Evening

Abc of the Blues
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Long Skirt Baby Blues

Abc of the Blues
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Midnight Blues

Abc of the Blues
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