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Jimmy Witherspoon

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T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon: T-Bone Opens to Capacity Crowd at Last Word

Live Review by J.T. Gipson, The California Eagle, 13 May 1948

Cafe Society Fetes Noted Blues Singer in High Fashion ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: All About Spoon — And How He Got Another Chance

Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 27 June 1964

JIMMY WITHERSPOON is a gigantic man of 41 with great bristling eyebrows and moustaches and a large winning smile. Intimates and admirers call him Spoon. ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: Ramjam Club, Brixton, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 30 April 1966

JIMMY WITHERSPOON'S appearances at R & B clubs like Brixton's Ramjam might seem out of place. But he cuts across the music barriers with his ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: Live (Stateside SL10232)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 28 September 1968

ON LIVE (Stateside SL10232), the rich-voiced Jimmy Witherspoon is heard in a typical club show accompanied by the Ben Webster quartet. ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: A New Look For Spoon And Back To Authentic Blues

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 12 April 1969

IT WAS clear at first glance, when Jimmy Witherspoon and his wife walked into the MM offices last week, that I was confronted by a new-look Spoon. ...

War, Roberta Flack, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Witherspoon: Shea Stadium, New York NY

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 21 July 1973

War declared at Shea Stadium. ...

Jimmy Witherspoon: Blues Alive

Interview by Clinton Walker, RAM, 30 May 1980

THE PLAIN and simple truth is that the blues just ain't terribly fashionable in this day and age of passing fads like the mod, rockabilly ...

'Ain't Nobody's Business': The No Rollin' Blues of Jimmy Witherspoon

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, 24 May 1996

"I'D RATHER open up a show than to close it," Jimmy Witherspoon said emphatically. "'Cause I know whoever follows me is gonna have to sing." ...


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