Jimmy Witherspoon (Gurdon,[1] 8 de agosto de 1920Los Angeles, 18 de setembro de 1997) foi um cantor de blues estadunidense. Seu estilo vanguardista, seus arranjos e produções fez dele um verdadeiro artista no seu tempo.

Jimmy Witherspoon
Jimmy Witherspoon
Informação geral
Nome completo James Witherspoon
Nascimento 8 de agosto de 1920
Gurdon, Arkansas
 Estados Unidos
Gênero(s) Blues
Período em atividade 1940-1990

Discografia editar

Álbuns editar

  • Wilbur De Paris Plays & Jimmy Witherspoon Sings New Orleans Blues (Atlantic, 1957)
  • Goin' to Kansas City Blues with Jay McShann (RCA Victor Records, 1957 [1958])
  • Singin' the Blues (World Pacific Records, 1958 [1959])
  • At the Monterey Jazz Festival (HiFi Jazz/Everest Records, 1959 [1960])
  • Feelin' the Spirit (HiFi Jazz/Everest, 1959)
  • At the Renaissance with Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster (HiFi Jazz/Everest, 1959 [1960])
  • Jimmy Witherspoon (Crown Records, 1960)
  • Sings the Blues (Crown, 1960)
  • With Buck Clayton (Vogue [UK], 1961)
  • Spoon (Reprise Records, 1961)
  • Hey, Mrs. Jones (Reprise, 1962)
  • Roots (Reprise, 1962)
  • Baby, Baby, Baby (Prestige, 1963 [1964])
  • Evenin' Blues (Prestige, 1963 [1964])
  • Blues Around the Clock (Prestige, 1963 [1964])
  • Blue Spoon (Prestige, 1964 [1965])
  • Some of My Best Friends Are the Blues (Prestige, 1964 [1965])
  • Spoon in London (Prestige, 1965 [1966])
  • Blues for Easy Livers (Prestige, 1965 [1966])
  • Blues for Spoon and Groove with Richard "Groove" Holmes (Surrey, 1965)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon in Person (Vogue [UK], 1965) reissue of With Buck Clayton
  • Spoon Sings and Swings with Dick Morrissey Records (Fontana [UK], 1966)
  • A Spoonful of Blues (Ember Records, 1966) reissue of Jimmy Witherspoon
  • A Blue Point of View (Verve, 1966)
  • The Blues is Now with Jack McDuff (Verve, 1967)
  • A Spoonful of Soul (Verve, 1968)
  • Live with Ben Webster (Stateside [UK], 1968)
  • The Blues Singer (ABC/Bluesway Records, 1969)
  • Hunh! (ABC/Bluesway 1970)
  • Handbags and Gladrags (ABC, 1971)
  • Guilty with Eric Burdon (MGM, 1971)
  • The Spoon Concerts (Fantasy [2LP], 1972) reissues of At the Monterey Jazz Festival and At the Renaissance
  • Previously Unreleased Recordings with Ben Webster (Verve, 1973)
  • Love is a Five Letter Word (Capitol, 1975)
  • Spoonful (Blue Note, 1975)
  • Live Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford (LAX/Avenue Jazz/Rhino, 1977)
  • Live at the Watts Jazz Festival, Volume 1 with Willie Bobo, Gene Ammons (LAX/Avenue Jazz/Rhino, 1977)
  • Live in Paris with Buck Clayton (Jazz Vogue [UK], 1977)
  • Sings The Blues (Black & Blue Records, 1978)
  • Spoon's Life (Isabel, 1980)
  • Olympia Concert (Inner City Records, 1980) reissue of Jimmy Witherspoon in Person
  • Big Blues (JSP Records, 1981)
  • Sings the Blues with Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans (Muse Records, 1983)
  • Spoonful O' Blues (Kent, 1984) compilation
  • Patcha, Patcha, All Night Long with Big Joe Turner (Pablo Records, 1985)
  • Midnight Lady Called the Blues (Muse, 1986)
  • Never Knew This Kind of Hurt Before: The Bluesway Sessions (Charly Records, 1988) compilation
  • Rockin' L.A. (Fantasy, 1989)
  • Live (At Condon's, New York) (Who's Who in Jazz, 1990)
  • Spoon So Easy (The Chess Years) (Chess/MCA, 1990) compilation
  • Jay's Blues (The Complete Federal Sessions) (Charly R&B, 1991) compilation
  • Blowin' in from Kansas City (Flair/Virgin, 1991) compilation
  • Call My Baby (Night Train International, 1991) compilation
  • Live at the Notodden Blues Festival with Robben Ford (Blue Rock'it, 1992)
  • The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues (Indigo, 1993)
  • Ain't Nobody's Business (The Blues Collection) (Orbis, 1992) compilation
  • Live at the Mint with Robben Ford (On The Spot/Private Music, 1994 [1996])
  • Cold Blooded Boogie (Night Train International, 1995) compilation
  • Spoon's Blues (Stony Plain Records, 1995)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon with the Junior Mance Trio (Stony Plain, 1997) previously unreleased live recording from 1969
  • Tougher Than Tough (Blue Moon, 1997) reissue of At the Renaissance
  • Jazz Me Blues: The Best of Jimmy Witherspoon (Prestige, 1998) compilation
  • Jimmy Witherspoon with the Duke Robillard Band (Stony Plain, 2000)
  • Spoon Meets Pao with Eugene Pao (Eastside, 2002) recorded 1990
  • Urban Blues Singing Legend (JSP [4CD], 2006) compilation
  • Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival with Robben Ford (Monterey Jazz Festival/Concord Records, 2008)

Tabela de singles editar

Ano Single Posições
US Pop[2] USR&B[3]
1949 "Ain't Nobody's Business (Parts 1 & 2)" (Supreme) 1
"In the Evening" (Supreme) 5
"No Rollin' Blues" (Modern) 4
"Big Fine Girl" (Modern) 4
1952 "The Wind is Blowin'" (Modern) 7
1965 "You're Next" (Prestige) 98
1975 "Love is a Five Letter Word" (Capitol) 31

DVDs editar

  • 2003: 20th Century Jazz Masters: Mel Tormé/Jimmy Witherspoon/Carmen McRae/Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan
  • 2003: Jazz Casual: Jimmy Witherspoon, Jimmy Rushing
  • 2009: Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues

Filmografia editar

  • 2000: Jazz Casual: Jimmy Witherspoon & Ben Webster (Jazz Casual/Idem)[4]
  • 2009: Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues with Marshal Royal and John Collins

Referências

  1. Official, Spoon. «About The Spoon». Consultado em 26 de janeiro de 2011. Arquivado do original em 13 de fevereiro de 2009 
  2. Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955–2002. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 774. ISBN 0-89820-155-1 
  3. Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–1995. [S.l.]: Record Research. p. 490 
  4. «Jimmy Witherspoon, Jazz Casual: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards». AllMusic.com. 2 de dezembro de 2003. Consultado em 30 de agosto de 2015 
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