Jimmy Witherspoon

Gone With the Blues

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A budget compilation of Witherspoon's early years, this material has been subjected to many collections, but rarely has it received the thoughtfulness of track selection exhibited here. Most fans consider Witherspoon's early sides with Jay McShann to be a pinnacle of the artist's career, and listening to these selections, from "Confessin' the Blues" to "Big Fine Girl," it's hard to disagree. Witherspoon's style is already evolving, and by the end of these sessions he emerges as a confident and powerful singer. Gone With the Blues is as good an introduction as any to this material, and it's a necessary purchase to any new fan not yet familiar with this material.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Jay McShann
03:08 SpotifyAmazon
2
feat: Jay McShann
03:04 SpotifyAmazon
3 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
4 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
5
feat: Jay McShann
02:43 SpotifyAmazon
6 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
7 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
11 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
12 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
13 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
15 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
16 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
17 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
18 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
19 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
20 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
21 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
22 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
23 02:51
24 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
25 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
26 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
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