CD Rockin' L.A. (CD 197113),
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Rockin' L.A.

  • 1. You Got Me Runnin'
    2. Once There Lived a Fool
    3. Sweet Lotus Blossom
    4. Call It Stormy Monday
    5. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    6. Don't You Miss Your Baby / Careless Love / When The Saints Go Marching In / One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
    7. S. K. Blues
    8. I Want a Little Girl
    9. Big Boss Man
    10. Don't Gotta - (bonus track)
    11. Ain't Nobody's Business / Please Send Me Somebody To Love - (bonus track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9660

  • Credits
    ProducerRalph Jungheim
    EngineerJohn Eargle

    Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Gerald Wiggins (piano), John Clayton (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums)
    Recorded live at the Grand Avenue Bar, Los Angeles on October 24-25, 1988.
    This CD finds Jimmy Witherspoon at age 65 on one of his last fairly strong records before his voice began to really shrink and fade. Spoon, assisted on this live set by tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Gerald Wiggins, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Paul Humphrey, revives some of his hits, performs a pair of medleys, and emphasizes swinging blues and ballads. Highlights include "Sweet Lotus Blossom" (a standard whose authorship should not have been credited to Witherspoon), "Stormy Monday," and "I Want a Little Girl." Easily recommended to Jimmy Witherspoon fans. ~ Scott Yanow

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