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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Honk For Texas (4-CD)

Honk For Texas (4-CD)
 
 
 

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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson: Honk For Texas (4-CD)

(1942-54) (294:03/103)
 

Songs

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Honk For Texas (4-CD) Medium 1
1: When My Baby Left Me  
2: Cherry Red Blues  
3: Things Ain't What They Used To Be  
4: Is You Is Or is You Ain't My Baby  
5: Somebody's Got To Go  
6: Juice Head Baby  
7: When My Baby Left Me  
8: Mr Cleanhead Steps Out  
9: It's A Groovy Affair  
10: I've Been So Good  
11: Juice Head Baby  
12: Br'er Rabbit  
13: Boogie Woogie Holiday  
14: Too Many Women Blues  
15: I Like To Be Home Blues  
16: Three O'Clock In The Morning  
17: Cherry Red Blues  
18: Somebody's Got To Go  
19: Too Many Women Blues  
20: Just A Dream  
21: Cleanhead Blues  
22: When A Woman Loves Her Juice  
23: Kidney Stew Blues  
24: King For A Day Blues  
25: Old Maid Boogie  
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Honk For Texas (4-CD) Medium 2
1: Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From  
2: Lazy Gal  
3: Bonus Pay  
4: Luxury Tax Blues  
5: Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From  
6: When I Get Drunk  
7: Oil Man Blues  
8: Ever-Ready Blues  
9: Wrong Girl Blues  
10: Wandering Mind Blues  
11: Have You Ever Missed Your Baby  
12: Some Women Do  
13: Alimony Blues  
14: High Class Baby  
15: I Took The Front Door In (I Took The...)  
16: Friday Fish Fry  
17: Shavetail  
18: Ashes On My Pillow  
19: I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock  
20: Wineola  
21: Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red  
22: Eddie's Bounce  
23: I'm Weak But Willing  
24: Featherbed Mama  
25: No Good Woman Blues  
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Honk For Texas (4-CD) Medium 3
1: Bald Headed Blues  
2: I Trusted You Baby (But You Double Crossed..)  
3: Peas And Rice  
4: Big Mouth Gal  
5: My Big Brass Bed Is Gone  
6: Queen Bee Blues  
7: If You Don't Think I'm Sinking (Look What...)  
8: Jump And Grunt  
9: Rainy Mornin' Blues  
10: Home Boy  
11: The People On My Party Line  
12: Time After Time  
13: Lonesome Train  
14: Person To Person  
15: I Need You (Tonight)  
16: Good Bread Alley  
17: Buzz Buzz Buzz  
18: I Want A Little Girl  
19: I Don't Want To Cry Anymore  
20: Shipyard Woman  
21: Cherry Red  
22: Rock Boogie  
23: Deed I Do  
24: Ee-Bobaliba  
25: Butter For My Roll  
26: Juke Box Jump The Blues  
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Honk For Texas (4-CD) Medium 4
1: Gal  
2: Lost Woman Blues  
3: In A Rhapsody In Minor  
4: Jelly Kelly Blues  
5: Buzz Me, Baby  
6: Winnin' With Wynn  
7: Wynn's Boogie  
8: Organ Grinder's Swing  
9: Get Yourself In Line  
10: Just In Case You Change Your Mind  
11: Fat Meat  
12: Put Me Down Blues  
13: Muffle Joe Shuffle  
14: Cold Blooded Boogie  
15: P.S. I Love You  
16: J.W. Bop  
17: Blow Wynn Blow  
18: Farewell Baby  
19: Goofin' Off  
20: Strange Love  
21: West Coast Lover  
22: Dog House Blues  
23: Hollywood Stampede  
24: Snug As A Bug In A Rug  
25: Down To The Ocean  
26: I'm The Boss  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson: Honk For Texas (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

  • Albumtitel: Honk For Texas (4-CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Title Honk For Texas (4-CD)
  • Release date 2003
  • Label JSP

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0788065776022

  • weight in Kg 0.400
 
 

Artist description "Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead'"

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

Lonesome Train

(Charles Singleton-Teddy McRae)

King 4582

 

A wide chasm separated blues and jazz during the postwar era, and Eddie Vinson felt it firsthand. He was a top-flight blues singer with an immediately recognizable style and a soaring alto saxist whose jump blues sound wasn't all that far removed from that of Louis Jordan—so delving into modern jazz was forbidden for him.

"I wasn't allowed to do the bebop thing. You see, that's how Miles Davis got 'Tune Up' and 'Four,' because during that time they had me labeled as a blues singer," said the late saxman. "These record companies, you couldn't do that, so I told Miles to go and record it. But I thought he would put my name on it, but I guess he forgot or something."

Born December 18, 1917 in Houston, Eddie hailed from a musical brood. "My father was a piano player, and my grandfather was a fiddle player,"  he said. His vocal skills were honed early. "My singing started in the church," said Eddie. "My aunt was the program director in our church, so naturally everybody in our family had to do something." Vinson took up his horn in high school, studying under Dr. James Lett. "I had a friend who played saxophone. He played it, and I just wanted to play the saxophone. It didn't take long, because I really wanted to," said Vinson. "I had a pretty good teacher. He stressed intonation. He wanted a big sound out of the alto." After graduation, Vinson was a mainstay in the big band of trombonist Milt Larkin. "They called them territorial bands in these days," he said. "We had Arnett Cobb―he was in the band with me―and at one time we had Illinois Jacquet."

Enthralled by his blues singing, trumpeter Cootie Williams persuaded Eddie to join his big band in 1942 in New York. Vinson sang all three of the band's 1944-45 R&B charters for the Hit logo, including Cherry Red Blues and Somebody's Got To Go, before splitting to do his own thing on Mercury in late '45. There he scored big in 1947 with the two-sided smash Kidney Stew Blues b/w Old Maid Boogie. He moved over to Cincinnati-based King in '49, nailing another R&B hit with the sequel Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red. And on July 7, 1952, he waxed the hard-driving Lonesome Train with a tight horn section behind him, King house guitarist John Faire providing the locomotive-fired fretwork.

Vinson's distinctive bald pate earned him the lifelong nickname of 'Cleanhead.' "We used to have a thing, you'd straighten your hair out," he explained. "And I put some of it on my hair, and it took my hair out. So to shave it out so it could grow back, the response was so good with it being bald that I just kept it off. That's the story of Cleanhead!"  He finally got to cut some jazz for Riverside in 1961 with Cannonball Adderley's quintet, staying active all the way up to his July 2, 1988 death in L.A.

- Bill Dahl -
Chicago, Illinois

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