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

(1942-54) (294:03/103)

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  • Interpret: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

  • Album titlle: Honk For Texas (4-CD)

  • Label JSP

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2003
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0788065776022

  • weight in Kg 0.4
Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead' - Honk For Texas (4-CD) CD 1
01 When My Baby Left Me
02 Cherry Red Blues
03 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
04 Is You Is Or is You Ain't My Baby
05 Somebody's Got To Go
06 Juice Head Baby
07 When My Baby Left Me
08 Mr Cleanhead Steps Out
09 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
Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead' - Honk For Texas (4-CD) CD 2
01 Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From
02 Lazy Gal
03 Bonus Pay
04 Luxury Tax Blues
05 Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From
06 When I Get Drunk
07 Oil Man Blues
08 Ever-Ready Blues
09 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
Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead' - Honk For Texas (4-CD) CD 3
01 Bald Headed Blues
02 I Trusted You Baby (But You Double Crossed..)
03 Peas And Rice
04 Big Mouth Gal
05 My Big Brass Bed Is Gone
06 Queen Bee Blues
07 If You Don't Think I'm Sinking (Look What...)
08 Jump And Grunt
09 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
Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead' - Honk For Texas (4-CD) CD 4
01 Gal
02 Lost Woman Blues
03 In A Rhapsody In Minor
04 Jelly Kelly Blues
05 Buzz Me, Baby
06 Winnin' With Wynn
07 Wynn's Boogie
08 Organ Grinder's Swing
09 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
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"Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson"

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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