Saturday, 5 August 2017
LP Artwork: Five Feet of Soul/Jimmy Rushing
Basie felt that Rushing's blues vocals "never had an equal" even though Rushing felt he was really a ballad singer. Later, he said, "I don't know what kind of blues singer you'd call me. I just sing 'em!"
This week's program includes a track from this album which I think is arguably his very best, and the band featured players such as Al Cohn, Snooky Young and Zoot Sims.