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December 18, 1917 - July 2, 1988 American jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist and blues shouter.Read More...
After working in the Milton Larkins and Cootie Williams orchestras, he established his own big band in 1945. In 1947 he had a major rhythm and blues hit with "Old Maid Boogie/Kidney Stew Blues".
Vinson recorded both jazz and rhythm and blues. He wrote "Tune Up" and "Four" for Miles Davis, as well as the classic blues numbers "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red," "Person to Person," and "They Call Me Mr. Cleanhead." In live performance he would alternate blues numbers with jazz numbers like Thelonious Monk's "Straight No Chaser." Even in his blues numbers, his saxophone style has a distinctly modern bebop sound.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Old Maid Boogie - 6,640 plays
- Kidney Stew Blues - 2,856 plays
- When My Baby Left Me - 1,821 plays
- Kidney Stew - 1,406 plays
- Wee Baby Blues - 1,450 plays
- I Had A Dream - 1,326 plays
- I'm In An Awful Mood - 1,318 plays
- Wait A Minute Baby - 1,206 plays
- Juice-Head Baby - 1,199 plays
- My Baby's Down And Out - 752 plays