Label: Black And Blue - 33.309 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: France • Genre: Jazz •
McShann was born in MuskogeeOklahoma, and was nicknamed Hootie. The band played both swing and blues numbers but played blues on most of its records; its most popular recording was "Confessin' the Blues". The group disbanded when McShann was drafted into the Army in The big-band era being over, he was unable to successfully restart his career after the war ended.
Jay told the Associated Press in "You'd hear some cat play, and somebody would say 'This cat, he sounds like he's from Kansas City. They knew it on the East Coast.
They knew it on Medley - Jay McShann / Eddie Cleanhead Vinson - Live In France Vol.2 West Coast. They knew it up north, and they knew it down south. As well as writing much material, Witherspoon continued recording with McShann's band, which also featured Ben Webster. McShann had a modern rhythm and blues hit with " Hands Off ", featuring a vocal by Priscilla Bowmanin In the late s, McShann became popular as a singer as well as a pianist, often performing with violinist Claude Williams.
He continued recording and touring through the s. Well into his 80s, McShann still performed occasionally, particularly in the Kansas City area and TorontoOntario, where he made his last recording, "Hootie Blues", in Februaryafter a recording career of 61 years. The song was written by McShann and Walter Brown in the s. With Clarence Gatemouth Brown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American blues, jazz, and swing bandleader, pianist and singer. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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