Jimmy Witherspoon Roots 200g LP
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Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 200g Vinyl! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Somehow this 1961 Reprise title seems to have escaped the audiophile
must-have list. It's a true hidden classic and an incredibly warm recording. The
small combo setting really allows these two heavyweights, Jimmy Witherspoon and
Ben Webster ,to shine. The mood is laid-back and down-home. Accompanying
musicians include trumpeter Gerald Wilson, pianist Ernie Freeman, bassist Ralph
Hamilton and drummer Jim Miller. Roots was recorded at the often underrated or
forgotten Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The studio, built in 1929,
was one of the truly great - and great-sounding - studios of its day with an
unbelievable discography of classics to its name.
Includes "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "I'm Gonna move To the
Outskirts of Town".
Jimmy Witherspoon made his first records with Jay McShann's band in 1945. Four
years later, he would record under his own name with the McShann band and
produced his first hit "Ain't Nobody's Business".
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals
Ben Webster, guitar
Gerald Wilson, trumpet
Ernie Freeman, piano
Jim Miller, drums
Ralph Hamilton, bass
1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
2. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
3. Key To The Highway
4. Did You Ever
5. Confessin' The Blues
6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
1. Your Red Wagon
2. Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound
3. Cherry Red
4. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
5. Just A Dream
6. Please, Mr. Webster