EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON

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An advanced stylist on alto saxophone who vacillated throughout his career between jump blues and jazz, bald-pated Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (he lost his hair early on after a botched bout with a lye-based hair-straightener) also possessed a playfully distinctive vocal delivery that stood him in good stead with blues fans.

Vinson first picked up a horn while attending high school in Houston. During the late '30s, he was a member of an incredible horn section in Milton Larkins's orchestra, sitting next to Arnett Cobb and Illinois Jacquet. After exiting Larkins' employ in 1941, Vinson picked up a few vocal tricks while on tour with bluesman Big Bill Broonzy. Vinson joined the Cootie Williams Orchestra from 1942 to 1945. His vocals on trumpeter Williams' renditions of "Cherry Red" and "Somebody's Got to Go" were in large part responsible for their wartime hit status.

Vinson struck out on his own in 1945, forming
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EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Eddie Vinson Sings (Cleanhead's Back in Town) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Vinson Sings (Cleanhead's Back in Town)
Jump Blues 1957
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Cleanhead & Cannonball album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cleanhead & Cannonball
Jump Blues 1961
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Back Door Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back Door Blues
Jump Blues 1962
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Cherry Red album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cherry Red
Jump Blues 1967
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Wee Baby Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wee Baby Blues
Jump Blues 1969
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Kidney Stew Is Fine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kidney Stew Is Fine
Jump Blues 1969
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON The Original Cleanhead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Cleanhead
Jump Blues 1970
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON I Want a Little Girl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Want a Little Girl
Jump Blues 1981
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & Roomful of Blues album cover 3.48 | 2 ratings
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Jump Blues 1982
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Meat's Too High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meat's Too High
Jump Blues 1998

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EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON You Can't Make Love Alone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can't Make Love Alone
Jump Blues 1971

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EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON The Blues Collection 57: Cleanhead Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blues Collection 57: Cleanhead Blues
Jump Blues 1995
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Blues, Boogie & Bebop - Meat's Too High album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues, Boogie & Bebop - Meat's Too High
Jump Blues 1998
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Jay McShann : Jumpin' the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Jay McShann : Jumpin' the Blues
Jump Blues 2003

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EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & Roomful of Blues

Album · 1982 · Jump Blues
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Very enjoyable album, recorded by jump blues sax veteran Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson with "Roomful of Blues" Big Band.

"Roomful Of Blues" were founded in 1967 as blues rock band, but later grew up to full Big Band with 5-members brass section and great electric guitarist. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson in 80s participated on many blues and jazz stars albums, but this album is one between most successful one.He plays with support of real brass session and sings(in very B.B. King manner) on three songs, when Big Band plays not only great brass, but very bluesy electric guitar and piano as well.

Musically presented by mix of early r'n'b, Big Band and jazzy blues, this collaboration sound very inspired and not dated at all (I expect they should sound live even better!). Instrumental pieces sound as unique blues big band while vocal songs are more classic blues with brassy arrangements. Great album for funs of music on the edge between blues,r'n'b and jazz.

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