GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT * JIMMY WITHERSPOON * VOUGE 1269 * UK
The Jump Blues track Good Rockin' Tonight, written and
originally recorded by Roy Brown in 1947, is part of a great set from Blues
singer Jimmy Witherspoon at the 1959 Monterey Jazz Festival. A host of
stellar musicians back Witherspoon on this recording amongst which Colman
Hawkins gives a powerful tenor sax solo
Witherspoon's performance at Monterey was the catalyst that relaunched his
flagging career and brought his name to a new generation of Jazz and Blues fans
in the West.
Other tracks on this EP are No Rollin' Blues and Big Fine Girl;
the Monterey set was released in the US in its entirety on the HIFIJAZZ album Jimmy
Witherspoon At the Monterey Jazz Festival and in the UK
across two EPs in 1961.
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