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Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin' Down Blues

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Item Number: 72037
Artist: Witherspoon, Jimmy

Legendary Blues singer Jimmy ‘Spoon’ Witherspoon, one of the premiere Blues musicians of the post-WWII era, is immortalized in this exclusive DVD entitled Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin’ Down Blues.  Witherspoon became the vocalist for Jay McShann’s band, which also featured T-Bone Walker and Big Joe Turner, during which time they recorded numerous hits, such as Ain’t Nobody’s Business, Times Gettin’ Tougher Than Tough, and  Big Fine Girl, which exemplified his unique style as a “Blues Shouter.”


“Jimmy Witherspoon is a big, burly blues singer with a big, burly

voice that matches his stature….”       -John S. Wilson, New York Times


The Ad Lib Series, now available on DVD for the first time, is a collection of 46 concert TV programs presenting the best Jazz, Pop and Blues artists showcasing their skills with a Jazz flair.  Seen on TV internationally, Ad Lib (filmed in 1980) was the first musical television series recorded in Stereo. Each DVD features 2 episodes of the acclaimed Ad Lib Series.


“Spoon's blues were classic, macho, tragic and vivid…When the

points are added up Witherspoon stands out as having been the

ultimate amongst the troubadours of sexual disaster. He ranked

with Joe Turner and Joe Williams as the most powerful of the

city blues singers”                              -The Independent, London


Remembered as a quintessential Blues Man, Jimmy Witherspoon had a style based in the tradition of the Big Band, and was able to incorporate genres such as Jazz, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll and R&B into his repertoire. As Seen On TV and also featuring Jazz guitarist John Collins & Jazz sax great Marshall Royal, among others, this DVD, Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin’ Down Blues, features Witherspoon’s authentic, honest songs and emotional vocal styling that propelled him from his humble beginnings into a genuine musical icon.



Song Selection:

Show #15              

Jimmy Witherspoon: Good Morning Blues

Jimmy Witherspoon: Confessin’ The Blues

Jimmy Witherspoon & Marshall Royal: Roll ‘Em Pete

Jimmy Witherspoon: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Marshall Royal: Jitterbug Waltz

Jimmy Witherspoon & Marshall Royal: Everyday I Have the Blues


Show #12

Jimmy Witherspoon: Money’s Getting Cheaper

Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin’ Down Slow

Jimmy Witherspoon: Goin’ To Chicago

Jimmy Witherspoon: T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do

Jimmy Witherspoon & John Collins: Roll ‘Em Pete

John Collins: Dearly Beloved

John Collins: Till Tomorrow                  

Jimmy Witherspoon & John Collins: You Got Me Runnin’


Featuring Musicians:

Jimmy Witherspoon: Vocals

Wray Downes: Piano

John Heard: Bass

Harold Jones: Drums

John Collins: Guitar

Phil Moore: Piano

Marshall Royal: Saxophone


DVD Bonus Features:

● Jimmy Witherspoon Biography

● Marshall Royal Biography

● Ad Lib Highlights Reel (16 min.)

● Digitally Mastered Audio & Video

● Dolby Stereo Audio

● Instant Access Songs

● DVD Recommendations
(1 Hour plus Bonus Features)


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