Jimmy Rushing(Columbia CL 1401 DJ)-"Rushing Lullabies"-LP. This vintage Blues LP was released in 1959. Tracks include-You Can't Run Around,Say You Don't Mean It,Deed I Do,Pink Champagne,Did You Ever,I Cried For You,Three Long Years,I Can't Believe,Good Rockin Tonight,One Evening,Russian Lullaby.James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1903 - June 8, 1972) (known as Jimmy Rushing) was an American blues shouter and swing jazz singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948.
Rushing was known as 'Mr. Five by Five' and was the subject of an eponymous 1942 popular song that was a hit for Harry James and others. He joined Walter Page's Blue Devils in 1927, then joined Bennie Moten's band in 1929. He stayed with the successor Count Basie band when Moten died in 1935.
Rushing was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on August 26, 1903 into a family with musical talent and accomplishments. His father, Andrew Rushing, was a trumpeter and his mother and brother were singers. Young Jimmy took to the family vocation and was a success, touring the Mid-West and California as an itinerant blues singer in the years 1923 and 1924 before moving to Los Angeles, California, where he sang with Jelly Roll Morton. Rushing got a gig singing with the Billy King before moving on to Walter Page's Blue Devils in 1927. He, along with other members of the Blue Devils, defected to the Bennie Moten band in 1929.
Moten died in 1935, and Rushing joined Count Basie for what would be a 13-year gig. Due to his tutelege under his mentor Moten, Rushing was a proponent of the Kansas City jump blues tradition, best envinced by his performances of "Sent For You Yesterday" and "Boogie Woogie" for the Count Basie Orchestra. After leaving Basie, his recording career soared, as a solo artist and a singer with other bands. The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Jimmy Rushing in black fountain pen............CONDITION OF VINYL IS VG.CONDITION OF COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS WEAK VG. RECORD IS IN ORIGINAL COLUMBIA INNER SLEEVE.............