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Tuesday, 6 May 2014
The Blues Collection - Eddie Vinson
From Houston ,Texas Eddie Vinson (1917 -1988) was an alto saxophonist and singer who occupied one of the jazzier pews in the broad church that is the Blues.
He was nicknamed Cleanhead following his hair being accidentally destroyed when using a dodgy hair straightening product - let that be a lesson to all of you out there!
He started out as a bluesman but gradually graduated towards jazz towards the end of his 50 odd year career.
Here he is accompanied amongst others by T-Bone Walker on guitar on two songs he co-wrote in these recordings from Boulogne- Billancourt, France from the 28th March 1969
As the slevenotes say clean-cut sounds from Cleanhead.
Take it away Eddie!
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