Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Life
Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Life
Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Life
Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Life

Jimmy Witherspoon - Spoon's Life

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Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals
George Smith, harmonica
Johnny Dollar, guitar
Sammy Lawhorn, guitar
Nick Charles, bass guitar
Roosevelt "Snake" Shaw, drums


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : Isabel

Recorded at Studio Davout, Paris on on October 27th 1980 by Patrick Dufour

Produced by Didier Tricard

Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1981

Reissued in 2015



Side A :

1. Night Life
2. Help Me
3. Big Boss Man
4. Cold Cold Feeling
5. Worried Life Blues

Side B :

1. Did You Ever
2. Blues With A Feeling
3. Big Leg Woman
4. Bags Under My Eyes



A beautifully recorded session of top quality blues performed by masters of their art. On paper it may look like a slightly odd coupling of KC shouter with a Chicago blues band. The results confirm that Jimmy Witherspoon is a blues singer full of passion and throughout this session all the musicians compliment each other admirably. A beautiful slab of music.

Witherspoon's style of blues - that of the "blues shouter" - became unfashionable in the mid-1950s, but he returned to popularity with his 1959 album, Jimmy Witherspoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which featured Roy Eldridge, Woody Herman, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines and Mel Lewis, among others. He later recorded with Gerry Mulligan, Leroy Vinnegar, Richard "Groove" Holmes and T-Bone Walker.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.67 / 5

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