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Jimmy Rushing

James Andrew (Jimmy) Rushing (1902 - 1972) was an American blues singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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. When the Basie band broke up in 1950 he briefly retired, then formed his own group.

His build earned him the nickname Mr. Five by Five. His best known recordings are probably those of "Going to Chicago" and "Every Day I Have the Blues" with the Basie orchestra.



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