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Jimmy Witherspoon: Jazz Me Blues

This “best of” collection was compiled by David Axelrod, who produced three of the sessions from which nine of the twenty titles derive. For him, Witherspoon was the “boss” of the blues and one of his “closest and dearest friends,” as he explains in enlightening notes. His achievement in getting the singer a brand-new Cadillac as an advance from a record company must certainly have cemented their friendship.

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