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Witherspoon, Jimmy (1921 - 1997), singer

Bob Weir, Howard Rye and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Gurdon, AR, 18 Aug 1921; d Los Angeles, 18 Sept 1997). American singer. According to his son, Witherspoon’s previously published birthdate of 8 August 1923 is incorrect. He first sang in his local Baptist church choir and began listening to recordings by blues singers at an early age. While in the Merchant Marine (1941–3) he performed in Calcutta with Teddy Weatherford’s band. From 1944 to 1948 he was

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