Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
“Vinson plays and sings his famous blues“
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson was always a crowd pleaser, whether singing the blues or playing his boppish alto-sax.
This film clip, from a French festival that took place on July 8, 1978, features Vinson performing “ Cleanhead Blues” which is also known as “They Call Me Mister Cleanhead.”
Vinson plays a few fine choruses on alto and then sings about the benefits of being bald.
He is assisted by an all-star rhythm section and David “Fathead” Newman on flute.
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, vocals, alto
David “Fathead” Newman, flute
George Wein, piano
Milt Hinton, bass
Alan Dawson, drums
– Scott Yanow