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Person To Person

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

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Vinson sings a blues with the Count Basie Orchestra

Throughout his career, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson consistently delighted audiences with his good-time blues, whether singing or playing alto.

During this televised appearance from Denmark, Vinson is joined by the Count Basie Orchestra in 1972.

Cleanhead performs “Person To Person,” a lowdown blues that Joe Williams also sang.

In addition to his humorous singing (which makes Basie smile), Vinson also plays an alto solo that sets the mood.

– Scott Yanow