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Jimmy Witherspoon (1921–1997)

Jimmy Witherspoon was born on August 18, 1921 in Gurdon, Arkansas, USA. He was married to Diana Williams. He died on September 18, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2006 Fido (performer: "Sweet Lovin' Baby") / (writer: "Sweet Lovin' Baby" - as James J. Witherspoon)
  Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Do You Wanna Dance (2000) ... (performer: "SPOON'S LIFE BLUES") / (writer: "SPOON'S LIFE BLUES")
 1998 B. Monkey (performer: "I'M GOIN ROUND IN CIRCLES")
 1997 My Son the Fanatic ("T'Aint Nobody's Business")
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress (performer: "AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS") / (writer: "AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS")
 1995 Georgia ("AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS")
 1990 To Sleep with Anger (performer: "See See Rider")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (1965) ... (performer: "Love Me Right", "When the Saints Go Marchin' In")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.33 (1965) ... (performer: "I'm Coming Down with the Blues", "Love Me Right")
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Album: "Take This Hammer" (Constellation Records)

Alternate Names:

James J. Witherspoon

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His birthday has often been given as 8 August 1923, but according to his son, it was 18 August 1921. See more »



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