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Jimmy Rushing (1901–1972)

James Andrew Rushing was a blues and jazz singer and pianist who was best known as the featured vocalist of the Count Basie and His Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. Jimmy Rushing was known as "Mr. Five by Five" and was the subject of an eponymous 1942 popular song that was a hit for Harry James and others. Born in Oklahoma City on August 26, 1903 into ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Salton Sea Soundtrack
When We First Met Soundtrack
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 2018 When We First Met (writer: "Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (writer: "Good Morning Blues")
 2003 The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (writer: "Goin' to Chicago Blues")
 2002 The Salton Sea (writer: "Brand New Wagon")
 1996 Kansas City (writer: "Blues in the Dark", "I Left My Baby" - as James Rushing)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (writer: "I Left My Baby")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "Take Me Back Baby") / (writer: "Take Me Back Baby")
 1978 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.208 (1978) ... (writer: "Goin' to Chicago Blues")
 1969 The Learning Tree (performer: "My Baby's Gone")
  The Subject Is Jazz (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Blues (1958) ... (performer: "Going to Chicago", "I Want a Little Girl", "Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)") / (writer: "Going to Chicago", "Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong)")
 1941 Take Me Back, Baby (Short) (performer: "Take Me Back, Baby") / (writer: "Take Me Back, Baby")
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Other Works:

Album: "Every Day I Have the Blues" (Bluesway Records). See more »

Alternate Names:

James Rushing

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