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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
Kansas City Soundtrack
The Learning Tree Chappie Logan


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 1969 The Learning Tree
Chappie Logan (as James Rushing)
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
- Frankie and Johnny (1960) ... Balladeer
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "135th Street")
- Lord Byron's Love Letter (1953) ... (segment "135th Street")
 1943 Crazy House
Jimmy (uncredited)
 1941 Air Mail Special (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Livin' the Blues" (Bluesway). See more »

Alternate Names:

James Rushing


Connie  (his death)  (2 children)

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Jazz vocalist. See more »


Mr. Five By Five

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