KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in New York City on December 12th, 1952, for King Pleasure's vocal take of Lester Young's "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid", first released on the Prestige Label as 78RPM 10"...
"The style "vocalese", where a singer makes up words for an existing recorded jazz instrumental, is often credited as the creation of Eddie Jefferson, but King Pleasure was the one that scored many of the style's big hits (you might be familiar with his name via Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting). "Symphony Sid" was a popular jazz deejay who received many recorded tributes in his time, this one was first recorded as an instrumental by Lester Young in 1946. Like dig Daddy'O !" - KV
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