Friday, May 23, 2008
Mr. Five By Five
Watching this newly posted performance by Jimmy Rushing I was initially struck by his stylistic similarity to fellow native Oklahoman Jay McShann. The uncanny resemblance had never occurred to me. The smoldering piece serves as yet another reminder that Kansas City's musical legacy is deeply rooted in the blues. Need more? Try this joy-inducing video. "I'm kind of plump that's true..."