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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Jimmy Nelson was became a protege of legendary r&b pioneer "Big Joe" Turner after Jimmy saw him perform as a young man. As Nelson grew up singing in church and had the voice to show it, Turner showed him the ropes of performing and the business. Even though Texas was his home for most of his life, his biggest hit records were cut in the early '50's by RPM in Los Angeles.

By the time of this record release, Nelson was working as a carpenter in Houston and occasionally released a record; this jumpin' track was originally issued on a small Texas label but was licensed by mighty Chess Records for national distribution. Man oh MAN does that organ SWING!!!

Nelson had a renaissance of sorts when he began touring and recording again in 1999, up until his death in 2007 at age 88.

from 1963...


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