Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – Kidney Stew Is Fine
Delmark DD 631 (1993)
Eddie Vinson was a blues shouter extraordinaire in the style of Big Joe Turner and Wynonie Harris. Always an outstanding alto saxophonist, Vinson played jazz and blues with equal vigor. The improvisational skills learned from his years as a jazz musician combined with his traditional vocal style helped him achieve the status of an American original. The occasion here finds Vinson teamed up with veteran jazz-blues musicians Jay McShann, Hall Singer and T-Bone Walker.