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Eddie Jefferson

American singer

Died when: 60 years 279 days (729 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Eddie Jefferson

Eddie Jefferson (August 3, 1918 – May 9, 1979) was an American jazz vocalist and lyricist.He is credited as an innovator of vocalese, a musical style in which lyrics are set to an instrumental composition or solo.

Jefferson himself claims that his main influence was Leo Watson.Perhaps Jefferson's best-known song is "Moody's Mood for Love" which was recorded in 1952, though two years later a recording by King Pleasure would catapult the contrafact into wide popularity (King Pleasure even cites Jefferson as a personal influence).

Jefferson's songs "Parker's Mood" and "Filthy McNasty" were also hits.


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