Quite an unusual date for vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon
– one that has him singing with the group of Wilbur De Paris, in a mode that's a lot more trad than any of Jimmy
's other records from the time! Turns out, that amazing voice is perfect for the setting – and Witherspoon
really sounds wonderful here – ringing out with a full, rich style that most other trad male singers would never attempt – recorded beautifully for the session with top-shelf Atlantic fidelity, too – and more than a few echoes of their R&B approach in the studio! The group features Wilbur De Paris on trombone, Sidney De Paris on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, and Sonny White on piano – and titles include "Careless Love", "Trouble In Mind", "Lotus Blossom", "Big Fine Girl", "Good Rollin Blues", and "When The Sun Goes Down".