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Next In Line!

Label: Your Majesty Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Eddie Jefferson sound bite: Opening Night; My Little Suede Shoes; Star Eyes; Nigerian ju ju Highlife; Gingerbread Boy; Freedom Jazz Dance; Bitches Brew.

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George V Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by Craig Jolley


A student of the late Eddie Jefferson, Washington, D.C.-based vocalist George V. Johnson takes his cue from Jefferson's later (1970's) sound with a repertoire drawn largely from the contemporaneous Miles Davis book. The versatile Johnson whose resume includes acting, teaching, and producing wrote lyrics (mainly vocalese) for five of the tunes. “Freedom Jazz Dance," the most ...

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George V. Johnson, Jr.: Next In Line!

Read "Next In Line!" reviewed by AAJ Staff


George V. Johnson Jr is a talented young jazz vocalist that specializes in a brand of jazz singing popularized most notably by Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson called vocalese. In fact, the title of this CD, Next in Line brings to bear the very words uttered by Eddie Jefferson (heard in the opening seconds of the ...


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