Bull Moose Jackson

Bull Moose Jackson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin Clarence "Bull Moose" Jackson (April 22, 1919 - July 31, 1989) was an American blues and rhythm and blues singer and saxophonist, who was most successful in the late 1940s. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he learned to play the saxophone and started his first band, The Harlem Hotshots, while he was still in high school. In 1943 he was recruited as a saxophonist by bandleader Lucky Millinder, and the musicians in Millinder's band gave him the nickname "Bull Moose" for his appearance. He began singing when required to stand in for Wynonie Harris at a show in Texas. Millinder encouraged Jackson to sign a solo contract with Syd Nathan of King Records to play rhythm and blues. He first recorded in his own right in 1946, with "I Know Who Threw the Whiskey," an answer song to Millinder's "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well." The following year, his recording of "I Love You, Yes I Do" reputedly became the first R&B single to sell a million copies, holding the #1 spot on the R&B chart for three weeks and crossing over to the pop chart, where it made #24.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134973629
  • 9786134973625