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“Mr. Five by Five” a.k.a. Jimmy Rushing’s Classic blues song “Boogie Woogie”

James Andrew Rushing a.k.a  Mr. Five by Five a.k.a. Jimmy Rushing was one of the earliest Jazzy Blues shouters. He influenced later blues singers like Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, and Jimmy Witherspoon.  Back in the day he wrote or co-wrote classic blues songs like “Boogie Woogie (I may be Wrong)” and “Good Morning Blues”. Especially the live version of “Boogie Woogie” is very inspiring.

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