Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson


I Want A Little Girl

  • Release Date: 14 Sep 1995
  • OJCCD-868-2

From the days in the mid-1930s when he was a teenaged singer and saxophonist in the Houston band of Chester Boone (later led by Milt Larkin), Cleanhead had his own way with the blues. He was good enough as a young man to tour with Big Bill Broonzy and Lil Green and then to join Cootie Williams’s band. In the Forties he infused his alto with bebop and led his own big band and a sextet that included John Coltrane, who was influenced by Vinson’s expansive style. His “Cherry Red… MORE