Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing: Good Morning Blues

December 20, 2011 at 12:04 am (Christmas, jazz, Jim D, music, The blues)

Well, the lyrics mention Santa Claus and Christmas. Any excuse to play some early Basie:

The Count’s 1937 band, still fresh out of Kansas City, with ‘Mr Five by Five’ Jimmy Rushing taking the vocal. A Christmas song of sorts.

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