Jimmy Rushing

Born: 
08/26/1901
City: 
Oklahoma City
Region: 
Oklahoma
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/08/1972
Years Active: 
1920's-1971
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Vocals
Played With: 
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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James Andrew Rushing was an American blues shouter and swing jazz singer best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. Rushing was known as "Mr. Five by Five" and was the subject of an eponymous 1942 popular song that was a hit for Harry James and others -- the lyrics describing Rushing's rotund build: "he's five feet tall and he's five feet wide".

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Count Basie Orchestra 12/05/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/17/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/18/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/19/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/20/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/21/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/22/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/23/1937 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/03/1938 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/20/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/21/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/22/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/23/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/24/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/25/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/26/1942 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/19/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/20/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/21/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/22/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/23/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/24/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/25/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/28/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/29/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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