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Jimmy Rushing

Born: 
08/26/1901
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Died: 
06/08/1972
Years Active: 
1920's-1971
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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 Date Venue City Region Country
Count Basie Orchestra 02/25/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 02/26/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 02/27/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 02/28/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/01/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/02/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/03/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/13/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/14/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/15/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/16/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/17/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/18/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 05/19/1938 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/12/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/13/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/14/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/15/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/16/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/17/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/18/1940 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/26/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/27/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/28/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/30/1940 Golden Gate Ballroom Harlem New York USA

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