Eddie Jefferson

Jazz, Musical Artist

1918 – 1979

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Who was Eddie Jefferson?

Eddie Jefferson was a celebrated jazz vocalist and lyricist. He is credited as an innovator of vocalese., a musical style in which lyrics are set to an instrumental composition or solo. Perhaps his best-known song is "Moody's Mood for Love", though it was first recorded by King Pleasure, who cited Jefferson as an influence. Jefferson's songs "Parker's Mood" and "Filthy McNasty" were also hits.

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Born
Aug 3, 1918
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • Jefferson, Eddie
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
May 9, 1979
Detroit

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on July 23, 2013

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