Check out these new and used Jimmy Witherspoon vinyl records LPs for sale. Jimmy Witherspoon was born in 1920 in Arkansas. He grew up singing in his church choir, and many years later recorded his first professional records with Jay McShann. The fruits of this labor resulted in the number one R&B hit Ain’t Nobody’s Business on Supreme Records in 1949. Witherspoon became well-known for shouting blues, which has to do with loud vocals. In 1959, Jimmy had another hit record with Jimmy Witherspoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The 1960s gave us his best-known album Evenin’ Blues on the Prestige label. In the 1970s, after moonlighting for a spell as a disc jockey, Witherspoon teamed up with Eric Burden from The Animals and recorded the album Guilty. By this time, he was known more for rock and soul than he was for blues. Jimmy recorded a fantastic record in London in 1974 titled Love is a Five Letter Word. Witherspoon with diagnosed with throat cancer in the early 1980s which greatly affected his career. He passed away in 1997 at the age of 77. We recommend starting your Jimmy Witherspoon vinyl collection with the essential Evenin’ Blues. Our inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.