Tuesday, August 11, 2015

'Cleanhead Blues' - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson was an American jump bluesman, and alto saxophonist. 

He was nicknamed 'Cleanhead' after an incident in which his hair was accidentally destroyed by lye contained in a hair straightening product.

He is well known in crossing over to R&B and jazz territory as well.

Here's one of his signature tunes, where he discusses his baldness, with a humorous result:





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