There was a gentleman from Oklahoma City that fans of swing, jazz and blues would come to know as “Mister Five by Five” and his name was Jimmy Rushing.
A child of musicians, Rushing was practically born on the stage with his mother, who was a singer, and his father, a horn blowing piano player who frequently booked performances at the local brothels.
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