Little Known Black History Fact: Jimmy McCracklin

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  • Jimmy McCracklin, an R&B sensation from the 1950’s, passed away at age 91 this month. McCracklin was known for his hit song “The Walk” which he recorded on Chess Records and performed on “American Bandstand“. The song hit number seven on the Billboard charts. The music of Jimmy McCracklin has been sampled and remade by a range of artists including The Beatles, Otis Redding, Grateful Dead and Salt-N-Pepa, who used his music for the hit rap song “Tramp.”

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