Personalities | Bull Moose Jackson | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Tenor saxophone, vocals, 1919–89)

Benjamin Joseph Jackson was born in Cleveland, Ohio and replaced Wynonie Harris as male vocalist with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra in 1945. From 1947 until the late 1950s he toured with his own group, the Buffalo Bearcats. He recorded for Queen/King from 1945; among his biggest hits were ‘I Love You, Yes I Do’, ‘I Can’t Go On Without You’, ‘Little Girl, Don’t Cry’ and ‘Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me’. Jackson alternated ballads, jump tunes and risqué novelties, as well as occasionally recording instrumentals featuring his saxophone.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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