Archive for December, 2012

26th December
written by Matt The Cat


Jimmy McCracklin

JIMMY McCRACKLIN passed away on Thurs, December 20th at the age of 91. He made history in 1958 with his HUGE crossover success of “The Walk” for Checker (hit #7 pop and #5 R&B). In 1961, he hit #2 R&B with “Just Got To Know” and scored many hits for the Imperial label in the mid-1960s. Personally, I’m a big fan of the singles he cut for Minit Records, like “Get Together” and “Dog.” McCracklin was an influential cat and R&B music has lost a legend. I’m only sorry I didn’t find out about this until now. So dig on some REAL vintage R&B as we remember JIMMY McCRACKLIN.