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Eddie Jefferson
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Eddie Jefferson (August 3, 1918 - May 9, 1979) was a celebrated jazz vocalist and lyricist. He is credited as an innovator of vocalese. (Jefferson himself claims that his main influence was Leo Watson 27/2/1898-02.5/1950. see Wikipedia entry), a musical style in which lyrics are set to an instrumental composition or solo. Perhaps his best-known song is "Moody's Mood for Love", though it was first recorded by King Pleasure, who cited Jefferson as an influence. Jefferson's songs "Parker's Mood" and "Filthy Mc...