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King Pleasure

King Pleasure has been played on NTS shows including Donna Leake, with Tomorrow Is Another Day first played on 25 May 2021.

King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 - March 21, 1981) was a jazz vocalist and a pioneer of the 'Vocalese' style of Jazz singing. Born Clarence Beeks in Oakdale, Tennessee, he moved to New York City in the mid-1940s.

Pleasure first achieved popularity by winning a talent show at the Apollo Theater in New York with the vocalese classic 'Moody's Mood for Love'. He influenced numerous other vocalists with his inovation, among then Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks and Manhattan Transfer.

Pleasure fell out of prominence…

Tomorrow Is Another Day
King (Moody's Mood For Love) Pleasure
HiFi Jazz1960
Tomorrow Is Another Day
King (Moody's Mood For Love) PleasureHiFi Jazz1960