Johnny with the Gentle Hands
Wini Brown Johnny with the Gentle Hands 45 (Jaro International, 1959)
Another short entry here. Wini Brown was a singer who bridged the gap between R&B and jazz. Her recording debut was with National Records in 1949. After that she record for a variety labels, toured with The Ravens and other vocal groups, and fronted the bands of Earl Bostic, Cootie Williams, and Lionel Hampton. Though she had a strong, rich voice she never gained stardom outside of the African American community, and even then her star was small. Perhaps that is the result of her straddling the R&B and jazz genres.
Here she does a great murder song done to the tune of Little Willie John's Fever.