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Leroy Vinnegar

b, 1928-1999 US, Indianapolis
Musician of Jazz

Leroy Vinnegar (July 13, 1928 – August 3, 1999) was an American jazz bassist.Born in Indianapolis, the self-taught Vinnegar established his reputation in Los Angeles during the 1950s and 1960s. His trademark was the rhythmic "walking" bass line, a steady series of ascending or descending notes, and it brought him the nickname "The Walker". Besides his jazz work, he also appeared on a number of soundtracks and pop albums, notably Van Morrison's 1972 album, Saint Dominic's Preview.Vinnegar died of a heart attack, at the age of 71, on August 3, 1999, in a hospital in Portland.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • World
Popular Tracks   
I Could Have Danced All Night on Songs from My Fair Lady by Shelly Manne, André Previn & Leroy Vinnegar
Muffin Man on Muffin Man by Leroy Vinnegar
Tangerine on Tangerine by André Previn, Shelly Manne & Leroy Vinnegar
Twila on Glass of Water by Leroy Vinnegar
Walk On on Leroy Walks! by Leroy Vinnegar
Muffin Man on Glass of Water by Leroy Vinnegar
Would You Like To Take A Walk on Leroy Walks! by Leroy Vinnegar
On The Sunny Side Of The Street on Leroy Walks! by Leroy Vinnegar
I Cover the Waterfront on Tangerine by André Previn, Shelly Manne & Leroy Vinnegar
Get Me To The Church On Time on Songs from My Fair Lady by Shelly Manne, André Previn & Leroy Vinnegar

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Boss Of The Walking Bass - A Tribute To Leroy VinnegarLeroy Vinnegar with Jessica Williams and Mel Brown2000Album
EncountersJessica Williams & Leroy Vinnegar With Mel Brown1994Album
Walkin' The BassesLeroy Vinnegar1993Album
Lorraine Geller MemorialLorraine Geller Featuring Herb Geller · Leroy Vinnegar · James Clay · Red Mitchell1992Compil.
Xanadu In AfricaAl Cohn / Billy Mitchell / Dolo Coker / Leroy Vinnegar / Frank Butler1981Album
For Sure!Kenny Drew, Sam Noto, Charles McPherson, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler1981Album
Sessions, LiveOscar Peterson / Leroy Vinnegar1976Album
Sessions, LiveThe Brothers Candoli, Mark Murphy And Leroy Vinnegar1976Album
Sessions, LiveBillie Holiday, Leroy Vinnegar, Jeri Southern And Pete Jolly1976Album
The KidLeroy Vinnegar1974Album
Glass Of WaterLeroy Vinnegar1973Album
High In The SkyHampton Hawes Trio Featuring Leroy Vinnegar With Donald Bailey1970Album
Jazz's Great WalkerLeroy Vinnegar1965Album
The Two Sides Of Jack WilsonJack Wilson With "Philly" Joe Jones & Leroy Vinnegar1964Album
Keester ParadeCy Touff And Richie Kamuca And Leroy Vinnegar And Harry Edison1962Album
At The RenaissanceJimmy Witherspoon, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster With Mel Lewis, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Rowles1960Album
West Coast JazzStan Getz, Shelly Manne, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy1957Single
Presenting Oscar MooreOscar Moore, Leroy Vinnegar1956Album
West Coast JazzStan Getz, Shelly Manne, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy1956Single
West Coast JazzStan Getz, Shelly Manne, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy1956Single
West Coast JazzStan Getz, Shelly Manne, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy1955Album
Suddenly It's Spring / Night In TunisiaStan Getz, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne1955Single
West Coast JazzStan Getz, Shelly Manne, Leroy Vinnegar, Conte Candoli, Lou Levy1955Single
Hop Ain't HipJohn Wood, Billy Higgins, Leroy VinnegarAlbum
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