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James Moody

1925 - 2010

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James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) was an American jazz saxophone and flute player and very occasional vocalist, playing predominantly in the bebop and hard bop styles. Moody had an unexpected hit with "Moody's Mood for Love," a 1952 song written by Eddie Jefferson that used as its melody an improvised solo that Moody had played on a 1949 recording of "I'm in the Mood for Love." Moody adopted the song as his own, recording it with Jefferson on his 1956 album Moody's Mood for Love and performing the song regularly in concert, often singing the vocals himself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Moody has received more than 19,921 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. James Moody is the 1,920th most popular musician (down from 1,644th in 2019), the 9,906th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,298th in 2019) and the 784th most popular American Musician.

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  • 18

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  • 2.69

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  • 3.20

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Among musicians, James Moody ranks 1,920 out of 2,662Before him are Colin Greenwood, Reginald Arvizu, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed O'Brien, Clem Burke, and Maksim Mrvica. After him are Bushido, Patricia Barber, John Prine, Midori, Truls Mørk, and Booker Ervin.

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Among people born in 1925, James Moody ranks 439Before him are Johnny Mandel, Martin David Kruskal, Ossi Reichert, Kurt Lundquist, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, and Wahiduddin Khan. After him are Adelina Gutiérrez, G. William Miller, Toivo Hyytiäinen, Fulvio Nesti, Medea Jugeli, and George MacDonald Fraser. Among people deceased in 2010, James Moody ranks 369Before him are Aladár Kovácsi, Alexander Belostenny, Jerzy Szmajdziński, Lionel Cox, Kazimierz Paździor, and Johanna Dohnal. After him are Pete Quaife, Pentti Linnosvuo, William B. Lenoir, Lionel Jeffries, Dorothy Provine, and Alex Chilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Moody ranks 9,906 out of 18,182Before him are Logan Marshall-Green (1976), Jamie Chung (1983), Aubrey Plaza (1984), Terry Kiser (1939), Saweetie (1993), and Greg Maddux (1966). After him are Edmund Breese (1871), Tom Florie (1897), Vern Mikkelsen (1928), Summer Phoenix (1978), Randy Barnes (1966), and Miguel Cotto (1980).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, James Moody ranks 784Before him are Les Baxter (1922), Jeff Ament (1963), Steve Coleman (1956), Reginald Arvizu (1969), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), and Clem Burke (1954). After him are Patricia Barber (1955), John Prine (1946), Booker Ervin (1930), Omar Hakim (1959), Adam Yauch (1964), and Shelly Manne (1920).