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King Pleasure first achieved popularity by singing the Eddie Jefferson vocalese classic "Moody's Mood For Love", based on a James Moody saxophone solo to "I'm In The Mood For Love". Pleasure's recording, his first after signing a contract with the Prestige label, is considered a jazz classic; the female vocalist featured is Blossom.

King Pleasure first achieved popularity by singing the Eddie Jefferson vocalese classic "Moody's Mood for Love," based on a James Moody saxophone solo to "I'm in the Mood for Love". Pleasure's recording in is considered a jazz classic.

Arising out of bebop vocals, a number of singers in the s began to replicate famous instrumental solos with the human voice. The practice, initiated by Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Annie Ross was known as vocalese and reached its peak in the extraordinary recordings of Lambert, Hendricks.

Along with Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure was one of the early masters of vocalese -- a style in which lyrics are written and sung to the solos of jazz instrumentalists.