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RIP Michael Burks

3 years agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

2009-0821_Blues_at_State_Theatre_B&W-414, a photo by NoVARon on Flickr. Just heard the very sad news that Michael 'Iron Man' Burks passed away upon his return to the United States from playing in Europe. He played and sang with passion and certainly left the world way too soon. I was looking forward to see him at this summer's Pennsylvania Blues Festival. Alas, I had the pleasure of seeing him twice and will miss not seeing him again.
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Little Willie Littlefield at the 2009 Ponderosa Stomp

Music / Blues : In a Blue Mood (last year)

2009_Ponderosa_Stomp_Night_1-1021-Edit, a photo by NoVARon on Flickr. Copyright Ron Weinstock Sad to hear the news that Little Willie Littlefield passed away on June 23 in Holland at the age of 81. The Texas born pianist and singer ... Read Post

RIP Bob French

Music / Blues : In a Blue Mood (2 years ago)

JazzFest 07 Last Day-1350, a photo by NoVARon on Flickr. Word just came that Bob French passed away. This New Orleans legend was part of the studio crew at Cosimo's studios and played on countless classic New Orleans recordings. Lat... Read Post

PICT2125 Magic Slim

Music / Blues : In a Blue Mood (2 years ago)

PICT2125 Magic Slim, a photo by NoVARon on Flickr. RIP Magic Slim who passed away on February 21. What can one say about him other than he simply played some straight-ahead stomping, no holds barred Chicago Blues. A performer with a... Read Post

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