RIP Homesick James
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 19, 2006
I hear that another early generation bluesman has passed away. More details when I hear them.
The news has been confirmed but I have not found a good obituary yet.
“All of ’em gone but me, I’m still hangin in there” – Homesick James. Sadly, no longer true.
UPDATE 19 December 2006
William Henderson, professionally known as Homesick James Williamson, died Wednesday December 13, 2006 around 11:15 pm, resting at his home in Springfield, Missouri. Homesick James was 96, and was battling a prolonged illness. His last professional gig was the Maryport, England Blues Festival July 29, where he performed as a headliner along with Robert Lockwood, Jr. and Honeyboy Edwards. He looked sharp and played well, but was obviously ailing.
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