2008 was a tough year for the Blues

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 11, 2009

Here is a list of some of the performers that we lost last year.  Pasted in from Blues-L so please excuse the US date format.

Francis Clay – 11/16/23 – 1/22/08

Buddy Miles – 9/5/49 – 2/26/08

Jeff Healey – 3/25/66 – 3/2/08

Sean Costello – 4/16/79 – 4/15/08

Jimmy McGriff – 4/3/36 – 5/24/08

Bo Diddley – 12/30/1928 – 6/2/2008

Isaac Hayes – 8/20/1942 – 8/10/2008

Nappy Brown – 10/12/29 – 9/20/08

Levi Stubbs – 6/6/36 – 10/17/08

Pat Ramsey – 7/22/53 – 11/17/08

Odetta – 12/31/30-12/2/08

Music by the great Jimmy McGriff

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yhDBDCZhNHY



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Grahame

January 11th, 2009 at 13:12
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Must admit I didn’t know about Pat Ramsey passing – fine harmonica player, who played with Johnny Winter a lot. Here’s a rather fine YouTube – ladies, apologies for the slightly sexist tune.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZSf34iijU

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Ken

January 11th, 2009 at 13:17
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He was the key mentor for the incredible Jason Ricci.

His passing was discussed in detail on the harmonica mailing list Harp-L.

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Grahame

January 11th, 2009 at 14:01
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Googled in to find out a bit more – their is a tear-jerking video from about a month before he passed on his official site. Comes from a benefit for him – he was not expected to turn up due to his health, but came and did one number . . .

http://www.patramsey.com/