In Memoriam

Here are a series of selected obituaries, dedications and biographies in lasting memory of early blues artists and those involved in the early blues scene.

Most of these are from British sources.

Etta Baker

Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Floyd Dixon

David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Jessie Mae Hemphill – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

John Lee Hooker

Lightnin’ Hopkins  – by Alan Balfour, from the British Blues Archive

Elmore James

Etta James – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

‘Homesick’ James – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Eddie KIrkland

Robert Lockwood Jr.

Jay McShann

Little Milton – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Sam Myers

Raful Neal – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Pinetop Perkins – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Snooky Pryor

Louisiana Red – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

A. C. Reed – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Son Seals – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Magic Slim – by Keith Woods, from ‘Tales From The Woods’

Henry Townsend

 

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