Friday, January 25, 2019

Passages - 2018

This week, Friday Blues Fix pays tribute to those blues performers who passed away in 2018:

Denise LaSalle - Singer/Songwriter

Rick Hall - Record Producer/Songwriter/Owner of FAME Studios

Eddie Shaw - Saxophonist/Singer

Floyd Miles - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Drummer

James "Nick" Nixon - Singer/Guitarist

Little Sammy Davis - Singer/Harmonica Player

Preston Shannon - Singer/Guitarist

Terry Evans - Singer/Guitarist

Algia Mae Hinton - Singer/Guitarist

"Sunshine" Sonny Payne - DJ/Host "King Biscuit Time"

Yvonne Staples - Singer

Josh "Razorblade" Stewart - Singer

Deborah Coleman - Singer/Guitarist

Charles Neville - Saxophonist

John "Jabo" Starks - Drummer

C.V. Veal - Singer/Drummer

Eddy Clearwater - Singer/Guitarist

Danny Kirwin - Guitarist

D.J. Fontana - Drummer

Matt "Guitar" Murphy - Guitarist

Jessie Sanders a.k.a. Little Howlin' Wolf - Singer

Nate Applewhite - Drummer

Tom Radai - Promotor/Booking Agent/Manager

Henry Butler - Pianist/Singer

Stan Lewis - Producer/Record Label Owner (Jewel, Paula, and Ronn Records)

Leslie Johnson a.k.a. Lazy Lester - Singer/Harmonica Player/Guitarist

Aretha Franklin - Singer/Songwriter

Lawrence Taylor - Guitarist

Otis Rush - Singer/Guitarist

Hosea Hargrove - Guitarist/Singer

Big Jay McNeely - Saxophonist

Tony Joe White - Singer/Songwriter

Eddie C. Campbell - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

Calvin Newborn - Guitarist

Jody Williams - Guitarist/Singer


Unknown said...

I'd like to mention Mike Ledbetter too.

Graham said...

Yes, thanks for mentioning him. He was a big upcoming talent and will be missed. This post was for those who departed in 2018, or I would have listed him, too.