Monday, December 04, 2006

H-Bomb Ferguson

The Vinyl Word raises a glass to H-Bomb Ferguson, the manic bluesman whose wild act and crazy wigs were a joy to behold, who died last week aged 77. I last saw him at last year's Ponderosa Stomp and he didn't disappoint. Borrowing from the Screaming Jay Hawkins book of understated stage craft, H-Bomb tried hard to live up to his nickname by exploding all over his piano, or so it seemed. He was always great fun and it's a shame that we won't get to see him again. Apparently he made an 'incendiary' performance at the launch of a documentary film about his life in Cincinnati in October - should be worth seeing. For an excellent obituary on H-Bomb read her:,,60-2485127,00.html


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