Friday, March 27, 2009

More RIPs

Some more deaths to catch up on I'm afraid.

Nashville R and B artist Ted Jarrett - best known for the Rolling Stones cover of his You Can Make It If You Try - has died aged 83. His Love Love Love was a country hit for Webb Pierce and he broke through the segregation barriers in 1956 by receiving an award from BMI. His book looks well worth tracking down. //

Motown drummer and member of the Funk Brothers Uriel Jones has died at the age of 74. His distinctive drumming can be heard on many hits, including Ain't Too Proud To Beg, I Heard It On The Gravevine, The Tracks Of My Tears and many more. Obits so far in The Independent and The Times (note the mis-spelling of Mo(w)town).

Carlis 'Sonny' Munro, formerly lead singer of The Falcons, is another to have passed on. Thanks to Dave for digging out this interview:
Another death is that of Mississippi bluesman Willie King, who was born in 1943 but didn't make his recording debut until the 1990s. Here's his obituary on Times Online:
And the first obit that I've seen for Eddie Bo in the UK media has appeared on Times Online:


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