Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some more deaths

Some more deaths to report I'm afraid. First, Juanita Brooks, not a household name perhaps, but a New Orleans funk singer who was lead singer of the Explosions and recorded for the late Eddie Bo's Gold Cup label. Here's her singing lead on Hip Drop http://helium.lunarpages.com/~funky4/sounds/explosions_hipdrop.mp3
Also connected musically, although not central to my tastes, is Patrick Swayze, who appeared memorably in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and who has died at the young age of 57. Also TV chef Keith Floyd, 65, who managed to present cooking programmes while apparently pissed out of his head. A man after my own heart.
Finally the Times has belatedly published an obituary of Johnny Carter, formerly of the Flamingos and the Dells. Here it is: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6834249.ece


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