Category: Notices

David "Honeyboy" Edwards 1915-2011

Sadly, we report that our friend David "Honeyboy" Edwards died Monday morning. He was 96.

Honeyboy was a true blues legend and was the last performing bluesman of a generation that was among the first to record blues music.

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 08/31/2011 at 2:09 PM | Categories: Notices -

King Alex 1934 - 2008

King Alex was a bluesman for nearly 60 years. Primarily as a bass player, he was a sideman to Albert Collins, Claude "Fiddler" Williams and Little Hatch. He was also a member of The Kansas City Turnpikes, one of the few Kansas City blues acts of the '50s, '60s and '70s to actually record. He started leading his own band, The Untouchables, in the early 1970s. In the decade or so prior to his 2008 death, King Alex featured his B.B. King-like voice more than his bass. He released four CDs, his last, Sweet Banana Pie, recorded at Blue Heaven Studios.

Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 03/19/2008 at 9:53 AM | Categories: Notices -

Weepin' Willie Robinson 1926 - 2007

The both triumphant and turbulent blues life of Boston singer Weepin' Willie Robinson ended tragically Sunday, December 30 after a cigarette Robinson had been smoking in bed caused a fire that engulfed him in flames. Robinson was 81.

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 01/02/2008 at 9:54 AM | Categories: General - Notices -

Henry Townsend 1909-2006

Henry Townsend, the legendary bluesman from St. Louis, died Sunday, September 24 near Grafton, Wisconsin, where he helped to shape history on the famed Paramount Records label 75 years prior. He was 96.

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 09/28/2006 at 11:09 AM | Categories: Notices -

Roger Greene 1952-2006

Roger Greene listened mostly at 33 1/3 RPM, but he lived at 78. The 35-year veteran of the Hi-Fi business died Wednesday, March 1 at his home in Duluth, Minnesota. He had battled Leukemia since September 2004. Roger would have been 54 March 13.

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 03/03/2006 at 10:48 AM | Categories: Notices -