Viewing by month: July 2002

Myra Taylor Wins Two Living Blues Awards

Myra Taylor continues to top even the most optimistic expectations. At 85 and with her career recently revived from a nearly-50-year hiatus, it's astounding how much of a wave Myra has made on this year's blues and jazz scenes. The most recent accolades, and perhaps the most substantial in her seasoned life, come with the August issue of the bimonthly magazine Living Blues

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 07/16/2002 at 3:32 PM | Categories: General -

Bluesman Jimmie Lee Robinson Dead at 71

Blues legend Jimmie Lee Robinson, known to fans as The Lonely Traveller, died July 6 in Chicago following his battle with cancer. He was 71. Robinson, a Chicago native and lifelong resident whose legal and Muslim name was JL Latif Aliomar, began playing guitar in Chicago's famed open-air market on Maxwell Street in 1942 along with the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk.

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Posted by Acoustic Sounds on 07/06/2002 at 3:33 PM | Categories: Notices -