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Marva Wright, Blues Singer, Dies

Terence McArdle, a blues musician who contributes to the obit page, writes:

Marva Wright, a New Orleans blues and soul singer who worked the clubs on Bourbon Street for many years, has died at 62 at her daughter's home in New Orleans.

During 2005 and 2006, Ms. Wright lived in Prince George's County and worked the local clubs in DC after she had lost her home during Hurricane Katrina. I will remember her performance at the close of the D.C. Blues Festival in 2006. Oddly, it wasn't with a blues but a disco song - "I Will Survive" - that she dedicated to her fellow New Orleanians. I've never been a fan of that song but, that night, it somehow acquired new meaning with Wright's performance.

Here's Marva Wright in a live performance:

By Adam Bernstein  |  March 23, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
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She was a New Orleans Icon...she will be missed.

Posted by: ofhumbon | March 23, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

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