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Eddie Kirkland, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 88

Eddie Kirkland, 88, a blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player who worked with John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding and was known for his high energy shows, died in Florida on Sunday. He had been in a car accident while returning from a gig. Mr. Kirkland brought a preaching, gospel...

By Terence McArdle  | March 3, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Musicians Phillip Walker, Slim Bryant, die

Another dispatch from Terence McArdle, our resident musician: Los Angeles blues singer Phillip Walker, whose stinging guitar work influenced Robert Cray, died July 22 at 73 at his home in Palm Springs. The Associated Press gave his cause of death as heart failure. Mr. Walker's 1973 album, "The Bottom of...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | July 29, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Singer, sausage entrepreneur Jimmy Dean dies

Jimmy Dean, 81, the country singer and television personality who parlayed his show-business earnings into a second successful career marketing breakfast sausages, died Sunday at his Henrico County home. During the 1950s, Mr. Dean was the voice of country music for most Washingtonians. He lived in Arlington and broadcast locally...

By Emma Brown  | June 14, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis dies at 88

Renowned jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, 88, died at his home in Los Angeles on March 28. He had Alzheimer's disease. The death was confirmed by his son, Mitchell Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a member during the 1950s of the Oscar Peterson trio, which served as the house recording band for...

By Emma Brown  | March 29, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Folklorist Chuck Perdue dies at 79

Washingtonians who enjoy folklore and folk music -- indeed, the very traditions that are passing before our eyes -- owe a debt of gratitude to Chuck Perdue, 79, of Madison, Va., who died Sunday, Feb. 14. Perdue held a doctorate in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania, where his...

By Emma Brown  | February 19, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Dale Hawkins, Susie-Q and the rockabilly groove

From our newsroom's blues musician, Terence McArdle: Dale Hawkins, who died Saturday, was one of the first generation of rockabilly performers and became famous for the song "Susie-Q." The song became a bar band standard after John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival covered it. Mr. Hawkins' career was significant in...

By Patricia Sullivan  | February 18, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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