[Fwd: [Bluesville] Today In Blues - April 14]

Walter Potter maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET
Mon Apr 14 06:52:24 EDT 2008

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Subject: 	[Bluesville] Today In Blues - April 14
Date: 	Mon, 14 Apr 2008 06:59:24 -0000
From: 	Junior <JuniorJackson6@hotmail.com>
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Today In Blues - April 14

© 2004 L.W. "Junior" Jackson

On this 14th day of April in 1996 drummer Gaylord Birch died in San
Francisco, CA at age 50. Birch recorded extensively with Charles Brown
and was also a member of the R&B bands Graham Central Station and Cold
Blood. He has also worked with Carlos Santana, The Pointer Sisters,
Sarah Baker and others.

Photographer Don S Bronstein died on this day in 1968 in Aculpoco,
Mexico at age 41. Bronstein did photography for Chess Records and did
much of their album photography.

Blues singer Lil Green died on this day in 1954 in Chicago at age 34.
Green was born in Leland, MS in 1919. Like many other Chicago Blues
artists, she started out singing in church and then local Mississippi
juke joints. When she moved to Chicago she teamed up with guitarist
Big Bill Broonzy and the two played clubs as a duo. Lil and Big Bill
had a hit with Green's composition ""Romance In The Dark" in 1940 and
followed with a bigger hit, the Kansas Joe McCoy penned "Why Don`t
You Do Me Right?". That version was later covered by Peggy Lee and
became a pop hit. Check out "!940-1942" on the Blues
label,and "Complete Recorded Works, 1946-1951" on Document. Lil Green
was one of the best Blues singers of the 40s and is sadly overlooked.

Early R&B singer Thurston Harris died on this day in 1990 in Pomona
at age 56.

Blues and boogie-woogie pianist Sammy Price died on this day in 1992
in Manhattan, NY at age 83. Price had a long and productive career. He
recorded extensively as a solo artist and became the house pianist at
Decca records in the late 30s. Price appeared as accompanist on
hundreds of sessions. Much of his solo work is available on CD. Fans
of Blues piano should start with "Sammy Price and The Blues Singers"
on Wolf.

On this day in 1928, Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley recorded a
Piedmont style blues record called "C.C.& O. Blues" in Atlanta for

On this day in 1955, Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was released.

On this day in 1958, "Don't You Just Know It" by Huey "Piano" Smith &
The Clowns peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.





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