FW: sorry to report... Big Jack Johnson passed away this morning

Ricky Stevens deltabluz@HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 14 10:48:55 EDT 2011

Both Roger Stolle and Mark "Muleman" Massey are reporting that Big Jack passed away this morning about six.  
Mark was at the hospital last night til miaround midnight and has been in phone contact with Mrs. Johnson.

Ricky Stevens 

Arkabutla, Mississippi

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:45:29 -0700
From: roger@cathead.biz
Subject: sorry to report... Big Jack Johnson passed away this morning
To: roger@cathead.biz

Sadly, according to Red Paden of Red Lounge minutes ago, Clarksdale blues legend Big Jack Johnson passed away this morning
 (Monday, 3/14/11) "around 6am" at the hospital in Memphis.  He had been sick and in ICU for some time. 
Arrangements are pending.  The information will be posted here when 
available.  Condolences go out to the family.  R.I.P.

For a nice bio, please see Scott Barretta's piece at http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=johnson_jack

Best regards,
Roger Stolle
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
252 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614

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