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James Cotton RIP

Here at home we have a photo by the great Memphis photographer Ernest Withers of the Howlin Wolf Band pretending to pick cotton in Arkansas. There’s a young James Cotton in that photo sporting a big grin. RIP  

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Scrubby

At the end of 2015, I read many articles about all the music stars who passed in 2016. Today I’d like to salute one more performer who was very very well known within his own musical world, but his passing did not get a mention… Read More

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Sharon Jones RIP

I was very sad to read that the amazing soul singer Sharon Jones passed away today, after being ill with pancreatic cancer for some time. She was just 60. I was just thinking about her and her music yesterday and posted one of her performances… Read More

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Death of a Fisherman

Everybody who fly-fished the river knew him. His old pick-up with camper would be parked at the side of the road and John would be inside waiting for the evening hatch. He was always happy to have a visitor, to chat for a while before… Read More

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Nick Badyk RIP

This morning we attended funeral service for Nick Badyk. When we moved to Twenty Seventh Street, Nick was our neighbour to the south. You might call him an elder in the Long Branch community – he lived in that modest bungalow for 70 years. He… Read More

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Pete Fountain RIP

New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain has passed at 86. When I was a kid my dad played a lot of Dixieland and New Orleans jazz records around the house. He could tell all the players by their sound and he often quizzed me. Who’s that… Read More