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Posts Tagged ‘Son Seals’

Died On This Date (January 5, 2009) Sam “Bluzman” Taylor / Blues Great

Posted by themusicsover on January 5, 2012

Sam “Bluzman” Taylor
October 25, 1924 – January 5, 2009

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Sam “Bluzman” Taylor was a blues musician, singer and oft-covered songwriter who came to prominence during the 1960s.  As a guitarist or bandleader, Taylor worked with the likes of Maxine Brown, Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding. and Sam and Dave.  Over the years, his songs have been recorded by Freddie King, Son Seals, Jay and the Americans, the Isley Brothers, and BT Express who scored a huge hit with his “Do it ’til Your Satisfied.”  That song was later embraced by the hip hop community, appearing in songs by Epmd, Beanie Sigel, Ma$e, and DMX.  Sam Taylor was 74 when he died of heart disease on January 5, 2009.


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Died On This Date (April 11, 2011) Lacy Gibson / Respected Chicago Blues Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on April 11, 2011

Lacy Gibson
May 1, 1936 – April 11, 2011

Lacy Gibson was a gifted Chicago blues guitarist who over a career that spanned six decades came to be known as a musician’s musician thanks in part to his flashy jazz-influenced guitar skills.  He was also revered for his soulful voice. After moving to Chicago from North Carolina in 1949, Gibson immediately immersed himself in the city’s storied blues scene, learning directly from the likes of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.  During the ’60s, he became a popular session player for the local labels, including Chess, where he actually sang on at least one recording by Buddy Guy.  Over the course of his career, Gibson recorded or performed with the likes of Sun Ra (his brother-in-law), Jimmy Reed, Son Seals, and Otis Rush.  He released three of his own albums between 1971 and 1996, and continued to be a mainstay on local stages until his ill health kept him away in recent years.  Lacy Gibson died of a heart attack on April 11, 2011.  He was 74.

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Died On This Date (June 13, 1993) John Campbell / Celebrated Modern Blues Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on June 13, 2010

John Campbell
January 20, 1952 – June 13, 1993

Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Campbell was a Shreveport-born blues singer, songwriter and guitarist that played and sang with such fury that he left most audiences awestruck.  After moving to Texas as a child, Campbell picked up the guitar at the age of eight, and by the time he hit his teens, he was sharing the stage with the likes of Son Seals, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Albert Collins.  Campbell was eventually signed by Elektra Records who released just two albums before he suddenly died of a heart attack while he slept on June 13, 1993.

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