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Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note

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Rapparee 03 Nov 11 - 09:05 PM
MGM·Lion 04 Nov 11 - 12:53 AM
janemick 04 Nov 11 - 03:57 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Nov 11 - 04:16 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Nov 11 - 04:25 AM
GUEST,Patsy 04 Nov 11 - 04:30 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Nov 11 - 04:33 AM
Fossil 04 Nov 11 - 04:54 AM
Silas 04 Nov 11 - 05:11 AM
Will Fly 04 Nov 11 - 05:15 AM
GUEST,saulgoldie 04 Nov 11 - 09:37 AM
VirginiaTam 04 Nov 11 - 09:56 AM
Charley Noble 04 Nov 11 - 11:22 AM
bradfordian 04 Nov 11 - 11:28 AM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 12:04 PM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,Mary Katherine 04 Nov 11 - 12:26 PM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 12:39 PM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 12:44 PM
Charley Noble 04 Nov 11 - 01:08 PM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Tim Hague 04 Nov 11 - 03:20 PM
dick greenhaus 04 Nov 11 - 06:10 PM
katlaughing 04 Nov 11 - 06:16 PM
scouse 04 Nov 11 - 06:17 PM
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Joe Offer 04 Nov 11 - 07:51 PM
Charley Noble 04 Nov 11 - 07:58 PM
Rapparee 04 Nov 11 - 09:33 PM
Pete Jennings 05 Nov 11 - 09:53 AM
Duke 05 Nov 11 - 10:07 AM
katlaughing 05 Nov 11 - 11:12 AM
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Bill D 05 Nov 11 - 11:43 AM
wysiwyg 05 Nov 11 - 11:57 AM
scouse 06 Nov 11 - 06:53 AM
ranger1 06 Nov 11 - 07:16 AM
Richard Bridge 06 Nov 11 - 07:23 AM
Dave Hunt 06 Nov 11 - 10:48 AM
Susanne (skw) 09 Nov 11 - 08:02 PM
Paul Burke 09 Nov 11 - 08:10 PM
Bert 09 Nov 11 - 10:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Beer
Date: 03 Nov 11 - 08:13 PM

Rick Fielding comes to the top of the list but someone who knew him well should fill in all the blanks.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Nov 11 - 08:44 PM

...and Little John Cameron, John in Brisbane, Sandy Paton, Barry Finn, Dale Rose, Rowan Webb. How about Hedy West, Mike Seeger, Aunt Molly Jackson, Lonnie Donegan, Kirsty MacColl?

If you'd like to post a tribute message to any of these or others, feel free. I'll delete or edit these suggestion messages once tributes are posted.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Nov 11 - 09:05 PM

Tom Rowe, Tommy Makem, The Clancy Brothers....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:53 AM

A L Lloyd, Ewan MacColl...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: janemick
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 03:57 AM

Lal Waterson, Mike Waterson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 04:16 AM

Bert Jansch, John Martyn


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 04:25 AM

And Malcolm Douglas, of course

Perhaps we should drop or change the subheading after "Honor Roll" to "In Memoriam" or something, because not everyone on here was a musician (in the strict sense of the word, i.e. performing artist); and of the famous, not everyone was a Mudcatter. I'd like to see both included and keep the categorisation wide, but it also has to be accurate. The "Memoriam" tag would show that they are no longer with us, but without classifying them. What a good idea this thread is.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 04:30 AM

I would like to post a little tribute to Kirsty MacColl. It is a shame that her talent is only acknowledged at Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 04:33 AM

I second, third, fourth and fifth that!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Fossil
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 04:54 AM

John Makin (Mr John), well known Brussels folkie, singer/songwriter, all-round good chap, died last week. He will be missed, esp by the regulars at St Andrew's Church folk nights, which he loyally supported, despite attaining superstar status with his hit "Potverdekke! - It's Great to be a Belgian". Sympathies to Anne and all his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Silas
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 05:11 AM

I would like very much to nominate a much missed personality from the UK folk world, Vic Baker (Dudley Vic as we used to call him) AKA Professor Wingnut and half of the double act 'Dr Sunshines Pavement Show'. Vic was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and he was an absoloute genius at entertaining both children and adults. Dr Sunshines music hall nights at the meny festivals they did were the highlight of the weekends for many of us.

Sadly Vic died in 1999 and I have always thought that the organising comittee of Bromyard Folk Festival should have an annual memorial concert or music hall night in him memory as he did so much for the festival in its early years. His partner Dave Hunt who sometimes posts here has written this lovley tribute to him - sorry I can't do the blue clicky thing.

http://www.btinternet.com/~radical/thefolkmag/vbaker.htm


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Will Fly
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 05:15 AM

Davy Graham - to name but 10...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 09:37 AM

Craig Johnson, John Jackson. The list is too long. Carpe diem! Sing & play whilst you can!

Saul


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 09:56 AM

OP did say mudcatters and other musicians.

Barry Finn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aitT45oZuT8


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 11:22 AM

And here's a link to Barry Finn's obituary thread: Click here for Barry!

Barry Finn was best known for his research and rendering of traditional sea songs. He died October 16th of 2009. His CD Fathom This! is a remaining testament to how well Barry did the work he loved.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: bradfordian
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 11:28 AM

I did write in the liner notes for the Mudcat WATER CD that "I personally would like to dedicate the new Mudcat CDs to all our dear departed Mudcatters who have over these past 15 years given us a great deal of pleasure through their music and contributions to the threads" , hence I endorse a thread dedicated to these lovely folk. I also like Bonnie's idea of extending it to other people who have made significant contributions to our kind of music, whatever that may be. Whilst there are differences between the two strains, it seems a little churlish to have two seperate threads, so I go for the greater range and celebrate all under one banner.

A couple of names to add from me; (one in each "strain")Teresa Tooley and Eva Casidy

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:04 PM

I was just about to write "Teresa Tooley." Also, Mudcatters Cranky Yankee, Giac, and Metchosin.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:07 PM

Murray Adelman


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:26 PM

Richard Farina
Bill Monroe
Stan Rogers
Carter Stanley
Mary Travers
Muddy Waters


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:39 PM

Joe,

How far back are we going?

Personally, I'd like to see one specifically for Mudcatters. Some of the names posted above are so well-known throughout the folk world, it seems to me Mudcatters, whom most of us knew personally to some extent, may get lost in the shuffle.

I'm looking for that thread for you. In the meanwhile, eerily, some who've gone on, posted to THIs THREAD I started years ago. Reading through it reminded me of another to add:

L.R. Mole

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 12:44 PM

Joe, found it, I think:

Click Here. Another bit of eeriness...started due to a remark by Rowan, sadly lost to us, now.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 01:08 PM

I don't think any of these Mudcatters have been mentioned:

Billy the Bus (NZ)

Barrie Roberts (UK)

Dave Bryant (UK)

I always enjoyed their posts.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 01:55 PM

Merritt Herring


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,Tim Hague
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 03:20 PM

Matt Armour, greatly missed in the North Bucks area and at festivals, great songwriter and a man who encouraged everyone to perform. Ran one of the longest continuous sessions in the Vaults Bar Stony Stratford, over 30 years...
RIP Big Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 06:10 PM

Considering the huge number of musicians no longer with us, I. to would like to see a permathread of Mudcat musicians (I include singers) who have gone on before. A bit more exclusive, and we could call it a family plot.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 06:16 PM

Love that, Dick. A Family Plot is perfect.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: scouse
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 06:17 PM

Two Glaswegian a Scouse, and a quiet Portland Man.

Hamish Imlach,
Iain McIntosh,
Pete McGovern,
Derrol Adams

As Aye,

Phil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,I don't know
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 06:24 PM

Fred Jorden
Sylvia Kelly
Alex Atterson
Colin Kemp


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 06:28 PM

Burl Ives
Ivar Hoagland
Carl Sandburg


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 07:51 PM

Well, this thread is totally out of control, and I love it. Kat started a similar thread in 2009. It, too, got out of control.

Well, let's just let this one go where it goes, and establish a more permanent PermaThread when this one gets enough information to give us a start.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 07:58 PM

Joe-

We could also start a thread for those of us who are going to die.

Of course some of us still think we are immortal.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 09:33 PM

Well, Charlie, I'm NOT going to die! Jeez, people have told me so much about where I'm going to end up I don't think I'll make the trip.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 09:53 AM

Cliff Aungier, and Mudcatter Julie B., who had a voice even Rapparee would die for...(and don't worry about ending up there - I doubt you'll be the only 'Catter!).


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Duke
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 10:07 AM

David Rea,Monte Dunn and Al Cromwell. Old friends who are greatly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 11:12 AM

My dad, "Sparky" Hudson known to some for having performed, via telephone, on Mudcat radio and also making a CD of "Cow Songs" as well as being the reason I found Mudcat, looking for lyrics for him one day.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: bradfordian
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 11:23 AM

I guess it's going to be a case of lots of names of (principally) North Americans many of whom we on the other side of the pond have not heard, and of course vise versa. And I think that's OK.
Just wondering how far we want to go with "musicians of note"
Hopefully the nominations would have had an impact on a fair spectrum of our community (not just mudcatters)

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 11:43 AM

A folk scholar who could barely sing 2 notes in tune, but who knew more about the history of songs than most of us.... Bruce Olson.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 11:57 AM

What was her name... (strokebrain).... didn't we lose walking eagle (Julie???) a few years ago?

Oh yes: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=74708

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: scouse
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 06:53 AM

Oh, my dear, we've forgotten one of the true greats, whom some might say started the folk revival in England.The one and only ALEX CAMPBELL.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: ranger1
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 07:16 AM

Mary Lamarca. I still miss her a lot.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 07:23 AM

Grant Rule of Pig's Ear (has his own thread at the moment).

Jacqui Walker, my late wife, nee Turner. Dave Bryant (see above) did her obit thread here. When Transatlantic wanted to sign a folk act in the revival, I am told they were tossing up between her band (the Chapmen) and the Young Tradition. The rest is history. Her picture is in one of the books about the history of Sidmouth Folk Festival. I am also told that Bert Lloyd spent a lot of time trying to get into her pants without success.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Dave Hunt
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 10:48 AM

Two peope who had an enormous influence as singers and who both died recently - Mike Waterson and Ray (Rae) Fisher - she and brother Archie were my first real contact with folk singers in 1961 - at Festival Late in Edinburgh - where I was working at the time - (it ran every night of the week during the 3 weeks of the Edinburgh Festival) Other performers there included Enoch Kent, Gordie MacCulloch and Bobby Campbell - (later the Exiles) Hamich Imlach - a slim young man in those days, and a regular, Domenic Behan- (usually my job to get him a cab when he was incapable of walking!)The whole thing was a great introduction to traditional song!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:02 PM

Great idea! Could we have both a thread for Mudcatters and one for musicians? If not the Mudcatters might indeed get lost among the great number of musicians we've lost in recent years. Mudcatters who were also musicians could easily be mentioned on both threads, I think.

I'll come up with something on Iain MacKintosh before Christmas, I hope. He died five years ago but due to my life going astray in all directions this year I didn't get round to reviving his obit thread.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Paul Burke
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:10 PM

Can there be at least a small place for Mike Kahan, the Manchester Klezmer fiddler, who died so young and so tragically in 2008?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Bert
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 10:51 PM

Kat, I remember Sparky singing on Mudcat Radio. He sang "Ace Down in a Hole" He was great!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 11:29 PM

Talking of the Young Tradition, can we really not have herad it yet for Peter Bellamy and Royston Wood? As to the 'how far backe do we go?' q


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 11:34 PM

[sorry ~ not sure how that happened] - start again:

Talking of the Young Tradition, can we really not have heard it yet for Peter Bellamy and Royston Wood? As to the 'how far back do we go?' question ~~~ perhaps anyone that any of us can personally remember: in which case Ron & Bob Copper.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 11:43 PM

Alan Lomax


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 11:43 PM

Ralph Rinzler


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 12:01 AM

Thanks, Bert! I think he was, too! But my favs were the old cow songs he knew so well.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 11:19 AM

Hello,

Just to let you know that the Mudcat "In Memoriam thread has now started.

I would ask you to be patient as names are added. I would also like your help to fill out the list! However, be aware of the very few guidance notes!

…..This thread is for those people associated with the world of folk music in its widest sense.

…..The people on the thread must have had an obit thread running on Mudcat.

…..We only go back 15 years to 1996. (Yes, I know Joan MacIsaac slipped in there! Oooops!)

If anyone else would like to start a thread for those many and wonderful people who shared their talents with us before then, then I'm sure that will be appreciated!

Any post on the "In Memoriam" thread should only be a name and a link to their obit thread please. If you want to discuss or add anything else, please use this thread.

Thanks,

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 03:36 PM

I know not all of our friends mentioned below had obits. on Mudcat but anytime is a good time to remember them.

Gordon Hall.
George Spicer
Ron Spicer
Mike Hutchison


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:10 PM

Putting 'obit' in the filter box, and setting it to 'all' will get most of the relevant threads...but not all, as I just discovered.


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 21 Dec 11 - 04:20 PM

If the roll of honour is restricted strictly to Mudcat members Rick has probably added more expertise to this site than most who have passed on. He was always there to help whoever needed it. Although I often differed with Malcolm's opinions he had an uncanny ability to find answers to difficult questions. Sandy had the attention of all simply because of who he was and his expertise and experience made his star shine bright. I always enjoyed Little John's frequent posts and they are missed to this day! RIP you all!


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 09:47 AM

Is it alright to add my daughter Andie to this list? She was not a mudcatter (as far as I know), nor was she a professional musician. She was studying music when she took ill and passed away.

She did introduce me to traditional music of Great Britain and blues. Taught me to love both.

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=120764


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 01:46 PM

Peter,

I didn't put this in the other thread, because I cannot find an obit thread for Wayne Scott, but listening to an NPR story about him, today, it seems to me we should note his passing. He was a native of Kentucky, raised five sons, alone, and wrote and sang his own songs all of his life, though never in public. Once his son, Darrell, made a name for himself, he started his own record label and the first release was of his dad, Wayne singing his own songs. He was 71 and that was just six years ago.

Here is a link to today's interview of Darrell and here is a link to a really neat interview of the father and son from a few years ago: HERE.

Some of the things they've said reminds me of Jean Ritchie's background...from the mountains in KY, born to a holler named after his family, songs of authenticity...really interesting.

Thanks,

kat

P.S. I'll be glad to start an obit thread if you think it would be worthy and best, Pater.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 06:47 PM

Mudcatter Winters Wages, who was Lloyd Jones, Jr., a chantey singer and box player in San Francisco. A gentle soul, a member of the SF Bay Area band Skip Henderson and the Starboard Watch, and a regular at the Hyde Street Pier chantey sings.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 07:07 PM

Oh, yes, thanks for that, Chanteyranger. Lloyd was special.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Elmore
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 09:38 PM

Gamble Rogers,Grant Rogers, Roy Rogers.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Elmore
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 10:22 PM

Sorry. Misunderstood the rules. Please disregard my previous entry. I'm out of here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: BillE
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 02:56 AM

Cyril Tawney.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 24 Dec 11 - 11:43 PM

Jack Elliot, Pete Elliot, Pat Elliot, willie Scott


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: Bernard
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 03:13 PM

25 December 2011 Helen Jocys

Subject: Obit: Mudcatter Helen Jocys 25/12/11
From: John J - PM
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 10:30 AM

My Mum, Mudcatter Helen Jocys, died this morning aged 80.

Mum was a singer of traditional songs and played melodeon and accordian.

It was her energy that gave Bollin Morris the kick in the pants that brought it back to life and helped make it the successful side it is today.

Mum was the founder of The Marmalade Band, a group of ladies who would gather at her house on Saturday mornings to sing and play and eat breakfast of toast and marmalade.

Mum was always looking for fun and any chance to sing or play in a session. A couple of years ago at Shrewsbury Folk Festival she woke me up beyond midnight after a particularly heavy day of sessioning. Mum had heard a music session kicking off and wanted us to join in. It was well past 4am when we eventually gave up.

Ever the one to go against convention, the term 'grow old disgracefully' could have been written for her.

Above all, Mum was mother to six - all who will miss her terribly.

Christmas Day will never be the same in our family.

JJ


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 08 Jan 12 - 03:33 PM

Thanks Bernard,

Your Mum is included in the Memorial.

...the folk festival in the clouds has gained another performer....

Condolences,

Peter


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: Gene
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 12:15 AM

Gone But Not Forgotten!

Singers, Musicians and Writers that passed away in 2011.



Billie Jo Spears - died in 2011 at her home in Vidor, Texas at the age of 74. Spears was best known for her No. 1 hit 'Blanket on the Ground,' but also for 'Mr. Walker, It's All Over' in 1969. She released over a dozen Top 20 hits during the '70s and remained an active touring act until just recently. In 2005, Spears released her final album called 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' at the age of 68.


Billy Grammer - was known for his two Top 20 hits 'I Wanna Go Home' and 'Gotta Travel On,' but also for inventing the Grammer Guitar. In the 1960s, it was called the "finest flat-top guitar on the market," and one that was made especially for Johnny Cash fetched over $130,000 at auction. The Illinois native was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Illinois Country Music Hall of Fame. He died in a hospital in Illinois in August 2011 at the age of 85.


Charlie Louvin - succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer.
The country icon was best known as one-half of the Louvin brothers, who scored a No. 1 hit in 1956 with 'I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby.' After the death of Ira Louvin, he went on to enjoy a very successful solo career, including hits like 'I Don't Love You Anymore'and 'The Only Way Out.' The Country Music Hall of Famer was working to almost his last days, having just released 'The Battle Rages On'album in November 2010.


Don Wayne - wrote the 1974 hit 'Country Bumpkin,' a song that went on to win the CMA and ACM Song of the Year awards, but prior to that he was a known Nashville songwriter who penned the chart-topping hit 'Saginaw, Michigan' for Lefty Frizzell in the early '60s and 'Lonesome Waltz' in 1953. He kept writing even after being drafted for a stint in the Army in 1954 but hit a dry patch in the '70s as his songs were thought to be too rural. A co-worker said something to the effect that "no one wants to hear about that frost on the pumpkin,"which went on to inspire 'Country Bumpkin,' where he recycled that pumpkin line. Don Wayne died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 78.


Ferlin Husky - was one of country music's earliest crossover artists. Best known for his 1957 hit 'Gone,' the Country Music Hall of Famer proved that Nashville twang could appeal to mass audiences with three No. 1 hits and many more Top 20 songs. In 2010, Merle Haggard said, "There were a lot of years when nobody in the business could follow Ferlin Husky. He was the big live act of the day." In his later years, the Missouri native fought off congestive heart failure and eventually had seven bypass surgeries by 2009. "I just pray and keep going," Husky once said. Ferlin also had starring roles in several movies and hosted a Network Show. He passed away at the age of 85 in March 2011.


Jack Barlow - got his start as a radio DJ. His big country pipes drove songs like 'I Love Country Music' and 'Catch the Wind.' After cutting four records in Nashville, he switched gears to commercial work, writing jingles for Big Red chewing gum and doing voiceover work for companies like Budweiser, Kraft and Kellogg's. The World War II veteran died at the age of 87 after a long illness. He is survived by Dianne, his wife of 24 years, along with several children and grandchildren.


Johnny Wright - famous for writing the 1965 chart-topper 'Hello Vietnam,' much of his success came as a collaborator. He was part of the Tennessee Mountain Boys, '50s duo Johnnie and Jack, and he was married to Country Music Hall of Famer Kitty Wells. With Johnnie
and Jack, Wright had several No. 1 hits, including '(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely' and 'Stop the World.' He died in September 2011 at the age of 97 in his Madison, Tenn. home.


Liz Anderson - died on Halloween 2011 at the age of 81. The singer-songwriter was best known for her hits 'Mama Spank' and 'The Game of Triangles,' but she also penned songs like '(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers' and 'I'm a Lonesome Fugitive' for Merle Haggard, the first of which helped him decide on the band name the Strangers. She is the mother of singer Lynn Anderson, whom she also wrote songs for. During her long career, Liz Anderson won two Grammy Awards.


Marshall Grant - the last original member of Johnny Cash's
'Tennessee Two,' died in August 2011. Grant was there –literally — the day Cash first picked up a guitar, and he was with him throughout most of his career, even managing the Man in Black until 1980.
During a 2003 speech, Grant joked that the band didn't spend 10
years trying to refine their classic sound. It only took about five minutes to come up with it, and then they spent four years trying to get rid of it. Members of the Cash family have often said how important Grant's steady hand was to the often unpredictable Cash.
He died in a hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 83.


Mel McDaniel - Grand Ole Opry member Mel McDaniel's hits can still be heard on great country radio stations today. His No. 1 tallies include 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On' and 'Louisiana Saturday Night,' but he also recorded hits like 'Big Ole Brew' and 'Stand Up.'McDaniel's career was at its peak in the '80s, but he continued to tour heavily into the mid '90s before an accident at a show in Louisiana slowed him down until his death in April 2011. The
Checotah, Okla. native died at the age of 68 after a battle with
cancer.


Ralph Mooney - Bakersfield country pioneer Ralph Mooney died in March 2011 at 82-years-old. The steel guitar player was part of Waylon Jennings' band for over 20 years, and was once referred to as the "only steel guitar player" by Jennings. But he was a star prior to that; Beginning in 1966, he was a frequent nominee and occasional winner of the ACM Guitarist of the Year award. He also wrote the chart-topping hit 'Crazy Arms,' first recorded by Ray Price, but then by Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Patty Loveless. Mooney continued to perform and record until 2010. His wife, Wanda, said he died of complications that arose from cancer.


Wade Mainer - Bluegrass pioneer Wade Mainer paved the way for a new era of artists like Ricky Skaggs and the Monroe Brothers. He started playing bluegrass in western North Carolina and formed popular ’30s duo Mainer’s Mountaineers with his older brother, J.E. Mainer. The younger Mainer invented a two-finger banjo picking style that proved to be the cornerstone for a bluegrass era. Eventually Mainer moved to Flint, Mich. at the boom of the auto industry, and he was virtually forgotten until Tex Ritter ran into him one day — and he picked up the banjo once again. He died in September 2011 at the age of 104.

Wilma Lee Cooper - was as familiar of a face around the Grand Ole Opry as Little Jimmy Dickens. Known as the ‘First Lady of Bluegrass’, Wilma Lee enjoyed her greatest success as an artist with her husband, Stoney Cooper. For over 30 years, they built a resume that included hits like ‘Cheated Too’, ‘There’s a Big Wheel’ and ‘Come Walk With Me’. She also wrote ‘Big Midnight Special’. Stoney died in 1977, but Wilma Lee continued to perform on the Opry stage until she suffered a stroke in 2001. She died of natural causes in September 2011 at her Sweetwater, Tenn. home. Their daughter Carol Lee Cooer was inducted with them as Grand Ole Opry members at the age of 13, making Carol Lee Cooper the youngest ever member of the Opry.


G


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Subject: RE: In Memoriam
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 06:25 PM

Thanks, again, Peter.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 09 May 12 - 08:16 PM

Seems like the Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note list is missing many great names (who we all wish were not on it because they are still alive). Is there an older list? Where is Roy Williamson's name? And what about Matt McGinn?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 May 12 - 09:26 PM

And you? You are . . . ?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: kendall
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 08:31 AM

Don Stover
Sam Tidwell
Fred Pike


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 10:46 AM

The four original Dubliners,

Luke Kelly
Ronnie Drew
Barney McKenna and Ciaran Bourke.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 12:02 PM

Check out the "In Memoriam" Thread.

Far more information for those who are interested.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 06 Oct 16 - 10:35 PM

olddude: Yeah, pretty much covers it.
Gargoyle: RTFM (top of the thread in Standard Oxford English)
Pete: Oy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
From: GUEST,pauperback
Date: 06 Oct 16 - 10:46 PM

Gargoyle - (using the well known Britism) - not the grief whore type - excuse the bluntness Ladies.


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