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Today In Blues - March 1st

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  • Junior Jackson
    © 2004 L. W. Junior Jackson On this 1st day of March in 1912 pianist Walter Davis was born in Grenada, MS. Davis was a St. Louis Blues pianist who was one
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      � 2004 L. W. "Junior" Jackson

      On this 1st day of March in 1912 pianist Walter Davis was born in
      Grenada, MS. Davis was a St. Louis Blues pianist who was one of the more
      prolific of the pre-war Blues pianists. Davis recorded over 150 sides of
      his own and appeared as accompanist on countless others. Infuenced
      heavily by Leroy Carr, Davis often played and recorded with Henry
      Townsend. Davis suffered a stroke in the early 50s and turned to the
      ministry. He was still preaching at the time of his death in 1963. Check
      out "Please Remember Me" on EPM Musique, or "Essential" on Classic
      Blues. Davis` complete recorded works are available on 7 CDs on the
      Document label.

      Swamp-Blues guitarist Leroy Washington was born on this day in
      1932 in Palmetto, LA. Washington recorded for the Excello label and can
      be heard on several Excello compilations.

      Classic Female Blues vocalist Lucille Hegamin died on this day in 1970
      in NYC, NY at age 75. Hegamin`s work can be heard on 3 CDs on Document.

      Swing guitarist Clarence Holiday, father of Billie Holiday, died on this
      day in 1937 in Dallas, TX at age 38.

      Chicago Blues drummer Odie Payne died on this day in 1989 in Chicago at
      age 62. Payne played in Tampa Red`s band before joining Elmore James`
      Broomdusters, touring and recording with James untill 1959. Payne
      developed the popular double-shuffle technique later employed by Blues
      drummers Fred Below and Sam Lay. Odie was a popular session drummer and
      recorded with Otis Rush, Chuck Berry, Sonny Boy Williamson 2, Muddy
      waters, Jmmy Rogers, willie Dixon, Lefty Dizz, Magic Sam, Yank Rachell,
      Sleepy John estes, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Minnie and others.
      Payne was well-liked and respected in Chicago Blues circles, and was a
      big influence on many Blues drummers.

      On this day in 1780, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to abolish

      On this day in 1875, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, but it was
      invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.

      On this day in 1928 - Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded "Ol' Man
      River" for Victor records, featuring the gifted vocalist, 29-year-old,
      Paul Robeson.

      On this day in 1957, Chess Records released 2 singles: Muddy Waters' "I
      Got My Mojo Working", and Chuck Berry's "School Days".

      On this day in 1961, Albert King recorded a version of Howlin' Wolf's
      "Howlin' For My Darlin'" which he calls "Calling On My Darling" for
      Chess Records.
      On this day in 1962, B.B. King recorded the Ivory Joe Hunter tune "Blues
      At Midnight". It was released as ABC single 10334.

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