MORE SAD NEWS
Ted Harvey, the drummer for Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, passed awayThursday, Oct. 6. He was 85. He is survived by his son, Ted Harvey Jr. and his daughter, Cheryl Sims.
Friday, October 14
Wake is 1230-1pm with funeral immediately following
10133 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Guitarist Osee Anderson Sr., passed away Monday, Oct. 10. In the late 1980s, Anderson was a member of the Lonnie Brooks Band. Services will be on Thursday, Oct. 20, at A.R Leak Funeral Home on S. Cottage Grove. More info to come. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OSEE
GOODBYE, KILLER RAY
Killer Ray Allison, 60, passed away suddenly last
night in his sleep. Allison had been an active member
of the Chicago blues scene for more than 40 years.
He began his career as a drummer for Muddy Waters
and most recently was a regular member of the
Chicago Blues All-Stars and also did a weekly gig with The Bottom Dollar Blues Band at For the Good Times Lounge (5545 S. Damen) on Chicago's South Side. During his career, he worked with many of Chicago's legendary blues musicians, including James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. He also performed with The Rolling Stones, Paul Butterfield and Joe Cocker.
VISITATION: Monday, Oct. 10, 6-9pm
WAKE: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1pm
FUNERAL SERVICES: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1:30pm
A.R. Leak Funeral Home
7838 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago
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Big Legged Woman (with Chicago Slim)
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September has not been a good month for music lovers. We lost two shining lights this month:
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr.
(11.14.47 - 9.24.16)
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., frontman for the exuberant zydeco band, Buckwheat Zydeco, died Sept. 24 from lung cancer in Lafayette, LA.
11 am, Monday, Oct. 3
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
905 Surrey St., Lafayette.
Visitation will be held 4-9pm Sunday and 8-11 Monday at the church.
Amy Van Singel (9.19.16)
Amy Van Singel (66) was one of the co-founders of Living Blues magazine with her then-husband Jim O'Neal, along with five others that included Alligator Records' Bruce Iglauer and writer Paul Garon. She hosted Atomic Mama’s Wang-Dang-Doodle Blues Show on WNIB and on WXFM during the 1970s, and more recently did a radio show on WERU (FM 89.9 Blue Hill, Maine; FM 99.9 Bangor). She died in her sleep one day after she and her husband celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.
A beautiful remembrance by Paul Garon
GO FUND ME
Dr. Dan (aka Chicago Slim)
has set up a GoFundMe page
to help Allison's family with
funeral costs and a headstone.
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