Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday Tune, vol 53 - August's Departed

Holy smokes.  August is the departing month for the blues and R&B genres.  Check it out:

Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension (RIP Ron Townson, kidney disease)
Satisfied - Little Milton (stroke)
Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys (RIP bassist Randy Jo Hobbs, overdose)
SuperFreak - Rick James (heart attack)
Truckin' - The Grateful Dead (RIP Jerry Garcia, drug related heart attack)
Bad Love - Luther Allison (tumor in lung)
Bodies - Drowning Pool (RIP Dave Williams, heart failure)
Rambling On My Mind - Robert Johnson (strychnine poisoning)
Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley vs Junkie XL (RIP Elvis Presley, heart failure)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (RIP Paul Williams, gunshot)
Then Came You - The Spinners (RIP Pervis Jackson, cancer)
Have You Seen Her? - The Chi-Lites (RIP Creadel Jones, poverty related?  Poverty related what?  Vera?)
The Sky Is Crying - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (helicopter crash)
Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth - Jimmy Reed (respiratory failure)
Spill The Wine - War (RIP Papa Dee Allen, heart attack on stage)
Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground (RIP Sterling Morrison, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton (heart failure)

Are you guys tired of this yet?  I'm not - totally the highlight of my month.  Thanks Vera!



Ski Bike Junkie said...

And today's departed is Laurent Fignon. Nothing to do with music, but a great competitor.

Jessica said...

Apparently (based on some weird link I found) Creadel Jones was exploited by his family and ended up in poverty because of it. So basically he was probably homeless and died of some disease related to that.

radracer said...

Only one gunshot and one poisoning. How delightful.

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