Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Roll Call for 2006

Jan 6th: Lou Rawls (72); soul singer; 'You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine)'; Chicago USA
Jan 8th; Jamie Hodgson (76); photographer of jazz giants; London UK
Jan 11th; Alan Sytner (70); Cavern Club founder; "Cut out the bloody rock"; Liverpool UK
Jan 16th; Gill Cook (64); manager of Collett's Folk shop; London UK
Jan 19th; Wilson Pickett (64); soul singer; 'In the Midnight Hour'; Pratville, Alabama USA
Jan 27th; Gene McFadden (56); soul singer, songwriter; 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now'; Philadelphia USA
Jan 29th; Brent Dowe (59); lead singer, The Melodians; 'Rivers of Babylon'; Point District Jamaica
Feb 1st; Bobby Moore (75); saxophonist - Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces; 'Go Ahead and Burn'; New Orleans USA
Feb 7th; Elton Dean (60); sax player, Soft Machine; 'Moon in June'; Nottingham UK
Feb 10th; J Dilla (32); hip-hop producer, MC; 'Tell Me'; Detroit, Michigan USA
Feb 11th; Jockey Shabalala (62); singer, Ladysmith Black Mambazo; 'Rain Rain Beautiful Rain'; Ladysmith South Africa
Feb 14th; Reverend Charlie Jackson (73); blues legend; 'God's Got It'; Mississippi USA
Feb 14th; Lynden David Hall (31); R 'n' B singer; 'Sexy Cinderella'; London UK
Feb 15th; Sid Feller (89); producer, arranger; 'Georgia On My Mind'; New York USA
Feb 16th; Clifton James (69); Bo Diddley's drummer; 'Roadrunner'; Chicago USA
Feb 17th; Ray Barretto (76); Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist; 'El Watusi'; Brooklyn, New York USA
Mar 3rd; Charlie Hodge (71); singer and guitarist; 'You'll Be Gone'; Decatur, Alabama USA
Mar 3rd; Ivor Cutler (83); poet, songwriter, performer; 'Life in a Scotch Sitting Room'; Glasgow UK
Mar 6th; Ali Farka Touré (66); singer, guitarist, farmer, Mayor of Niafunké; 'Timbindy'; Kanau, Timbuktu Mali
Mar 6th; King Floyd III (61); singer, songwriter; 'Groove Me'; New Orleans USA
Mar 7th; Ken Sykora (82); guitarist, composer; London UK
Mar 8th; Jessie 'Guitar' Taylor (55); guitarist; 'Somewhere in Texas'; Lubbock, Texas USA
Mar 17th; Narvin Kimball (97); banjo player, Presentation Hall Jazz Band; New Orleans USA
Mar 23rd; Pio Leyva (88); singer, songwriter Buena Vista Social Club; 'Francisco Guayabal'; Morón, Cuba
Mar 25th; Buck Owens (76); country singer; 'Act Naturally'; Sherman, Texas USA
Mar 23rd; Cindy Walker (87); songwriter; ‘Lone Star Trail’; Mart, Texas USA
Mar 25th; Rocio Durcal (61); singer, actress; Madrid Spain
Mar 26th; Nikki Sudden (49); Swell Maps singer; ‘Robot Factory’; London UK
Mar 28th; Don Alias (66); Percussionist and sideman; 'Miles Runs the Voodoo Down'; New York USA
Mar 30th; Faza Nelly (29); rapper, X Plastaz; 'Aha'; Tanzania
Mar 31st; Jackie McLean (74); saxophonist; ‘Jackie’s Bag’; New York USA
Apr 1st; Hamed Gazonga (57); leader, L'International Chalal; 'Les Jaloux Saboteurs'; Djamena, Chad
Apr 3rd; Martin Gilks (41); drummer, Wonderstuff; ‘The Size of a Cow’; Stourbridge UK
Apr 5th; Gene Pitney (65); singer; '24 Hours From Tulsa'; Hartford, Conneticut USA
Apr 6th; Jair do Cavaquinho (83); Samba composer and player; 'Vou Partir'; Rio Brazil
Apr 11th; June Pointer (52); Soul singer; 'Jump (For My Love)'; Oakland, California USA
Apr 23rd; Phil Walden (66); founder, Capricorn Records; Macon, Georgia USA
May 1st; Johnny 'Paris' Pocisk (65); leader, Johnny & the Hurricanes; 'Revival'; Walbridge, Ohio USA
May 2nd; Eddie Tickner; manager & producer The Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros;
May 3rd; Sid Seidenberg; manager BB King, Gladys Knight.
May 6th; Grant McLennan (48); singer-songwriter, Go-Betweens; ‘Cattle and Cane’; Rockhampton, Queensland Australia
May 10th; Soraya (37); singer; 'En Esta Noche/On Nights Like This'; Point Pleasant, New Jersey USA
May 13th; Johnnie Wilder Jnr (56); lead singer, Heatwave; 'Boogie Nights'; Dayton, Ohio USA
May 15th; Cheikha Rimitti (83); singer; 'Charrak Gattà'; Sidi Bel-Abbès Algeria
May 17th; Daniel Owino Misiani (66); leader, Shirati Jazz; 'Beatrice #4'; Shirati Tanzania
May 19th; Freddie Garrity (69); lead singer, Freddie and the Dreamers; 'I'm Telling You Now'; Manchester UK
May 22nd; Hamza El Din; maestro oud player; ‘Escalay’; Toshka, Nubia Egypt
May 25th; Desmond Dekker (65); reggae singer; ‘007’; Kingston Jamaica
May 29th; Dave Brad(le)y; singer, Swan Arcade; 'Deliverance Will Come'; Ilkley UK
Jun 1st; Rocio Jurado (61); singer; 'Muera el Amor'; Chipiona Spain
Jun 6th; Billy Preston (59); keyboard player & singer; ‘Nothing From Nothing’; Houston, Texas USA
Jun 6th; Hilton Ruiz (54); jazz pianist; 'Doin' it Right'; New York USA
Jun 22nd; Oladipupo Adekoya ‘Ambrose’ Campbell (86); musician; ‘Yolanda’; Lagos Nigeria
Jun 25th; Arif Mardin (74); producer, arranger and record company executive; 'Respect'; Istanbul Turkey
Jun 26th; Johnny Jenkins (67); guitarist; 'Love Twist'; Macon, Georgia USA
Jul 7th; Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett (60); songwriter, guitarist, crazy diamond; ‘See Emily Play’; Cambridge UK
Jul 22nd; Jessie Mae Hemphill (71); singer, guitarist, songwriter; 'She-Wolf'; Senatobia, Mississippi USA
Jul 26th; Floyd Dixon (77); pianist, singer; 'Hey Bartender'; Marshall, Texas USA
Jul 31st; Rufus Harley (70); jazz bagpipe (sic) player; '8 Miles High'; Raleigh, North Carolina USA
Aug 3rd; Arthur Lee (61); singer, guitarist; 'Alone Again Or'; Memphis, Tennessee USA
Aug 3rd; Richard 'Ritchie' Barratt (70); singer, songwriter, producer; 'Some Other Guy'; Philadelphia, PA USA
Aug 9th; Miguel ‘Angá’ Diaz (45); world-class conguero; ‘San Juan Y Martinez’; Pinar del Rio Cuba
Aug 10th; Barbara George (64); singer; ‘I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)’; New Orleans USA
Aug 19th; Joseph Hill (57); singer and songwriter, Culture; ‘Two Sevens Clash’; Linstead Jamaica
Sep 19th; Danny Flores (77); saxophonist; 'Tequila'; Santa Paula, CA USA
Sep 22nd; Henry Townsend (96); blues singer, guitarist, pianist; ‘Mean Mistreater’ ; Shelby, Mississippi USA
Oct 14th; Baldemar Garza Huerta (Freddy Fender) (69); Tex-Mex singer; ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights’; San Benito, Texas USA
Oct 20th; Ioan Ivancea (66); Gypsy clarinet player, Fanfare Ciocarlia; ‘Tu Romnie’; Zece Prajini Romania
Oct 23rd; Lebo Mathosa (29); singer; 'Drama Queen'; Daveyton South Africa
Oct 28th; James Edward Anthony Tyler (62); writer and editor of NME; “How Gauche Can a Gaucho Get?”; Bristol UK
Oct 28th; Marijohn Wilkin (86); music publisher and songwriter; ‘The Long Black Veil’; Kemp, Texas USA
Nov 1st; William Doyce ‘Buddy’ Killen (73); music publisher and songwriter; ‘Forever’; Florence, Alabama USA
Nov 10th; Gerald Levert (40); singer, songwriter, producer; 'Casanova'; Philadelphia, PA USA
Nov 12th; Jabu Khanyile (49); singer, songwriter and drummer; ‘Mbube’; Soweto South Africa
Nov 17th; Ruth Brown (78); singer; '(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean'; Portsmouth, VA USA
Nov 17th; Stephen George Benbow (74); acoustic guitarist, singer and music director; ‘Thar She Blows'; London UK
Nov 21st; Robert Lockwood Jr (91); blues guitarist; 'Take A Little Walk with Me'; Turkey Scratch, Arkansas USA
Nov 23rd; Anita O'Day (87); jazz singer; 'Let Me Off Uptown'; Chicago, Illinois USA
Nov 27th; Alan Freeman (79); Radio DJ; 'Not 'Arf'; Melbourne Australia
Nov 30th; Perry Henzell (70); director, ‘The Harder They Come’; Port Maria Jamaica
Nov; Carol 'Fred' Hines (53); African music enthusiast & member of Sterns staff;
Dec 5th; Marshall Sehorn; producer, label owner, manager
Dec 7th; James Columbus 'Jay' McShann (90); pianist, blues singer and bandleader; 'Confessin' the Blues'; Muskogee, Oklahoma USA
Dec 8th; Martha Tilton (91); singer; 'And the Angels Sing'; Corpus Christi, Texas USA
Dec 9th; Frederick John Marsden (66); drummer, Gerry and the Pacemakers; ‘Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'’; Liverpool UK
Dec 11th; Walter Ward (66); singer, The Olympics; '"(My Baby Loves the) Western Movies'; Jackson, Mississippi USA
Dec 14th; Ahmet Ertegun (83); producer, founder of Atlantic records; Istanbul Turkey
Dec 17th; Denis Payton (63); founder member, Dave Clark Five; ‘Glad All Over’; London UK
Dec 20th; Peter Sidney ("Mick") Mulligan (78); trumpeter, bandleader and grocer; 'Tin Roof Blues'; Harrow UK
Dec 22nd; Dennis Linde (63); songwriter; 'Burning Love'; Abilene, Texas USA
Dec 25th; James Brown (73); singer; 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World'; Barnwell, South Carolina USA
Dec 26th; Pierre Delanoë (88); songwriter; 'Je N'aurai Pas le Temps'; Paris France

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