Décès de Calvin Jones

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Décès de Calvin Jones

Message par Eldoro le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 9:48

j'ai reçu par mail de la Gazette de Greenwood que Calvin Jones est malheureusement décédé.
après Nick Holt et plus tôt Willie Kent, sale temps pour les bassistes de Chicago Blues ces dernières années.

*RIP Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, June 9th,1926 - August 9th, 2010.* Best
known as the longtime bass player of the Muddy Waters Blues Band, Calvin
"Fuzz" Jones, a Greenwood, Mississippi native, passed away last
night of complications from lung cancer. He was 84. "Fuzz" was the
definitive blues bass player, a stirring vocalist, and a wonderful
human being. Here is the email that Bob Margolin, his longtime
friend, and fellow Muddy alum, wrote this morning:

Calvin “Fuzz” Jones passed away early this morning at Baptist Memorial
Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi. His family is making funeral
arrangements for Saturday in Mississippi. No more information on that
yet, update soon.

Calvin “Fuzz” Jones is best known for the 10 years he played bass in
Muddy Waters band, about 1970-’80.
Previously, he had worked with Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Elmore James

He was appreciated for his strong electric bass playing, rocking stage
presence, deep Blues singing, and the friendly laugh and smile he had
for all.

Calvin had been living in Senatobia, MS for the last few years after
decades in the Chicago area. Some of you receiving this e-mail were very
kind to help him financially to stay in his apartment when he faced
eviction in January. He appreciated that so deeply, understanding fully
that the Blues music we all love had brought him your timely help. He
had beat lung cancer, and in the late 1990’s he had a large tumor
successfully removed from the back of his neck. Apparently the cancer
came back in one lung and he developed pneumonia in the other and
couldn’t breathe and was rushed to the hospital. He suffered a heart
attack there, and though he was stabilized, his heart was weakened and
gave out on him for the last time this morning.

I visited him last Friday afternoon, and he was deeply sedated. I’m glad
to have seen him one more time, but he didn’t know I was there. I think
he was beyond medical recovery, and that his illness overtook his
strength. He was 84 years old, and was enjoying his life as much as
possible until very recently. He had a sincere good word for everyone,
and his reaction to any kind of health, musical, or financial challenge
was his hearty trademark laugh. I asked him how he could laugh so easily
when life hurt him, and he said “When you laugh the world laughs with
you, when you cry, you cry alone.” He brought us deep Chicago and
Mississippi Blues on the bandstand and on recordings, and his Blues and
love for his friends, family, and all of us are his legacy.

Sadly, Bob Margolin
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Message par sergio88 le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 9:53







R.I.P. Man.

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Re: Décès de Calvin Jones

Message par Invité le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 9:57

Je ne le connaissais pas mais RIP quand même...
Et sinon, je croyais que la Gazette de Greenwood avait " Fermée" en 2008...? Suspect

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Re: Décès de Calvin Jones

Message par Cottonfields le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 10:23

Paix à son âme.
Je connais un gars qui, quelque part, dois-jouer "I'm a Rolling Stone" avec Muddy...

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Message par Jungleland le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 11:05

REP

Avec Smith ça faisait une sacré rythmique dans le Muddy Waters Band !

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Re: Décès de Calvin Jones

Message par Devil's Slide le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 12:47

Sad new Sad

RIP man et bonnes jams au paradis des zicos.
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Re: Décès de Calvin Jones

Message par Eldoro le Mer 11 Aoû 2010 - 12:49

Jungleland a écrit:Avec Smith ça faisait une sacré rythmique dans le Muddy Waters Band !

tu m'étonnes, ça cognait sévère. pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, il faut absolument écouter cet immense bassiste.

concernant la gazette de greenwood, le site n'a pas l'air maintenu par contre la mailing list est active.



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