Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Musical Passings of 2008























1/04/08 Earl May, 80, jazz bassist

1/11/08 Pete Candoli, 84, big band trumpeter

1/12/08 Gabriel Manelli, 38, Babasonicos bassist

1/15/08 El Koquillo de Sinaloa, 20, grupero musician

1/18/08 John Stewart, 68, folk-rock singer-songwriter

1/19/08 Andy Palacio, 47, Belize musician

1/24/08 Francis Clay, 84, blues drummer

1/31/08 Butch Berman, 58, guitarist and jazz booster

2/04/08 Tata Guines, 77, Cuba's "King of the Congas"

2/0408 Chris Anderson, 81, jazz pianist

2/10/08 Freddie Bell, 76, Vegas rocker

2/13/08 Henri Salvador, 90, French crooner

2/16/08 Charles Ryan, 92, co-wrote "Hot Rod Lincoln"

2/16/08 Jesus Rey David Alfaro Pulido, 26, Tijuana banda musician

2/19/08 Teo Macero, 82, jazz producer

2/21/08 Calvin Owens, 78, Houston blues trumpeter and bandleader

2/21/08 Joe Gibbs, 65, reggae producer

2/26/08 Herschel "Speedy" Haworth, Jr., 85, Ozarks sideman

2/27/08 Buddy Miles, 60, rock drummer

2/28/08 Mike Smith, 64, singer in the Dave Clark Five

3/02/08 Jeff Healey, 41, blues guitarist

3/03/08 Norman "Hurricane" Smith, 85, pop star and music executive

3/15/08 Mikey Dread, 53, reggae star

3/15/08 King Alex Littlejohn, 73, Kansas City blues musician

3/22/08 Israel "Cachao" Lopez, 89, Cuban inventor of mambo

3/26/08 Patti Bown, 76, jazz vocalist

3/21/08 Klaus Dinger, 61, Neu!

4/07/08 Phil Urso, 82, jazz tenor saxophonist

4/08/08 Cedella Marley Booker, 81, Bob's mother

4/09/08 Bob Kames, 82, the "Chicken Dance"

4/09/08 Ozzie Cadena, 83, jazz producer

4/09/08 George Butler, 76, jazz executive

4/09/08 Flora Pereira, 79, Portuguese Fado singer

4/13/08 Robert Reed, 50, keyboardist for Trouble Funk

4/17/08 Chris Gaffney, 58, roots rocker

4/15/08 Sean Costello, 28, blues musician

4/17/08 Danny Federici, 58, E Street Band

4/21/08 Al Wilson, 68, soul man

4/22/08 Paul Davis, 60, soft rock singer and songwriter

4/24/08 Jimmy Giuffre, 86, jazz composer and musician

5/08/08 Eddy Arnold, 89, countrypolitan legend

5/08/08 Larry Levine, 80, engineer for Phil Spector

5/15/08 Bob Florence, 75, jazz composer

5/18/08 Ed Fenner, 72, Kansas City's "jazz activist"

5/19/08 Earl Robinson, 85, founding member of The Scamps

5/23/08 Utah Phillips, 73, folk legend

5/23/08 Earle H. Hagen, 88, wrote TV themes and "Harlem Nocturne"

5/24/08 Sonny Okosuns, 61, Nigerian singer

5/25/08 Connie Vitale, 61, Kansas City retail store owner

5/28/08 Jerry Cole, 68, session guitarist

5/31/08 Pretty Black, 25, Oakland rapper

6/02/08 Bo Diddley, 79, rock pioneer

6/03/08 James DeRigne, 53, Kansas City record store owner and drummer

6/14/08 Esbjorn Svensson, 44, jazz pianist of EST

6/28/08 Ronnie Matthews, 72, jazz pianist

7/07/08 Bobby Durham, 71, jazz drummer

7/13/08 Gerald Wiggins, 86, jazz pianist

7/22/08 Joe Beck, 62, jazz guitarist

7/25/08 Johnny Griffin, 80. jazz saxophonist

7/25/08 Hiram Bullock, 52, session guitarist

7/25/08 Michael Berniker, 73, producer

7/31/08 Yusuf Salim, 79, jazz pianist

7/31/08 Lee Young, 94, jazz drummer, producer and brother of Lester

8/02/08 Erik Darling, 74, folk artist of Rooftop Singers

8/10/08 Isaac Hayes, 65, soul giant

8/11/08 Don Helms, 71, steel guitarist for Hank Williams

8/15/08 Jerry Wexler, 91, R&B producer

8/16/08 Ronnie Drew, 73, Dubliners,

8/16/08 Dizzy Johnny Moore, 70, trumpeter in the Skatalites

8/16/08 Caymmi, 94, Brazilian songwriter

8/18/08 Pervis Jackson, 70, original member of the Spinners

8/19/08 LeRoi Moore, 46, Dave Matthews Band saxophonist

5/31/08 Pretty Black, 25, Oakland rapper

8/20/08 Phil Guy, 68, blues artist

8/21/08 Jerry Finn, 39, producer and mixer

8/23/08 Steve Foley, 49, drummed for the Replacements

8/23/08 Jimmy Cleveland, 82, jazz trombonist

8/28/08 Gilbert Moorer, 67, Esquires vocalist

9/01/08 Jerry Reed, 71, country star

9/09/08 Bheki Mseleku, 53, jazz pianist

9/12/08 Charlie Walker, 81, Grand Ole Opry member

9/15/08 Richard Wright, 65, Pink Floyd

9/16/08 Norman Whitfield, 65, Motown songwriter

9/19/08 Earl Palmer, 84, legendary drummer

9/20/08 Nappy Brown, 78, blues artist

9/20/08 Steve Gray, 64, session musician

9/22/08 Connie Haines, 87, big band vocalist

9/26/08 Marc Moulin, 66, Belgian jazz fusion artist

9/29/08 Pat Crumly, 66, British saxophonist

10/01/08 Nick Reynolds, 75, original member of the Kingston Trio

10/03/08 Johnny "J", 39, hip hop producer

10/11/08 Alton Ellis, 68, reggae star

10/11/08 Neal Hefti, 85, TV and jazz composer

10/15/08 Edie Adams, 81, singer and pitch woman

11/16/08 Tony Reedus, 49, jazz drummer

10/17/08 Levi Stubbs, 72, Four Tops vocalist

10/18/08 Dave McKenna, 78, jazz pianist

10/18/08 Dee Dee Warwick, 63, soul singer

10/19/08 Rudy Ray Moore, 81, comedian, musician and filmmaker

10/24/08 Merl Saunders, 74, keyboardist

10/25/08 Muslim Magomayev, 66, Russian pop star

10/15/08 Frankie Venom, 51, Teenage Head

10/24/08 Ray Ellis, 84, arranger for Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, Four Lads

10/30/08 Nathaniel Mayer, 64, Detroit soul singer

10/30/08 Mike Terry, 68, Motown saxophonist

10/31 Frank Navetta, 46, Descendants guitarist

11/01/08 Yma Sumac, 86, quirky exotica artist

11/02/08 Jimmy Carl Black, 70, Native American rock musician

11/04/08 Byron Lee, 73, Jamaican innovator

11/09/08 Miriam Makeba, 76, South African singer

11/09/08 Mitch Mitchell, 61, drummer for Jimi Hendrix

11/22/08 MC Breed, 36, rapper

11/22/08 Nico Rohas, 87, Cuban musician

11/23/08 Richie Edwards, 27 (declared dead), Manic Street Preachers

11/23/08 Robert Lucas, 46, blues man

11/24/08 Kenny Maclean, 51, Platinum Blonde bassist

12/02/08 Odetta, 77, folk artist

12/06/08 Alex McEwen, 73, British musician and businessman

12/07/08 Dennis Yost, 65, Classics IV vocalist

12/15/08 Davy Graham, 68, British folk musician

12/19/08 Page Cavanaugh, 86, jazz pianist

12/25/08 Eartha Kitt, 81, pop star

12/25/08 Robert Ward, 70, blues and soul man

12/27/08 Delaney Bramlett, 69, rock musician

12/29/08 Freddie Hubbard, 70, jazz trumpeter

(Original image of Isaac Hayes by There Stands the Glass.)