Thursday, February 10, 2011
Marvin Sease, 1946-2011
If you had asked me to speculate about which of the veteran performers on the bill at the Midland Theater last February 20 would be the first to pass away, I wouldn't have named Marvin Sease. Bobby "Blue" Bland, God bless him, was distressingly frail. Then again, I thought Bland looked shaky when I first time saw him thirty years ago. He's tough. Shirley Brown and Floyd Taylor weren't exactly doing back flips twelve months ago either. As the evening's top-billed artist, Sease delivered his signature song with gusto. Depending on the context and my mood, lewd soul-blues material like "I Ate You For My Breakfast" can either delight or offend me. Sease died earlier this week.
Kansas City Click: The Lynch Mob will be rockin' like Dokken at Crosstown Station on Thursday.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)