Joaquim Antonio Candeias Junior - Died 1-19-2009 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Pulmonary edema - Born 1923 in Para, Belem, Brazil - Composer and violinist - (He wrote, "Sassaricando" and "Lata d'agua na cabeca") - His songs have been recorded by Elizeth Cardoso and Emilinha Borba. Thearon Hill (aka T-Man)- Died 1-20-2009 in Detroit, Mich., U. ( R&B ) Born - Singer - Worked with The Muskateers, The Serenaders ("Tomorrow Night" and "Goodbye My Love"), The Royals, The Royal Jokers ("You Tickle Me Baby" and "Don't Leave Me Fanny") and The Four Tops. - Illness ( Cabaret - Musicals - Opera ) Born in Brooklyn, NY, U. - Singer and actress - (She wrote, "United Are We") - She performed in the musicals Guys And Dolls and Can-Can and wrote Encore - Appeared on TV's, All My Children and General Hospital. - Lung cancer ( Folk - Classical - Blues ) Born 2-4-1947 in Philadelphia, PA, U. - Guitarist - (She did, "Midday Moon" and "Tommy Troller") - Worked with Michael Kac ("Valentine Suite" and "Escape Velocity"). - Bassist - Worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Cootie Williams, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sy Oliver, Panama Francis, Don Byas, Eddie South, Bud Freeman, Cootie Williams, Billie Holiday, Charlie Shavers, Erroll Garner, Eddie Condon, Ruby Braff, Rex Stewart, Stan Getz and J. Hank Crawford (Bennie Ross Crawford Jr.) - Died 1-29-2009 in Memphis, TN, U. - Complications from a stroke ( R&B - Jazz - Soul - Rock ) Born in Memphis, TN, U. - Saxophonist - Led Little Hank And The Rhythm Kings - Worked with The Tennessee State Jazz Collegians, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ike Turner, Ray Charles, Dr. Chuck Bennett (Charles Wayne Avery) (aka Dirty Chuck) - Died 1-29-2009 in Falls Church, VA, U. - Emphysema and complications of cancer - He was 66 years old - Singer and bassist - Worked with Link Wray And The Raymen, Hillow Hammet, The Warlox and Willie And The Hand Jive.
Ramon de Algeciras (Ramon Sanchez Gomez) - Died 1-20-2009 in Madrid, Spain ( Flamenco ) Born 1938 in Algeciras, Cadiz, Spain - Guitarist, songwriter and singer - (He did, "Almoraina" and "Rosa María") - Worked with Antonio Mairena, Pepe Marchena, La Nina de los Peines and Pepe Pinto - He was the brother of singer, Pepe de Lucia and guitarist, Paco de Lucia. Mickey Gee (Michael Gee) - Died 1-21-2009 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales - Emphysema ( Rock ) Born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales - Guitarist - Worked with Tom Jones, Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knockin'" and "Girls Talk"), Love Sculpture, Rockpile, Willie And The Poor Boys ("Revenue Man (White Lightening)") and Shakin Stevens ("Green Door" and "This Ole' House"). Mik Risingham (Michael Risingham) - Found dead 1-21-2009 in London, England - Hanged himself ( Rock ) Born 1-22-1960 - Singer and songwriter - Was a member of Fourth Wall, The Singles, Kick and The Passengers. Hiroshi Oguchi (Sometimes spelled Ohguchi) - Died 1-24-2009 in Tokyo, Japan - Liver cancer ( Rock ) Born in Kawaguchi, Japan - Drummer and actor - Was a member of The Tempters, PYG and Vodka Collins (They did, "Sands Of Time" and "Automatic Pilot") - Owned the fashion company, Practice Of Silence - Acted in the miniseries, Shogun and in the film, Strange Circus - He was married to actress, Kimie Shingyoji and is the father of musician and artist, Gento Oguchi. Mike Francis (Francesco Puccioni) - Died 1-30-2009 in Rome, Italy - Lung cancer ( Pop - Disco ) Born 4-26-1961 in Florence, Italy - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (He did, "Let Me In" and "Survivor"). - Composer, singer and lyricist - (Co-wrote, "Gotta Be This Or That" and "I Love You In Six Eight Time") - Worked with Vincent Lopez, Paul Whiteman, Ben Bernie and Abe Lyman.
Lance Mc Collum - Died 2-1-2009 - Aortal aneurysm - Born 3-1-19?? Cornelius Johnson - Found dead 2-1-2009 in Dayton, OH, U. Tom Brumley (Thomas Rexton Brumley) - Died 2-3-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U. - Complications from a heart attack ( Country ) Born in Stella, MO, U. - Played steel guitar - Was a member of Buck Owens And The Buckaroos (They did, "Together Again" and "Ive Got A Tiger By The Tail") - Worked with Rick Nelson ("Garden Party") and Chris Hillman's The Desert Rose Band, Rod Stewart, Rose Maddox, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Sara Evans, Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, Reba Mc Entire, Martina Mc Bride and Ray Price - Son of songwriter, Albert E.
Brumley - Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee and International Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame Inductee.
Cachaito Lopez (Orlando Lopez) - Died 2-9-2009 in Havana, Cuba - Complications from prostate surgery ( Jazz ) Born 1933 in Havana, Cuba - Double bassist - (He did, "Conversacion " and "Redencion") - Worked with Arcana y sus Maravillas, Orquesta Riverside, Irakere and The Buena Vista Social Club ("Dos Gardenias" and "Chan Chan") - Nephew of bassist, Israel "Cachao" Lopez.
Vic Lewis - Died 2-9-2009 ( Jazz ) Born 7-29-1919 - Guitarist and bandleader - Worked with George Shearing, Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Stephane Grappelli, Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell and Ted Heath.
Clair, Port Of Spain, Trinidad - Myelofibrosis ( Calypso ) Born 1930 in Point Fortin, South Trinidad - Singer and songwriter - (He did, "Social Bacchanal" and "Brotherhood Of Man"). - Singer and actress - Appeared in the films, The Climax and The Phantom Of The Opera.
Lisa Flaxman (Lisa Judith Flaxman) - Died 1-14-2009 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, U. - Breast cancer ( Folk - Musicals - Opera - Children's Music ) She was 43 years old - Born in Providence, RI, U. - Singer and pianist - Worked with The Washington Savoyards and The Washington Chorus - Founder of musi Kidsa music program for infants and children. - Heart failure ( R&B ) Born 8-31-1928 in Dallas, TX, U. - Played saxophone, clarinet and flute - Worked with Ray Charles ("Crying Time"), Lowell Fulson ("Reconsider Baby"), Dr. - Cancer ( Jazz ) Born 2-22-1932 in Hackensack, NJ, U. - Played bass, clarinet and tuba - Worked with The Elinor Sherry Quartet, The Shep Fields Orchestra, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Oscar Pettiford, Aubrey Tadman, Charlie Ventura, Herbie Mann, Betty Roche and Lester Young - He also was a comedy writer for TV's, Get Smart, All In The Family, The Jeffersons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple and Mork And Mindy - Brother of bassist, Red Mitchell. Raju Ananthaswamy - Died 1-17-2009 - Kidney failure - Played harmonium, guitar, tabla and mandolin and was a singer - Born 4-? - Songwriter and pianist - (Wrote Skeeter Davis's, "The End Of The World" and Julie London's, "I'm Coming Back To You") - Collaborated with Johnny Mercer, Sammy Gallop and Redd Evans - His songs have been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence and The Mills Brothers.
John, Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, The Average White Band, B. Dewey Martin (Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff) - Died 1-31-2009 ( Rock - Country ) Born 9-30-1940 - Drummer and singer - Worked with The Jive Rockets, Bernie Early & The Early Birds, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Faron Young, The Everly Brothers, Lucky Lee & The Blue Diamonds, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Sir Raleigh & The Cupons (They did, "White Cliffs Of Dover" and "Tell Her Tonight"), The Standells, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Dillards, The Monkees, Buffalo Springfield ("They did, "For What It's Worth" and "Good Time Boy"), Medicine Ball, Pink Slip and The Meisner-Roberts Band - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee. - Guitarist and guitar maker- (He did, "Summer Moon" and "Your Mind") - His guitars have been used by Martin Barre, Dougie Mac Lean, Martin Simpson, Roger Hodgson, Luka Bloom, Peppino D'Agostino, Todd Hallwell, Laurence Juber, Mark Mancina and Ed Gerhard. Sunny Skylar (Selig Sidney Shaftel) - Died 2-2-2009 in Las Vegas, NV, U. Max Neuhaus (Max Henry Neuhaus) - Died 2-3-2009 in Marina di Maratea, Italy - Cancer ( Experimental ) Born 8-9-1939 in Beaumont, TX, U. - Percussionist and sound artist - His sound works can be heard in Times Square in New York and at The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Tonderai Phiri (aka Tonde 1) - Died 1-3-2009 in Norton - Dysentery - Born 1976 - Hosho player, mbira player, body percussionist and dancer - Was a member of Mbira Dze Nharira and Mawungira Enharira. Tommy Ellison (Thomas Ellison) - Died 1-3-2009 in Columbia, MD, U. Ray Topping (Raymond Keith John Topping) - Died 1-3-2009 in Romford, Essex, UK - Illness - Pneumonia, supranuclear palsy - Born 1-10-1943 in Chalk Farm, London, England - An authority on American recorded music for the post war period of 1945 through 1975 - Contributed discographies to many specialist magazines - He unearthed thousands of rare and unissued master recordings while working for Ace Records Ltd., a reissue label. Ron Asheton (Ronald Franklin Asheton, Jr.) - Found dead 1-6-2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U. - Possible heart attack ( Rock ) Born 7-17-1948 in Washington, D. Claude Jeter (Claudis Augusta Jeter) - Died 1-6-2009 in the Bronx, NY, U. Victor Heyman (Victor Kenneth Heyman) - Died 1-6-2009 in Plantation, Florida, U. - Parkinson's disease - He was 73 years old - Born in Washington, U. - He was a folk music concert promoter and reviewed CDs for the folk publication, Sing Out! Alex van Heerden - Died 1-7-2009 - Car accident - ( Jazz ) He was 34 years old - Trumpet and accordion player - Worked with Mac Mckenzie, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, The Delta Optel Band, Hilton Schilder, Magnus Johansson and Robbie Jansen. Dave Dee (David John Harman) - Died 1-9-2009 in Kingston, Surrey, England - Cancer ( Rock ) Born , Salisbury, Wiltshire, England - Singer - Was a member of Dave Dee And The Bostons who were renamed Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (They did, "Bend It" and "Hold Tight") - Worked for WEA records, where he signed AC/DC and Gary Numan. Robbie Johns (aka Rob Johns) - Died 1-9-2009 ( Rock - Blues ) He was 56 years old - Drummer, guitarist and singer - Was a member of Diamond Reo (They did, "Aint That Peculiar") who became The Diamonds - Worked with The Yardleys, The Silencers, Rocket 88 and R. Billy Brown (William George Brown) - Died 1-10-2009 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, U. ( Rockabilly - Country ) Born 7-22-1929 in Princeton, West Virginia, U. - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "Meet Me In The Alley, Sally" and a version of, "He'll Have To Go").
Charles Camilleri - Died 1-3-2009 - Born 9-7-1931 in Hamrun, Malta - Composer - (He wrote, "Cosmic Visions" and "Wine of Peace") - His early works were based on folk music and legends of Malta while his later works were improvisational. " and "All For Him") and the film, The Barefoot Contessa - Worked with Bing Crosby ("I'll See You In C-U-B-A"), Fred Astaire ("Heat Wave") and Tito Puente - She had been married to actor, Edmond O'Brien. - Played baritone saxophone, piano and guitar - Replaced Leroy Cooper in The Ray Charles Orchestra - Recorded with Bob Ackerman, Rob Blakeslee, Roger Boykin, David Fathead Newman and Fred Raulston. Holmes) - Died 1-5-2009 - Massive organ shutdown - Born - Songwriter and lyricist - Wrote for Sodderpot, The Squeemish, Long and The Globules - She was the wife of musician, Steve Andricks. - Played guitar, bass and accordion and was a songwriter - Was a member of The Stooges (They did, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1969") - Worked with Destroy All Monsters, New Race, The Empty Set, The Wylde Ratttz, Dark Carnival and The New Order. Manny Castillo (Manuel Diosdado Castillo Jr.) - Died 1-6-2009 in San Antonio, TX, U. Ted Burk (aka Haia) - Died 1-6-2009 - Natural causes - He was 73 years old - Was a member of The CIA (Citizens For Interplanetary Activity) who shared the bill with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin - Worked with The Angels Of Light theatrical troupe and George Harrison. ( Jazz - Babershop ) Born 4-12-1927, in Canisteo, NY, U. - Trombonist and singer - Was a member of Horizon and Dixie On The Deck - Worked with The Max Davis Orchestra, The Four-tune Hunters and The Stardusters. ( Country ) Born 8-30-1941 in Chicago, Illinois, U. - Singer, guitarist, comedian and drummer - He was half of the duo, The Hager Twins (They did, "Gotta Get To Oklahoma ('Cause California's Gettin' To Me)" - Was a regular on TV's, Hee Haw - Worked with Buck Owens. Anabel Bosch (Ana Isabel Ramirez Bosch) - Died 1-10-2009 - In a coma after an operation for a brain aneurysm ( Rock ) Born 1-25-1976 - Singer - Worked with Elektrikcoolaid, Spy, Analog and Tropical Depression - Wife of actor, Jamie Wilson.
Enrique Dumas - Died 1-18-2009 in Jesus Maria, Argentina - Heart attack ( Jazz - Tango ) Born 5-8-1935 in La Plata, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Singer - Worked with Carlos Figari, Libertad Lamarque, Anibal Troilo, Ikuo Abo and Ranko Fujisawa. Corey Daum (aka Corey James) - Died 1-25-2009 in Nashville, TN, U. - Car accident ( Rock ) He was 39 years old - Guitarist and singer - Worked with Lizzy Borden (He appeared in their video's, "Love Is A Crime" and "We Got The Power"). David Yancey - Died 1-28-2009 in Daytona Beach, FL, U. - Lung cancer ( Rock - Country ) He was 56 years old - Pianist - Worked with Tommy Brown, Reuben "Lounge Lizard" Morgan and The Cooljams Rhythm Section.
Ron Mc Clelland - Died 1-18-2009 on a cruise ship ( Christian Rock ) He was 33 years old - Born in Detroit, MI, U. - Bass and keyboard player - Was a member of Storyside: B (They did, "Don't Let It Go" and "Demons And Angels"). - Colon cancer ( Jazz ) Born 6-22-1966 in Redwood City, CA, U. - Played trumpet, French horn, tuba, trombone, saxophone and upright bass - Worked with Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band, The Barkin' Dog Jazz Band and The Mo Band - Husband of trumpet player, Dolores Welch. John Martyn (Iain David Mc Geachy) - Died 1-29-2009 in Thomastown, County of Kilkenny, Ireland - Pneumonia ( Folk - Blues - Funk ) Born 9-11-1948 in New Malden, Surrey, England - Singer and guitarist - (He did, "London Conversation" and "Fly On Home") - Worked with Eric Clapton, Danny Thompson, David Gilmour, Ultan John and Phil Collins - He had been married to singer, Beverley Kutner. King and Jimmy Mc Griff - He did arrangements for Etta James and Lou Rawls.