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    Artist Who Passed On In 2014 List

    I just saw WGN's list which was short and left off some key names [[Bobby Womack, Jimmy Ruffin) to name a couple. That got me to thinking about so many others that didn't make it to the new year. Please post who you remember from the world of entertainment.

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    Jimmy Scott [[thinking about you S.S.)
    Big Bank Hank
    Joe Cocker
    2 guys from the Manhattans

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    Today is our "Wedding Anniversary" all I can think of is his song
    "I'll Close My Eyes [[and See You With My Heart)" ~
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    Thank you, GrtGru.

    Two founding members of The Manhattans:
    Edward "Sonny" Bivins & Winfred "Blue" Lovett.

    Cllarence Burke, Jr. [[The 5 Stairsteps), Beatrice Best [[The Jive Five), Edwin Starr, Tim Hauser [[Manhattan Transfer), Jimmy Castor, Ruby Dee, also passed this year to name a few.

    S.S.
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    Fox News did a rundown and left off George Duke and Joe Sample

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    Maya Angelou
    Jessica Cleaves [[Friends Of Distinction)
    Gil Askey
    Gerry Goffin
    Frankie Knuckles
    Frank Reid [[Chi-Lites)
    Don Davis
    Deon Jackson
    Charles Love [[Bloodstone)
    Bob Crewe
    Anna Gordy-Gaye
    Frances Nero

    Soul Sister - Edwin Starr passed in 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Sister View Post
    Today is our "Wedding Anniversary" all I can think of is his song
    "I'll Close My Eyes [[and See You With My Heart)" ~
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    May the good Lord fill your heart and mind and soul with happy memories of your belloved Jimmy today my dear Soul Sister and know that Jimmy is watching over you and celebratting your wedding anniversary in Heaven.

    yours, with every good wish.

    Roberta

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    Paul Revere
    George hilliard, original member of the tymes
    Larry Henley
    Johnny Mann
    Ralph Pruitt of the Fantastic Four
    WAYNE HENDERSON
    Pete Seeger
    Phil Everly
    Jay Traynor

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    Some of these may have been mentioned, but one sud mention Buddy DeFranco, Horace Silver, Jean Ridpath, Tim Hauser, Scott Ashton and too many others.

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    OMG! I forgot about my old pal Deon Jackson who passed earlier this year.

    @Roberta,
    Thank you. Wishing you a blessed year.

    Love,
    S.S.
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    Auggie Johnson of Side Effect

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    Jerry LaCroix of Rare Earth

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    Here's a clip by Colton Thomas on those who passed this year : http://vimeo.com/115766218

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    We sure lost a lot of great ones last year and I'd like to say RIP to each and every one. That
    said, the lost that hit me the hardest was that of Jessica Cleaves and I guess that has me a
    bit disappointed that in the vimeo video above the picture of The Friends Of Distinction
    that is tagged with her name does not feature her image. The women there are Barbara Love
    and Charlene Gibson. Jess as some know was a significant member of three major acts in
    soul/R&B music , FOD, EWF, and P-Funk. I'll always miss her...

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    Hi!

    Please add Lucius McGill of the El Rays/the Dells on July 18th, 2014.

    Best regards
    Heikki

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    Please add Beatrice "Bea" Best of The Jive Five.

    ~~Mary~~

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    I hope this posts. A beautiful tribute to those who passed put together by Colton Thomas:



    ~~Mary~~

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    Very nice. Thank you for posting, Mary. And Colton.

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    You're welcome, Ralph. I just noticed Phil also posted the link above.

    ~~Mary~~

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    Wonderful tribute by Colton, a young man whom has always had his funger on the pulse of our old-school artists.

    Many of the names hit home pretty hard, but none more than that of the legend, Jimmy Scott whom was one of the nicest & warmest I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    My condolences to you Soul Sister. Between Jimmy, Blue, Sonny & Deon, this year has had to have been tough on you.

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    honest man Guest
    beautiful.

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    Many thanks for this post, Mary. And a big thanks goes out to Colton Thomas for a very touching and moving tribute. I was close to tears watching this. I didn't realize how many people we lost this year.

    May they all rest in peace; they will truly be missed...

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    Colton's presentation was very well done. Hats off to the young fella......

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    I also learned just today that Sista Monica Parker died back in October. I had never seen that mentioned anyplace else before today.

    I am sure many of you will not know her but she was a blues/gospel singer with a ferocious, barrelhouse sound. Think Katie Webster but with a lot more fire. She had been around for about 20 years and released almost a dozen albums, but never made it in the mainstream. She called herself the Windy City Burner, although I really thought she was based in San Francisco.

    She had recovered from one bout with cancer but lost her second battle and died at the age of 58.

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    Juice,
    Very, very tough this year losing friends and the love of my life Jimmy, as you can imagine none more painful than losing my husband. Spending every minute of everyday with him for 15 years and now to be without him left life so empty. No one will ever know how much I miss his constant presence here with me. He's around me but not the same as him being able to speak to me when I speak to him.

    Deon, he was and I was just 19 years old when I met him, I guess you can say the biggest star I met in my beginning of following the music. Thinking back he was the nicest person I met in the business up until I met Jimmy decades later who was the best person I ever met on many levels of kindness and sincerity.

    Blue, & Sonny [[whom was Smitty's best friend) although I didn't always run into them over the years as much as I did Gerald, Phil [[one of my BFF's) or even Kenny, I did see Blue & Gerald from time to time with and without Jimmy in recent years. We went along way back to Jersey City and some bitter sweet memories. Losing them a week apart was quite shocking.

    The choir in heaven must be out of sight!

    YES! Colton did a fabulous job on his tribute as I already told him when he posted his vid on my FB Page. Moving and Beautiful.

    S.S.
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    Last edited by Soul Sister; 01-06-2015 at 01:56 PM.

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    WOW!!! What a touching moving Tribute to those no longer with us.
    Many I remember a few I didn't. Life is but a vapor here today or Gone
    tomorrow..[[This made me cry!!) Cherish each moments. Rest in Peace~~~
    To All those gone to the other side.

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