Thursday, November 23, 2006

Robert Lockwood Jr. Passes Away: "Mr. Lockwood began his solo career in the 1970s, and his records combined fierce Delta-style picking with horn-backed swing blues. The Rounder label paired him with fellow Johnson disciple Johnny Shines on the albums 'Hangin' On' (1979) and 'Mr. Blues Is Back to Stay' (1980).His 1998 release 'I've Got to Find Me a Woman,' including a guitar duet with B.B. King, received a Grammy Award nomination for traditional blues album. 'Delta Crossroads' (2000), released on the Telarc label, received a second nomination."