Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Carey Bell 1936-2007

Last night, I had the sad news from Kevin Johnson, Delmark's Director Of Promotion that Carey Bell had died:

"If you haven’t heard already, one of our all time favorite bluesman passed away last night of heart failure, Sunday May 6th , 9:30 pm at Kindred Hospital in Chicago.

Carey had been ill for a while, hospitalized weeks ago with complications from diabetes.

Please send love and heartfelt thoughts to his son, Lurrie, and the Bell family and friends.

Carey will be missed by so many, especially those who have felt his powerfully deep and emotional singing and harp playing. Not only was Carey one of the all time harmonica greats ( esp. the chromatic, what a tone!!), he had one of those VOICES – a deep, low down distinctive vocal style that just overflowed with feeling and emotion.

Thanks go out to Scott Cable and Bruce for all of their help with Carey."

Carey Bell Harrington RIP

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