Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bluesman Texas Johnny Brown Dies

Another sad day for the blues as Houston blues legend 'Texas' Johnny Brown passed away last night July 1st, at the age of 85.

He was diagnosed with liver cancer but he refused to get chemotherapy; he died peacefully in his sleep.

The bluesman has been a staple of the Houston blues scene since his arrival from Mississippi with his dad, a blind blues musician, at the age of 10. Johnny worked with his father for some time before beginning a successful solo career. 

Here's one of his blues standards called "There Goes the Blues", which in this sad day, is very true. RIP Johnny.

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