Monday, March 24, 2008

Mighty Joe Young

Not the movie...the very soothing blues guitarist and singer. He passed away 9 years ago today at the age of 71 due to complications from spinal surgery.

I have vivid memories of the day I shot him. It was a day long Blues Jam that also included Withersponn, Collins and Hollywood Fats (sadly, all in my book) and Taj Mahal. I had a really great time and needless to say, the music was ridiculously great.

Here's one of mine:

And this is the only footage I could find of MJY online:

Wish you were still here, Mighty Joe.

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