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Bill Perry, RIP, farewell to a bluesman


Dr. Ellwood

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It is with great sadness I have to report a great bluesman has passed, Bill Perry, and good friend and wonderful musician is gone, at 48 much to soon, a loss to the blues community RIP my friend: http://www.blindpigrecords.com/index.cfm?section=artists&artistid=45

 

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"As Guitar One said, Bill is a "six-string superman more powerful than a locomotive."

 

Guitar One magazine said the CD was simply "searing, scalding electric blues," while Jazz Times called it "a compelling showcase of guitar heroics and good old-fashioned soul."His next CD for Blind Pig, Crazy Kind Of Life, was released in October 2002. Perry and co-producer Vivino wrote all the songs, with the exception of the Rolling Stones chestnut "No Expectations," on which special guest Richie Havens interprets one of the best blues tunes ever to come out of the rock idiom. Billboard called it, "An exceptional outing for guitarist/vocalist Bill Perry. He has definitely hit his stride

 

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