Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sid Selvidge has left us far too soon

It seems like all I've done lately is put up memorials.  Another giant of this city has passed away, the amazing Sid Selvidge, who died of cancer earlier today.  While you younger folks know him as the host and producer of BEALE STREET CARAVAN, those of us of a certain age remember him with Mud Boy and the Neutrons, and as a solo act.  That voice was stunning, and his love of Memphis music was unending. He leaves a deep mark on the musical history of this town, and we shall miss him greatly.

Here's Sid in London a few years ago singing BOLL WEEVIL, thanks to Scott Banbury for the link:

 In addition to the Bill Dries post linked above, here's Chris Davis with more.

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