Re: Fw: Re: Passing of King Biscuit Boy

This is the first I've heard of this
and I have tears in my eyes. I booked
Richard many times and he sat in my
audience a few times. I was nervous at
first when he was in the crowd over at the
bar but then he sat in front at a table 
in front of me, he was really nice to me
and made me feel great about what I was doing.
He told me that Otis Spann said
"The Harmonica is the muther of the band". 

When I booked him he was always unpredictable
and i'd heard stories that he would pull
no shows for whatever reason or get too
hamered but he ALWAYS pulled it off at
every date I had him on. Maybe it was because
I'm a harp player and I treated him with respect
or maybe I just got lucky. I have no idea, it's
the Richard Newell show. He didn't like the label
"King Biscuit Boy" so I hope they don't mention
it at his final resting place.
RIP - Richard Newell.

Little Joe


- --- Donnie MorTone <mortone@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lady Mac" <res0olsx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BLUES-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 3:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Passing of King Biscuit Boy
> "Real Blues magazine regrets to inform Blues lovers
> of the death of Richard
> Newell A.K.A. King Biscuit Boy, Canada's King of the
> Blues. Biscuit Boy
> released several critically acclaimed albums between
> 1970 and 2002 and was
> acknowledged as a musical genius and blues archivist
> with an astounding
> personal history that went back to the late 1950s.
> Cause and date of death
> are yet to be determined, but Richard was last heard
> from on New Year's Eve.
> Best, Cheri Wilhelm and Andy Grigg/Publishers.
> realblues@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> --
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