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Henry James Townsend
Birth: Oct. 27, 1909
Death: Sep. 25, 2006

Rhthym and Blues Guitarist, Songwriter. He died in Wisconsin, where he was being honored by a local blues association, to be honored as the last surviving artist with the old Paramount Records. The label recorded one-fourth of all the blues material produced from 1929 to 1932. He wrote and published hundreds of songs, began his recording career in 1929. In the 1930s, He played with blues greats Roosevelt Sykes, Walter Davis and Robert Johnson. He won a National Heritage Award in 1985 that recognized his being a master artist. (bio by: Paula Berry Nelson) 
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 1-I, Site 610
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Paula Berry Nelson
Record added: Sep 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15893514
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