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"Esquerita" Eskew Reeder, Jr
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Birth: 1935
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1986
Harlem
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

He was born with the name Eskew Reeder, Jr. Being a self taught pianist he was introduced to Gospel music in his home towm of Macon, Georgia as a child. Later he became one of the original Rock & Rollers and changed his name to Esquerita. Little Richard acknowledges that some of his style was learned from this legendary musician. The later years of his life were not pleasant and he is burried in a paupers grave in New York. 
 
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  Eskew Reeder (1904 - 1989)
 
Burial:
Potters Field
Hart Island
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Potters Field
 
Created by: Gene Broussard
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15051761
Esquerita Eskew Reeder, Jr
Added by: Gene Broussard
 
Esquerita Eskew Reeder, Jr
Added by: Gene Broussard
 
Esquerita Eskew Reeder, Jr
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God Bless Eskew Reeder jr. I like all your songs and I'm going to record many of them.Rest in Peace and Thank you for the music and the inspiration.Thank you for Rock and Roll."A tear, can't stop this little drop of water called a tearEver since you went ...(Read more)
- Arjun Kaul
 Added: Mar. 28, 2012

- New York Historian
 Added: Oct. 31, 2008
Esquerita RULES and Always will.
- marky dee
 Added: Mar. 18, 2011
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