|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1945|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 2013|
Blues Pianist, Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist. At age 17, Ann received a guitar from her father and found a role model in Memphis Minnie, one of the few early female blues guitarists. She quickly became an accomplished guitar player and first sang professionally while still in high school and by age 18 she was performing around the Midwest. In 1971, she moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she performed full-time and gave music lessons on the side. During this time she and one of her guitar students, Gaye Adegbalola, decided to perform together and formed Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women. Among albums they recorded were 'Havin' the Last Word', 'Ain't Gonna Hush', 'Cleaning House' and 'Broad Casting'. She began playing piano at age 35 and was considered one of the finest barrelhouse blues pianists of her generation.
Rabson died after a long battle with cancer. (bio by: Louis M.)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
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