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Jimmy McCracklin

  • Birth 13 Aug 1921 Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 20 Dec 2012 San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Burial San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 103871452

Musician, composer and rhythm&blues pianist. Known and regarded as one of the best American musicians of the post World War II. During his career, lasting over 70 years, he wrote almost a thousand songs and recorded a hundred of these, including "My Rockin 'Soul United," "Every Night, Every Day Imperial", "Let's Get Together Mint" and "All His Bluesblasters Ace". Jimmy McCracklin received prestigious awards, including a "Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation", the "Living Legend and Hall of Fame Award" and has also won four Gold Records. He died after a long struggle against diabetes.

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  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 21 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103871452
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy McCracklin (13 Aug 1921–20 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103871452, citing Saint Joseph's Cemetery, San Pablo, Contra Costa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .