Billy Bizor

Billy Bizor

Birth
Centerville, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Apr 1969 (aged 55)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13913461 · View Source
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Blues Musician. The blues revival of the 1960's allowed the spotlight to finally fall on performers like Billy Bizor, an otherwise obscure harpist best known in conjunction with his recordings in support of his cousin, the renowned Lightnin' Hopkins. Bizor dwelled in almost total obscurity prior to the 1960's, developing a spare, haunted sound largely unaffected by the passage of time, making him a prime candidate for rediscovery by purists. Among his first recordings were a series of unheralded early 1960's dates backing Hopkins; between 1968 and 1969, Bizor cut his only solo session in Houston with producer Roy Ames, revealing him to be an intense, emotionally charged singer. Eventually issued as 'Blowing My Blues Away'. Tragically, Bizor himself never saw the recordings come to light before he died at 55. Billy was a cousin of Lightning Hopkins and appears on several Lightning Hopkins albums. He used several different spellings of his name, Biser, Bizer, often spelled differently on older recordings.

Bio by: Elizabeth Reed


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  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13913461
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Bizor (3 Sep 1913–4 Apr 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13913461, citing Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .