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Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Abrams

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Dec 1997 (aged 78)
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 156569342 · View Source
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Owner-operator of the Maxwell Street Radio and Record Shop at 831-833 West Maxwell Street and promoter of the early blues scene in Chicago. (1976 the store moved to 805 W. Maxwell.) Many early blues musicians recorded their demo records on the cutting machine in his shop. He founded the short-lived Ora Nell record label around 1947 which was the first to record Little Walter and only to record Othum Brown.

Son of Isadore and Annie Weinstein Abrams, husband of Idel "Red."

Died on vacation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Last residence Morton Grove, Illinois.




  • Created by: Neal Underwood
  • Added: 31 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 156569342
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Abrams (3 Jul 1919–14 Dec 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 156569342, citing Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Neal Underwood (contributor 47580240) .