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 James “Yank” Rachell

James “Yank” Rachell

Birth
Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Apr 1997 (aged 87)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 2426 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Brownsville, Tennessee, he was blues mandolinist whose career as a performer spanned nearly seventy years. He bought his first mandolin at age 8, an although he was a capable guitarist and singer, he was a master on the mandolin dubbed an "elder statesman of the blues". He performed with artist to include Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon, Taj Mahal and his song "She Caught the Katy" is considered a blues standard. In his later years he suffered from arthrisit, but he still continued to perform some and recorded the album "Too Hot the Devil" before his death. He died in Indianaplois, Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Yank” Rachell (16 Mar 1910–9 Apr 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2426, citing New Crown Cemetery and Mausoleum, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .