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 Jesse Fortune

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Jesse Fortune

  • Birth 28 Feb 1930 Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 31 Aug 2009 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 41399585

Singer. Known as the "Fortune Tellin' Man", he was one of the great Chicago blues vocalists of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1952, he migrated to Chicago and began performing with such blues notables as Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Ted Taylor and Willie Dixon. He is best remembered for his 1960s recordings of "Too Many Cooks", "Dark is the Night", "Sandu", "Losin Hard", and "Ain't About the Money". In his later years Fortune worked with guitarist Dave Specter and his band "Bluebirds", and released the album "Fortune Tellin' Man" (1993).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 31 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41399585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Fortune (28 Feb 1930–31 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41399585, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .