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Joe Blue

  • Birth 23 Sep 1934 Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1990 Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 7634632

"Little Joe" Blue, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, moved to Tallulah, Louisiana as a child. It was here that he developed a love of music and learned to play guitar. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he settled in Detroit, Michigan where he briefly worked with a band known as the "Midnighters." He moved to Los Angeles, California in the mid 1960's and recorded for the Checker Record label. He spent the 1960's and 1970's touring the U.S., briefly working with the James Brown Revue in 1975. In 1986, he performed at the International Jazz Festival in Barcelona, Spain. He continued performing up until his death from cancer at the age of 55.

Bio by: Midnight Believer





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  • Originally Created by: Midnight Believer
  • Added: 28 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7634632
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Blue (23 Sep 1934–22 Apr 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7634632, citing Sierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .