A Virtual Cemetery created by Neal Underwood

Chicago blues legends at rest in Chicagoland

Legendary Chicago blues musicians who are at rest in or near the Chicagoland area or within about a half-day drive. That would be approximately Milwaukee to the north, Champaign-Urbana to the south, Mississipi River border to the west (Peoria, Rockford, Moline, etc.) and Indianapolis to the east. This project is a work in progress and will be for a long time. Information has been acquired from a variety of far-flung sources which may or may not be correct. Additions and corrections enthusiastically welcomed.

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Seymour Lee Abernathy

11 Nov 1887 – 4 Mar 1957

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Willie James Abner

7 Apr 1949 – 23 Oct 1997

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Abrams

3 Jul 1919 – 14 Dec 1997

Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Albert S. “Pete” Allen

11 Aug 1949 – 25 Aug 2008
Unknown
 Luther Allison

Luther Allison

17 Aug 1939 – 12 Aug 1997

Blues Musician. Born in Widener, Arkansas; much...

Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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James Alston

27 Jul 1890 – 31 Dec 1957

Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Joshua Altheimer, Sr

Joshua Altheimer, Sr

17 May 1910 – 18 Nov 1940

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Albert Ammons

Albert Ammons

23 Sep 1907 – 2 Dec 1949

Jazz Musician. He one of the big three of...

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Gene “Jug” Ammons

Gene “Jug” Ammons

14 Apr 1925 – 6 Aug 1974

Jazz Musician. Born Eugene Ammons, he was a tenor...

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Robert J. “Pygmy Head Bob” Anderson

18 Apr 1934 – 2 Jan 1985

Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Willie “Little Willie” Anderson

21 May 1921 – 20 Jun 1991

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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John “Uncle Johnny Williams” Antwine, Jr

15 May 1906 – 6 Mar 2006

Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Lillian Hardin “Lil” Armstrong

Lillian Hardin “Lil” Armstrong

3 Feb 1898 – 27 Aug 1971

Jazz Musician. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she was...

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Nathaniel Armstrong, Sr

Nathaniel Armstrong, Sr

22 Mar 1930 – 12 May 2006

Griffith, Lake County, Indiana, USA

 Rosetta Howard <I>Maxey</I> Armstrong
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Rosetta Howard Maxey Armstrong

30 Aug 1913 – 8 Oct 1974

Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 James “Kokomo” Arnold

James “Kokomo” Arnold

15 Feb 1901 – 8 Nov 1968

Blues Musician. He is often described as being one...

Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Cora “Lovie” Austin
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Cora “Lovie” Austin

19 Sep 1887 – 8 Jul 1972

Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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Charles Anderson Avery

2 Feb 1892 – 11 Sep 1974

Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 Richard “Two Ton” Baker
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Richard “Two Ton” Baker

2 May 1916 – 5 May 1975

Dolton, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 James Walter Banister

James Walter Banister

27 Feb 1911 – 3 Jul 2002

Griffith, Lake County, Indiana, USA

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