Wednesday 16 March 2011

Melvin Sparks RIP (March 22, 1946 - March 13, 2011)

That great, funky guitarist died on Sunday due to complications associated with diabetes. This is a recent video of Melvin doing what he was famous for. There's also lots of great recordings to check our with Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, Hank Crawford, Houston Person, Idris Mahammad, Bernard Purdie . . .

Link to Nate Chinen's New York Times obituary.

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