[Hpn] Weepin'" Willie Robinson In Memory Of

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Mon, 31 Dec 2007 22:26:46 -0500


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      Bluesman 'Weepin' Willie Robinson dead at 81=20
      12/31/2007=20
      "Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with =
Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, has died at =
age 81. -AP

      Robinson had been a sharecropper, an Army veteran and a friend of =
performers, including B.B. King.

      "He was truly the elder statesman of the (Boston) blues. He was =
our godfather. He was the most dear man," Holly Harris, host of "Blues =
on Sunday" on WBOS radio, told The Boston Globe for Monday's editions.

      When he sang, "you knew he meant it because he had passion," =
Harris said.

      Robinson died Sunday in a fire started by a cigarette he was =
smoking in bed, the Boston Fire Department said.

      He had worked a benefit concert with Tyler and two Boston Music =
Awards shows, in 2005 and again earlier this month.

      Robinson was born in Atlanta and picked cotton and fruit with his =
family up and down the East Coast. After spending time in the Army in =
the 1940s, he became a master of ceremonies and doorman at blues clubs =
in Trenton, N.J., where he met King and other legends and eventually =
sang with King's 21-piece orchestra.

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