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by kneejerk52
(397 posts)
5 years ago

Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

Anyone who ever saw Mr. Newman play, new him, got to meet him knows how he will be missed. Anyone who never had the chance i am sorry for you, he was a humble, open person and a great player. if you don't know his music young people pick some up, or check out some old youtube of him and Ray Charles. Fathead passed last week from pancratic cancer.

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  1. by Mactenor
    (102 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

    He will be missed. We are losing the great ones.

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    1. by kneejerk52
      (397 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

      not sure how many young people know who he is, there were so many good sax players who were never really headliners or famous but still, like johnny hodges from dukes band and im sure many others. you can see fathead on a youtube viedo playing flute with ray charles.

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      1. by chalazon
        (547 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

        any sax player worth his salt has checked out Johnny Hodges..

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    2. by newreedsyndrome
      (343 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

      So glad i got to see him before he died. Once with Ray, once a couple years ago with Lonnie Smith

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    3. by soulkat9
      (11 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Fathead Newman Gone to see Brother Ray

      Rest In Peace Fathead Newman

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