Gone but never to be forgotten, Cleveland's own legendary Robert Lockwood Jr. has been posthumously nominated for his third Grammy nomination for his collaboration on "Last of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesman - Live in Dallas" LP for this years Grammy Awards to be held February 10th in Los Angeles.
The album, was nominated for "Best Traditional Blues Album of The Year" was recorded live at Dallas' Majestic Theatre on Oct. 16, 2004, and released in February 2007. The album features legendary blues musicians Robert Lockwood Jr. of Cleveland , Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins of Austin, "Honeyboy" Edwards of Chicago and Henry James "Mule" Townsend of St. Louis. Both Robert Lockwood Jr., 91 and Henry James Townsend, 96, passed in 2006.
Also credited on the album are the members of The Lockwood All-Stars Band featuring Cleveland area musicians; Robert "Redtop" Young, keyboards, backup vocals; Jimmy "Gator" Hoare, drums, backup vocals; Maurice Reedus E. L., tenor sax, backup vocals; Gus Hawkins, tenor and alto sax; Benny Mostella, trumpet; Gene Schwartz, bass; Charles "D.C." Carnes, guitar.
Many of us in the Cleveland music community where honored to have known Robert Lockwood and are excited to see him get this deserving nomination and with a little luck hopefully recieve this prestigious award to honor his memory. Come join us as family, friends, fans and bandmates gather February 6th. to celebrate his nomination with a "Bring Home the Grammy" party at Fat Fish Blue.