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Sad news from Edinburgh. Tam White, one of the UK’s finest blues singers, died earlier this week aged 67. While not a jazz musician as such, he regularly worked with a variety of jazz players including pianists Brian Kellock and Paul Harrison (as well as with ex-King Crimson and Bad Company bass player Boz Burrell), and his own music owed as much to Jimmy Witherspoon as to Howling Wolf. Irreplaceable, I’m afraid.

Obituaries in the Scotsman, the Herald, and the Guardian.

Tam White and Brian Kellock:

Tam White with the Sermon Organ Trio (Paul Harrison, Malcolm MacFarlane and Tom Gordon):