To all the members of our extended Blues community family:
We received the sobering news late last night that Nashville blues legend Marion James had passed away. Marion’s Excello single, “That’s My Man,” brought her national notoriety and was featured on the compilation, “Night Train To Nashville 2,” the second installment of the “Night Train” CD’s from June, 2005, put together by the Country Music Hall Of Fame in honor of the “Night Train” exhibit at the Hall during that time. Marion most recently worked with the fine folks at EllerSoul Records, with her PR handled by Frank Roszak. Marion will be missed by all of us here in Middle Tennessee as well as all her fans everywhere. She was a tireless worker for the annual Musicians’ Reunion, a benefit to raise funds for the pioneers of Nashville blues and R & B to help them with medical expenses.
A gofundme page has been set up to raise funds to cover Marion’s funeral expenses, and the exact details are spelled out on the Facebook page of Bette Horton. Please visit Bette’s page at Facebook.com if you would like to contribute.
Sheryl and Don Crow