Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Little Jr. Cannaday passes on

Detroit bluesman Paul Miles reports that Detroit blues legend Little Jr. Cannaday passed away following a long battle with brain cancer. Funeral arrangements are to be announced.

Cannaday first arrived on the Detroit blues scene in the early 1950s and performed at the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival. Recently, Cannaday contributed the fine song "What Did I Do So Bad" to the benefit CD "Blues for Katrina and the McDowell Family" on No Cover Productions that won the Detroit Music Award for best blues/R&B recording of the year in 2007. Cannaday and his wife Lee recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. 

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