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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Little Arthur Duncan is Sick

This doesn't sound good - 75-year old Little Arthur Duncan, the "real deal" harp blower and blues shouter, was rushed to the University of Illinois hospital over the weekend for emergency brain surgery. He is in intensive care, apparently conscious and somewhat responsive. According to Twist Turner (Arthur's drummer for the past 30 years), he had a golf ball-sized tumor in his brain.

I am a long-time admirer of this man. I hung out with him whenever I had the opportunity (see photo above). A wonderful fellow and one of Chicago's greatest blues performers. We are praying for his recovery...

1 comment:

Joe said...

I am praying for Arthur. I hope Arthur's condition improves. I've seen him several times in the past 25 years. He's a Chicago treasure.

I was standing about 20 feet away from you when this photo was taken.