You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Bummer..Cordell Jackson passed October [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 07:47 PM
Original message
Bummer..Cordell Jackson passed October
Advertisements [?]
I had the pleasure to meet Cordell in her Memphis home in the summer of 2003 and she was a trip. A friend of mine who knew Cordell just called to tell me the news. Cordell also did her own kind of artwork and my friends pitched in and sent me one of her pieces last year. I now have it in my studio. When I was there she sang me 2 Then she let me play her signature Hagstrom guitar. She said I was a good "picker".. :)
Well, I just thought I would post this for anyone who was familiar with Cordell's music and career.
Here we are:

Cordell Jackson, who was one of Memphis' greatest icons of music, died Friday, October 15th at the age of 81. Jackson is most known for showing up Brian Setzer in a guitar duel in a Budweiser commercial in the early 1990s. Her wildly independent spirit created Moon Records in the 1950s to release her signature Hagstrom rockabilly sound as well records by others. Jackson began Moon in 1956 when she was rejected by Sun Records. Cordell Jackson was a hero for a new generation of roots and rockabilly fans, re-discovered and covered by Memphis artists like Tav Falco and Jeff Evans.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC