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Oscar Perry RIP

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This has just appeared posted on the Southern Soul forum by Kevin Kiley

"Houston Bluesman Oscar Perry passed on August 4, the service was

held Wednesday August 11. Perry was singer and guitarist with a feel

for the blues (especially ballads) and the sweeter side of Southern soul.

He made his first recording in 1957 with "Just Above a Whisper" on

Spinner. His most prolific recording period lasted from 1972-1976,

during which several of his 45s were picked up for distribution by

Mercury. In 1973, Bobby "Blue" Bland recorded Perry's composition

"This Time I'm Gone for Good" and took it into the R&B Top Five; Bland

cut several more Perry tunes over the next few years, including "When

You Come to the End of Your Road" and "If I Weren't a Gambler."

I've got a great unissued one by him I'll play on Saturday.


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