Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

R.I.P. Jimmy Evans & Marshall Grant

Two great musicians recently passed away. The more famous one of course was Marshall Grant, member of the Tennessee Two/Three and bass player for Johnny Cash. Grant and guitarist Luther Perkins met Cash in 1947 in Memphis, where they began their phenomenal career at Sun Records. Grant was also Cash's road manager until 1980. He managed the Statler Brothers until his retirement in 2002. Grant was residing in Hernando, Mississippi, but visited the Johnny Cash Music Fest in Arkansas when he died at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Jimmy Evans was a staff musician at Sun and played with such artists as Ronnie Hawkins, Bobby Darin, and Conway Twitty. Some of his recordings include "The Joint's Really Jumpin'" and "Pink Cadillac" as well as other great rockabilly songs. He passed away recently in 2011.

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