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Author Topic: Woody Mann R.I.P.  (Read 627 times)

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Offline MarkC

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Woody Mann R.I.P.
« on: January 28, 2022, 10:47:17 AM »
I saw on another forum that Mary Flower posted on Facebook that Woody died. Can anyone confirm that? Im not on Facebook. Im hoping its not true.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2022, 11:43:06 AM by MarkC »

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Woody Mann
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 11:24:08 AM »
Very tragic news, which sadly appears to be true.

Offline MarkC

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Re: Woody Mann
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 11:42:30 AM »
Stefan Grossman posted it on his website, along with a statement from Woodys wife.

So sad. He was a very special person.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 11:58:42 AM »
I am very saddened to hear this. What a gentle and encouraging teacher he was. I took a workshop with Woody and Mary Flowers, oh, back in the mid 00s, and it was a treat. When I ran into him at an event years later he called me the Scrapper Blackwell Guy (I wish). This is a loss to the community, CB as well as Jazz.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 02:02:36 PM »
Very sorry I never got the chance to meet him his book Six Black/Early Blues Guitarists was a big help to me as I was learning.
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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 04:33:07 PM »
Very sorry I never got the chance to meet him his book Six Black/Early Blues Guitarists was a big help to me as I was learning.
Chris
Ditto on that book. I did get the chance to meet Woody, at the first Port Townsend Blues workshop. I cannot recall what I learned from him at that event, though. I remember picking his brain a little about some Rev. G Davis tune I was trying to suss out on my own. I don't even remember what tune, but that I had the tricky section all wrong. I remember us commiserating about playing sports, baseball for him (or softball probably) basketball for me, and the dangers to our fingers therein.
Very nice guy. RIP, Woody.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 05:38:20 PM »
Very sad news indeed. I never met Woody or had a chance to see him perform. Like many, I learned of him back in the 70s from his book, notes, and Blue Goose and Kicking Mule records that he was on. Later when I had more time, I enjoyed his albums, videos, books and the film he did. He will be missed, that's for certain. He made the musical world a richer place.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2022, 07:54:29 PM »
RIP Woody, who will remain an important player that got us all to where we are today.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2022, 10:27:03 PM »
Condolences to Woody's family and loved ones. He was an excellent player, an encouraging teacher and generous colleague.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2022, 02:44:06 AM »
Like some other posters here, I never met him in person, but always felt that in a strange kind of way I knew him. I also first heard his work back in the early 70s - or was it the late 60s? A great loss to our community and the world in general.
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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2022, 06:19:00 AM »
If it wasn't for Woody Mann, I probably wouldn't have met my wife or other fine folks within this community like Waxwing.  I feel really lucky that I got to meet up with Woody and his new wife, Valerie, for dinner and a concert featuring Jacob Jolliff and Michael Daves on my last trip to NYC.

Keep singing, playing, and writing music.  We only get so many trips around the Sun.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2022, 01:27:53 PM »
Sad news indeed.

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Re: Woody Mann R.I.P.
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2022, 05:55:25 AM »
Very sorry to hear this
I attended Lasse Johanssons guitarcamp in Hungary twice where he was one of the teachers. Lasse and Mike Dowling the others.
Great time and Woody tought me a lot. But he was not to happy to be assosiated with John Fahey( who by then was a favorite of mine.)
I often play Woodys Hudson River Blues.
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