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Author Topic: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info  (Read 1988 times)

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Offline Randy Meadows

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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:22:49 PM »
GREAT NEWS!
Today I found several definite documents providing Biographical information for Papa Charlie Jackson.

Anyone needing specific information, Ill be glad to help out but the overall article is yet to be organized into a usable form.
 

Much information is provided. It will be forthcoming.
These documents show his occupation as a MUSICIAN as well as family and location information
Thanks,
Randy
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 09:49:55 PM by Slack »
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Offline killerblues

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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:03:41 AM »
That is fantasitc news. Please tell me where he is buried.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:48:37 AM »
I can confirm that he is buried in the most logical and appropriate place.....
This cemetery is the location of many great artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Albert Ammons, and Johnnie Dodds.

Lincoln Cemetery is a cemetery on Kedzie Avenue in Blue Island, Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is noteworthy for the number of famous African-American Chicagoans buried there, among them several blues and jazz musicians of note.

***  Another set of facts that I am enthusiastic about is the address/ location that he moved to when he left his hometown as a young man is the EXACT address of the Sunday School that I attended in the 1970's.
Buildings are long gone off the lot now...
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 04:54:58 PM by RSKKZ »
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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 01:21:22 PM »
Good for you for making these discoveries, Randy!  I will especially be interested in hearing your recently discovered information concerning Papa Charlie.  If you have the energy to continue in this vein of finding out more hard biographical information on musicians whom we've known very little about, I would nominate the following, all of whom are pretty much biographical ciphers with no hard information with regard to where they were from, birth and death dates, et al:
   * Gene Campbell
   * Bobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey
I'm sure I'm not the only person out there who would be fascinated to find out more about these folks.  thanks for your efforts.
All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 01:25:23 PM by Johnm »

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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 09:16:51 AM »
Seconding Mr Miller's thoughts - I'm glad to see you've expanded your range of operations to include places outside of the Delta...  :P
...so blue I shade a part of this town.

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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 12:50:06 PM »
Charlie Jackson's signature! Fair play to you, Randy. It must be even more exciting for you!

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 06:13:41 PM »
I have to admit I've never heard of those guys but a quick initial search only showed three negro Gene Campbells that it could be in Texas or Chicago...
The rest are caucasian... so If I research his musical bio, I can probably figure him out... pretty quickly by knowing his musical history..
The other two guys seem more complicated, but again, I've never heard of them (sorry), but when I find time I will listen to their music and learn about them now that I am aware of them and Ill gladly let you know what I find, if anything that is helpful...
Thanks,
Randy
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New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 06:51:25 PM »
Hi Randy,

If it's useful you can request Gene Campbell & Leecan Cooksey material on the juke:

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?limiter=Artist&search=Gene+Campbell&limit=27&page=juke&jukesp=playlist
http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?limiter=Artist&search=Leecan&limit=27&page=juke&jukesp=playlist

You have to hit Tune-in and get your signal chain sorted until you can hear the currently playing track, then press the request button on the above pages and wait a while before they come around (built-in delay due to the slightly wacky internet radio DMCA rules we have to follow). But hey, you get to listen to a lot of good stuff while you wait!

Mark.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 06:58:40 PM by Rivers »

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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 04:28:37 PM »
So have you contatcted the cemetery to see if they have a record of charlie? If so have you been to the cemetery to see if there is a marker?

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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013, 07:00:28 PM »
I live too far away...
But I have his Death Certficate now....It costs me 18 bucks but I have it...
Ill show you what it has and maybe someone can check it out that lives nearby...



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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 06:41:23 AM »
I will get to Lincoln cemetery as soon as I can and confirm Papa's situation there. It might not be until spring but I will post anything I find out.

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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 05:46:30 AM »
Awesome info!
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http://www.bottleneckjohn.com/newcd.htm
BJ

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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 08:34:03 AM »
All of the connections have been made.
75 years after the death of Papa Charlie Jackson, Justin Brown visited the Gravesite of Papa Charlie on Jan 13, 2013. The site has been flagged by the Cemetery.
Although his music has lived on, until now, we did not know the location or date of his final resting place.
Thanks Justin and i'm sure Papa Charlie is thankful!
Now we just need a memorial or headstone for the future generations to appreciate.
Randy Meadows

http://blindman.fr.yuku.com/topic/46195/Sunday-morning-with-Papa-Charlie
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 10:05:26 AM by RSKKZ- Randy Meadows »
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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 11:34:55 AM »
Pretty neat. Thanks for the legwork, Randy and Justin. A gravestone would be great for this under-appreciated master.

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Re: New Papa Charlie Jackson - Biographical Info
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
Wonderful Randy, keep up all you're doing!!
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