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Syl & Jimmy Johnson, Sam Lay, Otis Clay & Jimmy Burns

Lots of Chicago sounds this time at the Crossroads. We mark the February 27th birthday of Windy City bluesman Jimmy Burns with music from several of his albums as a leader. We wrap up the month-long salute to soul and gospel singer Otis Clay with a live set from him and guest appearances he made with Eddy Clearwater and Magic Slim.
CHICAGO, IL
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South Florida Times

Blues drummer Sam Lay, 86

Chicago (AP) – Sam Lay, a Chicago blues drummer and vocalist who played with Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has died at age 86. Lay died Jan. 29 of natural causes in Chicago, Alligator Records said Monday. Lay, known for...
CHICAGO, IL
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kmuw.org

Syl & Jimmy Johnson, Sam Lay, Otis Clay & Irma Thomas

Throughout this month, Crossroads remembers some greats of Chicago blues - bluesmen and brothers Syl and Jimmy Johnson and veteran drummer Sam Lay (who all recently passed away) and soul singer Otis Clay who would have turned 80 this month. We’ll also mark the birthday of the Soul Queen of...
CHICAGO, IL
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Bham Now

The amazing legacy of Sam Lay, legendary Birmingham blues drummer

On Saturday, January 29th, legendary blues drummer, guitarist and vocalist Sam Lay passed in Chicago at the age of 86. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sam Lay traveled the world as the drummer for some of the biggest names in the Blues and R&B genres, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He even played alongside Bob Dylan when he made his move to electric—but more on that later.
BIRMINGHAM, AL

Sam Lay, Birmingham-born blues drummer, dead at 86

The last time I talked to Sam Lay it was late at night and he was on the road and on the telephone, driving back home to Chicago from Cleveland where he has just been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
BIRMINGHAM, AL
sdvoice.info

Blues Drummer Sam Lay Dies At 86; Played With Dylan, Waters

Sam Lay, a Chicago blues drummer and vocalist who played with Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has died at age 86. Lay died Saturday of natural causes in Chicago, Alligator Records said Monday, January 31. Lay, known for wearing a cape and...
CHICAGO, IL
Washington Post

Sam Lay, who drummed for Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan, dies at 86

Sam Lay, a drummer whose shuffling sound and locomotive power helped propel blues records by Paul Butterfield, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Muddy Waters, and who laid down the beat when Bob Dylan went electric during an epochal performance at the Newport Folk Festival, died Jan. 29 at a nursing facility in Chicago. He was 86.
CHICAGO, IL

Sam Lay, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drummer for Bob Dylan, Dies at 86

Beloved blues musician Sam Lay died on Saturday (January 29), at 86-years-old. Lay’s record label, Alligator, confirmed the news. A talented drummer and vocalist, Lay performed alongside some of the most iconic musicians of all time. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Lay was experiencing heart problems and taken to a nursing facility in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, the iconic musician passed away.
CHICAGO, IL

Blues Drummer Sam Lay Dies at 86

Blues musician Sam Lay died Saturday (January 29), his record label Alligator has announced. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Lay was experiencing heart problems, was taken to a nursing facility near his Chicago home, and died shortly after arriving. Lay, a member of the Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll...
CHICAGO, IL