January 2nd – Today in Blues music History at Mojohand.com

January 2nd – Today in Blues Music History at Mojohand.com

Arthur Prysock passes away January 2, 1997

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Arthur Prysock Jr.

(January 1, 1924 or 1929 – June 14, 1997) was an American jazz and R&B singer best known for his live shows and his deep baritone, influenced by Billy Eckstine. According to his obituary in The New York Times, “his heavy, deep voice projected a calm, reassuring virility.”

Sibling: Red Prysock
Place of birth: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Record label: Decca Records, Old Town Records
Place of death: Hamilton
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