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Chris Whitley RIP

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassmonkeee, Nov 22, 2005.


  1. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
  2. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Banned

    Jun 10, 2001
    I've been useless since finding out he had lung cancer a few weeks ago. I can not stop thinking about him. He has been one of the biggest influences on me and my music. In fact I play more guitar now than bass and play several of his tunes. He will be missed much.
     
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I was just looking to see if anyone had posted about Chris's death yet. Very sad. What a beautiful artist.
     
  4. WesC

    WesC

    Nov 18, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    So very young. :( RIP
     
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Sad.
    His music touched me greatly.
    Great Bluseman.
     
  6. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    I assumed it was from smoking but I was wrong. On his website it says exposure to asbestos was the cause.

    We have lost alot of great musicians this year. :(
     
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Knowing nothing about this guy but what I read in the bio on his website, I will get one of his discs and find out.

    Thanks.
     
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I recommend "Perfect Day" with 2/3rds of Medeski/Martin and Wood, and "Dirt Floor," which is solo.

    I think you'll really like his stuff.

    I've been listening to his stuff pretty much for nonstop for the last two days, and it's just making me more sad. :(