string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
In the 1950s, no blues guitarist even came close to equaling the flamboyant Guitar Slim on stage. A masterful guitarist who pioneered the use of the distorted guitar solo, Slim would appear on stage resplendent in a blue suit, blue shoes, blue hair and about 350 feet of microphone cord that allowed his valet to carry him on his shoulders and out into the street during a performance. His greatest hit came with the million-selling song "The Things That I Used to Do", produced by Johnny Vincent for Specialty Records. It is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2007.
As of this date, there is not a single live recording or video of Guitar Slim performing. And if you see the name of Guitar Slim Junior performing in and around the New Orleans club scene, you are correct in assuming that he is Eddie Jones son.
In the few photos that exist he can be seen holding a gold-top Les Paul guitar. If you were wondering which Hard Rock Cafe that guitar hangs in, you can stop looking. Guitar Slim was buried with his guitar.
Manager Percy Stovall had a method for handling Guitar Slim on the road. He would ration his alcohol consumption by making Slim’s valet gave him a pint of gin and one bottle of red wine each day because you didn’t want to fool with Slim’s routine.
Final Resting Place:
Moses Allen Chapel Calvary Cemeteries
530 East 12th Street
Eddie Jones Plot
Grave Location Description
Located next to the Louisiana National Guard Armory in Thibodaux, drive to the intersection of East 12th Street and Goode Street and park. Look for the historical marker along the sidewalk and about 40 feet away, 3 graves in from the sidewalk you will find the final resting place of the legendary Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones.
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Read More About Guitar Slim:
Videos Featuring Guitar Slim:
Guitar Slim "The Things That I Used to Do"
The Things I Used To Do: The Legend of Eddie Guitar Slim Jones
Guitar Slim - Well I Done Got Over It
Guitar Slim - It Hurts To Love Someone 1957
Guitar Slim, Jr interview for "Cities in Blue - New Orleans"
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