It’s with regret that I announce the passing of Blue Loon recording artist Mike The Hook Deutsch. The piano man succumbed to cancer on 6/24/09. Instead of thinking of him as having died, I prefer to say: He’s taking his place in that heavenly blues band, playing with his friends who got there before he did: Dave Ray, Rick O’Dell, Joel Johnson, Will Donicht, Percy Strother, Milwaukee Slim, Andy Bailey, Steve Killer Kilbride, Mike Nichols, Lady Blue Sonny Rodgers. Today’s show featured music that Mike recorded with some of those friends.
BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for LITTLEEVA, LEONARDLEE of SHIRLEYANDLEE Fame, BOBBYDAY, and one of The Greats From the Golden Age of American Popular Song FRANKLOESSER. Also PARTTHREE of How I Spent My Summer Vacation in Memphis…..
SPSEICLEDITION OF A Great Blend of Water Colors today…The entire show was dedicated to Michael ‘The Hook’ Deutsch who passed this past Wednesday. Michael will truly be missed but his memories and music will live on forever!