The 'In Memoriam' collection

In Memoriam Blues Foundation Memphis © Francoise Digel

In Memoriam - Blues Foundation Memphis © Francoise Digel

In their frames, on a family wall. Because that is how we feel. When they leave us we lose a brother, a sister, an uncle, an aunt. Their passing leaves a hole in our hearts.

'In Memoriam' is my way of honoring these musicians, to thank them for the emotions they offered us.

 

L.C. Ulmer

August 28, 1928 - Stringer, Mississippi | February 14, 2016 - Ellisville, Mississippi
LC Ulmer © Francoise Digel

L.C. Ulmer © Francoise Digel

Eric 'Guitar' Davis

March 19, 1972 - Chicago, Illinois | December 19th, 2013 – Chicago, Illinois
Eric Guitar Davis © Francoise Digel

Eric Guitar Davis © Francoise Digel

Johnnie Bassett

October 9, 1935 - Marianna, Florida | August 4, 2012 - Detroit, Michigan
Johnnie Bassett © Francoise Digel

Johnnie Bassett © Francoise Digel

Lou Pride

May 24, 1944 - Chicago, Illinois | June 5, 2012 - Chicago, Illinois
Lou Pride © Francoise Digel

Lou Pride © Francoise Digel

Marie Knight

June 1, 1925 - Sanford, Florida | August 30, 2009 – Harlem, New York City
Marie Knight © Francoise Digel

Marie Knight © Francoise Digel

Tommy Brown

May 27, 1931 - Lumpkin, Georgia | March 12, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia
Tommy Brown © Francoise Digel

Tommy Brown © Francoise Digel

Hubert Sumlin

November 16, 1931 - Greenwood, Mississippi | December 4, 2011 - Wayne, New Jersey
Hubert Sumlin © Francoise Digel

Hubert Sumlin © Francoise Digel

Willie King

March 18, 1943 - Prairie Point, Mississippi | March 8, 2009 - Memphis, Alabama
Willie King © Francoise Digel

Willie King © Francoise Digel

Michael Burks

July 30, 1957 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 6, 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Burks © Francoise Digel

Michael Burks © Francoise Digel

B.B. King

September 16, 1925 - Berclair, Mississippi | May 14, 2015 – Las Vegas, Nevada
BB King © Francoise Digel

BB King © Francoise Digel

Jef Lee Johnson

June 26, 1958 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2013 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jef Lee Johnson © Francoise Digel

Jef Lee Johnson © Francoise Digel

Eddie Cusic

January 4, 1926 - Leland, Mississippi | August 11, 2015 – Greenville, Mississippi
Eddie Cusic © Francoise Digel

Eddie Cusic © Francoise Digel

George Scales

September 3, 1935 - Holly Springs, Mississippi | October 31, 2015 - Holly Springs, Missisippi
George Scales © Francoise Digel

George Scales © Francoise Digel

Otis Clay

February 11, 1942 - Waxhaw, Mississippi | January 8, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois
Otis Clay © Francoise Digel

Otis Clay © Francoise Digel

Robert ''Wolfman'' Belfour

September 11, 1940 - Red Banks, Mississippi | February 24, 2015 - Memphis, Tennessee
Robert Belfour © Francoise Digel

Robert Belfour © Francoise Digel

Allen Toussaint

January 14, 1938 - Gert Town, Louisiana | November 10, 2015 – Madrid, Spain
Allen Toussaint © Francoise Digel

Allen Toussaint © Francoise Digel

T-Model Ford

June, early 1920s - Forest, Mississippi | July 16, 2013 – Greenville, Mississippi,
T-Model Ford © Francoise Digel

T-Model Ford © Francoise Digel

Martin 'Big Boy' Grant

December 12, 1971 - Senatobia, Mississippi | March 6, 2015 – Senatobia, Mississippi
Martin Grant © Francoise Digel

Martin Grant © Francoise Digel

Gil Scott-Heron

April 1, 1949 - Chicago, Illinois | May 27, 2011 - New York City
Gil Scott-Heron © Francoise Digel

Gil Scott-Heron © Francoise Digel