Archive for July 28th, 2006

28th July
written by Matt The Cat
Floyd Dixon
1929 – 2006

Today we lost one of the great R&B; pianists of the late ’40s, early ’50s Los Angeles scene. Dixon falls in-between Charles Brown and Ray Charles on the R&B; evolutionary scale. I’ll air a tribute to Floyd Dixon tonight on the Night Prowl Show (7-11pm EST) featuring a live interview with music historian and musician Billy Vera, who knew Floyd personally. Also, Bill Wax and I were privileged to do an interview with Floyd last year, so I’ll let Floyd tell a lot of his own story.

Floyd Dixon Tribute, Friday, July 28th 7-11pm on The 50s on 5