Soul Honor Roll

“Deadly” Headley Bennett
Ska and reggae saxophonist
Died August 21, 2016

Bobby Hutcherson
jazz vibraphonist
Died August 15, 2016

Bernie Worrell
Keyboard player, member of the Parliament-Funkadelic ensemble
Died June 24, 2016

Wayne Jackson
trumpeter, co-founder of Memphis Horns
Died June 21, 2016

Chips Moman
Song writer (“Do right woman, Do Right Man, Dark End of the Street, Message From Maria)
Died June 13, 2016

Leon Haywood
(“Don’t Push it, Don’t Force it”)
Died April 5, 2016

Gato Barbieri
Argentinian tenor saxophonist (“Last Tango in Paris”; “She is Michelle”)
Died April 2, 2016

Jimmy Riley
Veteran reggae artiste
Died March 23, 2016

Ernestine Anderson
jazz singer
Died March 10, 2016, aged 87

George Martin
Beatles producer
Died March 8, 2016

Winston “Merritone” Blake
Musicologist, record producer/label owner, sound system owner operator
Died February 27, 2016

Lead singer, Vanity 6
Died February 15, 2016

Maurice White
Founder Earth Wind and Fire, one time member Ramsey Lewis Trio.
Died February 3, 2016

Clarence Reid
Miami singer, song writer (“Clean up Woman” [Betty Wright]; “Rockin Chair” [Gwen McCrae])
Died January 17, 2016

David Bowie
Legendary rocker
Died January 10, 2016

Otis Clay
Southern Soul singer
Died January 8, 2016

Nicholas Caldwell
Founding member of the Whispers
Died January 5, 2016

Allen Toussaint
Musician, Composer, Record producer (“When the Party’s Over”; “Freedom for the Stallion”)
Died November 10, 2015