Delta Blues

After losing her brother in 1968, Dr. Mable John was not ready to put her heart fully into her music. It wasn't until Ray Charles enlisted her to help him find someone to join the Raelettes did she truly get back into music. Charles later got the idea that, instead of trying to find someone else, John should join him and the Raelettes.

John was recruited to help lead the Raelettes both on stage and with other behind the scenes issues, such as contracts.

Mysterious Burial of Blind Joe Reynolds

Dec 10, 2018
Lesli Rambin

Blind Joe Reynolds, also known as Joe Sheppard, was born in Tallulah and recorded 8 songs in the 1930s for Paramount and the RCA Victor, 2 of which are undiscovered.

Reynolds passed away in 1968 after being admitted to St. Francis hospital and dying of pneumonia. He was buried at Richwood Memorial Gardens but nothing is known of his actual funeral and was never given an actual headstone at the time of his death to mark his burial. No family of Reynolds could be found or contacted to get more information on him and his burial.