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Memorial Service To Be Held For Big Walter Smith

Since yesterday I've had numerous inquiries concerning final arrangements  for Big Walter Smith, longtime Blues Fest performer, who died yesterday at the age 82. Get complete details after the jump if you would like to pay your respects.

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Rayman’s Interview With Bluesfest Owner Chris Mackey On The Death Of Big Walter Smith [AUDIO]

Just in case you've not heard the news of the passing of blues legend Big Walter Smith, you may want to read the earlier post from this morning.

Upon being notified of Big Walter's death, I phoned Bayfront Bluesfest owner Chris Mackey. We remembered some stories we each had of Big Walter, and Chris tells me how a chance meeting with Walter, inspired Chris to start  this wonderful event called  Bayfront Blues Festival. Enjoy the audio.

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Death Of A Blues Legend, Big Walter Smith Dies This Morning

Some sad news came into the KOOL 101.7 studios this morning from our friends at the Bayfront Blues Festival, long time Blues Fest performer and regional blues legend Big Walter Smith died at 3:30 this morning.

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