Earl Gilliam

Vocals, Keyboards

Date of Birth:  January 13, 1930    Lafayette, LA

Date of Death:  October 19, 2011    Tomball, TX

Place of Burial:  Hufsmith/Bogs Cemetery

                          11339 Bogs Road

                          Tomball, TX  77375

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:


Wrong Doing Woman / Petite Baby, Sarg Records (133)

Texas Doghouse Blues, Dialtone Records (DT0011)

Houston Shuffle: Texas R&B 1955-1966, Krazy Kat Records (KK 7425)


Dansby, Andrew. "Earl Gilliam lives, sings the blues,” Houston Chronicle, Sunday, May 17, 2009. 

      http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Earl-Gilliam-sings-lives-the-blues-1725886.php. Accessed July 5, 2017.

Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Fraher, James. Blues is a Feeling: Voices and Visions of African-American Blues Musicians. Mount Horeb, WI: Face to Face Books, 1998.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

O’Brien, Timothy J. and David Ensminger. Mojo Hand – The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Wood, Roger. “Earl Gilliam – Doghouse Keyboard King,” Living Blues, issue 180, volume 36, no. 5, pp. 22-27. 

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

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