Elmore "Elmo" Nixon

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  November 17, 1935    Crowley, LA

Date of Death:  December 11, 1973    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Golden Gate Cemetery

                         8400 Hirsch Road

                         Houston, TX 77016

Has Marker: Yes

Grave Location:  Block D, Space 6, Plot 191W

                           29° 50' 10" N / 95° 19' 23" W


Playboy Blues / Million Dollar Blues, Mercury (70061)

Don't Do It / The Women, Post (X2008, Promo)

My Wish For You / Alabama Blues, Peacock (1537)

Last Night / If You'll Be My Love, Savoy (1105)

I'm Moving Out / Searching Blues, Sittin' In With (580)

Peppermint Harris & Elmore Nixon, Shout & Rock, Sundown (CG 709-12)

Boogie Uproar: Texas Blues And R&B 1947-1954, JSP Records (JSP7758)

Houston Jump - 1946-51: Rhythm & Blues From Texas, Krazy Kat (KK 7407)

Mercury Blues 'n Rhythm Story 1945-1955: Southwest Blues, Mercury (314 534 771-2)

The Best of Duke-Peacock Blues, MCA Records (MCAD 10667)


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Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

______. Lightnin’ Hopkins – His Life and Blues. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.

Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

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

Mould, Todd. Way Down in Louisiana. Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2015.

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

_______ and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.

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