Hamp W. Simmons, Jr.


Date of Birth:  Undetermined (1937?)

Date of Death:  November 24, 2000    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Unknown

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

James Fraher, Hamp. W. Simmons Jr., 1998, gelatin silver photograph. From Down in Houston by Roger Wood and James Fraher. Copyright James Fraher.


Bobby "Blue" Bland - Two Steps From The Blues, MCA Records (088 112 516-2)

Bobby "Blue" Bland - Call On Me / That's The Way Love Is, Universal Music (B0013386-02)

Little Junior Parker - The Chronological Little Junior Parker 1952-1955, Classics (CLASSICS5167)

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.

______. The Early Years Of Rhythm & Blues. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 2004.

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

Jackson, Blair. Garcia: An American Life. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

Kennedy, Rick and Randy McNutt. Little Labels – Big Sound. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Lomax, John Nova. “Benefit for Pete Mayes and Hamp Simmons,” Houston Press, Thursday, September 21, 2000.

     http://www.houstonpress.com/music/benefit-for-pete-mayes-and-hamp-simmons-6563815. Accessed June 11, 2017.

______.“Remembering Bobby “Blue” Bland,” Texas Monthly, January 27, 2015.

     http://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/remembering-bobby-blue-bland/. Accessed June 11, 2017.

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