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