I. J. Gosey

Guitar, Vocals

Date of Birth:  January 25, 1937    Bon Weir, TX

Date of Death:  May 28, 2015    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Paradise North Cemetery

                          10401 W. Montgomery Road

                          Houston, TX 77088

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

I.J. Gosey© James Fraher 


Earl Gilliam, Texas Doghouse Blues, Dialtone Records (DT0011)

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, Cotton Field to Coffee House, No label


Farley, Charles. Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

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

Gray, Chris. "Remembering I.J. Gosey, Great Bluesman But Even Better Man," Houston Press, June 26, 2015, 

     https://www.houstonpress.com/music/remembering-ij-gosey-great-bluesman-but-even-better-man-7542944. Accessed July 14, 2019.

Sporke, Michael. Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.

Wood, Roger. “I.J. Gosey – Master Guitarist,” Living Blues, issue 180, volume 36, no. 5, pp. 28-29.

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

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