Jimmy "T-99" Nelson

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  April 7, 1919    Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death:  July 29, 2007    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston Memorial Gardens

                         2426 Cullen Boulevard

                         Pearland, TX 77581

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section 19, Plot 296, Space H


Rockin' And Shoutin' The Blues, Bullseye BLues & Jazz (BB 9593)

Take Your Pick, Netty Marie Records (001)

The Legend, Netty Marie Records (002)

Texas BLues Legend (no label/no #, cassette only)

Cry Hard Luck - The RPM And KENT Recordings 1951-1961, Ace Records (CDCHD 976)


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

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.

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

Larkin, Colin. The Virgin Encyclopedia Of The Blues. London: Virgin Books, 1998.

Russell, Tony. "Jimmy 'T-99' Nelson," The Guardian, Thursday, September 20, 2007. 

     https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/sep/20/guardianobituaries.obituaries1. Accessed February 15, 2018.

van Rijn, Guido. The Truman and Eisenhower Blues. New York: Continuum, 2004.

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

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