10/24/1936 - 4/12/2013
The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Jimmy Dawkins
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago bluesman Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, known for his excellent guitar playing and mellow singing voice, has died. He was 76.
Delmark Records owner Bob Koester said Dawkins died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn't immediately known.
Dawkins was born in Mississippi. An only child, Dawkins taught himself to play guitar before moving to Chicago in the 1950s.
Koester says Dawkins began playing Chicago's blues clubs in the 1960s, gaining a reputation as an...