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"Simple music is the hardest to play," Albert Collins once said, "and blues is simple music." The death of a blues legend can leave us with a collective sense of loss and nostalgia for an era gone by. This memorial site was created to honor and remember blues musicians, singers, songwriters and others who have contributed to this truly American music.
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The Blues: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Ellenie Ash-Godwin

ASH-GODWIN Ellenie Ellenie Ash-Godwin, 1949-2015, daughter of Rev. Robert J. and Edna Rae Callihan-Ash of Toledo, passed away peacefully from natural causes. She is survived by her two sisters, Maralee Ash and Lorilee Ash-Green; her brother-in-law, Bethel (J.R.) Green Jr.; as well as her brother, David Rogers; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as her many friends. Ellenie graduated from the University of Toledo with a Music Education degree and spent her whole life in...
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