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Grady Tate

Grady Tate (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Grady Tate (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

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February 09, 2018 "I met Grady through my husband, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, back in the early 60's when we resided in Manhattan. He was very friendly and kind and very respectful towards all his peers and others as well in the music business. I did get to know him personally throughout the years and when I moved to DC I encountered Grady again when he was performing on the mall and at a club Mr.Henry's on Penn. ave. We were both happy to see each other as we both had traveled to other countries doing concerts.
I had been trying to get in touch with Grady before now,,,unfortunately, this is a very sad way to find him as I would not be able to say, See you later, my dear friend, until we meet again. Ginny" - Ginny Hawkins (Washington, DC)
December 05, 2017 "May Grady's music live on in our minds and hearts. And gives us a boost of exuberant joy that his music is able to bring. It is said music can be great medicine for the soul. Indeed it is for you could feel it in your bones when those great sounds where played by him. Let us together remember those jazzy tunes which is a gift from our Grand Creator and give praise to him that he promises we will be singing and dancing once again in the new world.(2 Pt. 3:13)" - Blizard W. (CA)
November 08, 2017 "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who had all the young ones, including myself on Saturday mornings singing to School House Rock. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow. (Psalms 86:17)" - (Bear, DE)
October 28, 2017 "I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. GRADY Tate. He possessed such a silver tone baritone voice. Although I didn't know him personally, his kindness and compassion reached out to me through his singing, especially in "The Windmills of My Mind" To the TATE family, May the God of Peace & Mercy be with you and always. Marlene T Lewis /New York" - Marlene Lewis (Brooklyn, NY)
October 28, 2017 "May you Rest In Peace and the music lingers on. To the family my sincere condolences and may you find peace and joy in your memories." - Gigi Gordon (New York, NY)
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Grady Tate, legendary jazz drummer and vocalist, died October 8, 2017, at the age of 85, according to multiple news sources. Tate’s death was...
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