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     Grace Brim
     Grace Brim
      September , 1999 
      Age 75   
 
 
    
    
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        Blues drummer and vocalist GRACE BRIM  

            1924 - 1999  

            Blues drummer and vocalist GRACE BRIM was best known 
            for performing and recording with her husband, Blues Legend 
            JOHN BRIM.  They were married in 1947 and Grace 
            performed and recorded with John from 1948 until the early 
            70's.  Grace played drums on John's classic 1953 Chess 
            Recordings, including; "Lifetime Baby", "Tough Times", and 
            "Ice Cream Man" (later recorded by the rock group Van 
            Halen) featured on the Chess LP "Whose Muddy Shoes" 
            (Elmore James and John Brim).  

            Grace recorded and performed with many blues icons 
            including; John Brim (Fortune 1950 featuring Grace on drums 
            and vocals, Random 1951, JOB 1952 & 1954, Parrot 1953, 
            Chess/Checker 1953 - 1956, BB 1972), Snooky Pryor, 
            Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed, Big Maceo Merriweather, 
            Roosevelt Sykes (Random 1951), and Sunnyland Slim (JOB 
            1952).  

            Grace performed with the "John Brim and His Gary Kings" 
            on bills with blues icons like John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy 
            Williamson, Eddie Boyd, Willie Mabon, Muddy Waters, 
            Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Elmore James, 
            Homesick James, Robert Lockwood Jr., and many more 
            during the heyday of Chicago blues.  

            Blues writer Pete Welding said of Brim's classic Chess 
            recordings - "Relaxed yet forceful rhythm and beautifully 
            tough character".  

            Blues writer Mike Rowe said of Brim's classic Chess 
            recordings - "Brim's recording is one of the great moments of 
            Chicago blues".  

            by Michael James - AmericanLegends Music Organization -ALMO 

    
  
 
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