April 13, 2009

A Sad Day for Texas Blues

It’s a sad day for the friends, family and fans of Rocky Hill. Rocky has left us after a period of illness. I really don’t have any details beyond the obituary. I will try to provide some soon, so check back. Or feel free to post a comment if you have any information.
Rocky is the brother of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill. Rocky rubbed elbows with many a Texas bluesman including SRV and Jimmie Vaughan, (Rocky was a pallbearer at SRV’s funeral) Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert King, Jimmy Reed.
See below for Rocky’s self titled release.
Thanks to Rocky’s nephew, Allen for sending me Rocky’s Midnight Creepers release. Get it HERE
Midnight Creepers featured Tommy Shannon, Kim Wilson, Uncle Tom Turner and Albert Collins.
Also, you can find American Blues, the band with Dusty and Rocky together, HERE. Or go direct to the rapidshare link, HERE
Here is some footage of Rocky talking about Lightnin'
Houston Chromicle story

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