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January 22, 2010

Yabby You (Vivian Jackson) dies at 63

Vivian Jackson dies at 63


Article by Chris Morris from Variety.com

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  1. From Steve Heilig ("All Over the Map" columnist): I only saw him perform live once, years ago at the Sierra Nevada World Music Fest. He was using a cane and sat on a stool for the whole set, with a microphone set in front of him. Eyes closed, veteran roots band churning behind him, he chanted out song after song, and the crowd was a small sea of reverent, stunned, upturned faces, paying rapt attention. More than any set I recall, it was like watching some prophet, down from the mountain or in from the desert, delivering sermons to the masses. Unforgettable.

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