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Jump-Blues and R&B Legend Floyd Dixon Dies at 77

Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist, vocalist and songwriter Floyd Dixon died Wednesday of kidney failure in Los Angeles. He was 77.

Best known for his song “Hey Bartender,” which was immortalized by the Blues Brothers, Dixon was part of a cadre of musicians, along with Charles Brown, Ray Charles and Louis Jordan, who brought rhythm and blues to the masses.

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