Larry Grogan is reporting that Diamond Joe Maryland is dead. How very sad. And perhaps even sadder is that many huge fans [myself included] had no idea he was still alive. Horrible really. There was never a lot known about him in the first place, would that someone had hooked up with him before now. As Larry says in his piece, "Until I saw the picture posted with his obit (seen above) I had no idea what he looked like."
Anyway, Larry wrote a very moving piece for Diamond Joe and ya'll should go check it out here if you haven't already.
Now, I own the same Diamond Joe records Larry does [unless he's sitting on a copy of the mythical "Too Many Pots"]. So I thought I'd post a few of the tunes Larry neglected [and that I haven't already posted and was meaning to].
My heartfelt condolences to Diamond Joe's family....