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Tam White obituary

24 June 2010 3:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Scottish singer with a second career on TV

Tam White, who has died after a heart attack aged 67, was once described by the musician Alexis Korner as "the greatest undiscovered blues talent of our time". White was a highly accomplished blues and jazz singer whose career stretched from the beat group scene of the 1960s to recent appearances at the Edinburgh jazz and blues festival.

The son of a lorry driver and a cleaner, he grew up in Edinburgh, living above the White Hart Inn, in Grassmarket, where Robert Burns had stayed in 1791. (White would later set Burns's poem The Slave's Lament to music for a track on his 2004 album Hold On.) The Whites were a musical family: Tam's grandfather was a bandmaster and his mother, Marion, was a fine singer. At Darroch secondary school in Edinburgh, White sang in productions of The Beggar's Opera and The Mikado, and he »

- Dave Laing

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Tam White obituary

24 June 2010 3:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Scottish singer with a second career on TV

Tam White, who has died after a heart attack aged 67, was once described by the musician Alexis Korner as "the greatest undiscovered blues talent of our time". White was a highly accomplished blues and jazz singer whose career stretched from the beat group scene of the 1960s to recent appearances at the Edinburgh jazz and blues festival.

The son of a lorry driver and a cleaner, he grew up in Edinburgh, living above the White Hart Inn, in Grassmarket, where Robert Burns had stayed in 1791. (White would later set Burns's poem The Slave's Lament to music for a track on his 2004 album Hold On.) The Whites were a musical family: Tam's grandfather was a bandmaster and his mother, Marion, was a fine singer. At Darroch secondary school in Edinburgh, White sang in productions of The Beggar's Opera and The Mikado, and he »

- Dave Laing

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2 items from 2010


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