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'Mighty' Sam McClain Dead At 72

06/26/2015
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(The Blues) 'Mighty' Sam McClain has died after a fight with cancer. He was 72. The Louisiana-born soul and blues singer started out in the choir of his mother's Baptist church, then had his first hit in 1966 with a gospel-influenced version of Patsy Cline's Sweet Dreams.

His career waned and he spent 15 years as a labourer before returning to the spotlight in the 1990s. He and sax player Scott Shetler wrote Show Me The Way, which was performed with Jon Bon Jovi for 2007' Give US Your Poor charity compilation.

McClain was constantly experimenting with his music. He released album of duets with Iranian folk singer Mahsa Vahdat. He also worked with Natalie Merchant and Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis. Read more here.

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