From Bob Corritore
September 5, 2008
- Chicago Blues Guitarist Pete Allen Passes: News of Pete Allen's passing earlier this week came today from Kevin Johnson of Delmark Records. This guitarist/vocalist is best known for his recorded work with Magic Slim & The Teardrops (Grand Slam on Rooster), Carey Bell (Harpmaster on JSP), Artie "Blues Boy" White (American Roots Blues on Ichiban), and Zora Young (Tore Up From The Floor Up on Delmark). He was a sought-after guitarist in Chicago, and also worked with Buddy Guy, Lurrie Bell, and Piano C. Red. Though well recognized and respected in his hometown, Pete sadly never received his due acclaim on the national scene. Visitation will be Friday, September 12, 2008, 10am, at A.A. Rayner, 318 E. 71st, Chicago IL 60619, and the service will follow at 11am. The Chicago blues community has been hard hit of late with the recent passings of Little Arthur and Phil Guy. Rest in peace, Pete.