Marvin Sease Dead at 64

Posted by puguh on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Marvin Sease Dead at 64. Marvin Sease Die, Marvin Sease Death. A blues legend has died. Marvin Sease passed away today, February 8, 2011.

An official cause of death has not yet been released but several bloggers are saying he had pneumonia.

In eight more days, he would have celebrated his 65th birthday.

Marvin started his career singing with the Five Gospel Crowns in Charleston, South Carolina.

Soon after turning 20, he went to New York and joined up with a group called the Gospel Crowns.

After performing in the gospel circuit, Marvin decided to start an R&B group. He gathered his three brothers and built Sease.

He performed throughout the blues festival and blues club circuits.

His explicit lyrics were a turn from his gospel roots, but they gained him a huge following and much fame.

In 1986, Marvin released an independent album titled “Marvin Sease” and it featured his very popular song Ghetto Man.

Hear Marvin Sease sing Ghetto Man.

He got his big break by signing with Polygram

Candy Licker was the song that propelled Marvin to stardom.

The lyrics were explicit and the song receiver very little airplay.

Still, the song was successful through word of mouth, jukebox play and live performances.

Ever since, Marvin has been recording and playing blues festivals and clubs ever since and has a cult-like following.

Marvin Sease was scheduled to appear at several blues festivals this month including Greensboro and Cleveland.

RIP, Marvin.


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