SID SELVIDGE – 1943-2013 – An Appreciation
Sid Selvidge 1943-2013. A Short Appreciation
SID SELVIDGE passed away today and tonight I am thinking about his legacy, and how much I liked almost everything I ever heard from him.
As a recording artist, Sid was a fine interpreter of songs and you can tell that he chose his songs with care. My Ipod library has half a dozen of his sweet songs.
Like me, Sid was born in the Mississippi Delta and we both shared a lifetime’s love for folk and Americana music.
If you drop by harryShots.com and you’ll hear Sid singing Fred Neil’s “A Little Bit of Rain“ The song begins “If I should leave you, think about the good times.” You bet I will, Sid.
As many of you know, Memphis, Tennessee was Sid’s home for much of his adult life, and it was where he produced his acclaimed weekly NPR radio program “Beale Street Caravan.”
Sid Selvidge. Godspeed.
– Harry Lipson III / harryShots.com