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Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 3:54 PM

We sadly noted the passing of bassist Hubie Crawford a few days ago here in the Blahg. The expressions of condolences since then have been overwhelming, his longtime friend and SBH Trio bandmate Bill Meyer told us in an e-mail.

Now we’ve received word on how his various friends are paying homage to him.

• A benefit jam session for Hubie on Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at They Say Restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau St. (south of Jefferson, east of Chene), Detroit; 313-446-4682.

• Memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon at Central United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ed Rowe and Hubie’s community of friends. That’s at the corner of Woodward and Adams at Grand Circus Park in Detroit.

• Funeral at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Second Baptist Church of Detroit, 441 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-961-0920.

• Musical tribute on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m at Berts Warehouse Theater, 2727 Russell in Eastern Market.

Finally, an e-mail we received from percussionist Muruga Booker told us: “He really touched my heart and soul and took me to another level in the music we played.

He was the swankest in funk; there is no other, the funkiest. Whatever the music, he made it his own.”

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