Blues Singer Marvin Sease Dies At 64

February 9th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
marvin-seaseFeb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Marvin Sease, the renowned blues singer passed on February 8 at the age of 64 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The blues legend lost his life just eight days before his birthday when he would have turned 65. The exact cause of his death remains unknown but it is being speculated that the artist lost his life due to pneumonia from which he was suffering prior to his death. Although never been able to gain huge commercial success, he had always been a hit with the blues community.

According to sources, Marvin Sease was expected to perform at several musical events towards the end of this month, including the Greensboro Blues Festival and Cincinnati Blues Festival. His singing career traces back to this teen days when he used to perform as a gospel singer with a gospel group called Five Gospel Crowns in Charleston, South Carolina. Soon, thereafter he planned to venture into something new, for which he started his own R & B band, in New York, where he also had his three own brothers. Unfortunately the band named Sease did not quite gain much success due to which it got dissolved within the next few years. The singer attained success after he began performing in a club in Brooklyn named Casablanca, which in turn opened wider avenues before him. Soon, he released “Ghetto Man” and “Candy Licker” which became instant success making him a popular voice.

Although his album called “Marvin Sease” gained immense success at the music charts, earning him top places on the Billboard’s music charts, he mainly remains popular for his “Candy Licker”. The racy lyrics were something that grabbed everyone’s attention making them jig on the beats, no matter even if they could not be played on the radio.

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