Blues Gravesites

Here are locations where you can visit Blues musicians who are no longer performing.

Often times folks ask me which blues artists I like to see perform live. Certainly I love to watch blues live, however I have found that many of those musicians I like the most have passed on from this world.

In 2006, I started visiting the gravesites of my favorite Blues musicians, to pay respects and to try to make their lives real to me beyond simply listening to their music.

Here’s a map! Click here for the map on its own. Green markers are for those graves I’ve visited (see photos below) while blue are yet to be visited.


View Gravesites of Blues Musicians in a larger map
ArtistLocationCemeteryGPSPhotos
Furry Lewis
Walter Lewis
b. 8 Mar 1893 d. 14 Sep 1981
TN, MemphisHollywood Cemetery
Right side, about 2/3rds back, upright and flat markers next to road
35.090237, -90.022413
Memphis Minnie
Lizzie 'Kid' Douglas Lawlers
b. 3 Jun 1897 d. 6 Aug 1973
MS, WallsNew Hope M.B. Church
Far right side, tall monument at end of yard
34.970866, -90.185467
Albert King
Albert Nelson King
b. 25 Apr 1923 d. 21 Dec 1992
AR, EdmondsonParadise Gardens Cemetery
Front right side, near the MLK monument
35.103499, -90.293999
Mississippi Fred McDowell

b. 12 Jan 1904 d. 3 Jul 1972
MS, ComoHammond Hill Church
34.55425, -90.004433
Mississippi Joe Callicott

b. 1899 d. 1969
MS, HernandoMt. Olive CME Church
34.88905, -89.937317
Gus Cannon

b. 1874 or Sep 1875 d. 15 Oct 1979
MS, NesbitGreenview Cemetery
34.89765, -89.997933
Booker T. Laury
Lawrence Laury, Jr.
b. 2 Sep 1914 d. 23 Sep 1995
TN, MemphisNew Park Cemetery
Devotion Division I Section
35.02625, -90.066217
Bukka White
Booker W. White
b. 1909 d. 1977
TN, MemphisNew Park Cemetery
Devotion Division II Section
35.026183, -90.065783
Rufus Thomas Jr.

b. 26 Mar 1917 d. 15 Dec 2001
TN, MemphisNew Park Cemetery
Park Section. Entering the Main entrance to the cemetery and immediately turn left and stop about three car lengths. The garden to your right is Park Section. The grave is approx. Eight rows into the garden.
35.024833, -90.067833
Forrest City Joe
Joe Benny Pugh
b. 16 Jul 1926 d. 3 Apr 1960
TN, MemphisMemphis National Cemetery
35.172, -89.934467
Rev. Robert Wilkins
Robert T. Wilkins, Sr.
b. 16 Jan 1896 d. 26 May 1987
TN, MemphisMemphis National Cemetery
35.17195, -89.937417
Memphis Slim
Peter Chatman
b. 1915 d. 1988
TN, MemphisGalilee Memorial Gardens
35.21675, -89.786133
Jessie Mae Hemphill

b. 18 Oct 1923 d. 22 Jul 2006
MS, SenatobiaSenatobia Memorial Cemetery
34.593317, -89.968183
Mississippi John Hurt
John S. Hurt
b. 8 Mar 1892 d. 21 Nov 1966
MS, AvalonPrivate Property
In wooded area off logging road.
33.647033, -90.0349
Robert Johnson Grave

b. 8 May 1911 d. 16 Aug 1938
MS, GreenvilleLittle Zion M.B. Church
33.563383, -90.216367
Robert Johnson Cenotaph

b. 8 May 1911 d. 16 Aug 1938
MS, QuitoPayne Chapel
33.44105, -90.3041
Robert Johnson Cenotaph

b. d.
MS, Morgan CityMt. Zion Church
33.392067, -90.310067
Sonny Boy Williamson I
John Lee Curtis Williamson
b. 30 Mar 1914 d. 1 Jun 1948
TN, JacksonBlairs Chapel CME Church Cemetery
35.5102, -88.906883
Sylvester Weaver

b. 25 Jul 1897 d. 4 Apr 1960
KY, LouisvilleLouisville Cemetery
Sec. TT, Lot, Gr. 25
38.223033, -85.727633
Earl McDonald

b. 1885 d. 1949
KY, LouisvilleLouisville Cemetery
Section I, Row C, Grave 26
38.223967, -85.7279
Big Maybelle
Mabel Louise Smith
b. 1 May 1925 d. 24 Jan 1972
OH, Bedford HeightsEvergreen Memorial Park
41.40975, -81.521983
J.B. Lenoir

b. 5 Mar 1929 d. 29 Apr 1967
MS, near MonticelloSalem M.B. Church
Look in the back behind church
31.371817, -90.0982
Reverend Ishman Bracey

b. 9 Jan 1901 d. 12 Feb 1970
MS, JacksonWillow Park Cemetery
Middle of larger half of cemetery
32.291983, -90.2195
Leroy Carr

b. 1905 d. 1935
IN, IndianapolisFloral Park Cemetery
Plot H3, Row 3, Gr. 26
39.768033, -86.22245
Scrapper Blackwell
Francis Blackwell
b. 1903 d. 1962
IN, IndianapolisNew Crown Cemetery
Sec. 20, Row 8, Gr. 26
39.740633, -86.1158
Yank Rachell
James Rachell
b. 16 Mar 1910 d. 9 Apr 1997
IN, IndianapolisNew Crown Cemetery
Sec. 42, Row 8, Gr. 28
39.740617, -86.114583
Wes Montgomery
John Leslie Montgomery
b. 1923 d. 1968
IN, IndianapolisNew Crown Cemetery
Sec. 24, Row 20, Gr. 99
39.739967, -86.115383
Little Bill Gaither
William Gaither
b. 21 Apr 1910 d. 27 Oct 1970
IN, IndianapolisNew Crown Cemetery
Sec. 25, Row 6, Gr. 12
39.739067, -86.11505
Freddie King

b. 3 Sep 1934 d. 28 Dec 1976
TX, DallasSparkman Hillcrest Cemetery
Garden of Prayer, Block 6, Lot 35, Sp. 2
32.8673, -96.784255
Frankie Lee Sims

b. d.
TX, DallasLincoln Memorial Park
Block 25, Lot 15, Grave 7 (15 rows west of block marker)
32.695173, -96.68538
Whistlin' Alex Moore
Alexander Herman Moore
b. d.
TX, DallasLincoln Memorial Park
Bock 8, Lot 40, Sp. 6
32.693463, -96.683696
Black Ace
Babe Kyro Lemon Turner
b. 21 Dec 1905 d. 7 Nov 1972
TX, Malakoff, Henderson Co.Steen Cemetery
Section 2, middle rear
32.169175, -96.037992
Blind Lemon Jefferson

b. Sep 1893 or 1897 d. Dec 1929
TX, WorthamWortham Black Cemetery, now Blind Lemon Cemetery
31.797677, -96.463379
Mance Lipscomb, Sr.

b. 8 Apr 1895 d. 30 Jan 1976
TX, NavasotaOakland Cemetery
Rest Haven section to the West; grave on right side of road, near entry
30.388269, -96.099608
Amos Milburn, Jr.

b. 1 Apr 1925 d. 3 Jan 1980
TX, HoustonHouston National Cemetery
Sec. A, Grave 1271
29.928015, -95.452163
Juke Boy Bonner
Weldon H. Philip Bonner
b. 22 Mar 1932 d. 29 Jun 1978
TX, HoustonRestlawn Cemetery
29.877654, -95.429587
Lightnin' Hopkins
Sam Hopkins
b. 1912 d. 1982
TX, HoustonForest Park Cemetery
Sec. 23 (Lawn View), Lot 266, Sp. 11; fron the road he's southwest of the Zuchowski grave
29.719715, -95.302525
Sam Phillips

b. 1923 d. 2003
TN, MemphisMemorial Park Cemetery
Mausoleum, Garden of Trees, Tier C #29
35.106906, -89.873149
Frank Frost
Frank Ottis Frost
b. 15 Apr 1936 d. 12 Oct 1999
AR, HelenaMagnolia Cemetery
Beside Robert Nighthawk
34.5417, -90.595117
Robert Nighthawk
Robert McCollum
b. 30 Nov 1909 d. 5 Nov 1967
AR, HelenaMagnolia Cemetery
Beside Frank Frost
34.5417, -90.595183
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Rice Aleck Miller
b. 11 Mar 1908 d. 23 Jun 1965
MS, TutwilerFormer site of Whitfield Baptist Church
34.018433, -90.4577
Sleepy John Estes
John Adams Estes
b. 25 Jan 1899 d. 5 Jun 1977
TN, Ripley (Durhamville)Elim Baptist Church
Row closest to trees, behind main cemetery (nearly solitary location behind the main historic cemetery and church)
35.664353, -89.494333
Albert Collins

b. 1 Oct 1932 d. 24 Nov 1993
NV, Las VegasDavis Memorial Park
Garden of Prayer, Section C, Lot 80, Space 2. 16 rows off cemetery road and 1 row off the oleander bushes. Just SSW behind memorial statue, right next to the bushes.
36.076698, -115.11756
Michael Bloomfield

b. 28 Jul 1943 d. 15 Feb 1981
CA, Culver CityHillside Memorial Park
Courts of the Book Mausoleum, first floor. Sanctuary of Meditation Crypt 314 Third row from the bottom on the left. Enter door facing the Al Jolson memorial, left at rotunda, right down hall, first alcove to the left.
33.980016, -118.388771
Lowell Fulson

b. 31 Mar 1921 d. 7 Mar 1999
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Bells, Crypt 929. Upper level, middle aisle, right of entry.
33.97113, -118.343383
Charles Brown

b. 13 Sep 1922 d. 21 Jan 1999
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Bells, Crypt 930. Upper level, middle aisle, right of entry.
33.97113, -118.343383
T-Bone Walker
Aaron Walker
b. 28 May 1910 d. 16 Mar 1975
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Capistrano Court, Memorial Panel 26, panel in back right of open courtyard (no roof area).
33.972322, -118.340537
Ray Charles

b. 1930 d. 2004
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Mausoleum of the Golden West, Eternal Love Corridor, Crypt A-32
33.9736, -118.338907
Etta James

b. 25 Jan 1938 d. 20 Jan 2012
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Garden of Chimes Mausoleum, Building D, #32-C
33.974105, -118.33772
Pee Wee Crayton
Connie Crayton
b. 18 Dec 1914 d. 25 Jun 1985
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Cascade Gardens Mausoleum, Crypt 180. Located In white marble crypts across the road from the stop sign.
33.967575, -118.338964
Percy Mayfield

b. 12 Aug 1920 d. 11 Aug 1984
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Mauseleum El Portal 74 GRB
33.965835, -118.338221
Helen Elizabeth Humes

b. 23 Jun 1913(1909) d. 9 Sep 1981
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
El Sereno Plot, Lot 96, Grave E
33.965104, -118.336978
Big Mama Thornton
Willie Mae Thornton
b. 11 Dec 1926 d. 25 Jul 1984
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
M' Plot, Lot 2486-B. Row adjacent to street.
33.964746, -118.343791
Big Joe Turner
Joseph Vernon Turner
b. 18 May 1911 d. 24 Nov 1985
CA, GardenaRoosevelt Memorial Park
Vermont Ave gate, follow curve around to right, look for number 3355 on the ground, go 30 ft. in to field and look for 3358, space #4. His is marked.
33.865252, -118.29187
George 'Harmonica' Smith

b. 22 Apr 1924 d. 2 Oct 1988
CA, ComptonLincoln Memorial Park
Rumor was P-10 grave 16, however Luciano (caretaker) determined it is actually Q-10-1 #13.
33.881413, -118.250257
Bessie Jackson
Lucille Bogan (Spencer)
b. 1 Apr 1897 d. 20 Aug 1948
CA, ComptonLincoln Memorial Park
Sec. H, Row 2, Grave 7. Cemetery records have her listed as Lucille Spencer, located in grave H–2–7, between (L-R) Elaine Ware (1893-1949), --space--, Lucille, Staff Sgt. James Claxton. Enter through main entrance on the left-hand side baby through iron gate, should be around the middle.
33.880955, -118.249032
Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand Morton
b. 20 Sep 1885 d. 10 Jul 1941
CA, Los AngelesCalvary Catholic Cemetery
Sec. N, Lot 347, number 4. North west quadrant of Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Buried at the base of a tree (with rabbit warren) about 8 rows back from the road.
34.030576, -118.178802
Jesse Belvin

b. 1932 d. 1960
CA, Los AngelesEvergreen Cemetery
Sec. G, Lot 41
34.040554, -118.200422
Phillip Walker

b. 11 Feb 1937 d. 22 Jul 2010
CA, Los AngelesEvergreen Cemetery
Sec. J, Lot 1640
34.040288, -118.200849
Little' Esther Phillips

b. Dec 1935 d. Aug 1984
CA, Hollywood HillsForrest Lawn (Hollywood Hills)
G03, Morning Light section, Lot 2591, Interment Space 2
34.145352, -118.323157
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

b. 3 Feb 1935 d. 17 May 1996
CA, GlendaleForrest Lawn Memorial Park
Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Enduring Honor, Holy Terrace entrance
34.124344, -118.247941
R.L. Burnside

b. 23 Nov 1926 d. 1 Sep 2005
MS, HarmontownFree Springs CME Church
Second grouping south of church, going into woods
34.518322, -89.652372
Junior Kimbrough
David Kimbrough
b. 28 Jul 1930 d. 17 Jan 1998
MS, Holly Springs (outside)Kimbrough Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
34.888696, -89.386256
Snooky Pryor
James Edward Pryor
b. 15 Sep 1921 d. 18 Oct 2007
IL, UllinWest Side Cemetery
Back of cemetery (west) with wife, standing marker
37.27142, -89.195139
Dr. Ross
(Charles) Isaiah Ross
b. 21 Oct 1925 d. 28 May 1993
MI, FlintSunset Hills
River Rest Cemetery, Sec. 8-R, Lot 14, Gr. 8
43.039895, -83.765044
Luthur Huff

b. 5 Dec 1920 d. 18 Nov 1973
MI, Clinton TownshipLincoln Memorial Park
Row 3 grave 4 sec 90
42.541091, -82.891316
Clara Smith

b. 1894 d. 1935
MI, Clinton TownshipLincoln Memorial Park
Section B row 338 grave 4
42.542237, -82.897641
Sippie Wallace
Beulah Wallace
b. 1 Nov 1898 d. 1 Nov 1986
MI, DetroitTrinity Cemetery
Sec. F, range 3, gr 9
42.373672, -83.028458
Big Maceo
Maceo Merriweather
b. 31 Mar 1905 d. 23 Dec 1953
MI, WarrenDetroit Memorial East
Sec. 12, Gr. 297
42.515377, -83.065396
Baby Boy Warren

b. 13 Aug 1919 d. 1 Jul 1977
MI, WarrenDetroit Memorial East
Section 37, Grave 2074
42.51354, -83.061797
Son House
Eddie House
b. 21 Mar 1902 d. 19 Oct 1988
MI, DetroitMt. Hazel Cemetery
42.425132, -83.25763
Otis V. 'Lightnin' Slim' Hicks

b. 13 Mar 1913 d. 27 Jul 1974
MI, PontiacOak Hill Cemetery
Block 12, lot 68, grave 1
42.643342, -83.283497
Clarence Butler

b. 21 Jan 1942 d. 22 Dec 2003
MI, Superior TownshipSunset Cemetery
Garden of Compassion, E-26
42.317014, -83.577099
Curtis Butler

b. 21 Jan 1942 d. 9 Apr 2004
MI, Superior TownshipSunset Cemetery
Garden of Compassion, F-26
42.317027, -83.577091
Junior Walker
Autry DeWalt Mixon
b. 14 Jun 1931 d. 23 Nov 1995
MI, Battle CreekOak Hill Cemetery
Lot 997, by Oak Avenue
42.30642, -85.177888
Lester "Big Daddy'" Kinsey, Jr

b. 18 Mar 1927 d. 3 Apr 2001
IN, HobartEvergreen Memorial Park
8-4
41.544156, -87.305875
John Brim

b. 10 Apr 1922 d. 1 Oct 2003
IN, GaryOak Hill Cemetery
Garden of Prayer, lot 67, Space D-1
41.539746, -87.34824
Lillian 'Lil' Green

b. 22 Dec 1919 d. 14 Apr 1954
IN, GaryOak Hill Cemetery
Garden G, Row B, Space 4
41.539109, -87.350098
Edith Wilson

b. 2 Sep 1896 d. 30 Mar 1981
IL, GlenwoodMount Glenwood Memory Gardens
Section E, Lot 1, Space 5 unmarked
41.556451, -87.61363
Roosevelt 'Booba' Barnes

b. 25 Sep 1936 d. 2 Apr 1996
IL, GlenwoodMount Glenwood Memory Gardens
Sec. A-X Row 10, block 1 space 1
41.557319, -87.612968
Frank 'Son' Seals

b. 13 Aug 1942 d. 20 Dec 2004
IL, Homewood/ThorntonHomewood Memorial Gardens
Tranquility, Row 6, Grave 10
41.566315, -87.627171
Robert Garlon Plunkett

b. 19 Oct 1931 d. 3 May 2004
IL, Homewood/ThorntonHomewood Memorial Gardens
Peace 2, Row 22, Grave 37
41.567846, -87.626971
Luther Allison

b. 17 Aug 1939 d. 12 Aug 1997
IL, HomewoodWashington Memory Gardens
Prayer 48-A, space 4
41.562494, -87.6351
Koko Taylor

b. 28 Sep 1928 d. 3 Jun 2009
IL, HomewoodWashington Memory Gardens
Prayer, Block 14, lot 12e, Space 6
41.562467, -87.634866
Hubert Sumlin

b. 16 Nov 1931 d. 4 Dec 2011
IL, HomewoodWashington Memory Gardens
Garden of the Good Shepherd Lot 266-C, Space 3
41.561678, -87.632724
Washboard Sam
Robert Brown
b. 15 Jul 1910 d. 6 or 13 Nov 1966
IL, HomewoodWashington Memory Gardens
Said Longwood block 4, lot 11w1/2, space 98, but located in St. Jude
41.5632, -87.632328
Little Walter
Marion Walter Jacobs
b. 1 May 1930 d. 15 Feb 1968
IL, Evergreen ParkSaint Mary Catholic Cemetery
Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near fence that borders Pulaski Rd.)
41.731382, -87.72134
Jesse Fortune

b. 28 Feb 1930 d. 31 Aug 2009
IL, ChicagoMount Hope Cemetery
Sec. 29, Lot 28, Row 2, Block A, Grave A
41.680229, -87.691331
Detroit Junior
Emery Williams, Jr.
b. 26 Oct 1931 d. 9 Aug 2005
IL, ChicagoMount Hope Cemetery
Sec. 13, Lot 81, Row 1, Grave 6
41.680359, -87.688993
Carey Bell
Carey Bell Harrington
b. 14 Nov 1936 d. 6 May 2007
IL, ChicagoMount Hope Cemetery
Sec. 13, Lot 81, Row 1, Grave 8
41.680224, -87.691362
Jimmy Yancey

b. 20 Feb 1894 d. 17 Sep 1951
IL, Blue IslandLincoln Cemetery
41.670413, -87.702171
Albert C. Ammons

b. 23 Sep 1907 d. 2 Dec 1949
IL, Blue IslandLincoln Cemetery
41.670538, -87.70205
Big Bill Broonzy
William Broonzy
b. 26 Jun 1893 d. 14/15 Aug 1958
IL, Blue IslandLincoln Cemetery
41.670516, -87.701107
Jimmy Reed

b. 6 Sep 1925 d. 29 Aug 1976
IL, Blue IslandLincoln Cemetery
41.668666, -87.700737
Jay Mayo 'Ink' Williams

b. 25 Sep 1894 d. 2 Jan 1980
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.662976, -87.730227
Dinah Washingon
Ruth Lee Jones
b. 29 Aug 1924 d. 14 Dec 1963
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
Elm grove lot 155, gr 4
41.662892, -87.72988
Cryin' Sam Collins

b. 11 Aug 1887 d. 20 Oct 1949
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.664712, -87.730688
John Thomas (J.T.) Brown

b. 2 Apr 1918 d. 24 Nov 1969
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.665721, -87.734372
Otis Spann

b. 21 Mar 1924 d. 24 Apr 1970
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
Sec 6 lot 3 row 8 gr 13
41.666625, -87.735168
Smokey Smothers
Otis Smothers
b. 21 Mar 1929 d. 23 Jul 1993
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.668444, -87.737158
Lovie Lee
Eddie Watson
b. 17 Mar 1909 d. 23 May 1997
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.662153, -87.735468
Willie Kent

b. 24 Feb 1936 d. 2 Mar 2006
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.662749, -87.73415
Kokomo Arnold
James Arnold
b. 15 Feb 1901 d. 8 Nov 1968
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
41.662494, -87.731884
Willie Dixon
William James Dixon
b. 1 Jul 1915 d. 29 Jan 1992
IL, AlsipBurr Oak Cemetery
Acacia Lawn, Lot 18, Grave 1, right by road, look for willow trees
41.662974, -87.730838
Luther Tucker

b. 20 Jan 1936 d. 18 Jun 1993
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. G, Bl. 3, Lot 40, Gr. 14
41.68024, -87.751229
Iromeio 'Romeo' Nelson

b. 12 Mar 1902 d. 17 May 1974
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. D0, Row 6, Gr. 66
41.681168, -87.751285
Magic Sam
Samuel Maghett
b. 14 Feb 1936 d. 1 Dec 1969
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. D, Lot 106, Gr. 3
41.680625, -87.750299
Hound Dog Taylor
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor
b. 12 Apr 1915 d. 17 Dec 1975
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
marked
41.681419, -87.7507
John Henry Barbee

b. 5 Nov 1905 d. 3 Nov 1964
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. SS, Row 10, Gr. 42
41.68289, -87.750374
Johnny Jones

b. 1 Nov 1924 d. 19 Nov 1964
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. SS, Row 11, Gr. 32
41.683051, -87.750376
Jazz Gillum
William McKinley Gillum
b. 11 Sep 1904 d. 29 Mar 1966
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. SS, Row 24, Gr. 12
41.683085, -87.750833
Jimmy Rogers
Jay A. Lane
b. 3 Jun 1924 d. 19 Dec 1997
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
marked?
41.681697, -87.752265
James Burke 'St. Louis Jimmy' Oden

b. 26 Jun 1903 d. 30 Dec 1977
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. FO, Row 10, Gr. 12
41.680529, -87.752028
Eddie 'Big Town Playboy' Taylor

b. 29 Jan 1923 d. 25 Dec 1985
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. L4X, Row 19, Gr. 106
41.677398, -87.752143
Johnny 'Daddy Stove Pipe' Watson

b. 12 Apr 1867 d. 1 Nov 1963
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. L5, Row 4, Gr. 87
41.676504, -87.752013
Earl Hooker
Earl Zebedee Hooker
b. 15 Jan 1929 d. 21 Apr 1970
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. K, Lot 33, Gr. 4
41.677588, -87.749943
Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton
Walter Horton
b. 6 Apr 1918 d. 8 Dec 1981
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. J-1, Lot 39, Gr. 5
41.676233, -87.749425
Valerie Wellington

b. 14 Nov 1959 d. 2 Jan 1993
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. H, Lot 227, Gr. 4
41.679252, -87.750439
Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield
b. 4 Apr 1915 d. 30 Apr 1983
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. H, Lot 133, Gr. 12
41.679538, -87.750085
J.B. Hutto
Joseph Benjamin Hutto
b. 26 Apr 1926 d. 12 Jun 1983
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. S-3, Lot 55, Gr. 11
41.683202, -87.750526
Pine Top Smith
Clarence Smith
b. 11 Jan 1904 d. 15 Mar 1929
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. A, Lot 122, Row 2, Gr. 16
41.682614, -87.752254
Peter Joe 'Doc' Clayton

b. 19 Apr 1898 d. 7 Jan 1947
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. B2, Row 46, Gr. 44
41.682187, -87.75157
Joe 'Kansas' McCoy

b. 11 May 1905 d. 28 Jan 1950
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. 1-E, Row 10, Gr. 91
41.681262, -87.752209
Charles 'Papa Charlie' McCoy

b. 26 May 1909 d. 26 Jul 1950
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
Sec. 1-E, Row 13, Gr. 125
41.681, -87.752387
Walter Vinson

b. 2 Feb 1901 d. 22 Apr 1975
IL, AlsipHoly Sepulchre Cemetery
41.68682, -87.778318
S.P. Leary

b. 6 Jun 1930 d. 26 Jan 1998
IL, Forest ParkForest Home Cemetery
Sec. 53, Lot 105
41.870586, -87.830005
Mighty Joe Young
Joseph Young
b. 23 Sep 1927 d. 27 Mar 1999
IL, HillsideOakridge Cemetery
41.860503, -87.884791
Howlin' Wolf
Chester Burnett
b. 10 Jun 1910 d. 10 Jan 1976
IL, HillsideOakridge Cemetery
Section 18, right by road
41.857296, -87.89016
Junior Wells
Amos Blakemore
b. 9 Dec 1934 d. 15 Jan 1998
IL, ChicagoOak Woods Cemetery
41.770078, -87.600565
Odie Payne

b. 27 Aug 1926 d. 1 Mar 1989
IL, ChicagoOak Woods Cemetery
41.772569, -87.594779
Little Brother Montgomery
Eurreal W. Montgomery
b. 18 Apr 1906 d. 6 Sep 1985
IL, ChicagoOak Woods Cemetery
41.77306, -87.60012
Georgia Tom Dorsey
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
b. 9 Jul 1899 d. 23 Jan 1993
IL, ChicagoOak Woods Cemetery
Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Life, Chapel Floor, AW 63
41.773094, -87.599251
Johnnie Young

b. 1 Jan 1918 d. 18 Apr 1974
IL, UrbanaLincoln Memorial Garden
40.129152, -88.218723
Katie Webster
Kathryn Jewel Thorne
b. 11 Jan 1936 d. 9 Sep 1999
TX, WebsterForest Park East Cemetery
Section 211, Lot 155, Grave 3
29.515287, -95.124444
Johnny Copeland
Johnny Clyde Copeland
b. 27 Mar 1937 d. 3 Jul 1997
TX, PearlandParadise Cemetery South
Block 3, Row 149-North, Grave 4
29.567904, -95.348545
Big Bo McGee
Cleo McGee
b. 9 Oct 1928 d. 3 Mar 2002
AL, EutawEutaw Baptist Church
32.842522, -87.893562
James 'Peck' Curtis?

b. 7 Mar 1912 d. 1 Nov 1970
AR, Helena-West HelenaMagnolia Cemetery Association
Call Isaac Mills
34.541225, -90.595879
Peetie Wheatstraw (unmarked)
William Bunch
b. 21 Dec 1902 d. 21 Dec 1941
AR, Cotton PlanMorning Star Baptist Church or Growders Cemetery
Likely near family members
35.044807, -91.238632
Floyd Dixon
Jay Riggins Jr.
b. 18 Feb 1929 d. 26 Jul 2006
CA, InglewoodInglewood Park Cemetery
Pinecrest Addition, no plot, grave F.
,
Hollywood Fats
Michael Leonard Mann
b. 17 May 1954 d. 8 Dec 1986
CA, Hollywood HillsForrest Lawn
Private? Office could not find records.
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Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert Sinatra
b. 12 Dec 1915 d. 14 May 1998
CA, Cathedral CityDesert Memorial Cemetery
Plot B-8, #151
33.81664, -116.44186
Guitar Slim
Norman Green
b. 25 Jul 1907 d. 28 Sep 1975
CA, Los AngelesAbby
Unknown cemetery!
36.07722, -115.11815
Sam Cooke

b. 22 Jan 1931 d. 11 Dec 1964
CA, GlendaleForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Garden of Honor, right side (private area)
34.122757, -118.235916
Patrick Charles 'Brown Eyed Alligator' Robertson
Patrick Charles Robertson
b. 17 Sep 1935 d. 6 Jun 2005
CA, San BrunoGolden Gate National Cemetery
Sec. W, Site 1779
37.631241, -122.434868
Jesse Fuller

b. 12 Mar 1896 d. 29 Jan 1976
CA, OaklandEvergreen Cemetery
37.7719, -122.178299
Ma Rainey
Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett
b. 26 Apr 1886 d. 22 Dec 1939
GA, ColumbusPorterdale Cemetery
32.453098, -84.981697
Blind Willie McTell
Willie Samuel (or Eddie) McTier
b. 5 May 1898 d. 19 Aug 1959
GA, ThomsonJones Grove Baptist Church
Fan provided marker
33.3536, -82.4944
Blind Willie McTell (probably not this one)

b. d.
GA, LouisvilleJones Grove Baptist Church
Probably not this one
33.060719, -82.406021
Leonard Chess

b. 12 Mar 1917 d. 16 Oct 1969
IL, ChicagoWestlawn Cemetery
Cemetery won't disclose location
41.957802, -87.827202
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill

b. 15 Mar 1905 d. 7 May 1950
IL, Blue IslandLincoln Cemetery
,
Joseph E. Nathaniel

b. 1919 d. 1993
IL, AlsipRestvale Cemetery
,
Sunnyland Slim
Albert Luandrew
b. 5 Sep 1906 d. 17 Mar 1995
IL, LemontMount Vernon Memorial Park???
,
Floyd Jones

b. 21 Jul 1917 d. 19 Dec 1989
IL, Hickory Hills/Willow SpringsArcher Woods Cemetery/Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens (West)
West Sec. 5, Row 3, Space 14
,
Tampa Red
Hudson Whittaker
b. 8 Jan 1904 d. 19 Mar 1981
IL, Hickory Hills/Willow SpringsArcher Woods Cemetery/Mount Glenwood Memory Gardens (West)
Sec A, lot 277, row 6,
,
Staples family

b. 10 Jul 1939 d.
IL, ChicagoOak Woods Cemetery
new,
Betty Jean Everette

b. 23 Nov 1939 d. 19 Aug 2001
IL, South BeloitFloral Lawns Cemetery
In Line with Mausoleum right side offset
42.48524, -89.0186
Ada Brown

b. 1 May 1890 d. 31 Mar 1950
KS, Kansas CityWestlawn Cemetery
39.111099, -94.675003
Sara Martin - No records here

b. 18 Jun 1884 d. 24 May 1955
KY, LouisvilleLouisville Cemetery
38.223072, -85.728897
Slim Harpo
James Isaac Moore
b. 11 Jan 1924 d. 31 Jan 1970
LA, Port ArthurMulatto Bend Cemetery
Raised crypt, slooped black marker at foot; roadside historic marker nearby
30.503387, -91.228111
Leadbelly
Huddie Ledbetter
b. 20 Jan 1888 d. 6 Dec 1949
LA, MooringsportShiloh Baptist Church Cemetery
32.596329, -94.014328
Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson

b. 30 Aug 1934 d. 18 Mar 1976
MA, MattapanMount Hope Cemetery
42.283779, -71.102501
James Crutchfield

b. 25 May 1912 d. 7 Dec 2001
MO, St. Louis (Bel-Nor)Lake Charles Park Cemetery
Sec. 4, Lot 409, Gr. 3
38.6992, -90.323097
Walter Davis

b. 1 Mar 1910 d. 22 Oct 1963
MO, HillsdaleGreenwood Cemetery
New flat marker; look near tree line backing up to 2-story white home; small rise in hill?
38.690014, -90.288528
Louis M. Jordan

b. 8 Jul 1908 d. 4 or 20 Feb 1975
MO, LemayMount Olive Catholic Cemetery
Sec. 4, Row 3, Lot 16 (far north corner of cemetery?)
38.536583, -90.29454
James Robinson

b. 25 Dec 1903 d. 2 Mar 1957
MO, Saint GeorgeOakdale Cemetery
UNMARKED
38.535469, -90.295822
J.D. Short

b. 26 Dec 1902 d. 21 Oct 1962
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. 70, Gr. 16280
38.49971, -90.280281
Oliver Sain Jr.

b. 1 Mar 1932 d. 28 Oct 2003
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. 1J, Gr. 1626
38.496944, -90.289604
Henry Townsend

b. 27 Oct 1909 d. 25 Sep 2006
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. 1-I, Site 610
38.492798, -90.289139
Henry 'Papa' Brown

b. 25 Jun 1906 d. 28 Jun 1981
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. K, Site 1728
,
James 'Stump' Johnson

b. 17 Jan 1902 d. 5 Dec 1969
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. G, Site 1282
,
Edith North Johnson

b. 2 Jan 1903 d. 28 Feb 1988
MO, St. LouisJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sec. I, Site 2557
,
Son Sims
Henry Sims
b. 22 Aug 1890 d. 23 Dec 1958
MS, ClarksdaleBellgrove Baptist Church
NOT LOCATED
34.194517, -90.560633
Houston Stackhouse
Houston Goff
b. 28 Sep 1910 d. 23 Sep 1980
MS, Crystal SpringsCrystal Springs Cemetery
31.977556, -90.358833
Tommy Johnson Monument

b. 1896 d. 1 Nov 1956
MS, Crystal SpringsCrystal Springs Library
31.986149, -90.357285
Tommy Johnson (approx.)

b. d.
MS, Crystal SpringsWarm Springs Methodist
Private property
32.027554, -90.316307
Willie Love

b. 4 Nov 1906 d. 19 Aug 1953
MS, JacksonElmwood Cemetery
32.319607, -90.200638
Jack Owens
L.F. Nelson
b. 17 Nov 1904 d. 9 Feb 1997
MS, BentoniaDay Cemetery
Use dirt road 500 ft. SW into woods to clearing; small white sign on Scotland Road west of entrance
32.678902, -90.2658
K.C. Douglas

b. 21 Nov 1913 d. 18 Oct 1975
MS, Pleasant Green M.B. Church
32.695396, -89.883049
Elmore James

b. 27 Jan 1918 d. 24 May 1963
MS, LexingtonNewport M.B. Church
In front or middle, impossible to miss. Upright black tapered marker, with relief
32.994373, -90.051392
Lonnie Pitchford

b. 8 Oct 1955 d. 8 Nov 1998
MS, LexingtonNewport M.B. Church
Right behind Elmore James, a few yrds away
32.994373, -90.051392
Bo Carter (unmarked)
Armenter Chatmon
b. 30 Jun 1893 d. 21 Sep 1964
MS, Nitta YumaNitta Yuma Cemetery
UNMARKED
33.024036, -90.848587
Sonny Boy Nelson
Eugene Powell
b. 23 Dec 1908 d. 4 Nov 1998
MS, MetcalfeEvergreen Cemetery
Possible site long ways from Metcalfe?
33.098099, -91.116898
Sam Chatmon

b. 10 Jan 1897 d. 2 Feb 1983
MS, HollandaleSummer Memorial Gardens
Morgan Rd. to Fulton Rd., small flat marker
33.181561, -90.859207
Big Joe Williams
Joseph Lee Williams
b. 16 Oct 1903 d. 17 Dec 1982
MS, CrawfordBethesda Baptist Church
Bethesda Rd. 1.5 miles, feer left, .3 miles down, site is on right, next to road
33.31992, -88.685089
James Son Thomas

b. 14 Oct 1926 d. 26 Jun 1993
MS, LelandGreater St. Matthews Missionary Church
33.396873, -90.848183
Charley Patton

b. Apr 1891 d. 28 Apr 1934
MS, Holly RidgeNew Jerusalem M.B. Church
33.444721, -90.758057
Willie Trice
William August Trice
b. 10 Feb 1908 to 1911 d. 11 Dec 1976
NC, Chapel HillMount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery
35.996201, -79.007668
Blind Boy Fuller
Fulton Allen
b. 10 Jul 1907 d. 13 Feb 1841
NC, DurhamGrove Hill Cemetery
No known location; only one stone present in yard
35.963605, -78.906223
Roscoe Gordon

b. 10 Apr 1928 d. 11 Jul 2002
NJ, LindenRosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
Next to Barbara J. Gordon?
40.624401, -74.233597
Little Joe Blue
Joe Blue
b. 23 Sep 1934 d. 22 Apr 1990
NV, RenoSierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery
39.608101, -119.849197
Rosa Henderson

b. 24 Nov 1896 d. 6 Apr 1968
NY, RichmondFrederick Douglass Memorial Park
40.563599, -74.135002
Reverend Gary Davis

b. 30 Apr 1896 d. 5 May 1972
NY, LynbrookRockville Cemetery
40.659401, -73.659203
Lucille Hegamin

b. 29 Nov 1894 d. 1 Mar 1970
NY, Brooklyn
40.680748, -73.902756
Stick McGhee
Granville Henry McGhee
b. 23 Mar 1917 d. 15 Aug 1961
NY, FarmingdaleLong Island National Cemetery
40.756401, -73.396103
W.C. Handy
Willliam Christopher Handy
b. 16 Nov 1873 d. 28 Mar 1958
NY, BronxWoodlawn Cemetery
Cosmos section, Block 203/198
40.888302, -73.872803
Alberta Hunter

b. 1 Apr 1895 d. 17 Oct 1984
NY, HartsdaleFerncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Elmwood Section, Plot 1411
41.0275, -73.832802
Bessie Smith

b. 15 Apr 1894 d. 26 Sep 1937
PA, Sharon HillMontlawn Cemetery
39.903599, -75.260803
Skip James
Nehemiah James
b. 9 Jun 1902 d. 3 Oct 1969
PA, Bala CynwydBryn Mawr and Rockhill Roads
40.016769, -75.242882
Sister Rosetta Tharpe

b. 20 Mar 1915 d. 9 Oct 1973
PA, PhiladelphiaNorthwood Cemetery
40.061699, -75.144402
Pink Anderson
Pinkney Anderson
b. 12 Feb 1900 d. 12 Oct 1974
SC, SpartanburgLincoln Memorial Park
34.98959, -81.880386
Mose Vinson

b. 2 Jun or 7 Aug 1917 d. 16 Nov 2002
TN, MemphisNew Park Cemetery
Garden of Serenity, Section 148, A-3
,
Johnny Ace
John Marshall Alexander
b. 9 Jun 1929 d. 24 or 25 Dec 1954
TN, MemphisNew Park Cemetery
Section "C"
,
Joe Hill Louis Gravesite (unmarked)
Lester Hill
b. 23 Sep 1921 d. 5 Aug 1957
TN, MemphisFord Chapel AME Zion Church
UNMARKED
35.055698, -90.072289
Will Batts

b. 24 Jan 1904 d. 18 Feb 1956
TN, MemphisMt. Carmel Cemetery
Possibly unmarked
35.088299, -90.019997
Frank Stokes Gravesite (unmarked)

b. 1 Jan 1888 d. 12 Sep 1955
TN, MemphisHollywood Cemetery
Immediate right after turning into the main entrance
35.090141, -90.024452
Ida Cox

b. 26 Feb 1896 d. 10 Nov 1967
TN, KnoxvilleLongview/Crestview Cemetery
35.966942, -83.965279
Billy Bizor
Bisor? Brazos Valley area
b. 3 Sep 1913 d. 4 Apr 1969
TX, Houston
CANNOT LOCATE RECORDS
29.720446, -95.305161
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown

b. 18 Apr 1924 d. 10 Sep 2005
TX, OrangeHollywood Cemetery
30.1031, -93.727798
Lil Son' Jackson
Melvin Jackson
b. 16 Aug 1915 d. 30 May 1976
TX, DallasLincoln Memorial Park
Buried 5 June 1976; NOT BLOCK 32, LOT 25, SP. 1
32.692764, -96.686058
Luke Jordan

b. 28 Jan 1892 d. 25 Jun 1952
VA, Lynchburg CityForest Hill Cemetery
37.400299, -79.214203
Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

b. 24 Aug 1905 d. 28 Mar 1974
VA, FranktownFranktown Cemetery
somewhere in town
37.478046, -75.878181