September Playlist: Blues For Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed, so we want to encourage everyone: talk about prostate cancer with your doctor! If you’re not at risk, talk about it with your family. And if you need some music to listen to in the waiting room, we’ve put together a playlist of musicians affected by prostate cancer.

Some of these artists died from prostate cancer; others are from their families (talk to your family!) and some of them are helping raise funds and awareness this month at two special events sponsored by PCaBlue, the non-profit for whom Buddy Guy serves as national spokesman. Here’s the playlist – give it a listen, and read below to see how each artist is connected to the cause.

 

Artist Connection
Buddy Guy His brother Phil Guy died of prostate cancer.
Phil Guy Died of prostate cancer
Raful Neal Had prostate cancer
Kenny Neal Son of Raful Neal, who had prostate cancer
Barrelhouse Chuck Died of prostate cancer
Koko Taylor Husband died of prostate cancer
Lonnie Brooks Father died of prostate cancer
Wayne Baker Brooks Grandfather died of prostate cancer
Big Daddy Kinsey Died of prostate cancer
David Maxwell Died of prostate cancer
Casey Jones (Albert Collins) Died of prostate cancer
(was the drummer on this track)
Eddie Cusic Died of prostate cancer
Lester Davenport Died of prostate cancer
Marty Sammon Played with Phil Guy; hosting PCaBlue’s Sept 10th awareness show
Carlos Johnson Headlining performer at PCaBlue’s Sept 10th awareness show
Demetria Taylor Performing at PCaBlue’s Sept 18th awareness show
Snooks Eaglin Died of prostate cancer
Lurrie Bell Performing at PCaBlue’s Sept 18th awareness show
Eddie Taylor Jr Performing at PCaBlue’s Sept 18th awareness show
James Brown Had prostate cancer
Anson Funderburgh Had prostate cancer
Anthony Moser Producing/performing for PCaBlue’s Sept 10th awareness show
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