Chick Willis, Atlanta's much-loved "Stoop Down Man" passed away on Saturday from cancer. He was 79
Chick's family has asked for help with ex[enses for his final resting place. A foundation has been set up and you can donate at any Bank of America. Make checks out to The Chick Willis Foundation. Account # 334040908303, You can learn more about that at the official Chick Willis website
Willis got his start touring with his cousin Chuck Willis and then with Elmore James before finding his own niche with :Stoop Down: in the 70's. The adult themes of his songs limited radio play but made him immensely popular in live performances and on jukeboxes.
He was a popular member of the Atlanta blues community and he will be missed.
Let's all try to help make sure that Chick Willis gets the resting place he deserves. So many of our blues greats have not gotten proper recognition for years after they died. We can help make sure that does not happen.