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    I don't know if this has been posted here, but thought everybody would be interested...

    Bluesman Top Jimmy dies of liver failure

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, has died of liver failure. He was 46. James Paul Koncek found his greatest fame in a Van Halen song named after him, but he was a friend and supporter of many L.A. rock acts, including X and the Blasters. Fronting the Rhythm Pigs, his live shows were legendary for their power and bluster, but he recorded only two minor albums and was best known for covers such as the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues." His regular "Blue Monday" gig at the Cathay de Grand club in Hollywood attracted celebrity performers such as Tom Waits. Koncek moved to Las Vegas in 1993 to care for an ill sister, and died there Thursday after a battle with hepatitis. A memorial service is being planned in Los Angeles.

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    R.I.P Top Jimmy [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img] Without you there would be no Top Timmy. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    R.I.P. Tom Jimmy. Does anyone out there have any of his music? I must confess I've never heard any of it...

    I do know this much: Top Jimmy is getting cranked in my CD player when I get in my car to go home today! Always loved that tune!

    Love that SWING!

    Tom Jimmy is an example of a song that David can do BRILLIANTLY but Sammy (though I like him too) would NOT be able to pull off with the swing that Dave puts in it.

    Agree/disagree?
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    Like BC said, we'll have to get Top Jimmy into the rotation today.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BrokenCombs:
    Tom Jimmy is an example of a song that David can do BRILLIANTLY but Sammy (though I like him too) would NOT be able to pull off with the swing that Dave puts in it.

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    He might. I'd like to hear it.

    RIP Top Jimmy. Without him, VH wouldn't have song that has one of Ed's best solos.
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    i never knew there was a real top jimmy?
    sorry to hear the news of his passing though. [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img]
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    Damn. Top Jimmy cooked. [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img]

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    [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] That sucks.
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    that's a shame. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
    top jimmy is the king. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Seems like a little bit more of VH dies each day...

    R.I.P. Top Jimmy.
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    Here a pic of the legend Top Jimmy.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Down In Flames:
    Seems like a little bit more of VH dies each day...

    R.I.P. Top Jimmy.
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    That is so true. Sometimes life just sucks.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Wolfman:
    Damn. Top Jimmy cooked. [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img]



    Top Jimmy swinged [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
    sheepa latta peepah dabba looka foh a moopy

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