Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
August 17, 1939 - October 23, 1998
— Cincinnati Music History —
Inspired by B.B. King and seeing Sam Cooke in his youth. Albert recorded on labels Duke, Peacock, Finch, VLM, Bluestown, Fraternity, Jewel, Iris & Eastbound. "You Gonna Miss Me" and "Ramble" in 1962 featured Big Ed Thompson, Sonny Watt & Tim Pleasant. Albert performed locally at Vet's Inn, Sha-Rah Club & Cory's in the 1960s-1980s and at the Cincy Blues Fest in 1992 and 1994. His final album, "A Brighter Day", was named one of the top three blues recordings of 1994 by France's Academie Du Jazz.
Installed and Maintained by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.
Erected 2017 by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 39° 7.639′ N, 84° 30.697′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on E McMillan St near Vine Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E McMillan St, Cincinnati OH 45219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (here, next to this marker); William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. half a mile away); Auburn Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert B. Sabin, MD (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. 3. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.