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'Lost Grooves' players: Where are they now?

  • Article by: Chris Riemenschneider
  • Star Tribune
  • September 14, 2012 - 10:56 AM

Maurice Jacox (Willie & the Bumblebees): Performs with the Maurice Jacox Band.

Monroe White III (Valdons): Sings with the Bachelors' "Memories of the Mills Brothers" revue.

Maurice Young (Valdons): Also with the Bachelors and Ronn Easton's All-Star Soul Revue.

Wanda Davis: Retired and living near Dallas.

Jack (Jackie) Harris: Worked in radio and now runs the Minority Communicator newspaper in Columbus, Ohio.

Maurice McKinnies: Retired and living near San Francisco, where he became a blues singer.

Dave Brady: Believed to be living in California.

Willie Walker: Performs at Famous Dave's and other clubs, sometimes with the Butanes (R&B band) or Paul Metsa (duo).

Willie Murphy: Has a recent double-album on Red House Records and a weekly blues jam at the Driftwood Char Bar.

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