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James Kokomo Arnold
Birth: Feb. 15, 1901
Lovejoy
Clayton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1968
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

James "Kokomo" Arnold, often described as being one of the greatest bluesmen to come about in the period following the Great Depression, was born in the town of Lovejoy, Georgia. As a young man, he left the south and settled in Buffalo, New York where he began playing local venues. In 1929, Arnold settled in Chicago, Illinois and was soon recording for the Victor Record label and then later for Decca Records. He toured extensively during the 1930's as a blues guitarist, making numerous appearances in both New York City and Chicago. By the 1940's, Arnold's music career stalled, and he was forced to work outside of the music industry. In 1962, he made a musical comeback and continued performing until his death from a heart attack in 1968. (bio by: Adam Maroney) 
 
Burial:
Burr Oak Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Adam Maroney
Record added: Jun 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7634396
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