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Billy Bizor
Birth: Sep. 3, 1913
Centerville (Dallas County)
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1969
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Bluesman. The blues revival of the 1960's allowed the spotlight to finally fall on performers like Billy Bizor, an otherwise obscure harpist best known in conjunction with his recordings in support of his cousin, the renowned Lightnin' Hopkins. Bizor dwelled in almost total obscurity prior to the 1960's, developing a spare, haunted sound largely unaffected by the passage of time, making him a prime candidate for rediscovery by purists. Among his first recordings were a series of unheralded early 1960's dates backing Hopkins; between 1968 and 1969, Bizor cut his only solo session in Houston with producer Roy Ames, revealing him to be an intense, emotionally charged singer. Eventually issued as 'Blowing My Blues Away'. Tragically, Bizor himself never saw the recordings come to light before he died at 55. Billy was a cousin of Lightning Hopkins and appears on several Lightning Hopkins albums. He used several different spellings of his name, Biser, Bizer, often spelled differently on older recordings. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13913461
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