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Jesse Winchester was the stage name of musician James Ridout Winchester (born 17 May 1944 in Bossier City, Louisiana; died 11 April 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia). His best-known songs include "Yankee Lady", "The Brand New Tennessee Waltz", "Mississippi, You're on My Mind", and "Biloxi"; his song "Step by Step" was used in the final episode of HBO's 'The Wire's' first season. Many notable artists recorded his songs,…

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  • New album is terrific! Thanks for this final gift.
  • Bon voyage, mate!
  • RIP Jesse
  • Thanks for being an important part of the sound track of my life for the last 45 years. You will be missed.
  • RIP
  • R.I.P
  • He;s wonderful. His new stuff is equally as amazing as he was early on in the seventies. Deep and strong, an abiding spirit.
  • A legend. Recover!
  • lol, congrats to The Wire for giving this poor bastard some attention.
  • yakubuefc : mate, me too. awesome song! I'm surprised that he isn't that popular as I expectedccording this song...too bad, he's damn good

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