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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, including Patti Page, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Anne Murray, Reba McEntire… read more

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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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