Friday, May 15, 2009

Wayman Tisdale (1964-2009)

Wayman Tisdale, a smooth-jazz bassist and former NBA star, died this morning of bone cancer... a few weeks shy of his 45th birthday.

The USAToday.com obituary is here.

I never got into his music. But I want to honor Mr. Tisdale’s passing by streaming a track off his 2008 CD, “Rebound.”

To hear his cover of Barry White’s “Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up” – featuring country crooner Toby Keith on vocals! – click here.

7 comments:

blackink said...

Man, that's really tragic. He had a long, sad struggle toward the end. I'd only heard about the accident that cost him his leg. No idea he had cancer.

Kellybelle said...

Barry White cover w/ Toby Keith? That's diggin' in the crates. Thanks!

Jeff said...

A sad day for Sacramento Kings fans. Not only was he a good player, he was a good man. He'll be missed.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

That is just sooo sad.

I had no idea....

LennieG said...

Prayers for his family. Sad indeed.

Woe said...

I had no idea he had cancer either. R.I.P....

Woe said...

...But I must say, Wayman Tisdale, with a cover of "Never Gonna Give You Up" with Toby Keith on vocals? I gotta put that in the "how the hell that happened" column.