Ray Odoms

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Ray Odoms was a San Francisco bluesman who closed out his musical career fronting and playing keyboards (a beautiful old Hammond B3) for Dave Workman, most often at The Saloon. Ray "loved nice things, loved good food, had the world's best smile (with a gold star tooth!), played damn near everything in G, and was a world class dominoes player," Dave remembers.

Big Ray passed away unexpectedly, taken by a heart attack, on November 14, 2000.

That's Big Ray with Dave Workman, drrummer Billy Turner, and bassman supreme Johnny Ace at The Saloon, above right
above left photo by Linda Maria (Thank You Linda)

black and white photos by Scott Palmer, at The Saloon

What's not to like? Big Ray Odoms putting in a tough Saturday afternoon's work, also at The Saloon.