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Louisiana Music Legend G. G. Shinn Dies at 78

Aug 13, 2018 01:52PM

On Tuesday, August 7, swamp pop legend and soul singer G.G. Shinn passed away. According to a Facebook post by his wife, Sandra Shinn, “G.G. is singing with the angels...”

Shinn spent the last 50 years singing, playing his trumpet, and performing with many bands; TSC Trucking Company, Chase, Roller Coasters, The Hot Damn Band, and the Fabulous Boogie Kings. Shinn was the lead vocalist for the Boogie Kings and was the featured trumpeter. Shinn and the band Chase were nominated for a Grammy in 1972 for their album “Ennea.”

Shinn, who was originally from Franklin battled declining health for sometime before taking his final bow.

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