Joe Bussard Die, How did he die? Cause of Death, Obituary, Died at the age of 86

Joe Bussard Die, Cause of Death, Obituary

The record collector and American roots music historian Joe Bussard died on Sunday 26 September 2022 at the age of 86. His death news was confirmed to NPR through his daughter Susannah Anderson by Lance Ledbetter who was the founder of Dust-to-Digital.

How did he die?

He died on Monday at his home in Frederick, Maryland at the age of 86 from pancreatic cancer.

Who is Joe Bussard?

He was an American collector of 78-rpm records. From 1920 to 1930, he amassed a collection of between 15,000 and 25,000 records, primarily of American folk, gospel, jazz, and blues. He was the subject of a documentary film, Desperate Man Blues, and his collection was mined for a compilation CD, Down in the Basement. He was interviewed in 2022, and cited the recording, “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” by Blind Willie Johnson as one of the greatest recordings of all time.

Real Name Joseph Edward Bussard Jr
Profession Record Collector
Birthdate 11 July 1936
Birthplace Frederick, Maryland, U.S
Death Date 26 September 2022
Death Place Frederick, Maryland
Age 86 years old
Nationality American

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