Marvin Sease

February 9, 2011 by USA Post 

Marvin Sease, (CP) – Marvin Sease, a blues and soul singer of the 1980s known for their hit “Candy Licker”, died after a long illness. He was 64. James Jefferson, owner of Jefferson Funeral Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi, “said Sease died Tuesday at River Region Medical Center. Sease was born in Blacksville, S.C. Brett Bonner, editor of Living Blues magazine, said Sease began in gospel music in South Carolina before moving to New York and, eventually, playing rhythm and blues.

Bonner said after “Candy Licker” was published in late 1980, Sease became popular for its live performances in the South. Bonner says much song Sease were too dirty to broadcast. Sease had lived in Vicksburg. (CBS) “Ghetto Man” soul singer Marvin Sease died at Vicksburg, Mississippi, at age 64. Born in South Carolina, Sease got his start in the gospel circuit, but moved into R & B when he formed his own blues band. His career took off in 1986 when he released a self-titled alubum with the popular “Ghetto Man” track on his own label on it early. London / Mercury reissued it after signing him the following year. According to Variety, Sease has never had an album or single in the top of the charts, but its funky and daring songs made him a blow on the black club circuit.

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