Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Robert Parker, American R&B singer and musician, best known for his 1966 hit, “Barefootin” has died at 89.
Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, and started his career as a saxophonist, playing with Professor Longhair on his hit “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” in 1949. Over the next decade, he played with most of New Orleans’ musicians, including Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Huey “Piano” Smith.
We’re sad to hear of the death of #RobertParker (1930–2020) — singer-songwriter best known for his 1966 hit “Barefootin'”
— getTV (@gettv) January 20, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Robert Parker. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
The musical losses continue at an unnerving pace this month. Devastated to note the 19 January passing of veteran session man ROBERT PARKER, who cemented his legacy as a composer and vocalist with the classic 45s All Night Long and Barefootin’. He was 89. https://t.co/ndcaJxjcTe pic.twitter.com/1lQqzLDdQo
— Michael McDowell (@BlitzMagazine) January 20, 2020
RIP to New Orleans Soul legend, Robert Parker. He put out classics such as “Barefootin’” and “Get Ta Steppin’” while also working with Professor Longhair, Irma Thomas, Fats Domino and many more…gone but not… https://t.co/bxBXytmi5H
— NOLA Mix Records (@NOLAMIX) January 20, 2020
RIP Robert Parker. Before hitting with “Barefootin'” he was one of the top saxophonists in Nola (he plays the solo on “Carnival Time.”) He was also the first person to make a front man out of Ernie K-Doe. Beyond that he was just a lovely dude.
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— Jordan Hirsch (@mrjordanhirsch) January 20, 2020
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