Delores "DeeDee" Goode

Mommy
THE BLACKLITES ARE EXTREMELY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF OUR "MOMMY," 
MS. DELORES "DEEDEE" GOODE, MOTHER OF EDDIE "WALLSTREET" BROWN. 
MOMMY WENT HOME TO THE LORD LAST FRIDAY AND WE MOURN HER PASSING
WITH EVERY FIBER OF OUR BEING.  SHE WILL ALWAYS BE OUR ANGEL
AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.  REST WITH THE ANGELS, MOMMY, WE LOVE YOU...

RIP Jonnie Bowens

Jonnie
The Blacklites have lost another brother and are deeply saddened.
Jonnie was our base player and had been a vital part of The Blacklites
for several years.  We will miss our brother and no matter what stage
we appear on, Jonnie will always be banging the strings of his base
along side The Blacklites.  Rest with the angels, Jonnie...we love you...

In Memory

IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE THE LATE, GREAT, KEYBOARDIST,
DONALD ' RAZZEL DAZZEL' RAMSON LEFT US TO BE WITH THE LORD IN HEAVEN. 

WE LOST ANOTHER BROTHER, BASS PLAYER JONNIE "WHO'S MAKIN' LOVE" BOWENS ON MAY 21, 2011
WHO WAS SUDDENLY TAKEN FROM US AND SENT TO HEAVEN.

KNOWN FOR HIS STYLE, WIT AND BEAUTIFUL PERSONALITY, RAZZ WAS THE BEST FRIEND,
MENTOR AND BROTHER WE COULD EVER HAVE. 

RAZ STARTED WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN WE WERE ALL VERY YOUNG AND  
WHEN OUR GIFTS AND TALENTS WERE JUST BECOMING RECOGNIZED. 

WE IDOLIZED EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, AMONG OTHERS AND WE GREW OLD TOGETHER,
SIDE BY SIDE; AND THERE HE WAS, OUR RAZZ, ALWAYS DEPENDABLE.

WE NEVER HAD ANY WORRIES WHEN RAZ WAS WITH US BANGING THOSE KEYS!

JOHNNY JOINED US SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND HAD BEEN ROLLING STEADY WITH US
UNTIL HIS UNTIMELY AND SUDDEN DEATH.
 
THE NOTES WERE PERFECT AND THE TALENT WAS OVER THE TOP WHEN HE WAS
ON STAGE WITH US PLUCKING THAT BASS!

WE BELIEVE THEIR SPIRITS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US AND GUIDING WHOMEVER 
MAY BE ON THE KEYBOARDS AND BASS. 

REST IN PEACE OUR BROTHERS, THE BLACKLITES LOVE YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS.  

FOREVER MISSED....FOREVER LOVED...

Tribute...

http://blog.syracuse.com/kirst/2007/07/the_blacklites_and_sunshine_on.html

CHANNEL 3 COVERAGE OF JAZZ IN THE CITY 2008
TRIBUTE TO DONALD "RAZZ" RANSOM
CLICK LINK BELOW

 http://www.wstm.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=168200
http://www.wstm.com/news/video.aspx?id=168200

CLICK BELOW FOR VIDEO OF DONALD RANSOM AT HIS BEST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmr3Y9KDZz4

CLICK BELOW TO READ ARTICLE AT SYRACUSE.COM ABOUT THE BENEFIT WE PARTICIPATED IN FOR
FRED ABOUD AND DONALD RANSOM
http://www.syracuse.com/weekend/index.ssf/2007/09/music_notebook_4.html

Vintage Donald Ransom

Vintage donald