Lynn Hope – fully dressed

UPDATE (June 4. 21, 2012): The source for the photos has been identified as a mid-fifties “Ebony” magazine.
UPDATE (sept. 21, 2011): The day of Lynn Hope’s passing has been established as February 24, 1993 (see comments)

I know some of you have – as I do – a faible for idiosyncratic  r’n’b saxophonist Lynn Hope. Hope was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 26, 1926 and nobody seems to know what ever  became of him (or do you?).

Down in Otto’s archives I found some gorgeous photos of Lynn. These were published in an unidentified publication – which therefore is also undated. I decided to present them here.

Originally there were more than these four photographs – but they were on the respective backsides of these photographs, and I do not know how to get rid of the glue. If someone has these, I would be glad to get a copy from you! Also: Does anyone know the original publication?

12 Responses to “Lynn Hope – fully dressed”

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  2. thank you for the pictures! here’s a 2005 obit for one of his daughters where it says that he had passed
    http://rememberedbyus.com/BarbaraHope/

  3. YUSUF ALI AHMAD Says:

    THANK YOU EVERY ONE WHO ENJOYED MY FATHERS MUSIC. i AM LYNN HOPES SON THE ONE IN THE PHOTO SITTING BETWEEN HIS LEGS . I AM 62 YEARS OLD NOW . MY FATHER INDEED DID PASS AWAY ON FEB 24 1992. IN COLLINGSWOOD,NJ. MY SISTER IN THE PHOTO PASSED AWAY .MY BROTHER WHO IS 1 YEAR OLDER THAN I BOTH BECAME NURSES.WHEN I LISTEN TO MY FATHERS MUSIC IT MAKES ME .CRY SOMETIME. I MISS HIM SO MUCH. THANK YOU EVERY ONE .MY NAME IS YUSUF AHMAD.

    • Dear Yusuf

      That’s so nice to hear from you! A lot of people have been wondering whatever happened to the rather famous musician Lynn Hope after his last records. Maybe you could share some of your reminisces here?

      Armin

      P.S.: You say that your father passed away in 1992, but the obituary was in february 1993. Can you clear this up?.

      P.P.S.: I truly love your father’s music!

    • Hey Yusef its cousin Rob. Contact me bro. How have you been. My email is robwritesdavis@gmail.com. or check me on facebook at Minister Robert Davis. Love you man!

    • alonzo marrow Says:

      hi Yusuf, my step father played guitar with your Dad and toured Egypt with him..his name was Bobby Walker

    • Christina Says:

      Hi Yusef,

      I remember your father fondly, when I went to the Sunday afternoon Jam Sessions. I don’t remember the name of the nightclub, but I loved listening to his outstanding music, and often play it to share his gift and talent with my family… Love from Southern NJ,
      Christina

  4. Theres a great story about a Lynn Hope show in Newark recounted in a book of short stories by Leroi Jones (who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka). The book is called “Tales” and I think the short story is called “The Screamers”. It’s an artful and insightful look into that world..

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