Whenever someone important like Little Joe Washington dies, an easy way to gauge just how much impact they had on their community is to see what people were saying about them right before they passed. Enter social media.
In Washington's case, it was a site called Funky Blues Radio, an Internet station that uses its Twitter feed as a log to track songs played, and apparently went on a bit of a Little Joe kick Tuesday. After he passed, people far and wide paid their respects -- but not surprisingly, an overwhelming amount of them were musicians.[jump]
So glad I was able to see this Houston blues legend on a couple of occasions. RIP Little Joe Washington. http://t.co/ftQM8f27PO— César (@cesarislaw) November 12, 2014
Rest in peace Little Joe Washington, you were one of the last weird pieces of Houston left standing.— Craig Hlavaty (@CraigHlavaty) November 12, 2014
Live well in the second life, dear Little Joe Washington. #saddayinhoustonmusic— Glass the Sky (@GlassTheSky) November 13, 2014
Damn Gavin told me Little Joe Washington died? WTF?!— PBR (@MikeHunt4200) November 13, 2014
I dedicated my show tonight in St.Louis to Little Joe Washington. God Bless You Buddy!— Rich O'Toole (@RichOToole) November 13, 2014
Rest In Peace Little Joe Washington https://t.co/VUPlNauJs7— Jay Lee (@jaylee) November 13, 2014
R.I.P Little Joe Washington. Honored to have had you perform at Smooth Tony's.— Smooth Tony's (@SmoothTonys) November 13, 2014
More tributes on the next page.