Robert Nighthawk | All about Jazz | tc064
Robert Lee McCollum (Robert Nighthawk) was born on November 30, 1909 and died on November 5, 1967 of heart failure. He signed to Chess in 1948 and stayed with them until 1950. He is widely known for his Aristocrat recording Annie Lee Blues and Black Angel Blues, by The Nighthawks, of 1949, which set new trends in blues music. There was then a long period of obscurity before he relaunched his career in the 1960s. Nighthawk was honored by the Mississippi Blues Commission.