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201) Ben Johnson 
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Sunday, September 4, 2011 02:19 PM

Reflecting on spending Gene's birthday at his house on the way back from The Detroit Jazz Festival. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

We lost a Jazz legend, an innovator, and a great human being when Gene passed.
200) Pattye Ludwig 
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Sunday, September 4, 2011 01:06 AM

Happy birthday my love, you are deeply missed.
199) Pattye Ludwig 
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:25 AM

One year has passed my love, and you are still deeply missed and loved. Watch over me.
198) john prucnal 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 08:08 PM

I can't believe it's one year since Gene passed away. I miss his playing and seeing him at the B3. Now that WDUQ has stopped playing jazz, and Tony Mowod is no longer on the air, Gene's music will be missed by jazz fans everywhere. I still listen to Gene's CD's and smile whenever I can. We miss you Gene. May God bless you Pattye.
197) Ty Bailey 
Richmond, VA
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Friday, July 8, 2011 12:43 PM

I have listened to and played a number of Gene's CDs on my radio show ("Just Jazz"). Thanks to his lovely wife Pattye for supplying me with his music. Out of all the times I have listened, I have concluded that Gene Ludwig was not flashy. He had no need to be because he was simply "SOLID GREAT" on his instrument. I am baffled at the sometimes realtively unknown muscians in his various groups who were standouts playing with him. Gene knew his instrument and what he wanted out of his groups. Thanks as always Pattye...
196) John 
Allen Park, Michigan
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Friday, July 8, 2011 11:12 AM

Gene played at the great Bakers Keyboard Lounge, and blew the roof off the place the night I saw him play. You will be missed Sir!!!
195) Brad Stone 
San Jose, CA
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 06:46 PM

I feel very fortunate indeed to have seen Gene perform live at the Detroit Jazz Festival a few years back - and to see how he was mentoring the young players on stage. We will be playing "Love Notes of Cole Porter" at KSJS-FM, San Jose.

Brad Stone
Board of Directors, Jazz Organ Fellowship
194) William Steward 
Cayman Islands
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Monday, January 17, 2011 06:56 AM

Thank you for maintaining this site which is a fitting tribute to a great musician. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Gene but his melodies linger on. I hope the Cole Porter project gets released at some point. W.
193) Jaqui Durden 
Edison, NJ
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Friday, October 29, 2010 02:42 PM

I am saddened to hear about Gene's passing. We worked together with Arthur Prysock in the late 70's. He was the greatest! He will surely be missed.
192) Jason Winters 
United States of America
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 01:34 PM

I absolutely love the Jazz artists and we have lost a very special person. This is a time to grieve and put things into perspective. Thanks for the website!
191) michel devos 
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Monday, October 11, 2010 04:45 AM

Gene has been one of my favorite organists since I heard him on CD with guitarist Bob Devos. Unfortunately, I never had a chance to hear him in concert : would have been an experience!

We'll never forget him.
190) Pattye Ludwig 
Monroeville, PA
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Saturday, September 4, 2010 10:29 AM

To my most cherished love, Happy Birthday. I know you are in a perfect place of happiness and wellness. I miss you so very much.
189) Jared Wilson 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:20 AM

In July 2010 a dear friend and excellent musician passed away, Gene Ludwig. Words can’t express how much Gene’s thunderous Organ playing and warm personality will be missed. I (Jared Wilson Saxophonist) learned so much from Gene while playing with him for two years at Jackson’s Southpointe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful wife Pattye Ludwig who was the love of Gene’s life. I am so happy that I got to record with Gene and was able to
co-write (along with Howie Alexander) a tribute song (Gene’s On It) to one of the greatest Organ players to ever live Gene Ludwig!
188) Bill Callanan 
Las Vegas, NV
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:56 PM

I met Gene back in the early 60's in Newark New Jersey, my home town. I am a B3 player and Gene and I had the same agent, Joe Hathe, Suburban Attractions and worked many of the same places and our paths crossed frequently. I didn't see him for many years when I relocated to Las Vegas and only once when he played the Blue Note here in Vegas with two of my dear friends Joe Lano and Tommy Check.
My heart is out to Gene's family. He was a fine musician and an even better human being. He was a dinasour and will be dearly missed by all.
187) John Prucnal 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 08:06 AM

The jazz world has lost a true legend. One of the nicest people and greatest Hammond players in the world is now in a better place. No more playing in 'dives' or lugging the B3 through the kitchen to get to the stage. He's jamming with all the greats in Heaven. That roar you hear isn't's Gene and his Leslie rumbling away, laying down another jazz standard as only he can. RIP Gene. Look forward to seeing you again some day.
186) Jamie Kimbrough 
San Diego, California
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 01:44 AM


My sincerest sympathies in this time of great sorrow. I played numerous jam sessions and regular jobs before I left Pittsburgh in 1989. He had just finished his new tune of "The Street Preacher" before I left, and we played it forever! I'll miss him tremendously!
185) Arturo Fallico 
Saratoga CA
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Sunday, July 18, 2010 01:32 PM

To the family of Gene Luwig, I am in shock and disblief upon hearing of the passing of the GREAT Gene Ludwig!
I first heard about Maestro Gene though my brother Pete.
Gene was a TRUE Hammond B3 player- he was fast, master of the ivories and a muscial genius!
I will ALWAYS listen to the GREAT sounds of Gene Luwig and the assorted musicians he played with! I have most of his CDS and several of his LP records which he produced himself!
184) Ralph Adkisson 
Elkins, WV
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Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:10 AM

Dear Mrs. Ludwig,
I and others from here are sorry for the
loss of Gene. We were fortunate to work and travel with him regionally and Europe, before his resurgence that he duly deserved. He was a great inspiration to us and a great friend and a funny funny man to hang with. We loved him dearly and will miss him. I hope in my afterlife, I will get to see and hear him again. I thought he was the greatest, the original, traditional to the genre...and I am just so sad about this. We were unaware of his health situation and if we would have known that we could have been there for him to help him in anyway....we would have been there for him and you. We are so sorry and will miss him dearly. God Bless Gene and you in this time. He will always be in my mind as the best and a musical inspiration to me very personally. Ralph Adkisson
183) Linda Dachtyl 
Columbus, OH
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Sunday, July 18, 2010 10:07 AM

Pittsburgh will always have a hole in its heart losing Gene as Columbus does concerning Hank Marr.

I was fortunate to get to know Gene in recent years and will always feel the loss.

My deepest condolences to Pattye and to the entire jazz circle of friends in Pittsburgh and in the B3 world in general.
182) Justin Vargo 
South Euclid, OH
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Sunday, July 18, 2010 01:29 AM

Mrs. Ludwig,

I am very sorry for your loss. I drove from Cleveland to catch him at Pangea last year, and I had been planning on driving to see him at the end of this month. In addition to being a monster player, he struck me as being very warm and friendly. He didn't know me from Adam, but spent a few minutes talking to me at the end of the gig. I wish that I had discovered his music sooner, but I am thankful that I got to see him do what he did so well in person.

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