Peter Badie Obituary, Death – We are unable to find consolation in the passing of Peter “Chuck” Badie, a renowned bassist from New Orleans who played with virtually everyone and brought the music of everyone he collaborated with to a higher level. His death has left us inconsolable. We are in a sad position right now as a direct result of him passing away. He was born in 1925 in the same neighborhood that Mahalia Jackson called home when she was a child, and he passed away this past weekend. Mahalia Jackson was a resident of that neighborhood. Badie began his musical career during the heyday of the big band, but he went on to find work playing R&B with some of the most successful R&B ensembles in New Orleans, including Dave Bartholomew’s.
Badie was a devoted American who had served his country throughout World War II. Around the same time, he started his career as a musician. He provided his vocals for a number of well-known songs, including Sam Cooke’s timeless classic “A Change is Gonna Come.” Badie was also a member of the All For One record company, which was run by black musicians and was several years ahead of its time. During this age, the company was considered revolutionary. A number of Badie’s CDs feature music that was recorded for the All For One record label and contributed by Badie. This record label was overseen by Harold Battiste, who was also the owner.
The brilliant jazz musician Lionel Hampton thought Badie’s playing was so good that he invited him on tour with him and kept him in his band for a number of years. Badie’s career was launched as a result of these two opportunities. The time that Badie spent working with Lionel Hampton lasted a number of decades. You will find that Badie was, in addition, really funny in a video that will very soon be uploaded to the website. You will be able to watch this movie very soon. The video will be made available in a short amount of time. It was a great honor to be given the chance to have an in-depth conversation with him back a few years ago when we were given the opportunity to do so. RIP Mr. Badie!