We regret to announce that beloved Dumpster Divers member, Randy Dalton passed away on February 5th, following a stroke.
He was a tireless champion of Philly artists, actively encouraging them to work together to Do Blue, rather than be blue about the obstacles and limitations they encountered.
Randy best exemplified this enthusiasm as an Artist in Residence at the Philadelphia Community Education Center. Here he created the Blue Grotto, a constantly morphing installation of blue lights and objects, many of which were displayed throughout the region, that showcased his mission to both be creative and inspire creativity in others.
Randy Dalton’s Dumpster Diver 20th Anniversary Speech (April, 2012)
video courtesy of Diver Burnell Yow
Randy & Dumpster Diver George Felice had countless discussions about The Fleetwood’s “Mr. Blue,” so George began working on a compilation CD, dedicated to Randy, of DooWop songs with “Blue” in the title. He managed to gather the songs but wasn’t able to give the collection to Randy before he passed.
George found versions of the songs on YouTube and we would like to share them with you, as a way to remember, honor and mourn our blue friend.”
The Fleetwoods: Mr Blue
For Randy: Do Blue DooWop
|Lee Andrews & The Hearts:
Bluebird of Happiness
|The Blue Notes:
Little Boy Blue (Is Blue No More)
Blue & Lonely
Blue Lights Down Low
|Bobby Lester & The Moonglows:
|Eddie Saxon with The Paramounts:
Blues No More
Ding a Ling Coo Coo Mop
Fats Domino: Blue Monday