Saturday, November 14, 2020

Emily Remler

Emily Remler (1957 –1990) was an American jazz guitarist, active from the late 1970s until her death in 1990.

Remler settled in New Orleans, where she played in blues and jazz clubs, working with bands such as Four Play  and Little Queenie and the Percolators before beginning her recording career in 1981. In a 1982 interview with People magazine, she said: "I may look like a nice Jewish girl from New Jersey, but inside I'm a 50-year-old, heavy-set black man with a big thumb, like Wes Montgomery."

When asked how she wanted to be remembered she remarked, "Good compositions, memorable guitar playing and my contributions as a woman in music...but the music is everything, and it has nothing to do with politics or the women's liberation movement."

Remler bore the scars of her longstanding addictions, including dilaudid, and heroin (which is believed to have contributed to her death). She died of heart failure at the age of 32 at the Connells Point home of musician Ed Gaston, while on tour in Australia.

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