Remembering "Count Rabbit"

April 16, 2012 Updated Apr 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM EDT

By WKBW News

...
April 16, 2012 Updated Apr 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) A packed house of family, friends, and fellow musicians gathered at the famed Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo Sunday to pay tribute to a Buffalo blues legend that the world knew as "Count Rabbit!"

He died in February of 2011, just one day after getting a proclamation from Mayor Byron Brown.

Sunday, a jam session was held in his honor.

Daughter Tanya Stewart told Eyewitness News, "We're gonna miss my dad, but with his time at the Colored Musicians Club, this is our time to share our moment with our dad to keep his memory alive, and that is what we are here to do, keep his memory alive."

The Count was a huge influence on blues musicians here, and across the country. He had a big hit in 1959 called "Where Did You Go." Robinson ( Count Rabbit's real last name ) is also a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. He was 79 years old when he passed.