Friday, December 21, 2007

R.I.P. Jimbo

to all fans of large mammal, i have just been informed of the passing of a dear old friend, by heinous and underhanded means. harmonica and banjitar player, singer-songwriter Jimbo Beale was killed with a machete in a northern florida state park. having known jimbo for about 17 years, i find it an extremely ironic way for such a peaceful and peacable individual to be taken from us. sure, he had his issues, but i don't believe he would never intentionally hurt a fly. if anyone out there knows anything and can help, please contact the sarasota sheriff's dept. even tho i don't hang out down there that much these days, i got to spend an evening with jim about two weeks ago and had some dinner at the bungalow. he seemed to be in good spirits, but he also seemed a lil more nervous than usual. for any of u old school 'turning wheel' , or 'dog and pony show' fans , jimbo was the guy that would get up during our last set with his harmonica, and rip the fuck outta some cover tunes, a few of our originals, and even played harp on the song '18wheels' on the band's c.d. rest in peace my friend, i'll miss you. here at mammal central our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.


Blogger Queen said...


I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend, but please tell me how you heard about how he died. I live in north Florida and I need to know the truth about his death. Please explain the circumstances if you will. Thank you

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my condolences in the loss of your friend. I live in Wakulla County and we knew about Mr. Beale when it was reported his RV had been seen on the side of a rd. in St. Theresa. I am sorry your friend died. We lossed a very special Cheryl Dunlap that disappeared on 12/1/2007, she was found murdered on 12/15/2007. I understand your friend was found 12/21/2007. We have been asking LE to please tell us how Mr. Beale died and they will not release any information to the public. They are saying very little in regards to Cheryl also. I will say that there is an active forum on "Cheryl Dunlap Case" where your friend is periodically asked about. We understand how frustrating it is not having answers to your questions so I would like you to join us there sometime. We are good people just trying to help talk about some things that may help LE catch the ones responsible for the loss of our friend and anyone else that has been murdered for that matter. ~pray4peace

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if you ever want to talk you can reach me at

9:32 PM  
Blogger GrumpyOldFart said...

As the Admin of I was wondering if you have any pictures of james that we can display on our site in the area we have dedicated for his case. We are actively seeking information concerning his case and as with all the other open cases we will not let him or any of the others be forgotten.

"Lest we Forget" is our motto.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Large Mammal Band Member,

Our community has been deeply sorrowed by what had happened to your friend Jimbo. Your blog has affected many people since the day of his death. Many people have read your blog without posting a comment. After the months of questions about what happened to him as well as to the couple of other deaths in the same vicinity he was found... I as a human being forgot to stop and say-I am very sorry for the loss of your good friend. Maybe you can find some comfort that a whole lot of people cared about this.

10:31 AM  

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