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This weekend, March 17th and 18th....What has happened to Millie Jackson that has the State of Georgia all giddy? We’ll let you know this weekend….Kenny Neal is talking about The Blues and Family….The Email of the Week is from a listener that says his significant other is talking too much….Big Albert King is in concert on The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Live…..And throughout the show, we’ll let you know Where They At….Where They At.  Of course, we’ll play the absolute best in Blues and Southern Soul.  Join R-R-Rojene Bailey for BluesTime In The City Where we give you the Blues without giving you the Blues…..This Weekend… WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon Mar 19 Grady Champion Biloxi MS Mississippi Coastal Center
Tue Mar 20 Buddy Guy Chico CA CSU Chico
Wed Mar 21 Theodis Ealey Athens GA Morton Theatre
Thur Mar 22 Lil Ed Highwood IL 210 Live
Fri Mar 23 Lil Ed Chicago IL BLUES
Fri Mar 23 Nellie Tiger Travis Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul J Wonn Pokey Bear Macon GA Macon City Auditorium
Fri Mar 23 Trudy Lynn Bethlehem PA Blast Furnace Blues Fest
Sat Mar 24 Nellie Tiger Travis Sir Charles Jones J Wonn Tucka Pokey Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Center
Sat Mar 24 Lenny Williams Jacksonville FL Moran Theater
Sat Mar 24 Buddy Guy Primm NV Star of the Desert Resort
Sun Mar 25 Aretha Franklin Newark NJ New Jersey Performing Ctr
Sun Mar 25 Trudy Lynn Bethlehem PA Blast Furnace Blues Fest
Mon Mar 26 Bobby Rush Sugaray Rayford New York NY B.B. King Blues Club
Mon Mar 26 Buddy Guy Salt Lake City UT Eccles Theater
Thur Mar 29 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Kingston Mines
Thur Mar 29 Shemekia Copeland Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club
Fri Mar 30 Bigg Robb Willie Clayton Betty Wright Carl Sims T.K. Soul Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Fri Mar 30 Tyree Neal Nellie Tiger Travis Calvin Richardson Sir Charles Jones Lebrado New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri Mar 30 Lil Ed Chicago Buddy Guy’s
Fri March 30 Terry Wright Summer Wolf Meridian MS Café 35
Sat Mar 31 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton T.K. Soul Calvin Richardson Omar Cunningham Tyree Neal Houston TX NRG Arena
Thur Apr 5 Mud Morganfield Evanston IL SPACE
Fri April 6 Latimore Willie Clayton Calvin Richardson Sir Charles Jones Bobby Rush St Louis MO Chaifetz Arena
Sat April 7 O.B. Buchana Wendell B Sir Charles Jones Tyree Neal Jeff Floyd Many More Mobile AL Fairgrounds  
Sat Apr 7 Nellie Tiger Travis Bobby Rush Willie Clayton Latimore Calvin Richardson Pokey Chicago IL McCormick Place
Sat April 7 Donnie Ray Shreveport LA Southern Soul Lounge
Sun Apr 8 Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Wendell B Tampa FL Water Works Park
And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:  

  • Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat


    BOBBY RUSH~PORCUPINE MEAT by Rojene Bailey, Host of “BluesTime In The City” Bobby RushTo say Bobby Rush has been singing the Blues a long time is an understatement.  But to say that Bobby Rush doesn’t have “IT” is also an understatement.  Bobby Rush still got it and that’s a statement of true fact.  In September of this year, Bobby released “Porcupine Meat” on Rounder Records. Rounder Records have been around since the early 1970’s, and was founded in Massachusetts recording all forms of music to include the Blues.  This is Bobby’s first foray with Rounder, and it’s a good one.  It doesn’t matter where Bobby records, he makes it work.  The Majority of the songs were written by Bobby, and the ones he didn’t write totally, he had a hand in writing. Before I tell you the songs I really love, let me give you a few of the guests that are included on the BCD.  That’s BluesTime In The City talk for Blues Compact Disc.  Vasti Jackson was the musical director and is the guitar soloist on the title cut, Porcupine Meat.  Keb Mo is featured on NightTime Gardner.  Joe Bonamassa is featured on Me, Myself, And I and Dave Alvin is featured on It’s Your Move.  Mind you, all of these great guitarists have very unique styles, but the styles all worked as a “Bobby Rush Song” in the traditional and innovative Bobby Rush style.  And believe me, these guys are good. Bobby continues to amaze me singing the Blues. His ability of adapt the old with the new, integrate technology into the Blues, but yet maintain the integrity of the Blues is second to none. His use of horns and the thump bass on some of the songs are amazing.  Just check out my favorite, “I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around.” It makes you move, whether you want to or not.  After you listen to “Me, Myself and I,” the guitar melody and solo will stay in your head for days.  And I’m always reminding listeners that the slide guitar is losing its steam in the African American community, but on “Night Time Gardner” Keb Mo proves me wrong.  Again. “Night Time Gardner” is a great piece of work and Keb Mo brings it.  And venturing out a little on “Funk O De Funk” the horn session put it’s “Blues Stamp” on it. There is a story in each song that only Bobby can tell.  If only our younger generation would listen to him.  As I always tell my friend Bobby, “You’re old, Dude…. But you keep on finding new ways of bringing the Blues.” “Porcupine Meat” was nominated for the Best Traditional Blues Grammy, and in February Bobby will get his just due for such a great piece of work.  Even though the title may be a little strange, there’s always a story and life experiences in Bobby’s decisions.  As Bobby puts it, “Too Fat to eat and Too Lean to throw away.”  That’s Porcupine Meat, but you can’t throw it away.  Just Eat It!!!! It’s that good…..
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  • Goodbye, My Friend screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-43-48-amMy condolences go out to the family and friends, and one of my great friends, Mr. Edwin Clay who passed away on last Saturday.  For the last several years, he served as General Manager of WCSU-FM Radio in Wilberforce Ohio, where BluesTime In The City has been on the schedule for many years.  I’ve known Ed for over 40 years, and we served together on the Founding  Board of The National Black Program Consortium, which brought more Black Programming to the PBS Television Network.  He was with Ohio’s WOSU Public Television in Columbus Ohio at the time, and I was with Georgia Public Television in Atlanta Georgia.  Ed did stints with Phil Donahue, NBC Sports, ESPN, you name it, Ed did it…..He was a character and a great musician…..Always had a smile on his face and a great line to say…….When you hear the line from the song, “Second Verse Same As The First.” think of Ed Clay.  Only a few people know where it came from.  Again, our condolences go out to his lovely wife Ilene, his daughter, his family and the WCSU Radio Family….Ed Clay was my boy……..
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  • BTITC Video of the Week: Mavis Staples on Austin City Limits “Freedom March”
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  • Song Review: “Fue Asi” or “Meant to Be” Evelyn Rubio Con La Orquestra De Blues De Calvin Owens

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  • Kenny Neal’s Tribute to B.B. King

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