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This weekend on BluesTime In The City….Carol Fran, once the Queen of New Orleans tells us how she hit the Jackpot….Well, sort of, with the King…We got a very strange Email for this weekend’s Blues Email of the Week…Kind of Scared me…..Freddie King performs one of his past performances, Live from Sweden…We’ll Have the Birthday Shout Outs, 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…


BTIC is looking for amateur comedians.  Call 404/826-2583 and leave your 10 to 20 second joke, riddle or your “funny” on our HotLine.  It must be clean, and leave your name and where you’re calling from.  You may hear it on BluesTime In The City.  IT MUST BE CLEAN…..and Funny……….No guarantee that it will make the air....



Buddy Guy is getting a huge honor on October 24th. He’ll be inducted in the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.  He’ll go in along with Lyle Lovett and others.  At the ceremony,  Shemekia Copeland and Christone Kingfish Ingram, two of Alligator Records artists are scheduled to perform.  If by chance you can’t make the induction of Buddy on October 24th, fear not because PBS will televise the event on New Year’s Eve of 2019. That would be December 31st.  Congratulations to Blues Royalty Buddy Guy and the others on their induction into the Austin City Limits Blues Hall of Fame.


There is a story on the site by Steven Ovadia titled Ranky Tanky Preserves Gullah Music.  Ranky Tanky is a band that’s based out of South Carolina and they play Gulla Music, sometimes called Geechee Music.  They just released an EP entitled “Stand By Me,” and the article says according to singer Quiana Parler, “the EP is not blues, but many blues fans will enjoy it.  If you don’t know of the Gullah Music and their people, they are of African American influenced communities located in parts of Georgia and South Carolina.  Very interesting article on site, and no I do not have the EP yet, but I am going to get it and report back to you of what I think about it.  I have been to these communities, and are very uplifting.  If you want to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at


The Jus Blues Music Awards are two weeks away.  July 31st through August 3rd, Artists such as Irma Thomas, Trudy Lynn, Mickey Rogers, O.B. Buchana, Y.Z. Ealey, Little Freddie King and many others will be honored.  It will be held at the Horseshow Casino in Tunica Mississippi and the highlight is the Awards program, but there are  other events such as the Juke Joint Fish Fry featuring Greg Smith, Willie Hill and the Memphis-issippi sound.  These two young men are taking the blues to another level. You got to hear them, there’s much much more…..  Then there’s White Linen Party featuring Ms Jody and Theodis Ealey, the Blues Got A Soul Technology Conference, and I’m understanding that a radio seminar will be added.  For more information we have a link to all the activities on the BluesNews Page at….


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