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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 24-25, 2015

postheadericon Show Archives: January 17-18, 2015

postheadericon What Played: January 24-25, 2014

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #904
FOR WEEKEND OF JANUARY 24-25, 2015

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Chuck Roberson

You Got Me Walking

Floyd Taylor

Hooked On These Blues

David Malone and the Sugars Bears

I Got The Dog In Me

Karyn Wolfe

Get Your Lie Straight

Little Joe Blue

Devil In Diguise

Carey Bell

Mellow Down Easy

Billy Soul Bonds

Hit Her with my Twitter

Latimore

Mr. Right Now

B.B. Kin

Just Can’t Leave Your Love Alone

O.B. Buchana

Rowdy Rowdy

Jaye Hammer

Fussin and Naggin

Mudbone Turner

Work With Me Annie

Buddy Guy

The Price You Got To Pay

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act                      Headliner

Little Milton Live in Montreaux

Let Me Down Easy

Trudy Lynn in Teil Holland

Come To Mama

Mel Waiters

Hole In The Wall

Etta James

Down Home Blues

Calvin Richardson

Dark Side Of Love

Denise LaSalle

It’s Lying Time

Jesse James

Lost My Baby On FaceBook

Aretha Franklin

The Thrill Is Gone

Johnnie Taylor

Little BlueBird

Johnny Rawls

Feel So Good to Be Back Home

 

postheadericon BluesNews: January 24-25, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 24-25, 2015

The 31st International Band Challenge just wrapped up in Memphis.  There were acts in the competition from all over the globe, to include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, The Philippines, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and many more…. Here is the problem with me.  I don’t know why I’m telling you this because at the production of this show, I have no idea of who won.  But it’s always great, and we’ll surely have the winners next week.  Congrats to the Blues Foundation in Memphis for another Blues Success. We do have a link to their web site at bluestimeinthecity.com for more information…..
www.blues.org

Berry Gordy started a record company in Detroit in January of 1959 which is known as Motown. We are about to clear up some debates that’s been around in music conversations about Motown..When Berry Gordy started Motown Records he signed all the greats.  But what a lot of people don’t know is that he signed a lot of blues artists.  Artists such as Mable John, Sammy Ward, Amos Milburn, Arthur Adams, Little Willie John, Luther Allison, Earl King and many more.  I think that Jimmy Reed even did some recording on the Motown label at one time, but don’t quote me on that.  Tamla Records was the original name, but after a year of that, he changed the name to Motown.  So, Berry did not shun the blues as some of you may think…He embraced the Blues.  I get emails on that quite often, so I thought I’d add it in the Blues News today. …Today Motown operates under the umbrella of Universal….

Back in November, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin released a CD entitled (Aretha Fraanklin Sing sThe Great Diva classic. What you may not know, A week after the release of the CD, an unauthorized biography about the Queen came out called Respect, The Life of Aretha Franklin” that’s written by David Ritz.  David has written about the blues and soul artists for many years, and he wrote Aretha’s biography, Aretha: From These Roots in 1999, and he won a Grammy for the Best Album notes for writing the ablum notes on her box set, Queen of Soul, The Atlantic Recordings in 1992.  Well, apparently, from the authorized bio in 1999, The Queen edited some stuff out that she did not like, and David wanted left in.  In Respect, the unauthorized bio, David put that stuff back in, and of course, The Queen livid and she says it’s, and I’m quoting here, “A trashy Book.”  I’ve scanned some of the notes, and it says some very unflattering things about The Queen and her early upbringings.  According to Ritz, he had the blessings three of Aretha’s closest relatives to release the unauthorized bio about the Queen…. That says a lot to me right there.   In a statement from the Queen it says, “As many of you are aware, there is a very trashy book out there full of lies and more lies about me. … (The writer’s) actions are obviously vindictive because I edited out some crazy statements he had the gall to try and put in my book written 15 years ago,” the statement read. “Evidently, he has been carrying this hatred ever since.”  This is old news, but it’s worth hearing again…….We’ll keep an eye on this…..

WHERE THEY AT….WHERE THEY AT….

Friday, Jan 30

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino Hotel

Fri, Jan 30

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Des Moines IA

2015 Winter Blues Fest

Saturday, Jan 31

L.J. Echols

West Point MS

Club Oasis

Saturday, Jan 31

Trudy Lynn

Tomball TX

The Shakespeare Pub

Thur & Fri, Feb 5-6

Irma Thomas and Lee Fields

San Francisco CA

The Addition

Fri, Feb 6

Trudy Lynn

Linden NJ

Robin’s Nest

Fri, Feb 6

Joe Louis Walker

Lancaster PA

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival

Sat, Feb 7

Trudy Lynn

Lancaster PA

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival

Sat, Feb 7

Syl Johnson

Jacksonville FL

The Ritz Theatre

Sat, Feb 7

Avail Hollywood

Eldorado AK

Stella Drive

Fri, Feb 13

Bertha Payne

Memphis TN

Next Level Party Room

Fri, Feb 13

J-Wonn

Greenville MS

Hollywood Palace Bingo hall

Fri, Feb 13

L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, J Wonn, Bigg Robb

Canton MS

Canton Multipurpose Complex

Fri, Feb 13

Shirley Brown, Carl Sims, Jaye Hammer, Wilson Meadows, Pat Brown

Vicksburg MS

Vicksburg City Auditorium

Fri, Feb 13

Mel Waiters

Corpus Christi TX

Gulf Coast Racetrack

Sat, Feb 14

Bigg Robb, O.B. Buchana, Lebrado

Montgomery AL

Garrett Coliseum

Sat, Feb 14

Ms Jody

Sandersville GA

Lederwite Center

Sat Feb 14

Avail Hollywood

Farmersville LA

Willie Davis Rec Center

Sat, Feb 14

L.J. Echols, Andre Lee

Mobile AL

The Elks Lodge

Sat, Feb 14

Joe Louis Walker

Northampton MA

Iron Horse Music Hall

Sat, Feb 14

T.K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Clarence Carter, Millie Jackson

Dallas TX

Verizon Theater

Sat, Feb 14

Rue Davis

Shiner TX

Club This Is It

Sat, Feb 14

Omar Cunningham

Texarkana TX

Northridge Country Club

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let us know….Where They At……And That my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues….and that’s Where They At….Where They At……

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 17-18, 2015

postheadericon What Played: January 17-18, 2015

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #903
FOR WEEKEND OF JANUARY 17-18, 2015

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

B.B. King/Jimmy Smith

Three O’Clock Blues

Albert King

That’s What the blues Is All About

Freddie King

Lonesome Whistle Blues

Mel Waiters

Down Home People

Ms Jody

The Best No Good Man I Ever Had

Joe Louis Walker

Don’t Let Go

Little Milton

You Gotta change Your Ways

Etta James

The Blues Don’t Care

Billy Boy Arnold

Too Many Flames

Trudy Lynn

Turning The Same Ole Corners

Willie Clayton

Down Home Blues

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act Grady Champion in Jackson Mississippi and the                      Headliner Toni Green and the Malted Milk Band Live in Paris

Grady Champion Live

You Got Some Explaining to Do

Toni Green Live

Just Call Me

Calvin Richardson

Dark Side Of Love

Shebia Potts Wright

A Weak Man Can Make A Woman Strong

Bobby Rush

Henpecked

OB. Buchana

Take My Wife Back

Nellie Tiger Travis

Mr. Sexy Man

Charles Wilson

That’s The Way We Want It

Bobby Blue Bland

Share Your Love

Jesse James

What Happened To The Dream

 

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: January 17-18, 2015

 

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 17-18, 2015

(Sound-Up Above My Head)

That’s The Holmes Brothers from their BCD In The Spirit…..Willie Popsy Dixon of the Holmes Brothers has made the transition Friday, January 9th at the age of 72.  Popsy was the vocalist and drummer for the Holmes Brothers.  Popsy met Sherman and Wendell Holmes at a bar in New York in 1967, began to play the club circuit with them and they officially formed the Holmes Brothers in 1979. They released 12 albums, and toured the world.  Their last Album was Brotherhood on the Alligator label. He was laid to rest last week in Saluda Virginia….Our condolences to Popsy’s family…

A new publication on the blues to tell you about…A Blues Lover’s Guide To Blues in the 21st Century Volume 1 is in book stores….This was mostly written by the performers of the blues, Marilyn Stringer and Jim Crawford with Photography by Marilyn Stringer……Great Read….And also availaboe is Blues In Modern Days by Terry Mullins, senior Blues Blast Magazine writer…This book features the stories of 31 modern blues masters like Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Mud Morganfield, Lil Ed Williams and many others….It’s also available now……Great Reads…..

Queen Latifah has been cast to play the role of Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO film Bessie.. The Queen admitted that some years ago when she was approached about the role, she had no idea of who Bessie Smith was… She did some research and liked what she found.  The Queen said that Bessie Smith would have been a “great success“ in today’s society, paraphrasing here…..Bessie will air this spring, and others cast are MoNique, Mike Epps and Charles S. Dutton. No date for the airing yet, but it will be this spring..

A little Blues Fact about B.B. King that you might not have known about…. On January 20th in 1982, B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture…..I’m sure these were 45’s, and albums… 7000 rare discs it says…. With the price of vinyl going up today, one would wonder how much are these rare discs worth today….Ummmmmm

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, Jan 23

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Friday, Jan 23

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Ros’a Lounge

Saturday, Jan 24

Avail Hollywood

Heidelberg MS

The Tip Center

Sat, Jan 24

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Auburn Hills MI

Callahan Music Hall

Saturday, Jan 24

Jaye Hammer, Steve Perry

Clarksdale MS

Clarksdale Civic Center

Sunday, Jan 25

Grady Champion

Memphis TN

Huey’s Southwind

Sunday, Jan 25

Willie Hill

Jonesboro GA

Sugar Bush

Friday, Jan 30

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino Hotel

Fri, Jan 30

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Des Moines IA

2015 Winter Blues Fest

Saturday, Jan 31

L.J. Echols

West Point MS

Club Oasis

Saturday, Jan 31

Trudy Lynn

Tomball TX

The Shakespeare Pub

Thur & Fri, Feb 5-6

Irma Thomas and Lee Fields

San Francisco CA

The Addition

Fri, Feb 6

Trudy Lynn

Linden NJ

Robin’s Nest

Fri, Feb 6

Joe Louis Walker

Lancaster PA

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival

Sat, Feb 7

Trudy Lynn

Lancaster PA

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival

Sat, Feb 7

Syl Johnson

Jacksonville FL

The Ritz Theatre

Sat, Feb 7

Avail Hollywood

Eldorado AK

Stella Drive

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let us know….Where They At……And That my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues….and that’s Where They At….Where They At……

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 10-11, 2015

postheadericon Show Archives: January 3-4, 2015

postheadericon What Played: January 10-11, 2015

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #902
FOR WEEKEND OF JANUARY 10-11, 2015

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Z.Z. Hill

Blue Monday

B.B. King

Lay Another Log on the Fire

Toni Green

Tired of Being Good

Calvin Richardson

Dark Side Of Love

Muddy Waters

I Live The Life I Love and Love the Live I Live

Preston Shannon

You Got To Move

Nellie Tiger Travis

Mr. Sexy Man

Mel Waiters

Bump and Grind

Ms Jody

It’s All About Me

Little Milton

The Blues is Alright

Lenny Williams

Rock Me Baby

Bobby Rush

Can’t Save A Cent

Blues Doctor

Turn Me On Like a TV

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Freddie King in Austin Texas and Johnnie Taylor in LA

Freddie King Live

Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Johnnie Taylor

Jody Got Your Girl and Gone

Latimore

Gin and Juice

Bobby Blue Bland

Members Only

Sir Charles Jones

Better Call Jody

Carl Sims

I Been Cheating

Lola

Creepin

Andrew Jr Boy Jones

I Got To Win The Lottery

Tyrone Davis

Temporary Lovin

Albert Collins

The Hawk

Clarence Dobbins

Eight Men and Four Women

 

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