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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 8-9, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 8-9, 2018

There is a video out entitled The Southern Soul Kings.  It’s all about the artists that are on the Southern Soul tour, and how they interact back stage, talk, prepare to perform, and stuff like that.  If you are interested in some of the elite players of Southern Soul, check out this video.  It was shot in Atlanta Georgia and it features Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Big Pokey Bear, J Wonn, Bigg Robb and many more.  Big Pokey Bear is even talking about he’s the new King of Southern Soul…..The Brothers are styling and profiling.  Really Cool Video on the Southern Soul Kings…If you want to view it, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeintheCity.com…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJOQxJFaMw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0I7fWwF_f_5BFX5NdCdHW4FIlEl_fSfBoHCYr7Z5oZ5HpE7uNAc7QYDuQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJOQxJFaMw

The IBC, International Blues Challenge is coming up in January 22nd-26th in Memphis Tennessee and they just added something that I thought was very interesting.  They are going to have a session entitled “The Blues and Race.” This is a very touchy topic, and there are only a few organizations that will dare to
tackle this.  But The Blues Foundation just announced that they will have a panel of people, and the Moderator for the panel is Terri Freeman, the CEO of the National Civil Rights Museum.  Patricipants will include Bobby Rush, Tenny Tucker, Marquise Knox, and Jim O’Neal.  According to the release sent out by the Blues Foundation,  and I’m quoting right from this release….“panel members will discuss the historical significance of race from blues music’s early origins through the present.” This is going to be a good one because every person that have ever heard a blues song has an opinion about the Blues, the origins of it, who stole it, and who owns it now.  That’s just a few of the opinions that I’ve heard over the many years.  Now, I must commend the Blues Foundation for adding this panel discussion because as I said, this is a very touchy topic.  I hope they have a question and answer session, and let the attendees voice their opinions…..This thing could last a whole week….
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And last but not least, this is not a Blues Story, but it’s as closely related to the Blues as you can imagine…Netflix is shooting a movie in Memphis about Barbeque.  It’s entitled “Uncorked” And it’s a movie about the owner of a Barbeque joint that’s seeking to expand.  It stars Emmy award winner Courtney B. Vance and the director is Prentice Penny.  According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the movie was scheduled to be shot in Nashville, but relocated to Memphis because it’s a Barbeque Story, and a little persuading by some local scouts.  Since this is a Barbeque story, you know it’s going to feature a lot of Blues.  It’s shooting in Memphis and then will move to Paris for a few days of shooting.  One of the Executive Producers of the movie is Drew Brees, the Quarterback of the New Orleans Saints that people in Georgia cannot stand because they beat us twice this year….. We’ll keep an eye on this one and let you know when it is scheduled to hit Netflix.  If you want to read the article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTimein theCity.com….
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/11/07/courtney-b-vance-netflix-movies-memphis-barbecue-movie/1922536002/

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postheadericon Show Archives: December 1-2, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: December 8-9, 2018

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postheadericon What Played: December 8-9, 2018

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #1249
FOR WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 8-9, 2018

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Little Jimmy King Happy Christmas Tears
Mary Sylvester Mary’s Christmas Blues
Marvin Sease Funky Merry Christmas
Diedra Merry Christmas Baby
Louis Jordan Santa Claus
Bobby Blue Bland You Are My Christmas
Bobby Rush Blind Snake Christmas
Sandra Hall Christmas Just For Me
Avail Hollywood Lonely At Christmas
The Youngsters Christmas In Jail
Shebia Potts Wright I Need A Lover For Christmas
Big G Santa Claus Slide

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Present
Little Milton, Susan Tedeschi and Derrick Trucks Live
in Ashville North Carolina

Little Milton Live Merry Christmas Baby
Lacee Juicy Lips Santa
Mel Waiters Christmas at Grandma’s House
Bigg Robb Coming Home For Christmas
Bobby Parker Santa Claus Stole My Woman
Shemika Copeland Stay A Little Longer Santa
Milton Batiste Big Fat Santa Is Coming To Town
Ms Jody It’s Christmas Baby
Sir Charles Holiday Lover
Charles Brown Please Come Home For Christmas

 

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postheadericon Where They At?: December 10-December 31, 2018

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT
FROM DECEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST

Mon Dec 10 Kenny Neal Daytona Beach FL Bank and Blues Club
Thur Dec 13 Nelson Curry

Terry Wright

Atlanta GA St James Live
Thur Dec 13 Kenny Neal Memphis TN Lafayette’s Music Room
Sat Dec 15 Tucka Stafford TX Destiny Center
Sat Dec 15 Kenny Neal New Orleans LA Rock N Bowl
Fri Dec 21 Chris Ardoin Dayton TX Dayton Sports Bar
Sat Dec 22 Bobby Rush Jackson MS D & L Lounge
Sat Dec 22 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 22 Wendell B Hooks TX American Legion
Sat Dec 22 Ms Jody

Latimore

Big Pokey Bear

Mr. Sam

Jackson TN Carl Perkins Civic Center
Sat Dec 22 Theodis Ealey College Park GA Hotel Indigo
Thur Dec 27 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 28 Calvin Richardson

Bigg Robb

Big Pokey Bear

Betty Wright

Nellie Tiger Travis

Mose Stovall

Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 29 Nelson Curry

Stan Butler

Eatonton GA American Legion
Sat Dec 29 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 29 Calvin Richardson

Vick Allen

J Wonn

Sir Charles Jones

Nellie Tiger Travis

Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 29 Betty Wright Monroe LA Jack Howard Theatre
Sun Dec 30 Kenny Neal

Billy Branch

Monroe MI Ellis Library Center
Sun Dec 30 T.K. Soul Meridian MS Café 35

 

 

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: December 1-2, 2018

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postheadericon Blues News from the World of BluesBlues: December 1-2, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 1-2, 2018

I have been a fan of this group since the 60’s and they are still doing it.  The Rolling Stones have just announced their “No filter US Tour” for 2019.  Now, you may say “So What.”  Let me remind you that
Mick Jagger is 70, Keith Richards is 70, Charlie Watts is 72, and Ronnie Wood is 66. They will play 13 Stadiums kicking the tour off in Miami Florida on Aril 20, 2019 and wrapping it up on June 21, in Chicago.  In between they will hit Jacksonville, Houston, Glendale, Washington, Seattle, Philly, and a few others.  If you really read the history of these guys, you will find out how much of a supporter they are for the Old Blues Dudes, and how they were instrumental in making sure certain things, like getting paid the right amount, this group were.  Of course, there are many reports of other activities out there, but dig just a little, and you will find what really happened.  Like the story in Philadelphia when they refused to perform until the promoters paid the opening act, John Lee Hooker, the amount of money they thought he deserved.  If you want to see the tour schedule, there is a link to the American Blues Scene article on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com.   
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/rolling-stones-no-filter-us-tour-announced/

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I have known about this since they started it, but I have found that a lot of Blues Fans do not know about this.  There is a blues comic strip that launched in 2003 by the name of Buddy and Hopkins.  It’s done by a guy named Jason Nocera and you can get on FaceBook, and on their web site.  It’s pretty much the real life sagas of Blues Artists on and off the road.  A strip comes out every month, and they are really cool.  If you want to see one, or visit their web site, we have a strip and the web link on the BluesNews Page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…
http://buddyandhopkins.com/
http://www.chicagobluesguide.com/features/buddy-hopkins-2012/buddy-hopkins-jan-2012_page.html

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And we will remind you once again that the 34th 2019 International Blues Challenge will be held January 22nd through the 26th.  More than 250 Bands will invade Memphis Tennessee for five days of rocking rockus  blues and enjoyment.  There will be plenty to see and do, and Beale Street and local venues will be filled to the brim with fans from all over the world.  The Blues Foundation reminds you to make your reservations and come ready.  It’s going to be a blast. Other Activities include Blues Jams, Show cases, Health Fair and Health Screenings, Photography Exhibits, a roundtable discussion with the president of the blues Foundation, Barbara Newman, Book Signings, Blues Yoga Classes, Blues Networking Speed Dating for Musicians, How to Find Money Workshops and much more.  We have a link to the Blues Foundations’ activity page on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com….
https://blues.org/ibc-schedule-2019/

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postheadericon What Played: December 1-2, 2018

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #12­­48
FOR WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 1-2, 2018

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Tina P Oh Santa Man Under My Tree
B.B. King Christmas Celebration
Bigg Robb  Santa Claus Want Some Lovin
B.B. Coleman and Blues Boy Willie All I Need Is You
KoKo Taylor Have You Heard the News
The Holiday Players Rappin Before Christmas
Charles Brown Please Come Home For Christmas
Patrick Green What I Like About Christmas
Betty Padgett Christmas Time
Ms Jody It’s Christmas Baby
Larry Davis Help The Poor
Albert King Christmas Comes But Once
Jous Holiday

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act Grady Champion Live in Jackson and
                     Headliner Ike and Val Woods Live in Miami

Grady Champion Live I Got The Blues For Christmas
Ike and Val Woods Live Merry Christmas Baby
Carl Marshall Jingle My Bell
Pat Cooley Shake That Belly Santa
Sir Charles Jones and Family Christmas With Louis Armstrong
Karyn Wolfe Mrs. Claus is Cheatin
Willie Hill Christmas Snow
Roosevelt Sykes Dresser Drawers
Chick Willis All I Want For Christmas Is To Lay Around and Love on You
Peggy Scott Adams and Billy Ray Charles Christmas Loving
Mel Waiters Hole In the Wall Christmas


 

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postheadericon Show Archives: November 24-25, 2018

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postheadericon Where They At?: December 7 – December 31, 2018

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT
FROM DECEMBER 7TH THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, 2018

Fri and Sat Dec 7-8 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 7

 

Lacee

Fat Daddy

Big Yayo

Tucka

Columbus MS Trotter Center
Fri Dec 7 Calvin Richardson North Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Sat Dec 8 Ronnie Bell

Tucka

Mobile AL The Grounds
Sat Dec 8 Jaye Hammer

T.K. Soul

O.B. Buchana

Ms Jody

Karen Wolfe

Memphis TN Club Paradise
Sat Dec 8 Tyree Neal

Steve Perry

Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Auditorium
Sat Dec 8 Willie Clayton Huntsville AL Club Envy
Sat Dec 8 Vick Allen Jackson MS Pearl Event Center
Sun Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN St John United Methodist Church
Sun Dec 9 Willie Clayton Addis LA TBA
Mon Dec 10 Kenny Neal Daytona Beach FL Bank and Blues Club
Thur Dec 13 Nelson Curry

Terry Wright

Atlanta GA St James Live
Thur Dec 13 Kenny Neal Memphis TN Lafayette’s Music Room
Sat Dec 15 Tucka Stafford TX Destiny Center
Sat Dec 15 Kenny Neal New Orleans LA Rock N Bowl
Fri Dec 21 Chris Ardoin Dayton TX Dayton Sports Bar
Sat Dec 22 Bobby Rush Jackson MS D & L Lounge
Sat Dec 22 Chris Ardoin Dayton TX Dayton Sports Bar
Sat Dec 22 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 22 Wendell B Hooks TX American Legion
Sat Dec 22 Ms Jody

Latimore

Big Pokey Bear

Mr. Sam

Jackson TN Carl Perkins Civic Center
Thur Dec 27 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 28 Calvin Richardson

Bigg Robb

Big Pokey Bear

Betty Wright

Nellie Tiger Travis

Mose Stovall

Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 29 Nelson Curry

Stan Butler

Eatonton GA American Legion
Sat Dec 29 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 29 Calvin Richardson

Vick Allen

J Wonn

Sir Charles Jones

Nellie Tiger Travis

Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 29 Betty Wright Monroe LA Jack Howard Theatre
Sun Dec 30 Kenny Neal

Billy Branch

Monroe MI Ellis Library Center

 

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