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postheadericon What Played: February 9-10, 2019

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #13­­06
FOR WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 9-10, 2019

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Solomon Burke Everyting About You
Johnnie Taylor I Love You Lady
Dorothy Moore and ZZ Hill Please Don’t Let Our Good Thing End
Keb Mo I’m On Your Side
Tina Turner Darlin You Know I Love You
Little Milton That’s what A Good Woman Can Do
Karyn Wolfe Southern Southern Party Mood
Big Daddy Stallings What You Want Me To Do
Etta James Night Time is the Right Time
Latimore Sunshine Lady
Francine Reed For Your Precious Love

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Otis Clay Live in Japan

Otis Clay Live Hard Working Woman
John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana The Healer
Floyd Taylor Still Got It
Ms Jody Ms Jody Got A Man
Donnie Ray She Got It Like That
Big Cynthia with Mel Waiters You Took My Problems
Johnnie Morisettte Back Dare  
Tyrone Davis Love Line
B.B. King Sweet Little Angel
Shemekia Copeland Happy Valentines Baby
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 9-10, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 9-10, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF (FEBRUARY 9-10, 2019

It was a wrap last weekend at the international Blues Challenge. Days and Days and hours and hours of non stop blues throughout the City of Memphis Tennessee until finally, one act emerged as the winners of the 2019 International Blues Challenge.  That act was Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start, sponsored by the St Louis Blues Society.  Second Place went to Sammy Eubanks and the Workin Class, sponsored by the Washington Blues Society.  The Gibson Guitar Award went to Gabe Stillman sponsored by the Billtown Blues Association….Solo act winner went to Jon Shain, sponsored by the Triangle Blues Society and the winner of the Best Self Produced CD, or as I call it BCD….Blues Compact Disc, went to The Little Red Rooster Blues Band, sponsored by the Central Delaware Blues Society.  The name of the BCD is Lock Up The Liquor.  Another great event by The Blues Foundation and if you want to see more and see some video highlight of the 34th International Blues Challenge, we have a link to all of that on our BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/#2019winners

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The Mardi Gras season is here….Parades have already begun in New Orleans, and Fat Tuesday Falls on Tuesday, March 5th.  Blues, Jazz, Soul and Zydeco music fill the air and great times are had by all.  Love Mardi Gras.  You would have thought that that Mardi Gras was last weekend as thousands marched through the streets of New Orleans declaring there was no Super Bowl….With full disclosure here, I’m an Atlanta Falcons Fan through and through,  and it would have really tough to see the Saints up in our Dome playing in a Super Bowl….But, it didn’t happen, and to be honest, Yall were robbed…. But it didn’t bother us…..If you want to see the full schedule of Mardi Gras 2019, we have a link on the BlueNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…. No football Love lost here….Even if Thursday is Valentines…..
https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades/

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The Grammys are this weekend and Alisha Keys is hosting.  Nominations for Grammys in the Category of the Blues are Best Traditional Blues Album which include:
Elvin Bishop, Cedric Burnside, Buddy Guy, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Muldaur…….

And Best Contemporary Blues Album:  Theresa James….Danille Nicole…Boz Scaggs…Victor Wainwright and Fantastic Negrito…

That’s it….That’s all it is….No more…..At least I know Buddy Guy , Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite…..So Sad…..The Grammys are Sunday Night on CBS….. I think I’ll offer my services and expertise on the Blues catergories…..They need some help……

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postheadericon Show Archives: February 2-3, 2019

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postheadericon Where They At: February 2-March 3, 2019

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT
FROM FEBRUARY 2 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2019

Sat Feb 2 Tucka Opelika AL The Bottling Plant Event Center
Sat Feb 2 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Feb 2 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Fort Pierce FL Sunrise Theatre
Sat Feb 2 Big Pokey Bear Natchez MS Natchez City Auditorium
Sun Feb 3 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Ft Lauderdale FL Legendary R &  B Cruise
Fri Feb 8 William Bell Milwaukee WI Northern Lights Theater
Tue Feb 5 Kenny Neal Billy Branch Monroe MI Ellis Library
Sat Feb 9 Jaye Hammer Sir Charles Jones O.B. Buchana Tucka Greenville MS Washington County Center
Sat Feb 9 Dorothy Moore Eddie Holman Fresno CA Fresno Convention Center
Sat Feb 9 J Wonn Lomax Fat Daddy Summer Wolf Ruston LA Ruston Civic Center
Thur Feb 14 T.K. Soul Columbus MS Trotter Center
Fri Feb 15 Willie Clayton Kansas City MO  
Fri Feb 15 Dorothy Moore Barbara Lynn Santa Jose CA Center At San Jose
Sat Feb 16 Ms Jody O.B. Buchana King Fred Grenada MS Lewis Johnson Complex
Sat Feb 16 Shemekia Copeland Brownville ME  
Sat Feb 16 Betty Wright Tucka Lebrado North Charleston SC Charles Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Feb 17 Willie Clayton St Louis MO Ambassador Center
Tue Feb 19 Trudy Lynn Tomball TX Main Street Crossing
Fri Feb 22 T.K. Soul Augusta GA The Bell Auditorium
Fri Feb 22 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago Buddy Guy’s Legends
Sat Feb 23 Sir Charles Jones Theodis Ealey Pokey Bear Lenny Williams Terry Wright Nashville TN Nashville Memorial Auditorium
Sun Feb 23 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Sat Feb 23 Bobby Rush Santa Monica CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Sat Feb 23 Jeff Floyd New Orleans LA Carver Theater
Thur Feb 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Mar 1 Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Theodis Ealey T.K. Soul Pokey Bear Savannah GA Civic Center
Sat Mar 2 T.K. Soul Fayetteville NC The Crown Arena
Sat Mar 2 Willie Clayton Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 2-3, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 2-3, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 2-3, 2019

The IBC, the International Blues Challenge wrapped up it’s weekend of competition last weekend, and the winner of the Band Competition was a band sponsored by the St. Louis Blues Society.  The Band is Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start and the winner for Solo/Duo was Jon Shain sponsored by the Triangle Blues Society.  The International Blues Challenge feature bands from all over the world, and they bring their best to this competition.  Over 250 bands compete for the top blues band honors each year.  This competition give bands the opportunity to perform on a huge state in front of blues pros in the music, recording and producing world. Even if you don’t win, the exposure you get can’t be bought.  And, the winner usually get a recording contract.  Another great job by the Blues Foundation on the presentation of the International Blues Challenge and now it’s on to the Blues Music Awards in May….If you want to see all the winners, we have a link to their winners’ page on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/#2019winners

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An up and coming talent in the blues made the transition on January 28th… 

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Mike Ledbetter, the 33 year guitarist and vocalist died of a sudden medical emergency at his home in Elgin Illinois.  He was well known not only in the Chicago area, but all over the world.  He was trained as an Opera singer, and played with the Nick Moss Band, and Monster Mike Welch.  He idolized B.B. King and had received several prestigious blues awards for his works. He was a body builder, and according to those close to him, he was a pretty healthy person.  Our condolences go out to the family of Chicago Blues Man, Mike Ledbetter.
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This is the time when you start getting it together for the Blues Awards later this year…. The Jus Blues Music awards is August 1st.  You can go on line now and get the information for what’s going on during this week of celebrating Blues Musicians that’s been in the business for eons and never get the recognition for it.  The Jus Blues Music Foundation does this every year in Tunica Mississippi and this awards show is getting bigger and better.  I’ve already booked because I like to get it out of the way….For information on The Jus Blues Music Awards in August, we have a link on our web page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://www.jusblues.org/

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postheadericon Show Archives: January 26-27, 2019

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postheadericon What Played: February 2-3, 2019

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #13­­05
FOR WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 2-3, 2019

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Floyd Taylor Going Out On The Town
Toni Green Don’t Do Me If You Can’t Do Me Right
Bigg Robb I Need A Drank
Theodis Ealey Reconsider Me
Denise LaSalle Bump And Grind
Little Milton Why Are You So Hard To Please
Jeff Floyd Lonely Highway
B.B. King Got Business With My Baby Tonight
Karyn Wolfe Get Your Lie Straight
Etta James I’d Rather Go Blind
Albert King Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Gina Brown We’re Having A Party

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Johnnie Guitar Watson Live in Germany     

Johnny Guitar Watson Live Gangster of Love
Vic Allen Wanna Do You
Ms Jody That’s How We Do It
O.B. Buchana I Like The Way You Swing
Stan Mosley Don’t Make Me Creep
Sir Jonathan Burton Deep Recession Blues
Nellie Tiger Travis Hey Mr. Sexy Man
Latimore Hit The Road Jack
Lil Kim Stewart Come Get This Stress Off Me
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: January 26 – 27, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 26-27, 2019

A new Blues Program debuted on Sirius XM Radio on the B.B. King Bluesville Channel last Monday evening at 6 pm….  The show is a “Different Shades of Blue” and the host is non-other than blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The show supposedly explores all phases of the Blues genre even going back to the 1920’s Blues.  Joe Bonamassa was called up on the stage by B.B. King when he was twelve, and he showed his guitar genius.  You’re not going to hear any southern soul on this show, but mostly rock blues and traditional blues.  The show is weekly and as mentioned, it airs on Mondays at 6 pm….
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The Blues Foundation just announced the Nominees for their 40th Blues Music Awards that coming up in May 9th in  Memphis.  The categories range from Traditional Blues Album to Best emerging Artist Album….From Soul Blues Album to Blues Rock Album,  and all in between.  There are over 25 categories and I don’t have time to get into all the nominees.  If you want to see who’s nominated, we have a link to their nominee page on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…. They finishing up the International Blues Challenge this weekend, and I’ll have the winner of that competition on the show next week……Mark your calendar…..May 9th…The 40th Blues Music Awards….
https://blues.org/blues-music-awards/#nominees
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That’s Jody Williams and his signature song, Lucky Lou.  This is a story we missed in early December, and we do apologize for it…but it’s worth repeating….Jody Williams made the transition back in December in Munster Indiana.  According to The American Blues Scene.com site, Jody was 83 years of age.  Jody was a house guitarist for Chess Records, and recorded with greats such as Bo Diddley, Floyd Dixon, Dale Hawkins, and if you ever hear the song It Must Have Been the Devil, the guitar battle on that song was Jody and B.B. King.  He was a master of Chicago Blues, and was inducted on The Blues Hall of Fame …Jody once left the business, and worked as a ATM machine serviceman.  But he was eventually lured back to the music. He was born Joseph Leon Williams in Mobile Alabama and moved to Chicago at age five. He was one of those guys that did a lot, but really didn’t want all the recognition. Our condolences go out to the family of guitarist Jody Williams..We lost another great one…..
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