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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 18-19, 2014

postheadericon Show Archives: October 11-12, 2014

postheadericon What Played: October 18-19, 2014

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #842
FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

Bigg Robb

Don’t Let The Gray Hair Fool You

Ms Jody

Another Bad Habit

B.B. King

Shake It Up and Go

Willie Hill

Missin You Babe

B.B. Coleman

One Eyed Woman

Preston Shannon

You Gotta Move

Rufus Thomas

Think Twice Before You Speak

Grady Champion

South Side

Cool Ricky Blues

Dirty 30 Naughty 40

Gina Brown

Tell Somebody

LaRome Powers

Blues Shack

Sir Charles Jones

Friday

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act is Son Seals Live at the Wise Fool Pub andthe Headliner
is Ms Trudy Lynn, Live in Teil Holland

Son Seals Live

Blue Shadows Falling

Trudy Lynn Live

Loose Lips

Kenny Neal

The Truth Hurts

Mel Waiters

Cha Cha Cha

Toni Green

Just Call Me

Denise LaSalle

Your Husband Is Cheating on Us

Z.Z. Hill

Get You Some Business

Alvin Youngblood Hart

It’s Alright

Johnnie Taylor

Doin My Own Thang

Chuck Strong

Kiss and Make it Better

 

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 18-19, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

The King of the Blues, B.B. King is still resting comfortably at home after his episode on Oct 3rd…. Don’t know when B.B. is headed back on the road, but I’m sure it will be soon.  But you can still see B.B. in this new Toyota commercial….It’s really cool.  Want to see it, go to bluestimeinthecity.com, and you’ll find the link on the bluesNews page….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8unft7p054Q

(Long on to bluestimeinthecity.com for the Audio Interview with Toni Green)

Toni Green is starting a new tour next week… …She’s going through France, and Italy…. ….We caught up with Toni and asked her about her upcoming event……

(Toni on start of Tour)

And when you Return, you’ll only have a month or so off…The first of the year, you start another tour….

How did this come about…..

You sound really excited about the upcoming adventure…

Well good luck on the tour, and thank you very much for hanging with us……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Birmingham Convention Complex

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Rosedale MD

Rosedale American Legion

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Buddy Guy

Elkhart IN

The Lerner

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

VFW

Sat, Oct 26

Sir Jonathan Burton, Roy C, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

Hampton Conference Center

Sat, Oct 26

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

Vick Allen, Nellie Tiger Travis, Bigg Robb, J-Wonn

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

T.K. Soul, Sir Charles, T.J. Hooker Taylor

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

postheadericon Toni Green & Malted Milk “Just Call me”

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 11-12, 2014

postheadericon Show Archives: October 4-5, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 11-12, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11-12, 2014

 

Blues Singer B.B. King Cancelled the remaining eight performances he had on his current tour….The reason is he is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, according to a doctor.  According to his site, on October 3rd, he was performing in Chicago when he fell ill.  ….B.B. just celebrated a birthday, and is getting on up in age…..Our  Prayers and thoughts go out to B.B. King……. As of the production of this broadcast, he was resting well……. We’ll keep an eye on the great B.B. King and let you know how he’s progressing…..….

Aretha Franklin made the round of television last week.  That’s not unusual, but one of the things I noticed about the Queen of Soul on the Today Show was that she appeared so relaxed.  She was in what looked like jeans, with a sweater around her neck, and she looked so comfortable.  She was also on Letterman, and it was the same.  It’s just the relaxed and comfortable look that really struck me.  She’s pushing her new album, Aretha Sings the Great Diva Classics.  She even covered Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, which she sang on the Matt Laurer Portion of Today, and she did Etta James’ At Last on the Hoda and Kathy Lee portion….She really looked good, comfortable and relaxed…The Album will be out October 21st….You go girl….Did she ever get married???

Woman with Guitar is a book on the great Minnie Douglas out of Memphis Tennessee.  Minnie Douglas, known to the world as Memphis Minnie, one of the greatest blues guitarist during her time, was known for her abrasive style.  She didn’t take nothing off no man or no one else.  It was written by Paul and Beth Garon.  It goes into the history of her recordings, like her Bumble Bee Blues, Dirt Dauber Blues, I’m talking About You, What’s The Matter with the Mill, and hundreds of other blues songs she wrote and recorded.  She was an influence to Blues singers like Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Shines, Chuck Berry and many more. The book shows the power of the blues woman during difficult times, and how a black woman could live a life of froclic and fun….
She cut her last record in 1959, had a stroke and spent her last years in a nursing home.  She made the transition in 1973.  There was not a marker on her grave until 1996 when Bonnie Raitt paid for one to be put on her grave.  Great Read on the great Memphis Minnie….Mark Thompson did the review that’s on the BluesBlast Magazine site.  There’s a link on Bluestimeinthecity.com on the BluesNews page if you want to read more…..
http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/woman-with-guitar-memphis-minnies-blues-book-review/

Speaking of women in the blues, The Life and Music of Big Mama Thornton is also a great read.  Big Mama Thornton recorded Hound Dog in 1953, and three years later Elvis Presley did the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, and that got it…The song belonged to him.  This book details all of that and it tells about a night at the Apollo Theatre when Big Mama Thornton opened for Little Ester Phillips, but Little Ester never got a chance to perform because Big Mama tore down the house.  Big Mama Thornton was six feet tall and weighed 300 pounds. Needless to say, nobody messed with Big Mama Thornton.  A note here…It was Big Mama Thornton that told the late Johnny Ace to stop playing around with his gun, which tragically ended his life playing Russian Roulette…. Balls and Chains was a big hit forBig Mama until Janis Joplin covered it…..A link to this review is on Bluestimeinthecity.com, on the BluesNews Page…..
http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/big-mama-thornton-the-life-and-music-book-review/

 

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Oct 15

B.B. King

Munhall PA

Carnegie Music Hall

Wed Oct 15

Buddy Guy

Santa Rosa CA

Ruth Finley Person Theater

Fri, Oct 17

James Cotton

Bolivia NC

 

Fri, Oct 17

Tucka

Natchitoches LA

Ben Johnson Auditorium

Fri, Oct 17

Lil Ed and the Imperials

Minneapolis MN

Famous Dave’s

Sat, Oct 18

Avail Hollywood

Austin TX

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 18

Lacee, Jeff Floyd

Austin TX

Cool Breeze Blues Concert

Sat, Oct 18

T.K. Soul

Tunica MS

Casino Resorts

Sat, Oct 18

L.J. Echols, Wendell B.

Gulfport MS

Good Deeds Community Center

Sat, Oct 18

James Cotton

Spindale NC

Isothermal Community College

Sat, Oct 18

Sir Charles Jones

Newport AR

Silver moon

Sat, Oct 18

Buddy Guy

Oakland CA

Fox Theater

Sat, Oct 18

Joe Louis Walker

New Orleans

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mel Waiters

New Orleans LA

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mister Zay, Roy C. Dave Mack and Others

Jackson MS

Club Me and U

Sun, Oct 19

James Cotton

Durham NC

Carolina Theatre

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Jefferson Convention Complex

Fri, Oct 24

Joe Louis Walker

Sydney Australia

The Basement

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

The VFW

Sun, Oct 26

Roy C, Sir Jonathan Burton, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

The Hampton Conference Center

 

 

 

 

 

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 What Played: October 11-12, 2014

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY
SHOW #841
FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11-12, 2014

                   ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE

B.B. King

I Gotta Leave This Woman

Nellie Tiger Travis

Cold Feet

Charles Brown

Honey Dripper

Latimore

Everyday I Have The Blues

Shirley Brown

Sweet Lips

Johnnie Taylor

Crazy Over You

Calvin Richardson

America’s Most Wanted

James Cotton

My Babe

Prince Ronnie Love

Daylight With a Flashlight

O.B. Buchana

Turn It Up

Bobby Blue Bland

The Greatest

Joe Tex Jr.

Do Everything For You

Stevie J

Down Home People

The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents
Opening Act Luther Allison Live at Montreaux and the Headliner Freddie King Live at The Electric Ballroom in Atlanta Georgia

Luther Allison Live

Back Down South

Freddie King Live

Let The Good Times Roll

Bobby Rush

Hurry Home

Shebia Potts Wright

Stay With Your Wife

Mel Waiters and Tee Lee

Hole In The Wall

Etta James

Running Out of Lies

Albert King

That’s What The Blues Is All About

Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Good

Joe Louis Walker

Don’t Let Go

Toni Green

Just Call Me

 

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