postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 16-17, 2017


JD Nash is reporting on the American Blues site that Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings are set to release the third and last series of Both Sides of the Sky, which is the BCD by the late great Jimi Hendrix. The two previous releases in the series were Valleys of Neptune (2010), and People, Hell and Angels (2013). The release date for this one is March 9th, and there 13 tracks on the BCD and 10 of them have never been released before. They all were recorded between 1968 and 1970. Some of the guests on this BCD are Stephen Stills…Johnny Winter…and Lonnie Youngblood..…Jimi made the transition in September of 1970.  To see the tracks that are on the BCD, we have a track list on the BluesNews Page at  And to think, these are coming out on a CD, you can probably download it, and stream it….and Jimi never imagined that his music would get out like this…….and again, maybe he had that in his mind…He was way ahead of histime…..March 9th, 2018 is the release date….
1. “Mannish Boy” (previously unreleased)
2. “Lover Man” (previously unreleased)
3. “Hear My Train A Comin’” (previously unreleased)
4. “Stepping Stone” (previously unreleased)
5. “$20 Fine” (previously unreleased, ft. Stephen Stills)
6. “Power Of Soul” (previously unavailable extended version)
7. “Jungle” (previously unreleased)
8. “Things I Used to Do” (ft. Johnny Winter)
9. “Georgia Blues” (ft. Lonnie Youngblood)
10. “Sweet Angel” (previously unreleased)
11. “Woodstock” (previously unreleased, ft. Stephen Stills)
12. “Send My Love To Linda” (previously unreleased)
13. “Cherokee Mist” (previously unreleased)

And speaking of Jimi Hendrix, Saturday Dec 2nd, Jimi’s 1963 Fender Stratocaster that he played in the 1968 Miami Pop Festival was auctioned off in New York.  Also, Prince’s custom gold Love Symbol guitar was also auctioned off.  And also auctioned was Bob Dylan’s 1962 gold Fender Stratocaster.  Bob’s guitar was expected to get at least a Million.  Don’t know if they got that much, but knowing how Bob’s fans love him, it would not surprise me.  Johnny Winter had a 12 string Gibson in the bidding and Jerry Garcia had a 1990 Alvarez acoustic guitar in the bidding, along with Steve Miller’s 12 string acoustic guitar in the mix.  The bidding took place Saturday, Dec 2nd….Don’t know how much each one of them got…If you know, let us know…..
And, in about a month, The International Blues Challenge is coming up in Memphis Tennessee….It runs from January 16th through the 20th.  That’s where Blues Bands from all over the world will compete to see who is the best.  If you want to know more about the IBC, and all the activities taking place that week, we have a link to the Blues Foundation Site on The BluesNews page at….


Tue Dec 19 Shemekia Copeland Boston MA City Winery
Tue Dec 19 Selwyn Birchwood St Petersburg FL Hideway Cafe
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Wed Dec 20 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Navy Pier
Thur , Fri and Sat
Dec 21-22-23
Shemekia Copeland Washington DC Blues Alley
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Fri Dec 22 Selwyn Birchwood New Smyma Beach FL OM Bar and Chill Lounge
Fri Dec 22 Ms Jody Charleston SC East Cooper Disco
Fri Dec 22 L.J. Echols
Fat Daddy
Killeen TX Live Nightclub
Sat Dec 23 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Sat Dec 23 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Dec 23 Sweet Angel Ripley TN Chocolate City
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Willie Clayton Montgomery AL
Fri Dec 29 Nelson Curry Greensboro AL
Fri Dec 29-30 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Dec 29 Latimore
Sir Charles Jones
Calvin Richardson
Nellie Tiger Travis
Theodis Ealey
Bishop Bullwinkle
Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams
Bobby Rush
Omar Cunningham
Calvin Richardson
Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sat Dec 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Atlanta GA/College Park GIC Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 30 Kenne Wayne Quincy FL LR’s Sports BAr
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul
Wendell B
Sir Charles Jones
Priscilla Price
Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
Sun Dec 31 Willie Clayton Greenwood MS TBA
Sun Dec 31 Nelson Curry Mobile AL TBA
Sun Dec 31 Ms Jody Memphis TN Club Paradise
Thur Jan 4 Buddy Guy
Bobby Rush
Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legend
Sun Jan 7 Sweet Angel East St. Louis IL Candlelight Banquet Hall
Sat Jan 13 Lenny Williams
Omar Cunningham
Big Pokey
Maurice Wynn
Weldon NC Halifax Community Drive




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