postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 4-5, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 4-5, 2019 As Heard on BluesTime In The City

It is time for the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues, for the weekend of May 4th and 5th, the first weekend of May…..

Big doings in the Blues World this Month in Memphis Tennessee.  The 40th Blues Music Awards will take place beginning May 8th, next Wednesday.  Presented by the Blues Foundation, the highlight is the Induction Ceremonies for the Blues Hall of Fame.  This year’s class is Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Ida Cox, Pee Wee Crayton and Booker T. and the MG’s.  Those are the musicians being inducted..Non- musicians and recordings are also being inducted like the founder of Folkways Records Moses Moe Asch, and B.B. King’s iconic Blues Song Everyday I Have the Blues, Muddy Waters’ song, Rollin Stone, Ray Charles’ I Got A Woman, Bessie Smiths’ The St Louis Blues, and Elmore James, Shake Your Moneymaker, along with his album The Sky is Crying, and Fisk University’s Lost Delta Found Classics of Blues Literature will also be inducted.  And there is much more.  That’s just on Wednesday.  Then There’s the Blues Awards show, a who’s who in the Blues.  Even Latimore will be one of the presenters.  An interesting note here, on May the 9th, they will present Part 2 of their “The Blues and Race” panel discussion.  They had Part 1 back in January and it was very interesting on how different people looked at the Blues and Race.  It’s all happening beginning next week in Memphis Tennessee.  Congrats to the Blues Foundation on presenting another great event this year….If you want more information on the Blues Foundations’ big week next week, we have a link to all the activities on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…
https://blues.org/news-blues-music-awards-week-schedule-announced/

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And while we’re in Memphis, the Beale Street Music Festival is going on this weekend, May 3rd through 5th.  And May 15th through May 18th, it’s the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.  I would love to be a judge on that…. When I was in Thailand a few weeks ago, I had some Barbecue Rat….I wonder…..No way…..Big doings in May in Memphis with the Blues……

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And you can get ready for the Chicago Blues Festival, presented by the City of Chicago Friday June 7th through Sunday 9th  at Millennium Park… You know, once upon a time, I did a Live Blues Show from the Chicago Blues Festival.  They had never let anyone do that before.  This is Chicago’s yearly presentation of the best the Blues have to offer.  More than 500,000 Blues Fans from all over the world gather for this event.  They have several stages and the music is non-stop every day.  The Best thing about the Chicago Blues festival is that it is Free.  Free Free….Free Free Free….Scheduled to appear this year are Bobby Rush, Billy boy Arnold, Latimore, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Johnson, Bettye LaVette, Grady Champion and many many more.  For the full schedule, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival8.html
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