postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 18-19, 2017



According to an article posted on by Barry Kerzner dated November 8th,   In Cleveland, Mississippi, a new four-star Scion hotel with 100 rooms will be built on a 17-acre site, and will eventually boast resort level comforts including a spa, pool, and a Southern mansion. The Chawlas, developers who own hotels throughout the Mississippi Delta, will pay the cost of the venture, and The Trump Organization, run by the sons of President 45 will take a percentage of sales once the hotel opens.  They are launching new projects in the Mississippi Delta, hoping blues tourism will bring enthusiasts to their hotels. The Grammy Museum located there is in the same area of the proposed hotel.

Representative Abe Marshall Hudson Jr. of Mississippi House District 29 was asked about the deal. I’m quoting from the article here….“The Chawla Family has been in the hotel business for many years,” he stated. “In the past, they have contributed to the economy. Most notable to me, their family has hired several students that I taught while I was a visiting professor at Delta State University. I hope their new hotel offerings will bring more jobs as we prepare to entertain tourists in the Mississippi Delta.” He went on to say, “As it relates to the partnership between the Chawla Hotels and the Trump Organization, it makes sense. They are both hotel entities. However, it does not make me accepting of some of the atrocious policies President 45 has attempted to legislate that would devastate rural areas like the Mississippi Delta. Possibly, the Chawla Family can help 45 understand the value of the region and its people.” Very interesting….We’ll stay on this story…..Great article by Barry Kerzner of…We have a link to the article on the BluesNews page at


If you’re in the state of Florida, There’s a book out called “Florida Soul” by John Capouya…It Details the stories of Ray Charles upbringing in Florida, to James and Bobby Purify, and even Hank Ballard’s “The Twist” which everybody credits Chubby Checker for that song, but it was Hank Ballard that originated the song in Tampa Florida.  I didn’t know that came through Florida, and I always thought Ray Charles upbringing was in Albany Georgia, and I didn’t know his first recording was in Florida..…..Not that that means anything….The book talks about Sam and Dave, KC and the Sunshine Band, Latimore and the legendary Henry Stone and his T.K. Productions.  It goes back some eighty years to tell some of Florida often overlooked musical history and puts a lot of us who were misguided thinking that a lot of the music originated in Detriot, Memphis, Atlanta or even New Orleans.  Florida has contributed greatly to R&B, Soul, Funk and even the Blues.  Reviews are great on the book, and if you live in Florida, this book is a great musical history lesson for you and the kids….We have a link to the site where you can get more info on the BluesNews Page at


And one last thing here….Beginning next weekend, the 25th and 26th, we will begin our All Christmas Blues and Southern Soul programming.  All Christmas Blues and Southern Soul until the weekend of Christmas.  We’ve been getting plenty of request and so far, the most requested song is surprisingly, “I Been Double Crossed By Santa Claus.”  Don’t ask me why, but that is just one of the Christmas Blues and Southern Soul we’re going to play.  We always get plenty requests for the Christmas Negro National Anthem, Please Come Home For Christmas… If you have a request, give us a call at 404/826-BLUE…404/626-2583, tweet us @rojeneblues, hit us on FaceBook at bluestimeinthecity and you can use the speak pipe icon at…This is always so much fun….Oh, and you can call 404/826-2583 and tell us your favorite toy or gift you got as a kid for Christmas…We got some good ones so far…..




Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul

J Wonn
Bishop Bullwinkle

Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fri Nov 24 Calvin Richardson

Pokey Bear

Lady Audrey

Houston TX Power Center
Fri Nov 24 Ronnie Bell Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis

Omar Cunningham

J Wonn

Maurice Wynn

Tre Williams

Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Sweet Angel Jonesboro AR Legends BBQ Smokehouse
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Vick Allen Lexington MS Harvester Bar and Grill
Sat Nov 25 O.B Buchana

LaMorris Williams

Karen Brown

Greenville MS Convention Ctr
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 25 Betty Wright

Lenny Williams

Charleston SC Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Sun Nov 26 Cool Ricky Blues Houston Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Thur Nov 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Mon Nov 27 Syl Johnson Paris France Pan Piper
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
Sat Dec 2 T.K. Soul Fort Worth TX Guys and Dolls
Sat Dec 2 Vick Allen Pennington AL Bobby’s Community Ctr
Fri and Sat Dec 1-2 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s Blues
Sat Dec 2 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion Post 248
Sat Dec 2 Ms Jody Memphis TN Toni Green’s Palace
Mon Dec 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials St Augustine FL Café Eleven
Tue Dec 5 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Delray Beach FL
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter

Theodis Ealey

Pat Cooley

Bolivia NC Brunswick College
Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Fri and Sat Dec 8-9 Mr Sipp San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN Club Paradise
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter

Theodis Ealey

Pat Cooley

Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
Sat Dec 9 Avail Hollywood

L.J. Echols
Summer Wolf

J Redd

Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sat Dec 9 Grady Champion Jackson MS Underground 119
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana

L.J. Echols

Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul

Lenny Williams

Doug E. Fresh

Southaven MS Landers Center
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
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
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission


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