postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 13-14, 2018



There is a new book coming out October 30th entitled “Bitten By The Blues…The alligator Records Story.  It’s written by Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts.  Bruce is the founder of Alligator Records and Living Blues Magazine, and Patrick is associate professor in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. The book takes a look at how Bruce first heard a blues man by the name of Hound Dog Taylor and decided to record him.  Mind you, this was the first artist that he recorded.  It looks at his relationships with some of the great blues icons like KoKo Taylor, Son Seals, Albert Collins, Kenny Neal and many of the great blues artists in the industry came about.  Bitten By the Blues, The Alligator Records Story has some great behind the scenes look at the business of the Blues and the people involved.  Again, the book will be out on October 30th…..


And speaking of books, Tina Turner said in her upcoming autobiography, Tina Turner: My Love Story scheduled to be released later this month, that she received a kidney transplant from her husband Erwin Bach.  She said in 2016 her kidneys were at 20 percent and going down fast.  She says her husband just told her he wanted to give her one of his kidneys.  Tina said it shocked her by his generous offer.  Tina is 78 years old, and right now, she’s doing fine.


Paul Allen is a Billionaire, who owns the Seattle Seahawks, The Portland Trailblazers, and many other things that billionaires own.  He was one of the founders of Microsoft along with Bill Gates back in the day.  I suppose you’re wondering why am I talking about a billionaire that owns the Seattle Seahawks….Well, here’s Why…
(Paul Allen Song)

Paul also has a Blues Rock Band.  He’ s the lead guitarist for Paul Allen and the Underthinkers.  They have a BCD out titled Everywhere at Once…..He wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on the BCD. You figure a billionaire would have someone else to do the writing.  This man genuinely loves the Blues.   Another reason we’re talking about Paul Allen is according to an Associated Press article on October 1st, Paul’s cancer has returned.  He was treated for cancer in 2009 and it apparently flared up again.  Allen saw Jimi Hendrix in Seattle when he was 16, and 30 years later, he was the force behind the Jimi Hendrix Museum located in Seattle.  I’ve been to the EMP and let me tell you, it is fabulous.  To date, Allen has given over 1.5 Billion Dollars to non-profits and other worthy causes….Hope Paul Allen can beat this again and get better real soon…. If you want to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at…



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