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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: December 8-9, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 8-9, 2018

There is a video out entitled The Southern Soul Kings.  It’s all about the artists that are on the Southern Soul tour, and how they interact back stage, talk, prepare to perform, and stuff like that.  If you are interested in some of the elite players of Southern Soul, check out this video.  It was shot in Atlanta Georgia and it features Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Big Pokey Bear, J Wonn, Bigg Robb and many more.  Big Pokey Bear is even talking about he’s the new King of Southern Soul…..The Brothers are styling and profiling.  Really Cool Video on the Southern Soul Kings…If you want to view it, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeintheCity.com…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJOQxJFaMw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0I7fWwF_f_5BFX5NdCdHW4FIlEl_fSfBoHCYr7Z5oZ5HpE7uNAc7QYDuQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJOQxJFaMw

The IBC, International Blues Challenge is coming up in January 22nd-26th in Memphis Tennessee and they just added something that I thought was very interesting.  They are going to have a session entitled “The Blues and Race.” This is a very touchy topic, and there are only a few organizations that will dare to
tackle this.  But The Blues Foundation just announced that they will have a panel of people, and the Moderator for the panel is Terri Freeman, the CEO of the National Civil Rights Museum.  Patricipants will include Bobby Rush, Tenny Tucker, Marquise Knox, and Jim O’Neal.  According to the release sent out by the Blues Foundation,  and I’m quoting right from this release….“panel members will discuss the historical significance of race from blues music’s early origins through the present.” This is going to be a good one because every person that have ever heard a blues song has an opinion about the Blues, the origins of it, who stole it, and who owns it now.  That’s just a few of the opinions that I’ve heard over the many years.  Now, I must commend the Blues Foundation for adding this panel discussion because as I said, this is a very touchy topic.  I hope they have a question and answer session, and let the attendees voice their opinions…..This thing could last a whole week….
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And last but not least, this is not a Blues Story, but it’s as closely related to the Blues as you can imagine…Netflix is shooting a movie in Memphis about Barbeque.  It’s entitled “Uncorked” And it’s a movie about the owner of a Barbeque joint that’s seeking to expand.  It stars Emmy award winner Courtney B. Vance and the director is Prentice Penny.  According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the movie was scheduled to be shot in Nashville, but relocated to Memphis because it’s a Barbeque Story, and a little persuading by some local scouts.  Since this is a Barbeque story, you know it’s going to feature a lot of Blues.  It’s shooting in Memphis and then will move to Paris for a few days of shooting.  One of the Executive Producers of the movie is Drew Brees, the Quarterback of the New Orleans Saints that people in Georgia cannot stand because they beat us twice this year….. We’ll keep an eye on this one and let you know when it is scheduled to hit Netflix.  If you want to read the article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTimein theCity.com….
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/11/07/courtney-b-vance-netflix-movies-memphis-barbecue-movie/1922536002/

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: December 8-9, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: December 1-2, 2018

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postheadericon Blues News from the World of BluesBlues: December 1-2, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 1-2, 2018

I have been a fan of this group since the 60’s and they are still doing it.  The Rolling Stones have just announced their “No filter US Tour” for 2019.  Now, you may say “So What.”  Let me remind you that
Mick Jagger is 70, Keith Richards is 70, Charlie Watts is 72, and Ronnie Wood is 66. They will play 13 Stadiums kicking the tour off in Miami Florida on Aril 20, 2019 and wrapping it up on June 21, in Chicago.  In between they will hit Jacksonville, Houston, Glendale, Washington, Seattle, Philly, and a few others.  If you really read the history of these guys, you will find out how much of a supporter they are for the Old Blues Dudes, and how they were instrumental in making sure certain things, like getting paid the right amount, this group were.  Of course, there are many reports of other activities out there, but dig just a little, and you will find what really happened.  Like the story in Philadelphia when they refused to perform until the promoters paid the opening act, John Lee Hooker, the amount of money they thought he deserved.  If you want to see the tour schedule, there is a link to the American Blues Scene article on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com.   
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/rolling-stones-no-filter-us-tour-announced/

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I have known about this since they started it, but I have found that a lot of Blues Fans do not know about this.  There is a blues comic strip that launched in 2003 by the name of Buddy and Hopkins.  It’s done by a guy named Jason Nocera and you can get on FaceBook, and on their web site.  It’s pretty much the real life sagas of Blues Artists on and off the road.  A strip comes out every month, and they are really cool.  If you want to see one, or visit their web site, we have a strip and the web link on the BluesNews Page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…
http://buddyandhopkins.com/
http://www.chicagobluesguide.com/features/buddy-hopkins-2012/buddy-hopkins-jan-2012_page.html

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And we will remind you once again that the 34th 2019 International Blues Challenge will be held January 22nd through the 26th.  More than 250 Bands will invade Memphis Tennessee for five days of rocking rockus  blues and enjoyment.  There will be plenty to see and do, and Beale Street and local venues will be filled to the brim with fans from all over the world.  The Blues Foundation reminds you to make your reservations and come ready.  It’s going to be a blast. Other Activities include Blues Jams, Show cases, Health Fair and Health Screenings, Photography Exhibits, a roundtable discussion with the president of the blues Foundation, Barbara Newman, Book Signings, Blues Yoga Classes, Blues Networking Speed Dating for Musicians, How to Find Money Workshops and much more.  We have a link to the Blues Foundations’ activity page on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com….
https://blues.org/ibc-schedule-2019/

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 24-25, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 24-25, 2018

It is time for the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues for the weekend of November 24-25, the last weekend of November…

We’ve been telling you about the upcoming Blues Foundation’s 35th International Blues Challenge coming up in January, where they have over 300 bands competing for the honor of Best Blues Band in the World…Also during that week, they will have the KBA Awards.  The Keeping The Blues Alive Awards presentations.  The Recipients have been announced and Eleven individuals and organizations will be honored on January 25th in downtown Memphis for their hard work in Keeping the Blues Alive.  Recognized are blues societies, clubs, festivals, record labels, disc jockeys, photographers, people and organizations that work hard year round in securing the past and future of the Blues.  A few of the organizations being honored in January are the Atlanta Blues Society out of Atlanta Georgia, Blues Alive Festival in the Czech Republic, Capitol Oyster Bar in Montgomery Alabama and Don “Don O” Ottensman, a Blues DJ at KNON in Dallas Texas.  Those are just a few of the People and organizations being honor in January with the Keeping The Blues Alive Award.  If you want to know all Eleven, we have a link on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…Congratulations to all of them….
https://blues.org/keeping-the-blues-alive-award/#recipients

And Speaking of the Keeping The Blues Alive Awards, this is a small part of the big 5 day week of the International Blues Challenge.  We caught up with the president and CEO of the Blues Foundation in Memphis and she put the week of January 22nd through the 26th in perspective for us….

(Hear sound bite  on Barbara Newman at www.bluestimeinthecity.com)

Thank you Ms Newman……January 22nd through the 26th, The International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee…….

 

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: November 17-18, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 17-18, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 17-18, 2018

As we’ve been mentioning for the last month, next weekend here on BluesTime In The City, we will begin our all Christmas Blues and Southern Show.  The Christmas music will run from the weekend of November 24th and 25th through December 22nd and 23rd, the weekend before Christmas.  In this music presentation, we will feature some of the music from the latest Christmas works of Sir Charles Jones from his Christmas BCD titled Sir Charles Jones and the Family.  The Christmas BCD features his family members, and a few surprise guests, one being his mom.  Sir Charles Jones loves his mom more than anything.  The BCD is titled Sir Charles Jones and family, and you can get it on line.  Great Southern Soul, Jazzy, Bluesy, R & B’ish Christmas BCD for Sir Charles Fans….If you want to hear your favorite Blues or Southern Soul Christmas Tune, give us a call at 404/826-BLUES…..That’s 404/826-2583…
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And speaking of Christmas, just in time for Christmas is “Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story.”  It’s a rare look at one of the most unusual labels to come out in the 50’s, according to American Blues  Scene.com… According to Kate Hyman who conceived the project, “We want to celebrate the days when fans would buy records based on the logo alone.” And if you know anything about records from back in the day, the Excello name was very prominent on each of their records.  Excello was based in Nashville Tennessee, and they brought the sound of jump blues, southern rock and roll, gospel, and even swamp music to records all across the country through their relationship with WLAC Radio in Nashville Tennessee.  The owner of a small Record store by the name of Ernie’s Record Mart who’s owner Ernie Young forged that relationship and created a hugely successful mail order business in 1951….They had artists such as Jerry McCain, Arthur Gunter, Lil Al Gunter, Kid King, Ernie Gaines,  and many others….Very interesting concept and if you would like to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com…
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/shake-your-hips-the-excello-records-story/

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The International Blues Challenge, The IBC is set to take place January 22nd through the 26th.  This is where over 250 Blues Bands from all over the world will converge on Memphis Tennessee to battle it out to see who is the best Blues Band in this competition. These bands will be seen by Industry professionals and if your band doesn’t win, the exposure you get is second to none. If you want to know more about the International Blues Challenge presented by the Blues Foundation, we have a couple of links on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/
https://youtu.be/jiX7t778uwE

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postheadericon BluesNews: November 10-11, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 10-11, 2018

Earlier this year, it was announced by Aitterce Productions that they were established a 24/7 Blues Television Network, the first television network dedicated to Blues Music.  It was the brain child of Blues Singer E.C. Scott who made a video to support her latest BCD, but then found out there was no place for it to be seen.  So, she along with three partners put their plan into action with the goal of expanding the visibility of the Blues, according to their earlier press release.  In the California area, it can be seen on about 40- stations, and according to E.C. Scott, “We love Blues music and want it to flourish.  We are committed to making Blues relevant to new audiences.  We use television to show people that Blues music is alive and relevant.”  I counted, and they have about 40 stations and still growing.  If you want to find out more about BTN, we have a link on the BluesNews page at bluestimeinthecity.com.  Hopefully next week, we’ll have an interview with E.C. Scott….
http://www.aitterce.com

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As we’ve been talking throughout the program, this weekend, November 10th is Bobby Rush’s birthday.  Bobby told me something about two months ago that I’m suppose to keep secret.  The statue of limitations on the secret has run out, and it’s OK to talk about it.  There is a movie coming out in 2019 that Bobby is a part of.  Bobby is playing himself, but he got the chance to meet someone that he always wanted to meet.  Here’s Bobby to talk about the movie, and the person he met.

(Bobby Rush Sound)

New York is Mississippi upside down….Great story from Bobby meeting Eddie Murphy, one of his idols……..The original film came out in 1975 and Rudy Ray Moore, who passed away in 2008,  was the writer and the star.  Eddie Murphy is the star and producer of this one titled Dolemite is My Name, and it in 2019 on Netflix….
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: November 10-11, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: November 3-4, 2018

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