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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 25-26, 2017

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY SHOW #1113 FOR WEEKEND OF MARCH 25-26, 2016                    ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE
Jay Blackfoot Happy Blues
Karyn Wolfe Get Your Lie Straight
Latimore Big Ole Pretty Girl
Joe Louis Walker Your Lying Eyes
Jimmy Reed Shame Shame Shame
Larry Garner I Just Thought I Had The Blues
Denise LaSalle It’s Going Down
B.B. King Mean Ole World
Barbara Lynn You’re The Man
Sir Charles Jones Good Ole Country Boy
Shebia Potts Wright I Want Yo Man
Little Junior Parker Driving Wheel
The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents Opening Act  Albert King Live at The Fillmore East and The                     Headliner Aretha Franklin Live in Paris
Albert King Live Oh Pretty Woman
Aretha Franklin Live I Never Loved A Man
Aretha Franklin Live Respect
Ms Jody You’re The Best No Good Man
Omar Cunningham I Get By
Theresa Hightower Eye Candy
O.B. Buchana Take My Wife Back
Toni Green Just Call Me
Little Milton Room 244
Mel Waiters Everything’s Going Up
Trudy Lynn I Should Have Known
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 25-26, 2017

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

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 18-19, 2017   Joni Sledge has made the transition….One of the sisters of famous Sister Sledge made the transition on Friday last, March 10th….Joni and her sisters Debbie, Kathy, Kim and Norma became mega stars with their big hit of 1979, “We are Family.”  That song captured the hearts of the country, and went on to become the anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates…. Other hits included He’s The Greatest Dancer and My Guy…Our condolences go out to the Sledge Family…..Joni Sledge was 60 years old…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIME In the first hour of the program, we played Taj Mahal and Keb Mo from a new release coming out on May 5th.  The name of the BCD is “TajMo.” This will be the first time that these two giants of the blues have joined forces.  They have known each other for many years, but never did anything like this together.  The BCD was produced by Taj and Keb, and contains a few covers, but who cares.  They do have 6 originals.  In an article on American Blues Scene.com, Taj Mahal says of Keb Mo, “He’s Really good at keeping the ball up in the air.”  Keb says of Taj, “He’s a stellar human being, just a brilliant man.”  Again, the BCD will be released on May 5th and it’s on Concord Records. BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIME And one more note, great article on Cedric Burnside in the latest edition of Living Blues Magazine.  Cedric is the grandson of R.L. Burnside, and he talks about keeping the sounds of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues alive.  It’s written by Margo Cooper, and it’s a fine piece of work.  I learned a lot from that article…Great Read…… BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIME WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Wed Mar 22 Buddy Guy Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre
Thur Mar 23 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Thur Mar 23 Aretha Franklin Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri Mar 24 Bobby Rush New Orleans LA Carver Theater
Fri Mar 24 Sir Charles T.K. Soul Terry Wright Tyree Neal New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri Mar 24 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials New Smyrna Beach FL Om Bar and Lounge
Fri Mar 24 Jeff Floyd Bamberg SC T & D Banquet Room
Fri Mar 24 Shemekia Copeland Brownfield ME Stone Mountain Ctr
Sat Mar 25 William Bell Bobby Rush Savannah GA Savannah Music Festival
Sat Mar 25 Mr. Sipp Bethelhem PA Musikfest Café
Sat Mar 25 Sir Charles T.K. Soul Clarence Carter Calvin Richardson Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Sat Mar 25 Lil Ed and Blues Imperials Tallahasssee FL Bradfordville Blues Club
Sat Mar 25 J Wonn Summer Wolf El Dorado AR Municipal Auditorium
Sat Mar 25 Willie Clayton Dallas TX TBA
Sat Mar 25 Nathaniel Kimble Greenville MS Elks Lounge
Sun Mar 26 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Sun Mar 25 Trudy Lynn Houston TX Hart Fund Benefit
Fri Mar 31 Aretha Franklin Chicago IL Chicago Theatre
Fri Mar 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Tampa FL Bounce Boy Event Ctr
Sat April 1 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul O.B. Buchana Jeff Floyd Nathaniel Kimble Mobile AL Ladd Peebles Stadium
Sat April 1 Mr. Sipp Tallahassee FL Bradfordville Blues Club
Sat Apr 1 Jarekus Singleton Jackson MS Underground 119
Sat Apr 1 Stacey Merino Mempis TN Paradise Center
Sun Apr 2 Buddy Guy Bobby Rush Memphis TN Minglewood Hall
Need information on the actual location of artists appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the BluesNews Page.  If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at   ro@bluestimeinthecity.com....and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..    
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 18-19, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 11-12, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 11-12, 2017 From The American Blues Scene Magazine site, John Lee Hooker was born on August 22 of 1917, and to celebrate his 100th year, Vee Jay Records will release Whiskey and Wimmen…John Lee Hooker’s Finest… That will be released on March 31st…The BCD will feature songs from his days with Vee Jay, Riverside and Stax Records Records. John Lee Hooker was a huge influence on the Boogie Blues and on British Rockers from in the 60’s, especially groups like The Rolling Stones, and artists like Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, and even Carlos Santana….Remember The Healer??  Whiskey and Wimmen should be a great piece of work to own, and I’m Looking forward to it….. I had the opportunity to talk with John Lee way back in the day I asked him why did he leave the great state of Mississippi…This is what he said… John Lee Well, he became a star and much more….Hooker’s Boogie was a huge impact back then, and it’s still a huge influence today…..March 31st is the release day for John Lee Hookers’ Whiskey and Wimmen…. The Chicago Blues Festival will be held June 9th through the 11th…Headliners include Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with special guest, I told you we would find this guy….with special guest James Cotton… Also William Bell, Gary Clark Jr, Ronnie Baker Brooks and many others.  This is the first year it will be held in a new location, Millennium Park.  It was held for many years at Grant Park…..Millennium Park is on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Columbus Avenue, not far from Grant Park.  This is the biggest blues festival in the entire world, and people from all over the world comes to this festival.  The great thing about this festival is that it is free to attend.  For more information on line ups, we have a link to the festival on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime in the City.com www.cityofchicago.org WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Mar 16 Buddy Guy Memphis TN The Orpheum Theater
Fri Mar 17 Sir Charles Theodis Ealey Lebrado Roy C Raleigh NC Duke Energy Center
Fri Mar 17 Willie Clayton Hammond LA Diamonds
Fri and Sat Mar 17-18 Shemekia Copeland New York City The Iridium
Sat Mar 18 T.K. Soul Shirley Brown Bigg Robb Bobby Rush Willie Clayton Tyree Neal Shreveport LA CenturyLink Center
Sat Mar 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Mar 18 Summer Wolf and others Heidelburg MS Highway 11
Sat Mar 18 Buddy Guy Lincoln NE Lied center
Sat Mar 18 Trudy Lynn Houston TX The Big Easy
Sat and Sun Mar 18-19 Little Ed and the Blues Imperials Sarasota FL Blue Rooster
Sun Mar 19 L.J. Echols Jesi Terrell Dallas TX Coach’s Corner
Thur Mar 23 Nellie Tiger Treavis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Thur Mar 23 Aretha Franklin Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri Mar 24 Bobby Rush New Orleans LA Carver Theater
Fri Mar 24 Sir Charles T.K. Soul Terry Wright Tyree Neal New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri Mar 24 Jeff Floyd Bamberg SC T & D Banquet Room
Sat Mar 25 William Bell Savannah GA Savannah Music Festival
Sat Mar 25 Mr. Sipp Bethelhem PA Musikfest Café
Sat Mar 25 Sir Charles T.K. Soul Clarence Carter Calvin Richardson Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Sat Mar 25 J Wonn Summer Wolf El Dorado AR Municipal Auditorium
Sat Mar 25 Nathaniel Kimble Greenville MS Elks Lounge
Need information on the actual location of artists appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the BluesNews Page.  If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at   ro@bluestimeinthecity.com....and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..      
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 11-12, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 4-5, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 4-5, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 4-5, 2017 According to the Blues Music Foundation, Six performers, one album, five singles, one book and one magazine founder will be inducted at the Blues Foundation’s 38th Annual Induction Ceremony on May 10, 2017…..Induction into the 38th class will be Mavis Staples, Latimore, Magic Slim, Johnny Copeland, Willie Johnson, and Henry Gray..These are the singers and musicians…And then there’s Amy van Singel, the co founder of Living Blues Magazine that recently passed away…September of 2016 …Bo Diddley’s signature song, Bo Diddley and Tommy Tuckers tune Hi Heel Sneakers…and the Albert King Hit song, I’ll Play The Blues for You…along with Son House’s tune Preachin the Blues and I Ain’t Superstitious….Also John Lee Hooker’s 1966 Chess Album Real Folk Blues will go in.  John Lee was inducted in 1980…And the W.C. Handy’s autobiography, Father of the Blues will go in…Great class of singers, writers, and blues people being inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame on May 10th.  This is the big week for the Blues Foundation and part of their Blues Music Awards Week….If you want to see all the information on the Blues Hall of Fame inductions, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com https://blues.org/mavis-staples-magic-slim-johnny-copeland-henry-gray-latimore-willie-johnson-inducted-blues-hall-fame-spring/ And speaking of awards, did you see the huge mistake last Sunday Night on the Academy Awards…They called out the wrong movie for Best Picture…. The people were on stage with their acceptances speeches when the mistake was discovered… Just goes to show, you have got to check everything, especially with a production that big….I was a TV producer for many many years…..It happens…. Probably the only person that could fully understand what they went through was Steve Harvey….. By the way, Moonlight won for best picture after the dust settled…… WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Mar 9 William Bell New York NY The Beacon Theatre
Thur Mar 9 Buddy Guy Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Nelson Curry Waynesboro GA American Legion
Fri Mar 10 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Ms Jody T.K. Soul Milwaukee WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Easton TX FeFe’s Club
Sat Mar 11 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Bigg Robb Shirley Brown Detroit MI Fox Theatre
Sat Mar 11 Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Ruston LA The Last Good Spot
Sat Mar 11 Trudy Lynn Humble TX Green Oaks Tavern
Sat Mar 11 Avail Hollywood Melody Gold Yazoo MS Yazoo Circle Road
Sat Mar 11 Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Chris Ivy and Others Clarksdale MS Coahoma Comm College
Sat Mar 11 L.J. Echols Arlington TX Arlington Music Hall
Sat Mar 11 Kenny Neal Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sun Mar 12 Aretha Franklin Poughkeepsie NY Bardavon Opera House
Thur Mar 16 Buddy Guy Memphis TN The Orpheum Theater
Fri Mar 17 Sir Charles Theodis Ealey Lebrado Roy C Raleigh NC Duke Energy Center
Fri Mar 17 Willie Clayton Hammond LA Diamonds
Fri and Sat Mar 17-18 Shemekia Copeland New York City The Iridium
Sat Mar 18 T.K. Soul Shirley Brown Bigg Robb Bobby Rush Willie Clayton Tyree Neal Shreveport LA CenturyLink Center
Sat Mar 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Mar 18 Buddy Guy Lincoln NE Lied center
Sat Mar 18 Trudy Lynn Houston TX The Big Easy
Sat Mar 18-19 Little Ed and the Blues Imperials Sarasota FL Blue Rooster
Need information on the actual location of artists appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the BluesNews Page.  If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at   ro@bluestimeinthecity.com....and let us know Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At…..Where They At…..    
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 25-26, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 25-26, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 25-26, 2017 The Grammys were held two weeks ago, and all the buzz was what and how many awards Adele Won.  But who walked away the big winner.  Someone you never probably thought of.  77 year old William Bell, who won the Best Americana Award for his first solo album in 40 years “This is Where I Live,” won big.  According to Spotify, the music streaming service reported that the streams for Bell’s song Born Under A Bad Sign jumped 4,950 percent.  His total Spotify streams as an artist rose 680 percent after he won the award.  On Pandora, he saw an increase of 12, 085 percent lift in stations added.  William Bell hit it big.  As a comparison, according to Spotify, Morris Day of the Tyme who performed with Bruno Mars in the tribute to Prince streams rose a measly 344 percent and Chance The Rapper, 206 percent… Congratulations to William Bell….The 77 year old is riding high on the streams…… There is a film they are trying to release called Sidemen…Long Road to Glory about the roles that sidemen PineTop Perkins, Huber t Sumlin, and Willie Big Eyes Smith played in their careers.  PineTop and Willie Big Eyes played with Muddy Waters, and Hubert played with Howlin Wolf…The film is complete and it premiered at the 2016 South By South West Film Festival.  But, they are trying to clear the rights to allow the production to be released worldwide.  They have set up a kickstarter campaign to hopefully make this happen…If you want more information on this project, or want to see a clip, there is a link on the BlueNews Page at BluesTime in the City.com…Very interesting project….. http://www.sidemenfilm.com/ WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon Feb 27 Mr. David Mobile AL The Locale
Tue Feb 28 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Elk Rapids MI Pearls
Wed Mar 1 Buddy Guy Los Angeles CA The Wiltern
Thur Mar 2 William Bell Boulder CO E Town Hall
Fri Mar 3 Peggy Scott Adams Tre Williams Vicksburg MS City Auditorium
Fri Mar 3 Nellie Tiger Travis San Antonio TX Santa’s Place
Fri Mar 3 Lil Ed Chicago IL Buddy Guys Legend
Sat Mar 4 Sir Charles Willie Clayton Denise LaSalle Theodis Ealey Merrillville IN Star Plaza Theatre
Sat Mar 4 T.K. Soul Ms Jody Albany GA Albany Civic Center
Sat Mar 4 Buddy Guy Valley Center CA  
Sat Mar 4 Vic Allen Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Rue Davis Greenwood MS Leflore County Civic Center
Sat Mar 4 Calvin Richardson Chattanooga TN Bessie Smith Cultural Ctr
Sat Mar 4 Grady Champion Jackson MS Durling Hall
Thur Mar 9 William Bell New York NY The Beacon Theatre
Thur Mar 9 Buddy Guy Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Ms Jody T.K. Soul Milwaukee WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri Mar 10 Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Easton TX FeFe’s Club
Sat Mar 11 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton Bigg Robb Shirley Brown Detroit MI Fox Theatre
Sat Mar 11 Trudy Lynn Humble TX Green Oaks Tavern
Sat Mar 11 Avail Hollywood Yazoo MS Yazoo Circle Road
Sat Mar 11 Sweet Angel Nathaniel Kimble Chris Ivy and Others Clarksdale MS Coahoma Comm College
Sat Mar 11 Kenny Neal Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
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