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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 22-24, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of Blues Blues: July 15-16, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 15-16, 2017 The featured article in this month’s edition of BluesBlast Magazine is on the birthday girl, Denise LaSalle and is titled Denise LaSalle: Soul and Blues Legend.  She graces cover and it goes into her days as a Soul Star and switching over to the Blues in 82.  One very interesting part of that interview, she gave a young writer and performer a name that this particular person used for the rest of his life.  His original name was Lee Baker, and he passed away a few weeks ago.  Want to find out what she named him, we have a link to the article at BluesTimeInTheCity.com..She goes into her journey in the music world, and it was not all smooth sailing for her.  Great Article by Bill Dahl on The Queen, Denise LaSalle…. http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/featured-interview-denise-lasalle/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM A few months ago, we talked about the re-opening of the Paradise Club in Memphis Tennessee.  This was a club where all the black entertainers, a who’s who back in the day would perform in Memphis.  It was closed for some years, and a few months back we reported on the Re-opening of the Paradise Club as the Paradise Entertainment Center.  Saturday, August 5th, the Jus Blues Music Conference will wrap their event up at the Paradise Entertainment Center with a performance by the one and only Millie Jackson.  There will be many others performing on the stage that particular night because they are paying tributes to JT, BB, Bobby, KoKo, Albert, Aretha, Milton, and many more.  The Temprees and Chick Rodgers are the special guests, and it’s hosted by Bev Johnson.  They will also pay homage to a place that brought some of the best Black entertainment in the world to be displayed…This is really going to be great.  It’s all a part of the Jus Blues Music Awards from August 3rd through the 5th.  We have a link to the JusBlues web site at BluesTimeInTheCity.com www.Jusblues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And a Sad Note of Sorts….The Blues Brothers’ Elwood Blues has hosted the BluesMobile radio since 1993.  Throughout the years, the show which began as the House of Blues Radio Hour, played the new blues, old blues, black blues, white blues and all in between and was on radio stations across the globe.  Their final broadcast will be July 30th.  They are saying goodbye.  And I want to say thanks to Elwood Blues, or Dan Aykroyd , and all the fine radio programming they have done since 1993…How many years is that……24 years….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
July 18-25 Nellie Tiger Travis Japan Festival Omari Japan
Fri July 21 Guitar Shorty Phoenix AZ The Rhythm Room
Fri July 21 Vick Allen Montgomery AL My Place
Fri July 21 Jarekus Singleton Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri July 21 Buddy Guy Denver CO Denver Botanic Gardens
Fri July 21 Francine Reed Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden
Sat July 22 Francine Reed Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
Sun July 23 Francine Reed Avon CO Pavilion at Nottingham
Sun July 23 Buddy Guy Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern
Sun July 23 Jarekus Singleton Montgomery AL Capitol Oyster Bar
Sat July 22 Bobby Rush Denver CO Daniel’s Hall
Sat July 15 Shemekia Copeland Rockland ME Public Landing
Fri and Sat July 21-22 Shemekia Copeland New York NY The Iridium
Sat July 22 Avail Hollywood Lambert MS Marilyn Ave
Sat July 22 Willie Clayton Sawyerville AL TBA
Sat July 22 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat July 22 Latimore Theodis Ealey Sheba Potts Wright Eddie Cotton Jr Corinth MS Crossroads Arena
Sat July 22 Betty Wright Jacksonville FL Moran Theater
Wed July 26 Bobby Rush Detroit MI Belle Isle Park
Thur July 27 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Kenosha WI Veterans Memorial Park
Fri July 28 Lil Ed and Blues Imperials Prairie Du Chien WI St Feriole Island
Sat July 29 Bishop Bullwinkle Panama City Beach FL Front Beach Road
Sat July 29 Kings of Soul Jonesboro GA C Spot
Thur Aug 3 Karen Wolfe Grady Champion Calvin Richardson Benny Turner Ms Jody Denise LaSalle Millie Jackson Tunica MS Jus Blues Music Awards
Thur Aug 3 Vicki Baker L.J. Echols Vick Allen Nathaniel Kimble Shreveport LA Southern Soul Lounge
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 8-9, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 8-9, 2017 There’s a new old school blues series coming out July 21th…..  Fat Possum Records will release Worried Life Blues.  It a series of ten albums and it will feature some out of print, as they call it, recordings.  It will be available on Amazon music in advance of the full release.  On the CD’s and Vinyl, artists recordings will include R.L. Burnside, that’s R.L. in the background you hearing now, Reverend Gary Davis, Honeyboy Edwards, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Furry Lewis, Little Brother Montgomery, Houston Stackhouse, Bukka White, and Reverend Robert Wilkins.  That’s 10 artists I just named, and a full album will be devoted to each of these artists.  Most of the recordings are from 1963 until 1972.  I love old school stuff like this…This is what the true Blues is all about. That release date is July 21st and the series is called Worried Life Blues….If you want to see the songs that’s on each full album, we have a link to the article on BluesTimeInTheCity.com www.americanbluesscene.com Mr. Charles Mitchell stopped by the Golden Communications Studios a couple of weeks ago, and we talked with him a little last weekend about the Jus Blues Music Awards.   We didn’t have time for all of the interview, but something he brought up that got me to thinking.  That’s how he came up with this whole idea.  Charles was in management and he managed at one time artists like Trudy Lynn and Lucky Peterson…. (Charles Mitchell Audio)(Listen On Line) And the style of blues is still evolving today, but the Jus Blues Foundation is letting all of us know where, how and who started this trend of the Blues, and honoring the people that made it happen and are still making it happen today.  The Jus Blues Music Awards will be held August 2-4 in Tunica Mississippi, with the culmination taking place in Memphis on August  5th……We have a link to their web site at BluesTimeInTheCity.com if you need more information… www.jusblues.org WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon July 10 Guitar Shorty Oakland CA Yoshi’s
Wed July 12 Grady Champion San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Wed July 12 Buddy Guy Paris France L’Olympia
Thur July 13 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Worthington OH Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Fri July 14 Buddy Guy London UK Eventim Apollo
Fri July 14 Bobby Rush Rochester NY Genesee Valley Park
Fri July 14 Grady Champion Denver CO The Clock Tower
Fri July 14 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Blawnox PA Moondog’s
Sat July 15 Lil Ed Morrisville PA Bucks County Blues Fest
Sat July 15 Grady Champion Wichita KA Barleycorn’s
Sat July 15 Karen Wolfe Theodis Ealey Roy C J Redd Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Sat July 22 Shemekia Copeland New York City TBA
Sat July 15 Nellie Tiger Travis Harker Heights TX Heights Event Center
Sun July 16 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Wings Event Center
Sun July 16 Grady Champion Memphis TN 77 South
Sun July 16 Sir Charles Jones Tyree Neal Wendell B Baton Rouge LA Club Bella Noche
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Fri July 21 Guitar Shorty Phoenix AZ The Rhythm Room
Fri July 21 Vick Allen Montgomery AL My Place
Fri July 21 Jarekus Singleton Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sun July 23 Jarekus Singleton Montgomery AL Capitol Oyster BAr
Sat July 22 Bobby Rush Denver CO Daniel’s Hall
Sat July 15 Shemekia Copeland Rockland ME Public Landing
Sat July 22 Avail Hollywood Lambert MS Marilyn Ave
Sat July 22 Willie Clayton Sawyerville AL TBA
Sat July 22 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat July 22 Latimore Theodis Ealey Sheba Potts Wright Eddie Cotton Jr Corinth MS Crossroads Arena
Wed July 26 Bobby Rush Detroit MI Belle Isle Park
And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGH THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:”      
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 1-2, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 1-2, 2017 The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place August 2nd through 5th in Tunica Mississippi….Mr. Charles Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Jus Blues Music Foundation stopped by the Golden Communications Studios and gave us some of the 411 on what to expect this year…. (Charles Mitchell Audio) We also asked Mr. Mitchell the purpose of the Jus Blues Music Awards… (Charles Purpose) I remember that very well, I was there then, and I’ll be there this year…..Again, It’s taking place August 2nd through August 5th in Tunica Mississippi.  The hosts this year are Bev Johnson and Willie Clayton and  they are honoring Carl Sims, Archie Bell, Calvin Richardson, Ms Jody, Tony Coleman, Deitra Farr, Eugene Bridges, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Benny Turner and many more.  For more information, we have a link to the Jus Blues web site at BluesTime In the City.com www.jusblues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY And some sad news to report…..Noel Neal, the brother of Kenny Neal slamming Bass Player has passed away on June 19th.  In a post from Kenny Neal, Kenny states, ““It breaks my heart to tell you that my brother Noel Neal has passed. Noel spent 30+ years playing bass and singing in James Cotton’s band. Please pray for our family at this time especially for Ma.” Another member of that talented family has left us….Our condolences go out to the Neal family, expecially as Kenny puts it, for Ma… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri July 7 Avail Hollywood Winnfield LA Collin Ctr
Friday July 7 Eddy Clearwater Cleveland OH Music Box
Fri July 7 Grady Champion Salt Lake City UT Green Pig Pub
Fri July 7 Jarekus Singleton Boca Raton FL The Funky Biscuit
Fri July 7 T.K. Soul Baton Rouge FL Belle of Baton Rouge
Sat July 8 Sir Charles Vick Allen Roy C Wilson Meadows Nellie Tiger Travis Wilson NC Wilson County Fairgrounds
Sat July 8 Calvin Richardson Tre Williams Kosciusko MS Attala County Col
Sat July 8 Buddy Guy Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sat July 8 Omar Cunningham Austin TX The Belmont
Sun July 9 Sir Charles Jones R.L. Griffin Dallas TX R.L. Blues Palace
Sun July 8 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Hayward CA Hayward Blues Festival
Mon July 10 Guitar Shorty Oakland CA Yoshi’s
Wed July 12 Grady Champion San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Wed July 12 Buddy Guy Paris France L’Olympia
Thur July 13 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Worthington OH Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Fri July 14 Buddy Guy London UK Eventim Apollo
Fri July 14 Bobby Rush Rochester NY Genesee Valley Park
Fri July 14 Grady Champion Denver CO The Clock Tower
Sat July 15 Grady Champion Wichita KA Barleycorn’s
Sat July 15 Karen Wolfe Theodis Ealey Roy C J Redd Sumter SC Sumter Civic Center
Sun July 16 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Wings Event Center
Sun July 16 Grady Champion Memphis TN 77 South
Sun July 16 Sir Charles Jones Tyree Neal Wendell B Baton Rouge LA Club Bella Noche
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: June 24-25, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 24-25, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 24-25, 2017 There’s a new book coming up called Survivor~The Benny Turner Story.  Benny is the younger brother of the late Freddie King.  Benny tells of his upbringing in a family of musicians, their moving to Chicago, and a lot of stories of his experiences from Texas to Chicago, from the Apollo to the Chitlin Circuit and all in between.  I’ve only read excerpts from the book but from what I’ve read, and from some of the reviews, it’s an exciting read for blues lovers and lovers of blues stories from these artists, like me.  Survivor, The Benny Turner Story is scheduled to be on book shelves on July 8th…… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM From American Blues Scene.com, Lauren Leadingham did an interview with John Anderson and Sam Lay.  The 82 year old Sam Lay has well over sixty years in the blues, recording with such greats as Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon, Lightnin Hopkins, and a lot of the Chess Studio Tracks.  Sam was the drummer for Wolf a long time.  John Anderson is a film producer.  John did a film on Sam Lay’s career and life called Sam Lay in BluesLand.  Lauren Leadingham did a sit down interview with both of them that is on the American Blues Scene site.  It’s very telling, and there’s a lot in the interview that I did not know.  Not that I know everything….I did not know that Sam Lay was from Birmingham Alabama, or that he was the founding drummer  of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  He went to Cleveland, and ended up in Chicago…How did he end up in Chicago….Well, I’ll put it like this….He’s still married to her today.  We have a link to the trailer on the BluesNew Page at BluesTimeintheCity.com…..Great interview by Lauren Leadingham… https://vimeo.com/130815177 BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And you can get ready for the 2017 Jus Blues Music Awards.  It’s taking place August 2nd through August 5th in Tunica Mississippi.  They are doing a lot of different things this year.  One of the things I really like that they’ve added is the Historical Photo Presentation by famed photographer Jim Alexander.  Jim has pictures of everything blues, jazz, civil rights and all in between.  The hosts this year are Bev Johnson and Willie Clayton.  This year they are honoring Carl Sims, Archie Bell, Calvin Richardson, Ms Jody, Tony Coleman, Deitra Farr, Eugene Bridges, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Benny Turner and many more.  The event takes place August 2nd through the 5th in Tunica Mississippi. www.jusblues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COMBLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri June 30 Buddy Guy Montreal CA
Fri June 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Columbia SC Benedict College
Fri June 30 T.K. Soul Gulfport MS Good Deeds Ctr
Fri June 30 J Wonn L.J. Echols Donnie Ray Winnfield LA Winnfield Civic Ctr
Sat July 1 Nathaniel Kimble T.K. Soul Lacee Wisner LA Ponderosa Park
Sat July 1 Lacee Bay Minette AL Pimperl Place
Sat July 1 Vick Allen L.J. Echols J Wonn Tre Williams Flora MS The Venue
Sat July 1 Ms Jody Calvin Richardson Omar Cunningham Theodis Ealey Steve Perry Tuscaloosa AL H & H Farms
Sat July 1 LaMorris Williams O.B. Buchana Kenne Wayne Larry Milton Meridian MS Sykes Ballfield
Sat July 1 Sir Charles Jones Wilson Meadows Lenny Williams Columbus GA Columbus Civic Center
Sat July 1 Terry Wright LaMorris Williams Jaye Hammer Karen Brown Greenville MS Warfield Point Park
Sat July 1 Eddie Clearwater Griffith IN Central Park
Sat July 1 Shemekia Copeland Berwyn IL Fitzgerald’s
Sat July 1 Guitar Shorty Santa Monica CA Harvelle’s
Sunday July 2 J Wonn Tyree Neal Verbena AL County Road 57
Sun July 2 Shemekia Copeland Valparaiso IN Sunset Hill
Fri July 7 Avail Hollywood Winnfield LA Collin Ctr
Friday July 7 Eddy Clearwater Cleveland OH Music Box
Fri July 7 Grady Champion Salt Lake City UT Green Pig Pub
Fri July 7 Jarekus Singleton Boca Raton FL The Funky Biscuit
Sat July 8 Sir Charles Vick Allen Roy C Wilson Meadows Nellie Tiger Travis Wilson NC Wilson County Fairgrounds
Sat July 8 Calvin Richardson Tre Williams Kosciusko MS Attala County Col
Sat July 8 Omar Cunningham Austin TX The Belmont
Sun July 9 Sir Charles Jones R.L. Griffin Dallas TX R.L. Blues Palace
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