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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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postheadericon BluesNews November 3-4, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3-4, 2018

Nicki Minaj is in the BluesNews….Tracy Chapman, remember, Give me one Reason to stay here back in the 70’s, is suing Nicki Minaj on Tracy’s 2002 single, Baby Can I Hold You.  The reason for the suit is “an uncleared Sample” from Tracy’s song.  That sounds like copyright infringement.  According to what I’ve read, Nicki’s song “Sorry” was given to a New York DJ to listen to.  He put it on the air, and it subsequently  got on the internet.  You know what that means. Tracy Champan is suing for damages, and an order prohibiting Nicki from releasing the song on her upcoming album.
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Frank Bey was fed up with the music business because of the way he was treated, or should I say mistreated.  Now, he’s back and a documentary about his return to the stage is in the works.  The title is Ask Me How I Feel.  Frank goes back to his early days in Georgia and other places where he was cheated, passed over, stolen from and done really dirty while trying to kick start his career.  And that was by the brothers.  He says even Soul Brother Number 1 did him wrong.  As a result, he took a few years away from the business, 17 years to be exact, thought about it, and decided to make a comeback.  Now, he’s having fun and performing again.  Very interesting Life he has led so far.  If you want to see a trailer of the documentary, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In the City.com…..
https://youtu.be/jLdk90IwKMw

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And one last thing….Do you remember this song??? 
(Song Poke Salad Annie)

That’s Tony Joe White…..He did the album Black and White by Tony Joe White….This song was on that album….He made the transition on Wednesday Oct 24th in Nashville… He was known as a Swamp Rocker which he combined blues, country and rock and roll.  Most people, including Tina Turner, thought he was a Black Singer.  When she met him, she could not stop laughing.  She finally let him in on the joke.  He recorded over 50 albums.  He wrote the song Rainy Night in Georgia which was a huge hit for Brook Benton way back in the day.  In recent interviews with Tony Joe White, he had to keep explaining that Poke Salad was green leafy type vegetable similar to collard greens that people picked in the woods to cook.  He said often back stage, people would bring him bags of another type of plant which they thought was Poke Salad……He was a great song writer, and many many artists covered his songs.  Tony was 75 years of age…Our condolences go out to the family of Tony Joe White…..
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 3-4, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3-4, 2018

Nicki Minaj is in the BluesNews….Tracy Chapman, remember, Give me one Reason to stay here back in the 70’s, is suing Nicki Minaj on Tracy’s 2002 single, Baby Can I Hold You.  The reason for the suit is “an uncleared Sample” from Tracy’s song.  That sounds like copyright infringement.  According to what I’ve read, Nicki’s song “Sorry” was given to a New York DJ to listen to.  He put it on the air, and it subsequently  got on the internet.  You know what that means. Tracy Champan is suing for damages, and an order prohibiting Nicki from releasing the song on her upcoming album.
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Frank Bey was fed up with the music business because of the way he was treated, or should I say mistreated.  Now, he’s back and a documentary about his return to the stage is in the works.  The title is Ask Me How I Feel.  Frank goes back to his early days in Georgia and other places where he was cheated, passed over, stolen from and done really dirty while trying to kick start his career.  And that was by the brothers.  He says even Soul Brother Number 1 did him wrong.  As a result, he took a few years away from the business, 17 years to be exact, thought about it, and decided to make a comeback.  Now, he’s having fun and performing again.  Very interesting Life he has led so far.  If you want to see a trailer of the documentary, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In the City.com…..
https://youtu.be/jLdk90IwKMw

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And one last thing….Do you remember this song??? 
(Song Poke Salad Annie)

That’s Tony Joe White…..He did the album Black and White by Tony Joe White….This song was on that album….He made the transition on Wednesday Oct 24th in Nashville… He was known as a Swamp Rocker which he combined blues, country and rock and roll.  Most people, including Tina Turner, thought he was a Black Singer.  When she met him, she could not stop laughing.  She finally let him in on the joke.  He recorded over 50 albums.  He wrote the song Rainy Night in Georgia which was a huge hit for Brook Benton way back in the day.  In recent interviews with Tony Joe White, he had to keep explaining that Poke Salad was green leafy type vegetable similar to collard greens that people picked in the woods to cook.  He said often back stage, people would bring him bags of another type of plant which they thought was Poke Salad……He was a great song writer, and many many artists covered his songs.  Tony was 75 years of age…Our condolences go out to the family of Tony Joe White…..
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