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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 9-10, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 2-3, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 2-3, 2019

Katrenia Jefferson

It’s sad for us to report that Katrenia Jefferson, The Blues Songstress in Jackson Mississippi made the transition on February 20nd.  She was 61 years of age.  Katrenia was a very souful bluesy singer that appeared all around the southeast.  She was a giant of a woman with vocals that were unmatched by any.  I was reading an interview that was done by Jazzii A in the Jefferson Blues Magazine from August 2014, where Katrenia was talking mainly about her life, and in the article she related this very funny story where she was at a concert with some great friends of hers, in the business, and as one friend was on stage performing, her voice kind of went out….The friend called Katrenia on stage and asked her if she knew the song…..Katrenia said yes, finished the song to great acclaim, and was made a part of the group that night…And this interview talks about all of the community service she rendered, being an advocate for women’s health, the ups and downs of the music industry, family, and much much more.  We have a link to that article and other information on the BluesNews page at bluestimeinthecity.com…….Katrenia Jefferson will certainly be missed tremendously by her friends and fans, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/clarionledger/obituary.aspx?n=katrenia-l-jefferson&pid=191619797&fhid=17527
http://www.jacksonmemorialfuneralservice.com/obits
http://www.jeffersonbluesmag.com/artiklar/379-the-katrenia-jefferson-story

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Jimi Hendrix

If you are a Jimi Hendrix fan, then you will want to see the documentary “Electric Church.” According to the Americanbluescene.com site, the first showing was January 31st in Hollywood.  The film will have some of the old footage of Jimi’s performance at Woodstock, and at the Atlanta International Pop Festival.  This is a collaboration of Experience Hendrix LLC, Sony Legacy Recordings and Abramorama.  Jimi was and still is being regarded as one of the best blues guitarist ever, with his innovations and style.  The documentary is being shown all around the globe, and it will come to a theater near you soon.  Jimi made the transition in in September 18, 1970 at the right young age of 27.   If you want to see the trailer, and where the film is coming, we have a a couple of links to it on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com.
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/jimi-hendrix-electric-church-playing-in-select-theaters-starting-january-31st/
https://youtu.be/8_9hVTkHafM

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 2-3, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 23-24, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019

We Lost a great producer, writer, performer, all around great man last week.  Harvey Scales made the transition….Back in the Day, his band was Harvey Scales and The Seven Sounds.  He was known as Milwaukee’s Godfarther of Soul..Instead of me talking about Harvey and his musical life, I’ll let him do it from a couple of years ago.  He is the guy that wrote the huge hit, Disco Lady for Johnnie Taylor… You know I wanted to know if he got paid for it…..

(Click Here To Hear Interview with Harvey)    

Harvey Scales

Good Stuff is Good Stuff…..Bad Stuff is Bad Stuff.”  That is a great way to look at it Life.  Our condolences go out to Harvey’s Family. Harvey Scales was 78 years of age, and one great guy……

SEPTEMBER 27, 1941 – FEBRUARY 11, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 16-17, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 16-17, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 16-17, 2019

Next Saturday the 23rd of February in Robersonville MS, in the Tunica area, The Jus Blues Music Foundation is having its “Blues Got A Soul Youth Heritage Blues Camp.” It’s free for kids up to the age of 17, and there will be a lot packed into this day’s event.  Ms Toni Green of Memphis Tennessee is the Artist Mentor for the day and she will be joined by up and coming bluesman, Yella P.

The event is free to kids up to the age of 17, and a slight charge for adults.  Participants will learn the Music Business, Writing, Voice, Performing and possibly recording their own songs.

Robinsonville Recreation Center is located at 5274 Kirby Road in Robinsonville Mississippi…..To hear Ms Green’s complete interview on BluesTime In The City, go to our web site at
www.bluetimeinthecity.com
To Listen to Toni’s Full Intervies
www.jusblues.org
For More Information on the Blues Got A Soul Youth Heritage Blues Camp

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 9-10, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 9-10, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF (FEBRUARY 9-10, 2019

It was a wrap last weekend at the international Blues Challenge. Days and Days and hours and hours of non stop blues throughout the City of Memphis Tennessee until finally, one act emerged as the winners of the 2019 International Blues Challenge.  That act was Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start, sponsored by the St Louis Blues Society.  Second Place went to Sammy Eubanks and the Workin Class, sponsored by the Washington Blues Society.  The Gibson Guitar Award went to Gabe Stillman sponsored by the Billtown Blues Association….Solo act winner went to Jon Shain, sponsored by the Triangle Blues Society and the winner of the Best Self Produced CD, or as I call it BCD….Blues Compact Disc, went to The Little Red Rooster Blues Band, sponsored by the Central Delaware Blues Society.  The name of the BCD is Lock Up The Liquor.  Another great event by The Blues Foundation and if you want to see more and see some video highlight of the 34th International Blues Challenge, we have a link to all of that on our BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/#2019winners

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The Mardi Gras season is here….Parades have already begun in New Orleans, and Fat Tuesday Falls on Tuesday, March 5th.  Blues, Jazz, Soul and Zydeco music fill the air and great times are had by all.  Love Mardi Gras.  You would have thought that that Mardi Gras was last weekend as thousands marched through the streets of New Orleans declaring there was no Super Bowl….With full disclosure here, I’m an Atlanta Falcons Fan through and through,  and it would have really tough to see the Saints up in our Dome playing in a Super Bowl….But, it didn’t happen, and to be honest, Yall were robbed…. But it didn’t bother us…..If you want to see the full schedule of Mardi Gras 2019, we have a link on the BlueNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…. No football Love lost here….Even if Thursday is Valentines…..
https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades/

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The Grammys are this weekend and Alisha Keys is hosting.  Nominations for Grammys in the Category of the Blues are Best Traditional Blues Album which include:
Elvin Bishop, Cedric Burnside, Buddy Guy, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Muldaur…….

And Best Contemporary Blues Album:  Theresa James….Danille Nicole…Boz Scaggs…Victor Wainwright and Fantastic Negrito…

That’s it….That’s all it is….No more…..At least I know Buddy Guy , Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite…..So Sad…..The Grammys are Sunday Night on CBS….. I think I’ll offer my services and expertise on the Blues catergories…..They need some help……

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 2-3, 2019

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 2-3, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 2-3, 2019

The IBC, the International Blues Challenge wrapped up it’s weekend of competition last weekend, and the winner of the Band Competition was a band sponsored by the St. Louis Blues Society.  The Band is Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start and the winner for Solo/Duo was Jon Shain sponsored by the Triangle Blues Society.  The International Blues Challenge feature bands from all over the world, and they bring their best to this competition.  Over 250 bands compete for the top blues band honors each year.  This competition give bands the opportunity to perform on a huge state in front of blues pros in the music, recording and producing world. Even if you don’t win, the exposure you get can’t be bought.  And, the winner usually get a recording contract.  Another great job by the Blues Foundation on the presentation of the International Blues Challenge and now it’s on to the Blues Music Awards in May….If you want to see all the winners, we have a link to their winners’ page on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/#2019winners

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An up and coming talent in the blues made the transition on January 28th… 

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Mike Ledbetter, the 33 year guitarist and vocalist died of a sudden medical emergency at his home in Elgin Illinois.  He was well known not only in the Chicago area, but all over the world.  He was trained as an Opera singer, and played with the Nick Moss Band, and Monster Mike Welch.  He idolized B.B. King and had received several prestigious blues awards for his works. He was a body builder, and according to those close to him, he was a pretty healthy person.  Our condolences go out to the family of Chicago Blues Man, Mike Ledbetter.
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This is the time when you start getting it together for the Blues Awards later this year…. The Jus Blues Music awards is August 1st.  You can go on line now and get the information for what’s going on during this week of celebrating Blues Musicians that’s been in the business for eons and never get the recognition for it.  The Jus Blues Music Foundation does this every year in Tunica Mississippi and this awards show is getting bigger and better.  I’ve already booked because I like to get it out of the way….For information on The Jus Blues Music Awards in August, we have a link on our web page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://www.jusblues.org/

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