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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2018

It is time for the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues for the weekend of September 15-16….2018

The International Blues Challenge Competition will take place in January in Memphis Tennessee…January 22-26 to be exact…It’s put on by the Blues Foundation out of Memphis.  This is where they will have hundreds of Bands from all over the globe competing to see who is the best.  Most bands are sponsored by local Blues Society who stage their own challenges, and the winner of the local challenge move on to Memphis to compete in the big one….. I don’t know exactly what you win, but I do know you get bragging rights for a full year.  If you want to enter your Band, we have a link on the BluesTimeInTheCity.com news page with all of the information.  This is really big, and there are some great bands there.
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/#winners

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We talked with The Executive Director of the B.B. King Museum in Indianola Mississippi in the first hour, Malika Pope Lee….This weekend is B.B. King’s Birthday weekend….We asked Ms Pope Lee, what should one expect when they visit the Museum…

(Malika Pope Lee Audio Interview-Go To www.bluestimeinthecity.com)

….Lots of stuff to do and see at the B.B. King Museum… Thank you Ms Malika Pope Lee….Great place for the entire family to visit……

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And that my friends is the BluesNews From The World of the BluesBlues for the Weekend of September 15-16, 2018……

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postheadericon Blues News AUDIO: September 8-9, 2018

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

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

It is time for the BluesNews From the World of The BluesBlues for the weekend of September 8-9, 2018…

(Music By Lester)
That’s a song called Irene by Lazy Lester…..About a month ago, we told you about Lazy Lester being featured in a Geico Television Commercial with that little Geiko looking lizard thingy…..Lazy Lester has since made the transition…He left us a few weeks ago on August 22 at the right old age of 85…..Leslie Johnson hailed from Torras Louisiana but was raised in Baton Rouge.  He met Lightnin Slim in the early 50’s on a bus.  Slim was going to a recording session in Crowley Louisiana and Lester asked him if he could go with him to the session.  Wouldn’t you believe it, the scheduled harmonica player didn’t show up, and they asked Lester if he could fill in…The rest as they say is history.  He was so impressive that he was invited to sessions with Tabby Thomas, Lonesome Sundown, and Slim Harpo.   Baby Scratch My Back??? That’s Lazy Lester.  Lester also created sounds.  On the song I’m a King Bee, to get a snappy sound, he played a cardboard box with a newspaper to get that sound.  Around 1966, he became somewhat disillusioned with the business because he was not making a lot of money.  He made a comeback in 1987 with some European dates, and recorded an award winning album, Ride Again…. He recorded several more after that, Harp and Soul, and Blues Stop Knockin with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and in 2003, he featured in the Martin Scorsese blues documentary, Lightning In A Bottle.  He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012.  His early laid back vocal and instrumental style earned him the nickname of Lazy Lester.  He was definitely a Swamp Blues Pioneer…….His last days were spent at his home in California, a place called Paradise….
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It is time to get your submissions in for the 40th Blues Music Awards.  You have until October 24th to get  your recording in to the Blues Music Fundation.  Recording released between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018 are eligible for consideration.  There is a process that you must adhere to, and it’s very easy and can be done on line.  If you want to get your works in for consideration, we have a link on our BluesNews Page at BluesTime In the City.com.  The actual awards take place  May 9th in Memphis Tennessee….
http://blues.org/blues-music-awards/

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And I thought this was very cool… In light of the recent passing of The Queen of Soul, Chloe Richardson posted what she thought was some of Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Live Performances.  It’s on the American Blues Scene Site.  Here’s a portion of her List and the program she appeared on.

Won’t Be Long on The Steve Allen Show from 1964
Bridge Over Troubled Water at the Filmore West in 1971
Something He Can Feel from The Midnight Special in 1976
Think From the Blues Brothers Movie in 1980
Another Night From The American Music Awards in 1986
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman from The VH1 Divas Special in 1998
I Will Always Love You, A Tribute to Whitney Houston at Radio City Music Hall in 2014
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015

You really can’t argue with any of these performances by the Queen, because they are all great.  She’s nothing saying they are the absolute best, but that she thought they were some of her greatest performances that she’s researched.  The question she asks at the end of the article caught me by surprise because I had never thought of that.  The Question is “Were you fortunate enough to see Aretha Franklin perform Live?”  You know, I’ve seen about every major artist it is, but I never saw the Queen of Soul perform Live……I never thought of that until I read that question…..We have a link to the article and the performances Chloe chose on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com…
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/aretha-franklins-greatest-performances/

 

 

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 25-26, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 25-26, 2018
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It is time for the BluesNews From The World of the BluesBlues for the weekend of August 25th and 26th….The last weekend in August….

The Queen of Soul made the transition on August 16th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was only 76 years of age. There have already been several memorial services for The Queen with luminaries such as The Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many others. Thousands of fans have gathered and are still gathering at the New Bethel Baptist Church where Aretha began her singing journey to pay respect to the Queen and leave notes, flowers, albums, and they sang songs of hers as a tribute to her.
The final service will be held Friday, August 31st in Detroit at the Greater Grace Temple. The funeral will be strictly for family and friends. August 28th and 29, there will be public viewings for The Queen at the African American History Museum in Detroit.
Aretha will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit with her father, her brother, her sisters and her nephew. The Queen of Soul, Soul Sister Number 1 is no longer with us, but her music, all of her great music will live with us forever.
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: August 25-26, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 4-5, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 4-5, 2018

There’s a competition going on by the International Songwriting Competition which allows you to write songs and get them into this Songwriting Competition.  It gives the amateur and professional writers to have their songs looked at by professionals in an international arena.  Seventy one winners will share in cash and prizes.  Categories include Blues, Adult Contemporary, Children’s Music, Christian, Country, Comedy, Jazz….Any genre of songs you can write about. The deadline for getting your song in is September 19th….  Some of the judges are Ne Yo,  21 Savage, Marc Anthony, Tom Waits, Booker T. Jones, Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Iglauer, Danilo Perez, John Mayall  and many many others in the music industry…. Songs are accepted from all over the world and you can enter as many songs as you want.  All you got to do is put your song on video and upload it…. For information on the ISC and the uploading process, we have several links to the International Songwriting Competition web site on the BluesNews Page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…
https://songwritingcompetition.com/
https://songwritingcompetition.com/faq
info@songwritingcompetition.com

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Congratulations to all the recipients’ of the Jus Blues Music Awards on Thursday Night in Tunica Mississippi….. Among Those receiving recognition were:

John Lee Hooker Jr receiving the Bobby Blue Bland Lifetime Blues Award
R.L. Boyce receiving the Little Milton Lifetime Bluesman Award
Tony Lynn Washington receiving the Denise LaSalle Lifetime Recording of Excellence Award
Sir Charles Jones Receiving the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award
Tyree Neal receiving the Albert King Lifetime Lucy Award
Nellie Tiger Travis receiving the KoKo Taylor Queen of the Blues Award
John Primer receiving The Jus Blues Muddy Lifetime Blues Award
Sheba Potts-Wright receiving the Millie Jackson Classy and Sassy Award
Larry Garner receiving the Willie Dixon Lifetime Songwriters Award
Congressman Bennie Thompson receiving the Benny Latimore Let’s Straighten It Out Award
Dexter Allen receiving the Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award
Tito Jackson receiving the Jus Blues Lifetime Blues and Soul Living Legends Award
Marquise Knox receiving the Jus Blues King of the Blues Award
Theodore Arthur receiving the Bobby Byrd I Know You Got Soul Award

Very nice night of honoring the men and women that have spent their entire lives playing and singing the Blues, and Thursday night, they were honored for it….Very nice affair presented by The Jus Blues Music Foundation….

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postheadericon BlueNews AUDIO: July 28-29, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 28-29, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 28-29, 2018

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It takes off Tuesday, July 31st….The Jus Blues Music Awards Blues City Mississippi Delta Educational Tour.  This is really the kick off to The Jus Blues Music Awards which officially begins August 1st in Tunica Mississippi…..Nellie Tiger Travis will be a part of this Educational Tour, and She’s going to perform….. Mr. Charles Mitchell told us about the Educational Tour, and The happenings at the Jus Blues Music Awards…..


(You can hear Mr. Charles Mitchell’s full intervies and all the details of the upcoming Jus Blues Music Awards on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com.  Or just click the link.
http://www.jusblues.org/mississippi-delta-tour.html


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