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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 18-19, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 18-19, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 18-19, 2014

The King of the Blues, B.B. King is still resting comfortably at home after his episode on Oct 3rd…. Don’t know when B.B. is headed back on the road, but I’m sure it will be soon.  But you can still see B.B. in this new Toyota commercial….It’s really cool.  Want to see it, go to bluestimeinthecity.com, and you’ll find the link on the bluesNews page….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8unft7p054Q

(Long on to bluestimeinthecity.com for the Audio Interview with Toni Green)

Toni Green is starting a new tour next week… …She’s going through France, and Italy…. ….We caught up with Toni and asked her about her upcoming event……

(Toni on start of Tour)

And when you Return, you’ll only have a month or so off…The first of the year, you start another tour….

How did this come about…..

You sound really excited about the upcoming adventure…

Well good luck on the tour, and thank you very much for hanging with us……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Birmingham Convention Complex

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Rosedale MD

Rosedale American Legion

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Buddy Guy

Elkhart IN

The Lerner

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

VFW

Sat, Oct 26

Sir Jonathan Burton, Roy C, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

Hampton Conference Center

Sat, Oct 26

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

Vick Allen, Nellie Tiger Travis, Bigg Robb, J-Wonn

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

T.K. Soul, Sir Charles, T.J. Hooker Taylor

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 11-12, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 11-12, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11-12, 2014

 

Blues Singer B.B. King Cancelled the remaining eight performances he had on his current tour….The reason is he is suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, according to a doctor.  According to his site, on October 3rd, he was performing in Chicago when he fell ill.  ….B.B. just celebrated a birthday, and is getting on up in age…..Our  Prayers and thoughts go out to B.B. King……. As of the production of this broadcast, he was resting well……. We’ll keep an eye on the great B.B. King and let you know how he’s progressing…..….

Aretha Franklin made the round of television last week.  That’s not unusual, but one of the things I noticed about the Queen of Soul on the Today Show was that she appeared so relaxed.  She was in what looked like jeans, with a sweater around her neck, and she looked so comfortable.  She was also on Letterman, and it was the same.  It’s just the relaxed and comfortable look that really struck me.  She’s pushing her new album, Aretha Sings the Great Diva Classics.  She even covered Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, which she sang on the Matt Laurer Portion of Today, and she did Etta James’ At Last on the Hoda and Kathy Lee portion….She really looked good, comfortable and relaxed…The Album will be out October 21st….You go girl….Did she ever get married???

Woman with Guitar is a book on the great Minnie Douglas out of Memphis Tennessee.  Minnie Douglas, known to the world as Memphis Minnie, one of the greatest blues guitarist during her time, was known for her abrasive style.  She didn’t take nothing off no man or no one else.  It was written by Paul and Beth Garon.  It goes into the history of her recordings, like her Bumble Bee Blues, Dirt Dauber Blues, I’m talking About You, What’s The Matter with the Mill, and hundreds of other blues songs she wrote and recorded.  She was an influence to Blues singers like Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Shines, Chuck Berry and many more. The book shows the power of the blues woman during difficult times, and how a black woman could live a life of froclic and fun….
She cut her last record in 1959, had a stroke and spent her last years in a nursing home.  She made the transition in 1973.  There was not a marker on her grave until 1996 when Bonnie Raitt paid for one to be put on her grave.  Great Read on the great Memphis Minnie….Mark Thompson did the review that’s on the BluesBlast Magazine site.  There’s a link on Bluestimeinthecity.com on the BluesNews page if you want to read more…..
http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/woman-with-guitar-memphis-minnies-blues-book-review/

Speaking of women in the blues, The Life and Music of Big Mama Thornton is also a great read.  Big Mama Thornton recorded Hound Dog in 1953, and three years later Elvis Presley did the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, and that got it…The song belonged to him.  This book details all of that and it tells about a night at the Apollo Theatre when Big Mama Thornton opened for Little Ester Phillips, but Little Ester never got a chance to perform because Big Mama tore down the house.  Big Mama Thornton was six feet tall and weighed 300 pounds. Needless to say, nobody messed with Big Mama Thornton.  A note here…It was Big Mama Thornton that told the late Johnny Ace to stop playing around with his gun, which tragically ended his life playing Russian Roulette…. Balls and Chains was a big hit forBig Mama until Janis Joplin covered it…..A link to this review is on Bluestimeinthecity.com, on the BluesNews Page…..
http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/big-mama-thornton-the-life-and-music-book-review/

 

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Oct 15

B.B. King

Munhall PA

Carnegie Music Hall

Wed Oct 15

Buddy Guy

Santa Rosa CA

Ruth Finley Person Theater

Fri, Oct 17

James Cotton

Bolivia NC

 

Fri, Oct 17

Tucka

Natchitoches LA

Ben Johnson Auditorium

Fri, Oct 17

Lil Ed and the Imperials

Minneapolis MN

Famous Dave’s

Sat, Oct 18

Avail Hollywood

Austin TX

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 18

Lacee, Jeff Floyd

Austin TX

Cool Breeze Blues Concert

Sat, Oct 18

T.K. Soul

Tunica MS

Casino Resorts

Sat, Oct 18

L.J. Echols, Wendell B.

Gulfport MS

Good Deeds Community Center

Sat, Oct 18

James Cotton

Spindale NC

Isothermal Community College

Sat, Oct 18

Sir Charles Jones

Newport AR

Silver moon

Sat, Oct 18

Buddy Guy

Oakland CA

Fox Theater

Sat, Oct 18

Joe Louis Walker

New Orleans

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mel Waiters

New Orleans LA

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mister Zay, Roy C. Dave Mack and Others

Jackson MS

Club Me and U

Sun, Oct 19

James Cotton

Durham NC

Carolina Theatre

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Jefferson Convention Complex

Fri, Oct 24

Joe Louis Walker

Sydney Australia

The Basement

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

The VFW

Sun, Oct 26

Roy C, Sir Jonathan Burton, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

The Hampton Conference Center

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 4-5, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: September 27-28, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: September 27-28, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2014

In Nashville on a couple of weeks ago, September 17th to be exact, the Americana Honours and Awards presented Taj Mahal with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He got the award for Performance.  Taj has been a mainstay of the blues for many decades, and he, along with other artists, were presented awards in different categories.  Congrats to Taj Mahal, and I’m gone paint my Mailbox Blue. The ceremony was held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Bobby Womack passed away in June, and now, sites are saying that Bobby was not in the best financial shape when he made the transition, and left a lot of debt for his family.  It’s reported that he owed 250K in back child support, and at least 400K in unpaid loans.  The sites are saying that the music rights and royalties will pay down some of the debt.  Pay down….The man had hundreds of songs.  A couple of songs should pay off everything.  To all on air personalities out there, get Bobby in your rotation.

There are some cruel people lurking in cyberspace out there and they are doing some nasty stuff.  It was reported last Monday that B.B. King had made the transition.  After about 1 million people saw the posting, they found that it was a hoax.  A RIP B.B. King was posted on a FaceBook page and had everyone going in circles.  There have been many hoaxes play on celebrities by pranksters in cyberspace, but as of the production of this show, the Thrill has not Gone. 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Oct 2

Buddy Guy

Houston TX

Bayou Music Center

Fri Oct 3

Joe Louis Walker

Cleveland OH

Wilbert’s

Sat Oct 4

Jeff Floyd, Bigg Robb, Shebia Potts Wright, Terry Wright, Omar Cunningham

Greenwood MS

Leflore County Civic Center

Sat Oct 4

Donnie Ray

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sat Oct 4

Avail Hollywood

Texarkana AR

Club Prime Time

Sat Oct 4

T.K. Soul

Greenwood MS

Harlow’s Casino

Sat, Oct 4

Ms Jody

Little Rock AR

Club Elevation

Sat, Oct 5

Buddy Guy

Tulsa OK

Brady Theater

Sat, Oct 11

T.K. Soul

Cordova TN

Mugshots

Sat Oct 11

James Cotton

Helena AR

King Biscuit Blues Fest

Mon, Oct 5

B.B. King

Charleston WV

Clay Center

Wed Oct 8

B.B. King

Torrington CT

Warner Theatre

Wed Oct 8

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Maryville TN

Brackins Blues Club

Thur Oct 9

James Cotton

Little Rock AR

Wildwood Park

Fri, Oct 10

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Atlanta GA

Blind Willie’s

Sat, Oct 11

T.K. Soul

Cordova TN

Mugshots

Sat, Oct 11

Ms Jody

Grenada MS

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 11

Bobby Rush, Diedra

Daytona FL

Daytona Blues Fest

Sat, Oct 11

Lacee

Mobile AL

Shell Bayou Elks Lodge

Sun, Mon, Oct 12-13

B.B. King

New York City

BB King Blues Club

Sun, Oct 12

Lil Ed

Daytona FL

Daytona Blues Festival

Sat, Oct 18

Avail Hollywood

Austin TX

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 18

T.K. Soul

Tunica MS

Casino Resorts

Sat, Oct 18

L.J. Echols

Gulfport MS

Good Deeds Community Center

Sat Oct 18

Joe Louis Walker

New Orleans  LA

Crescent Blues and BBQ

Sun, Oct 19

Mel Waiters

New Orleans LA

Crescent Blues and BBQ Festival

 

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 BluesNews and that’s Where They At….Where They At…..

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: September 20-21, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: September 13-14, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2014

I don’t know if you watch America’s Got Talent with Nick Cannon, but on watching it last week, I was very impressed by a young 12 year brat that did a rendition of I’d Rather Go Blind.  His name is Quantavius Johnson and he’s from Franklin Tennessee.  The good thing about the little brat is that, he nailed it.  The kid did one heck of a job with the song.  The little brat says he loves to sing with his grand mother.  He’s in the finals of AMT, and you can watch the show and vote to put him over the top…The little brat was really good….Got a standing ovation from the judges…..You go little brat….

Trudy Lynn has a new BCD entitled “Royal Oaks Blues Café.” I just played a cut from it…Effervescent Daddy……As of last weekend, it was the top selling blues album on the charts as compiled by Neilson SoundScan… Trudy is out of Houston, and she was the winner of the Jus Blues KoKo Taylor Award for 2013.  When Trudy puts on a show, she puts on a show….Congrats to Trudy and her success…..

The announcements were made for the Kennedy Center Inductions in December.  Among the receipts this year is the great Al Green.  Green will be joined by Lily Tomlin, Tom Hanks, Sting, and Patricia McBride.   Al’s first hit, Tired of Being Alone, hit the charts in 1971, and it was all uphill for Al, until the grits hit the fan.  He came back to gospel where he originally started and then back to R and B…… One thing is for sure with Al Green… He can definitely sing R & B, gospel, or anything else, and his music will live forever.  Great choice by the Kennedy Center.  The induction ceremony will take place Sunday, December 7th

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014

Lee Fields

Chicago

The Empty Bottle

Wed, Sept 17, 2014

Chuck Berry

St Louis

Blueberry Hill

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Lenny Williams

Pomona CA

Fairplex

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Buddy Guy

Hollywood FL

Hard Rock Cafe

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Kenne Wayne

Houston TX

Jones Plaza

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Avail Hollywood

Ms Jody

Greenville MS

Hollywood Palace

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Lil Ed

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Grady Champion

Clarksdale MS

Ground Zero

Fri, Sept 19, 2014

Vick Allen

Hazelhurst MS

O’Hara’s Spot

Sat, Sept 20, 2014

Sir Charles Jones

West Point MS

Bryan Union Hall

Sat, Sept 20, 2014

Willie Clayton

Bobby Rush

Grady Champion

Sweet Angel

Greenville MS

Washington County Convention Ctr

Sat, Sept 20, 2014

Tre Williams

Robert The Duke Tillman

Jackson MS

Elks Lodge

Sat, Sept 20, 2014

Buddy Guy

Clearwater Fl

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sat, Sept 20, 2014

Vick Allen,

Avail Hollywood

Jeff Floyd

Columbus Toy

Eldorado AK

Union County Fairgrounds

Sept 20, 2014

Lacee

Marion Junction AK

 

Fri, Sept 21, 2014

Joe Louis Walker

Denton TX

Denton Blues Fest

Wed, Sept 24, 2014

Buddy Guy

Atlanta GA

Cobb Energy Center

Wed, Sept 24, 2014

Vick Allen

Biloxi MS

Blues On the Bch

Sept 25-26, 2014

Lil Ed

Las Vegas NV

Big Blues Bender

Fri, Sept 26, 2014

B.B. King

Las Vegas NV

Rivera Hotel

Fri, Sept 26, 2014

Buddy Guy

Nashville TN

Schermerhorn Ctr

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottle Neck Blues Bar

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

Bobby Rush

Kansas City MO

Knuckleheads

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

Avail Hollywood

Bay Springs MS

Club Envy

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

B.B. King

Phoenix AZ

Comerica Theatre

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

Lacee

Brookville MS

 

Sat, Sept 27, 2014

Pat Brown

Jackson MS

Jones Corner

Sun, Sept 28, 2014

Ms Jody, L.J. Echols

Clinton MS

Craple Club Park

 

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…

 

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: September 6-7, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 6-7, 2014

Legendary Blues Artist, Joe Poonanny made the transition on August 27th …. He was born in Birmingham Alabama where his family lived across the street from a Blues Club.  He started out on playing the drums, because when he looked through the back door of the blues club, all he could see was the drummer.  So, he pursued the drums.  He ran night clubs and managed bands for about 30 years, but was not satisfied with that.  According to his bio on Malaco Records web site, he wanted to leave something with his name on it.  He teamed up with Waldoxy Records and Poonanny Be Still was recorded.  As he puts it, “People love knowing somebody’s else’s business.” That was his calling card.  Playing on words.  Poonanny Be Still became an instant hit, and others followed after that.  He was dubbed as the Godfather of the Chitlin Circuit.  His last album release was Brand New Cadillac….. Other albums recorded by Poonanny are  Grindin Man, That Baby ain’t Black Enough, Ponyrider and many more.  He was the best Blues Comedian out there.  His Going Home Celebration was September 3rd in Bessemer Alabama……

The brains behind One of the most informative Southern Soul web sites on the web, Southern Soul R & B.com, where I get a lot of my information from and is run by a guy that calls himself Daddy B. Nice, is have surgery soon.  We won’t get into the specifics, but we want to wish Daddy B. Nice a speedy recovery, and let him know that we’re sending up a bunch of em for him….Get well dude….You’re the best at what you do….

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Sept 8, 2014                         Candi Staton                                          London England                                   The Jazz Cafe

Sept 9, 2014                         Aretha Franklin                                                      Houston TX                            Arena Theatre

Sept 11, 2014                      Bobby Rush                                             New Orleans                        House of Blues

Sept 12, 2014                      Mel Waiters                                           San Antonio TX                    Highland Social Club

Sept 12, 2014                      Robert Cray, Buddy Guy                                    Telluride CO                          Blues and Brews Fest
                                                      Lee Fields, George Clinton

Sept 12-13, 2014               Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials    Chicago IL                               B.L.U.E.S.

Sept 12, 2014                      Columbus Toy, Chris Ivy                                    Belzoni MS                             Grown/Sexy Sports Bar

Sept 13, 2014                      Omar Cunningham                             Tyler TX                                                      The Meeting Place

Sept 13, 2014             Karen Wolfe, Sir Charles    Montgomery AL         Garrett Colliseum
J Wonn, T.K. Soul

Sept 16, 2014             Lee Fields                             Chicago IL                  The Empty Bottle

Sept 17, 2014             Chuck Berry                            St Louis MO               Blueberry Hill

Sept 19, 2014             Lenny Williams                    Pomona CA                Fairplex

Sept 19, 2014             Lacee                                      Baton Rouge            

Sept 19, 2014             Kenny Wayne                                    Houston TX                Jones Plaza  

Sept 19, 2014             Avail Hollywood, Ms Jody   Greenville MS                       Hollywood Palace

Sept 19, 2014             Grady Champion                  Clarksdale MS                      Ground Zero

Sept 19, 2014             Buddy Guy                             Hollywood FL                        Hard Rock Casino

Sept 20, 2014             Buddy Guy                             Clearwater FL                        Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sept 20, 2014             Sir Charles Jones                 West Point MS          Bryan Union Hall

Sept 20, 2014             Lacee                                      Port Gibson MS

Sept 20, 2014             Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush           Greenville MS                       Delta Blues Festival
Grady Champion, Sweet Angel

AND

Sept 20, 2014             Robert Tillman, Tre Williams        Jackson MS                Elks Lodge    

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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