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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 24-25, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 23-24, 2014

If you want to get in on The International Blues Challenge, you need to get your information in the the Blues Foundation now…The event will be held January 20-24, 2015 in Memphis Tennessee and bands from all over the world will be competing for what has been the launch of some great blues careers…. We have a link to the Foundation’s web site at btic.com, and you can get all the information there…..
www.blues.org

Johnny Winter final BCD will be out September 2nd….It’s called Step Back….Johnny made the transition (July 16, 2014 )…. Johnny worked with Muddy Waters for a long time, and he produced one of the greatest blues albums I’ve ever heard…It’s called Muddy Mississippi Waters Live…..A single has been released from the BCD and we have a link to the it on the BluesNews page of BluesTime In The City.  The single is called Can’t Hold Out and it’s done with Ben Harper….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpNPT-tnA0s

The House of Blues on Sunset Strip in LA will be no longer.  It’s being demolished to make room for a luxury hotel there.  The House of Blues has been operating there for over two decades.  Owners of the House of Blues says they will find a new home for the Blues Venue, but hasn’t been located yet.  House of Blues is not the only venue to get the boot… Larry Flynt’s Hustler Hollywood will also see the wrecking ball, along with other venues.  The HOB will operate at the facility for another 2 years, then, Boom….

We all know that the great comedian Robin Williams passed away a couple of weeks ago.  Well, besides being a great comedian, actor, host, you name it, Robin Williams was it, he could also sing the blues.  On the BluesNew page of BTIC, we have a link to a video where Robin is singing the blues along with Bill Bailey for the Prince of Whales……. It’s really good…and very funny….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPiTKXqUBug#t=18

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Aug 27th                          B.B. King                                                                         San Diego CA

Thur, Aug 28th                          B.B. King                                                                         Anaheim CA

Friday, August 29th                 JWonn, Dave Mack and others           Kosciuscko MS

Friday, August 29th                 Lacee                                                                               Charleston SC

Friday, August 29th                 Carl Sims, T.K. Soul, Ms Jody                                 Bastrop LA

Aug 29th                    Buddy Guy                                                                     Visalia CA

Saturday August 30th             Vick Allen, Avail Hollywood, Jeff         El Dorado AK
                                                      Floyd, Willie P, and Columbus Toy

Saturday, August 30th           Mel Waiters, Mel Waiters and                              Helena AK
                                                      Sweet Angel

Saturday, August 30th           Gina Brown and Lacee                                               Pensacola BCH FL

Saturday Aug 30th                   Millie Jackson                                                               Washington DC

Aug 30th                                      Willie Clayton                                                               Selma AL

Aug 30th                                      Joe Louis Walker                                                         Bedford TX

Aug 30th                                      Little Ed and the Blues Imperials                            St Louis MO

Saturday Aug 30th                   Wilson Meadows, Pat Cooley                                Woodford VA
                                                      Big G       

Saturday Aug 30th                   Lenny Williams                                                            Philadelphia PA

Saturday Aug 30th                   Roy C                                                                               Fairmont NC

Sunday Aug 31st                      Omar Cunningham                                                     Monroe LA

Sunday Aug 31st                      Kenne Wayne, L.J. Echols,                                      Monroe LA

Aug 31st                                      Willie Clayton                                                               Cordova TN

Aug 31st                                      B.B. King, Buddy Guy                                                 Tuscon AZ

Sunday Aug 31st                      T.K. Soul                                                                                           Shreveport LA

Sunday Aug 31st                      Nellie Tiger Travis, Bigg Robb                                 Stallo MS
                                                      Tre Williams

Sunday Aug 31st                      Jaye Hamer, Karen Wolfe                                        Memphis TN

Wed Sept 3rd                             Aretha Franklin                                                            Austin TX

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Friday Sept 5th                          Sir Charles Jones                                                          Tulsa OK

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity 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: July 26-27, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 26-27, 2014

We have some sad news to report…Blues great Johnny Winter passed away.  He made the transition on Wednesday July16th while on tour in Zurich.  Winter was a music prodigy, playing instruments like the clarinet at age 4.. For me, he will be best remembered for producing the greatest blues album ever recorded, according to me, Muddy Mississippi Waters Live in 1979.  He released more than 25 albums over his career, and ironically, he never won a Grammy.  In an interview last month with JournalStar.com, he was asked what he’d like his legacy to be…He simply replied, “I Just Hope I’m remembered as a Good Blues Musician.”  That you will Johnny….That you will….

They know who committed the crime… They know what was taken… But the question remains, how much?  In Chattanooga Tennessee at the Bessie Smith Museum and Cultural Center, following their annual fundraising “Bessie Smith Strut”, a thief broke into the safe and stole from 60 to 80 thousand dollars in cash.  Torrey Hines, an employee there, admitted to the heist and turned himself in.  The Center says that 89,000 dollars was taken.  But Hines says, it was not that much.  He brought back 39,000 dollars in a box, and he says he only spent 2500 dollars. That’s an almost 50,000 dollar discrepancy, all of this according to the Chattanooga Times.  Who are you gonna believe?  The distinguished, good hearted, honest, upstanding working burglar that stole the money and brought most of it back, or someone who allegedly  happen to leave over 80,000 dollars in cash in a desk drawer with the key in an unlocked safe for anyone to see. We’ll keep working on this case of the Missing Money Blues.  The Bessie Smith Cultural Center was named for the 1920’s Blues Artist, Bessie Smith, known as The Empress of The Blues who was born in Chattanooga in April of 1894.  In the words of one of Bessie’s songs, “Judge Judge Please Mr. Judge, Send somebody to the Lectric Chair.”  Or Lost Your Head Blues

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

July 28, 2014

Jackson MS

Nellie Tiger Travis

Bigg Robb

JWonn

Eddie Cotton

Grady Champion

Bobby Rush

July 31, 2014

Columbus OH

Aretha Franklin

July 31, 2014

Tunica MS

Theodis Ealey

August 1, 2014

Cortland NY

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

August 1, 2014

Tulsa OK

Mel Waiters

August 2, 2014

Wake County NC

Roy C

Sir Jonathan Burton

L.J. Echols

August 2, 2014

Tunica MS

Latimore

Calvin Richardson

Karen Wolfe

Denise LaSalle

August 2, 2014

Dayton OH

Bigg Robb

August 2, 2014

Mobile AL

O.B. Buchana

Mr. David

Lebrado

T.K. Soul

August 10, 2014

Birmingham

Theodis Ealey

August 11-18, 2014

Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Aspen and Grand Junction CO

B.B. King

 

Know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time? Email us at ro@bluestime in the city and let us know Where They At.  And that my friends is all the new I have for this weekend..

 

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 12-13, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
JULY 12-13, 2014
It is time for the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues for the weekend of July 12-13, 2014…..The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place 31st through August 2nd….On the phone with us is Mr. Charles Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Jus Blues Music Foundation… And Mr. Mitchell, welcome to BluesTime In the City…… You have a big event coming up very soon….Tell us a little bit about it……
(Radio Interview Questions with Charles Mitchell)(To Hear Interview, go to BluesTimeInTheCity.com for Show #828)
Mr. Mitchell, exactly what do you do at this conference….
For the person that listening to BTIC right now, why should they come to this awards Program…
I was at your conference a couple of years ago, and you recognized a guy by the name of Milton Hopkins out of Houston Texas…He got on stage and said, “I’ve been in this business for 70 years, and no one has ever recognized me for playing the blues.” That really opened my eyes….
And you’re also honoring Ms. Denise LaSalle who is celebrating a birthday next week on July 15th…
That sounds good…Give us your web site Mr. Mitchell for more information….
Thanks Mr. Mitchell for joining us on BTIC….
We have a link to the Jus Blues Web Site on the BluesNews Page on BluesTime In The City.com…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT: We have run out of time so you can find out Where They At on the BluesNews Page…….
Friday, July 18, 2014. O’Hara’s Spot (formerly Club O’Hara), 242 Monticello, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Kim Cole’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.T.K. Soul, Stevie J., Napoleon, Mr. Sam, Ms. Genii and many more.Doors open at 9 pm. BYOB.

Friday, July 18, 2014. Patterson Civic Center, 116 Cotten Road, Patterson, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour.Tucka, Jeff Caillier.

Friday, July 18, 2014. Central City Complex, 609 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, Mississippi. Jesse Graham, Dee Bradley, Audrey Turner. 601-352-9075.

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm.

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Neshoba County Coliseum, Philadelphia, Mississippi. 1st Annual Southern Soul and Blues Bash. T.K. Soul, Wilson Meadows, Vick Allen, Krishunda Echols. 601-504-3259.

8 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., Charleston, South Carolina.S.W.V. 310-770-0586.

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Alexander Fulton Hotel, 701 4th Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour. Tucka, Jeff Floyd, Columbus Toy.

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Attala County Coliseum, 550 Hwy. #12, Kosciusko, Mississippi. Blues Fest 2014. L.J. Echols, LaMorris Williams, Larry Milton, Adrena and more. Contact Antonio Brooks at: 601-665-3519.

7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.Bobby Rush. 202-787-1000.

12 pm, Thursday, July 24, 2014. MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, New York. BAM R&B Festival. Bobby Rush.

Friday, July 25, 2014. The Lighthouse Jazz Cafe, 701 S. Gloster, Tupelo, Mississippi. T. K. Soul. 662-840-0118.

9 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014. William H. Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. Doors open 7 pm. BYOB. 225-241-4556.

7 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. McNabb City Park, McNabb, Arkansas. Avail Hollywood.

Saturday, July 26, 2014. The 4H Fairgrounds, 15117 S. Ironwood, South Bend, Indiana. St. Joseph County Fair. T. K. Soul, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, Ms. Jody, JoJo Murray and more. 219-291-4870.

Saturday, July 26, 2014. Southern University Minidome, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capital City Blues Festival. Tucka, Lebrado, Kenne Wayne.

July 26, 2014. Mr. J’s 2, 12552 Guiteau Mill Rd., Fluker, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. 985- 747-0470.

2 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland. Lamont’s 24th Anniversary.Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Hardway Connection, Gridloc Band and more. 301-283-0225. Gates open at 12 Noon. Rain or shine.

4 pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Sawmill Field (The Bottom), 358 Sawmill Road, Highland Home, Alabama. Blues In The Bottom. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright.Gates open at 11 am.

6 pm, Monday, July 28, 2014. The Jackson Marriott, 200 E. Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. The Jackson Music Awards. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Vick Allen, Bigg Robb, JWonn, Eddie Cotton, Grady Champion, Stevie J. and more. Honorees: Zac Harmon, Bobby Rush. 601-969-5100.

7 pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Aretha Franklin.

Friday, August 1, 2014. Tulsa Raceway Park, 3101 N. Garnett, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mel Waiters.

5 pm, Saturday, August 2, 2014. Scoot Upchurch’s Barn & Ranch, 2318 Broughton Road & 6418 Dealous Road, Riley Hills Community-Wake County, North Carolina. Down Home Southern Soul Blues Fest & 75th Roy C. Birthday. Roy C, The Love Doctor, Sir Jonathan Burton, Walt Luv, L.J. Echols. Gates open at 12 Noon, rain or shine.

Saturday, August 2, 2014. Horseshoe Casino Resort, 1021 Casino Center Drive, Tunica/Robinsonville, Mississippi. Jus’ Blues Award Juke Joint Concert. Latimore, Calvin Richardson, Karen Wolfe. 800-303-7463.
If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us 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….
For More concert information, click the link below.

http://www.southernsoulrnb.com/calendar_mailbag2008.cfm

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 5-6, 2014

THE BLEUSNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
JULY 5-6, 2014

 

The biggest story this weekend is it’s the 4th of July weekend.  There are celebrations going on everywhere.  So, please be careful with the fireworks, and whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.  Want you back next weekend…..Have big fun, listen to the Blues, but don’t drink and drive…..

Voting is now open in several categories to determine the best blues artists for Blues Blast Magazine’s 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards.  The ceremony  will be held in October of this year.  The voting begins July 15th, and runs through September 15th.  The voting is open to the public, and all you have to do is go on line and vote.  We have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com.  Some of the categories are Contemporary Blues album, Traditional Blues Album, Soul Blues Album, Rock Blues Album, Blues DVD Recording and many more. Again, voting begins July 15th and runs through September 15th…..

 

 

And speaking of Awards, The Jus Blues Music Foundation Awards and Conference will take place July 31st through August 2nd… Honorees will include Cash McCall, Marie Dixon, TuTu Jones, Craten Ammer Sr, and many other well deserving makers and shakers in the Blues.  The weekend will belong to Denise LaSalle, who will be honored for her many years of contributions to the blues.  There’s a link to all the activities at BluesTimeIntheCity.com…

www.jusblues.org

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

 

6:30 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014. Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Bud Light Stage at Taste of Chicago. Stan Mosley. 

Friday, July 11, 2014. Manhattan Club, 2715 Meadow St., Dallas, TexasL.J. Echols. 214-421-3213. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Ave., Yazoo City, Mississippi. 1st Annual Divas In The Making Southern Soul Blues Concert. Vick Allen, Lacee, Tre Williams. Dress to impress. 601-573-0821. 662-746-9985. 

July 12, 2014~B.B. King~Syracuse New York~Syracuse Jazz Festival

 

9 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Morris Booker Bldg., 800 North Norwood St., Dermott, Arkansas. 1st Annual Blues & Motorcycle Extravaganza. T. K. Soul, Sweet Angel, Nathaniel Kimble. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 2 pm. Motorcycle rally begins at 3 pm. 662-820-7323. 

3 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Jean Klock Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mr. Lee’s Old School Blues Fest.Denise LaSalle, The Zapp Band, Chick Rodgers, Mr. Lee and many more. Gates open at 12 Noon. 708-369-0998. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Promenade Park, Downtown, Toledo, OhioMel Waiters. 

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, Michigan.Aretha Franklin. 248-377-0100. 

9:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. George County Fairgrounds, Lucedale, MississippiKenne Wayne. Doors open 8 pm. 601-530-2745. 

July 17, 2014~B.B. King~Washington DC~Warner Theatre

 

Friday, July 18, 2014. O’Hara’s Spot (formerly Club O’Hara), 242 Monticello, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Kim Cole’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.T.K. Soul, Stevie J., Napoleon, Mr. Sam, Ms. Genii and many more.Doors open at 9 pm. 

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Alexander Fulton Hotel, 701 4th Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour. Tucka, Jeff Floyd, Columbus Toy. 

7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC. Bobby Rush. 202-787-1000. 

12 pm, Thursday, July 24, 2014. MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, New York. BAM R&B Festival. Bobby Rush. 

Friday, July 25, 2014. The Lighthouse Jazz Cafe, 701 S. Gloster, Tupelo, MississippiT. K. Soul. 662-840-0118.

9 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014. William H. Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. Doors open 7 pm. BYOB. 225-241-4556. 

7 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. McNabb City Park, McNabb, ArkansasAvail Hollywood. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014. The 4H Fairgrounds, 15117 S. Ironwood, South Bend, Indiana. St. Joseph County Fair. T. K. Soul, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, Ms. Jody, JoJo Murray and more. 219-291-4870. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014. Southern University Minidome, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capital City Blues Festival. Tucka, Lebrado, Kenne Wayne. 

July 26, 2014. Mr. J’s 2, 12552 Guiteau Mill Rd., Fluker, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. 985- 747-0470. 

2 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland. Lamont’s 24th Anniversary.Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Hardway Connection, Gridloc Band and more. 301-283-0225. Gates open at 12 Noon. Rain or shine. 

4 pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Sawmill Field (The Bottom), 358 Sawmill Road, Highland Home, Alabama. Blues In The Bottom. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright. Gates open at 11 am. 

 

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6 pm, Monday, July 28, 2014. The Jackson Marriott, 200 E. Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. The Jackson Music Awards. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Vick Allen, Bigg Robb, JWonn, Eddie Cotton, Grady Champion, Stevie J. and more. Honorees: Zac Harmon, Bobby Rush. 601-969-5100. 

 

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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http://www.southernsoulrnb.com/calendar_mailbag2008.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 28-29, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
         FOR JUNE 28-29, 2014

 

“Bittersweet” is a documentary film that’s in the making on Sugar Pie DeSanto.  Her real name is Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.  The film is based on the life of Sugar Pie, and her 4 feet 11 inch frame that gave her the title of Little Miss Dynamite.  She’s written over 100 songs and opened for years for James Brown, Jackie Wilson and many other greats.  Jackie Wilson use to say, when she opens for him, he had to take it Higher.  She was just that explosive on the stage.  She would have people standing on the tables dancing.  This is something I did not know.  Sugar Pie grew up in San Francisco in a house of 11 children that one time included Etta James in their home.  Remember the song In The Basement by Sugar Pie and Etta?? It’s makes sense to me now….The film will be out sometimes next year, and we will keep you abreast of its’ release.  For More information, we have a link on the BluesNews page at BluesTime in the City.com….
http://www.sugarpiedocumentary.com/

And speaking of films, The Funk Don’t Quit….Get on Up, the story of James Brown will be in theatres on August 1st.. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, and is directed by Tate Taylor.  He directed The Help.  One of the producers of this film is non other than Mick Jagger….Ralph Tresvant is appearing in the film as Sam Cooke.  Dan Akroyd and Viola Davis are also in the film. Should be very interesting… It’s getting great reviews.  You can see the trailer by logging on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..There is a Link there…..Good God….
http://www.getonupmovie.com/

And check this out….Keb Mo and his wife went to Therapy…This according to AARP Magazine.  Keb Mo said, in an intense weekend of counseling with his wife, he came up with some tunes that became the thematic core of his new album, BluesAmericana, this according to the AARP article.  Keb said they got down and dirty during the sessions, which was all about renewing their commitments….. He says that his wife was concerned about airing their emotions to the public through the songs, but Keb told her of Singing the Blues “This is not a business for caring what people think….” One of the songs I really like on the BCD is called “Move.”  He says, “got nowhere to go, it’s time to move……” That article is in the latest edition of AARP Magazine…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thursday, July 3, 2014. Oak Palace, 580 Stewart St., Holly Springs, Mississippi. Bikers’ Night Midnight Musical. T.K. Soul, Bobby Rush.901-355-7318. 

Friday, July 4, 2014. Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 N. Washington St., Forrest City, Arkansas.T. K. Soul.870-633-0041. 

3:30 pm, July 4, 2014. Rocking Chair Ranch, 2315 St. Augustine Rd., Dallas, TexasKenne Wayne, Columbus Toy, Pat Cooley, Real Brown Sugar.Doors open at 2 pm. 214-552-1728. BYOB. 

8 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas. Independence Bash. Betty Wright, Omar Cunningham, Benito.Doors open at 7 pm. 870-866-7441. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Nolan Norman Memorial Park, Wisner, LouisianaT. K. Soul. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Biloxi Community Center, Howard Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Diva Ball/Blues Concert. Jimmy Ja, Lacee, Lebrado.Doors open at 8 pm. 228-547-1151. 

Saturday July 5, 2014. Event Park, Brazzel Hill Rd., Atmore, Alabama. Summerfest 2014. Mr. David, Lil’ Jimmie, Mr. Zay. For more info, call DJ Rabb: 251-253-3326. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Club Me & U, 820 Cooper Road (Candlestick Shopping Center), Suite H, Jackson, MississippiBilly “Soul” Bonds, Pat Brown, Willie B., Angel Faye Russell. 601-878-1846. Doors open at 7 pm. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Thomas Wicker Place (Festival Grounds), 8651 Highway 10, Greensburg, Louisiana. Summer Fest. Theodis Ealey, Ms. Jody, L.J. Echols, Tucka and more.225-222-6711. 

6:30 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014. Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Bud Light Stage at Taste of Chicago. Stan Mosley. 

Friday, July 11, 2014. Manhattan Club, 2715 Meadow St., Dallas, TexasL.J. Echols. 214-421-3213. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Ave., Yazoo City, Mississippi. 1st Annual Divas In The Making Southern Soul Blues Concert. Vick Allen, Lacee, Tre Williams. Dress to impress. 601-573-0821. 662-746-9985. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Morris Booker Bldg., 800 North Norwood St., Dermott, Arkansas. 1st Annual Blues & Motorcycle Extravaganza. T. K. Soul, Sweet Angel, Nathaniel Kimble. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 2 pm. Motorcycle rally begins at 3 pm. 662-820-7323. 

3 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Jean Klock Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mr. Lee’s Old School Blues Fest.Denise LaSalle, The Zapp Band, Chick Rodgers, Mr. Lee and many more. Gates open at 12 Noon. 708-369-0998. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Promenade Park, Downtown, Toledo, OhioMel Waiters. 

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, Michigan.Aretha Franklin. 248-377-0100. 

9:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. George County Fairgrounds, Lucedale, MississippiKenne Wayne. Doors open 8 pm. 601-530-2745. 

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm. 

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7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871. 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: June 21-22, 2013

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 21-22, 2014

That’s James Victor Jimmy Scott, known to the jazz and blues world as Little Jimmy Scott….Our condolences go out to his family…. He passed away on the 12th at his home in Las Vegas….Little Jimmy Scott was active in the musical world from 1945 until his passing a couple of weeks ago…. He had this very high contralto voice which was due to what is called Kallmann’s Syndrome.  His growth was stunted because of it, and he was four feet eleven inches until he was 37 years old…Then, he grew another eight inches to five feet seven…This is something that will probably never be done again, and was done by Little Jimmy Scott….He performed at President Dwight David Eisenhower’s inauguration in 1953, and 40 years later, he performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993…At both inaugurations, he sung the song, Why Was I Born…..Little Jimmy Scott was 88 when he made the transition…

There is a new BCD and DVD out by Bobby Rush and Dr. John called Decisions… This is the first time they have recorded together, but the reason why they did it is very unique.  They did it in New Orleans because of the violent crime there.  Murders in particular… Bobby makes it clear that New Orleans is not being singled out, but Both Dr. John and Bobby have history there pertaining to what’s going on.  On the DVD, there is a video of the song Another Murder down in New Orleans, and it’s so clever how they put it together.  It’s a live performance with Bobby and Dr. John but they weave animation of Bobby, Dr. John, the band and the background singers…It is really really cool.  You have got to see this….It is very nicely done……We’ll post this video on BTIC.com….

This has nothing to do with the Blues, unless it’s not happening to you…But we have got to congratulate The greatest basketball player ever, Mr. Michael Jordan… It was announced in Forbes magazine that he has joined the club that some of our listeners are in…The Billionaires Club….Michael is a Billionaire…Along with some of you….Congrats to Michael Jordan….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, June 27, 2014. Couples Entertainment Center, 4511 Byrd Drive, Jackson, Mississippi. LaMorris Williams Birthday Bash. LaMorris Williams, Cupid, Krishaunda Echols. 601-923-9977. 

8 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. The Bryan Union Hall, 400 Cow Palace Road, Westpoint, MississippiVick Allen, Calvin Richardson. Doors open at 7 pm. 

Friday, June 27, 2014. Cypress Casino, 832 Martin Luther Dr., Charenton, LouisianaMel Waiters, Maze. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 Wabash, Chicago, IllinoisCharlie Brown. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CaliforniaLee Fields. 415-346-6000. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. Cafe 450, Hotel Capitol Park, 450 Capitol Ave., Atlanta, GeorgiaTotal Package Band. 404-591-2000. 

June 27, 2014~Joe Louis Walker~Aurora IL~Blues On The Fox

June 28, 2014~Buddy Guy~Okmulgee OK~Science Museum Oklahoma

June 28, 2014~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials~Chicago IL~B.L.U.E.S.

Saturday, June 28, 2014. Gum Springs Riding Club, Douglasville, TexasT. K. Soul. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014. New World Landing, 600 South Palafax St., Pensacola, FloridaPeggy Scott-Adams’ Birthday Party. Peggy Scott-Adams, Dee Bradley, Vick Allen, Will Easley. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014. Lake Charles Civic Center Arena, Lake Charles, Louisiana. “An Evening with Mel Waiters.” Mel Waiters, Maze. 

9 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014. American Legion Hall, 12188 River Rd, St. Rose, LouisianaJeff Floyd.504-559-4292. 

7 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Carl Perkins Civic Center, 400 S. Highland, Jackson, TennesseeSir Charles Jones, Sheba Potts-Wright and more. 731-425-8580. 

9 pm, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Joe’s Place, 313 Carrollton Avenue, Greenwood, MississippiKlass Band Brotherhood. Doors open at 6 pm. 662-897-1000. 

Friday, July 4, 2014. Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 N. Washington St., Forrest City, Arkansas.T. K. Soul.870-633-0041. 

8 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas. Independence Bash. Betty Wright, Omar Cunningham, Benito.Doors open at 7 pm. 870-866-7441. 

(Day), Saturday, July 5, 2014. Nolan Norman Memorial Park, Wisner, LouisianaT. K. Soul. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Biloxi Community Center, Howard Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Diva Ball/Blues Concert. Jimmy Ja, Lacee, Lebrado.Doors open at 8 pm. 228-547-1151. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Thomas Wicker Place, Hwy. 10, Greensburgh, LouisianaTheodis Ealey. 

Saturday July 5, 2014. Event Park, Brazzel Hill Rd., Atmore, Alabama. Summerfest 2014. Mr. David, Lil’ Jimmie, Mr. Zay. For more info, call DJ Rabb: 251-253-3326. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Club Me & U, 820 Cooper Road (Candlestick Shopping Center), Suite H, Jackson, MississippiBilly “Soul” Bonds, Pat Brown, Willie B., Angel Faye Russell. 601-878-1846. Doors open at 7 pm. 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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: June 14-15, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 14-15, 2014

The voting for the Living Blues Magazine awards is going on right now.  We have a link to the Living Blues Ballot page on the BluesNews Page of BluesTime in the City.com… Some of the Categories are Blues Artist of the Year, male and female, Outstanding Musician, Guitar, Piano, and Harmonica Player, Best Live Performer, Blues Album, Blues DVD, Blues Book, and a few others.  There are very few Southern Artist on this ballot list.  There is Bobby Rush, Ike and Tina, Joe Simon, Johnny Rawls, Latimore and a few more…And one of the Books nominated is by David Whiteus, Southern Soul Blues, which we have talked about before…..  As mentioned, there’s a link to the ballot sheet on BTIC.com…..
https://livingblues.speedsurvey.com/survey

An estimated 500,000 people are packed into Grant Park this weekend for the 2014 Chicago Blues festival…It started Friday, and will end on Sunday Night….The financial impact for businesses alone from last year was estimated to be around 50 million dollars…..Counting the tax revenues for the City of Chicago, it went much higher.  Even though the Blues Festival is free to attend, with so many acts, the City and its’ citizens get paid in a Big Way.  The Chicago Blues Festival is absolutely the best Blues Festival in the entire world…..Just a little Blues News stuff for other great cities to think about…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, June 20, 2014~Vick Allen~Selma AL~Elks Lodge

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Avail Hollywood, L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, Andre Lee
~Ruston LA~Ruston Civic Center

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Mel Waiters, Lacee Reed~Mt. Pleasant SC~Omar Shrine Temple

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Vick Allen, Theodis Ealey, Napoleon, Ms. Genii, Falisa JaNaye~Junteenth Heritage Festival~Meridian MS~Down Meridian

Saturday, June 21, 2014~T.K. Soul~Odessa TX~Woodson Community Park

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Lenny Williams~Robinsonville MS~Tunica Resorts Sam’s Town Casinos

Saturday, June 21, 2014~The Pointer Sisters~Kansas City MO~Sprint Center

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials~Fort Smith AR~Fort Smith Riverfront Bluesfest

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Baytown TX~Rue Davis, Kenne Wayne and others~Déjà vu Showcase

Wednesday, June 25, 2014~Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials~Comstock Park MI~Budweiser Blues on the Mall

Thursday, June 26, 2014~Buddy Guy~Rochester NY~Various Venues

Friday, June 27, 2014~Jackson MS~LaMorris Williams and Cupid~Couples Entertainment Center

Friday, June 27, 2014~Westpoint MS~Vick Allen and Calvin Richardson~Bryan Union Hall

Friday, June 27, 2014~Mel Waiters~Charenton LA~Cypress Casino

Friday, June 27, 2014~Lee Fields~San Francisco CA~The Fillmore

Saturday, June 28, 2014~T.K. Soul~Douglasville TX~Gum Springs Riding Club

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Peggy Scott-Adams, Vick Allen, Will Easley, Dee Bradley~Pensacola FL~New World Landing

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Lake Charles LA~Mel Waiters, Maze~Lake Charles Civic Center Arena

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Jeff Floyd~St Rose, LA~American Legion Hall

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Jackson TN~Sir Charles Jones, Sheba Potts-Wright~Carl Perkins Civic Center

Sunday, June 29, 2014~Greenwood MS~Klass Band Brotherhood~Joe’s Place

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: May 31-June 1

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2014

Angela Bassett, the gorgeous actress that portrayed Tina Turner better than Tina Turner could have done it in the movie, What’s Love Got To Do With it, will direct the upcoming biopic on Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown for Lifetime Television.  The film will follow Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown throughout their relationship .  The movie is set to air in 2015, and the cast has not been assembled as of yet.  Whitney Houston died in 2012… Bobby is still performing.  You know, I think Angela could play that role to a T.. She starred with Whitney in the 1995 hit movie, Waiting to Exhale…. Bobby Bobby Bobby….

The Blues Foundation is taking nominations for board members… If you are interested in becoming a member of the board, and you are a current member, we have a link to their site right here on BTIC.com…..on the BluesNews Page
http://www.blues.org/2014/05/board-of-directors-election-coming/

The Jus Blues Music Foundation is gearing for their big awards and music conference happening from July 31st through August 2nd…. The conference will take place in Tunica Mississippi….The conference top honoree this year is the Queen of the Blues, Denise LaSalle….. In just a minute, She has the honor of singing our Lying and Cheating Blues song for this week…. Other honorees are Tutu Jones, Marie Dixon, Marie Dixon, Melvin Jackson and Craten Armmer Sr…. I know that guy…Craten Armmer… Good Choice….For more information of the Jus Blues Music Awards, there’s a link at BTIC.com on the Blues News Page…..
http://www.jusblues.org/home.html

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

7 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014. Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale St., Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Music Monday.Sweet Angel. Free. 901-529-0007. Doors open at 6 pm. 

June 5, 2014~Buddy Guy~Bridgeport CT~The Klein

8 pm, Friday, June 6, 2014. Club Climax, Old Highway 49 S, Wiggins, MississippiL.J. Echols. 

June 6, 2014~B.B. King ~Tunica Resorts MS~Gold Strike Casino

June 6, 2014~Buddy Guy~Montclair NJ~The Wellmont Theatre

8 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. The Farm, 419 East Union St., Minden, LouisianaT.K. Soul, L.J. Echols. 

June 7, 2014~B.B. King~Biloxi MS~Beau Rivage Theatre

Saturday, June 7, 2014. Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Pine Bluff Blues Fest 2014.Sir Charles Jones, Jeff Floyd, Sheba Potts-Wright, T.J. Hooker Taylor and more. Gates open at 1 pm. 870-534-4177. See Festival Website. 

 

3 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Greenwood Fairgrounds, 421 Hwy. 221, Greenwood, Mississippi.  1st Annual Upstate Music Festival.Theodis Ealey, Clarence Carter, Mel Waiters, Millie Jackson, Lacee, Lakeside, VIC. 704-210-4159, 301-346-4945, 443-600-2200. 

6 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Regency Hotel & Conference Center (near Mississippi Fairgrounds off I-55), 400 Greymont St., Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers Homecoming Celebration. Grady Champion, Bobby Rush, Jesse Robinson, Doctor Dee, Ms. Jody, Dan Ackroyd, Vick Allen, Eddie Cotton, Robert “The Duke” Tillman, Reverend Joe A. Washington & The Gabriel Tones. 601-948-5835. Doors open at 4 pm. 

June 8, 2014~Buddy Guy~Chattanooga TN~Riverbend Festival Grounds

June 10, 2014~B.B. King~Houston TX~House of Blues

June 10, 2014~Buddy Guy~Falls Church VA~The State Theatre

7:30 pm & 9 pm, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Navy Pier, Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Blues Festival Preview Events. Nellie “Tiger” Travis. 

June 13, 2014~James Cotton~Henderson KY~W.C. Handy Blues Festival

11 am-9:30 pm. Daily, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 13-15, 2014. Millennium Park, Grant Park, Jackson & Columbus, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Blues FestivalVick Allen (4 pm, Friday); Nellie “Tiger” Travis (4:14 pm, Saturday); Willie Clayton (6:55 pm, Saturday); Pat Brown (2:30 pm, Sunday); Dorothy Moore (4 pm, Sunday). See complete schedule atChicago Blues Festival website. Free.

8 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hope Community Center, 800 S. Mockingbird Lane, Hope, Arkansas.Avail Hollywood. 

8 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Wolf Creek Ampitheater, 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, GeorgiaMs. Jody, Mel Waiters. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014. Terry’s Event Center, 200 Martin Luther King, West Memphis, Arkansas. Calvin E. Mack, Jr. Birthday Celebration. Sweet Angel.870-733-4695. Doors open at 7 pm. 

5 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Pensacola Interstate Fair, Interstate 10 Exit #7, Pensacola, FloridaL.J. Echols. 

8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15, 2014. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New YorkAretha Franklin. 212-247-4777. 

Friday, June 20, 2014. Elks Lodge, 4304 Water Ave., Selma, Alabama.Vick Allen. 

8 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St., Ruston, Louisiana. 2 Legit’s 3rd Annual All White Affair. Avail Hollywood, L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, Andre Lee. 318-280-6271, 870-866-7441, 318-251-8613. Doors open at 7 pm. 

 

9 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriot Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, South CarolinaMel Waiters, Lacee. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014. Downtown, Meridian, MississippiVick Allen, Napoleon, Ms. Genii….Theodis Ealey 

Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Woodson Community Park, Odessa, TexasT. K. Soul. 

AND

Saturday, June 21, 2014. Sam’s Town Casino, 1477 Casino Strip Resort Blvd., Tunica Resorts, Robinsonville, MississippiLenny Williams. 662-363-0711. 

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: May 17-18, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 17-18, 2014

The Blues Music Awards finished up last weekend in Memphis Tennessee…Among the winners were….Eddie Shaw, Instrumentalist for Horn….Bobby Rush for Soul Blues Album for Down in Louisiana….Irma Thomas…Soul Blues Female Artist….James Cotton for Traditional Blues Male Artist…John Nemeth…Soul Blues Male Artist…. And the Traditional Blues Album was Remembering Little Walter featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite and many others harmonica players….You can see the complete list at BTIC.com…There’s a Link on the BluesNews Page…
www.blues.org/

The King Biscuit Blues Festival has announced it’s line up for their October Blues Festival..This is one of the big one every year….It’s held for three days on the Columbus Day weekend and it’s named for the blues radio program, King Biscuit Time.  It’s held in Helena Arkansas and thousands and thousands of blues fans show up every year for this blues event on the banks of the Mississippi…The link to the line up is on the BluesNews page at BTIC.com….
www.americanbluesscene.com or www..blues-fests.com/

And if you’re in the Chicago area the weekend of May 30 and 31st, Dominican University will host the Blues and the Spirit Symposium.  It’s titled Blues Across the Generations….They will focus on the broad conception on The African American Blues legacy.  The theme of “Blues Impurities” embraces the music’s cultural heritage as well as the contemporary expressions of the Blues aesthetic that transcend narrow boundaries and definitions, according to the web site.  And, I have no idea of what they’re talking about.  Scholars, prominent musicologists, writers, musicians,  and industry leaders will be featured on panels and the conference is open to all.  The featured speaker is Tricia Rose, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity  in America and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University……OK…

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, May 23, 2014~Louisville KY~Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, Sir Charles, Theodis Ealey and Latimore

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Birmingham AL~Diedra, Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Shirley Brown

Saturday, May 24~Charenton LA~B.B. King

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Philadelphia MS~Omar Cunningham, Ms Jody

Saturday, May 24, 2914~Waynesboro MS~T.K. Soul

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Hutsville AL~Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Frankie Beverly and Maze

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Bentonia MS~Vick Allen

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Indian Head, MD~Ms Jody, Mel Waiters

Sunday, May 25, 2014~T.K. Soul~Macon GA

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Louisville MS~Tre Williams

Friday, May 23, 2014~Atlanta GA~Theresa Hightower~Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead

Tuesday, May 27, 2014~Knoxville TN~B.B. King

Wednesday, May 28, 2014~Columbus OH~B.B. King

Wednesday, May 28, 2014~Lincoln NE~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Friday, May 30, 2014~Rockford IL~B.B. King

Friday, May 30, 2014~Atlanta GA~Theresa Hightower~Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead

Saturday, May 30-31, 2014~Philadelphia PA~Joe Louis Walker

Saturday, May 30, 2014~Phoenix AZ~James Cotton

Saturday, May 31, 2014~Joliet IL~B.B. King

AND

Saturday, May 31, 2014~El Dorado AK~Mel Waiters, Ms Jody, Ghetto Cowboy, Chris Ivy

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at anytime, 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: May 10-11, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 10-11, 2014

Latimore appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last Monday Night.   Latimore played with Quest Love and The Roots Band throughout the program.  Lat sang a few of his songs through the break, and played his trusty keyboard for a major portion of the program.  Jimmy Fallon did plug his latest album The Best of Latimore.   They are really good at featuring artists with The Roots Band, regardless of musical genre.

The 35th Blues Music Awards were held in Memphis this past week.  At the time of putting this show together, we did not have a list of the winners, but we will let you know who won next weekend.  Three Saxophone players were inducted into the hall of fame.  They were Big Jay McNeeley, Eddie Shaw and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson.  This is the 35th year of the Blues Music Awards, and in the prior 34 years, they only had one blues sax player inducted.  That was Louis Jordan.  This year alone, they have four.  If you want to know more, there is a link on BTIC.com.  If not, we’ll have all the winners next weekend.
www.blues.org

The Life of Riley hit theaters nationwide on May 21st.  The Life of Riley is a documentary film on the life of the King of the Blues, B.B. King.  It will be on Video On Demand June 1st, and on Blu-Ray on June 17th.  The director is Jon Brewer, who worked closely with B.B. to create this powerful film.  This film on B.B. takes you through his times of racism, the humiliation of segregation, B.B. working in the cotton field, and all the issues and problems he overcame to become the undeniable king of the blues.  A plethora of stars appears in the film to talk about B.B. such as Bill Cosby, Bono, Buddy Guy, Bruce Willis, Ringo Starr, George Benson, Morgan Freeman, the late Bobby Blue Bland, and many many more.  I will see the film soon, and I do plan to take the 14 year old to see it.  The soundtrack for the film is also available now, and  features recordings that’s never been made public.  Should be great viewing…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

May 17, 2014~Buddy Guy~Dana Point CA~Doheny State Beach

May 17, 2014~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials~Chicago IL~Legend’s

May 18, 2014~James Cotton~Dana Point CA~Doheny State Beach

Sunday, May 18, 2014. Goodlyfe Live, 1014 E. Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas. T. K. Soul. 901-736-8516.

May 22, 2014~B.B. King~Santonio TX~San Antonio Theatre

Friday, May 23, 2014. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th Ave.,Louisville, Kentucky. Down Home Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey, Latimore.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Fair Park Arena, 2231 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham, Alabama. The First Annual Blues Explosion. Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Shirley Brown, DieDra.

5 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2014. McIntosh Farms, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Omar Cunningham, Ms. Jody.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. City Auditorium, 1008 Benton St., Waynesboro, Mississippi. T. K. Soul. 601-735-4874.

May 24, 2014~B.B. King~Charenton LA~Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Huntsville Dragway, 502 Quarter Mountain Road, Huntsville, Alabama ..18th Annual Old School & Blues Festival. Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mystikal and more.

3 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Bentonia, Mississippi. 7th Annual Rose Hill Cookout. Vick Allen, Roosevelt Robinson Jr., Ms. Genii. 662-590-2073.

5 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. American Legion Post 150, 43345 Livingston Rd., Indian Head, Maryland.Ms. Jody, Mel Waiters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Henderson Memorial Stadium, 2172 Anthony Rd., Macon, Georgia. T. K. Soul. 478-765-8550.

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Winston Shrine Club, 3305 Hwy. 15 South, Louisville, Mississippi. Tre Williams.

AND

May 27, 2014~B.B. King~Knoxville TN~Tennessee Theatre

If you know of an artist appearing any where at anytime, 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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