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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 7-8, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 7-8, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 7-8, 2015

Congrats to Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee.  They have moved into their brand new facility.  They moved last week, but the official Grand opening is May 8th.  They will have Hall of Fame Exhibits, their offices of course, and everything Blues.  On April 9th, this is very good, they plan to unveil a statue of Little Milton. If you want to know what the statue will look like, take a look at his album cover, Think of Me… That’s the last album Little Milton recorded….
www.blues.org

The Blues Brothers are on Tour… Yes, that duo from the movie The Blues Brothers will be at a venue near you soon.  The Blues Brother started as a skit on Saturday Night Live, turned into a movie, a radio show, and on tour again after some 20 plus years… So, watch out for them….
www.bluesbrothers.com

And On a Sad Note, Cephas Bowles, the long time General Manager of WBGO Public Radio in Newark NJ passed a couple of weeks ago.  Cephas built WBGO Radio to the Music Power house it is today in the New Jersey and New York area.  Not just Jazz, but all forms of music. Our condolences go to Cephas’s family…
www.wbgo.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon, Mar 9

Joe Louis Walker

New York NY

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Wed, Mar 11

Robert Cray

Kent OH

Kent Stage

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Fri and Sat, Mar 13-14

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge and B.L.U.E.S.

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing

Sat, Mar 14

Chris Ivy, Lil Jimmie

Hooks TX

American Legion

Wed, Mar 18

Buddy Guy

Ann  Arbor MI

Michigan Theater

Fri, Mar 20

Aretha Franklin

Bridgeport CT

Webster Bank Arena

Sat, Mar 21

Mel Waiters

North Charleston SC

Charleston Coliseum

Sun, Mar 22

Mel Waiters

Columbia SC

Township Auditorium

Thur, Mar 26

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Thur, Mar 26

James Cotton

Tucson AZ

Fox Tucson Theatre

Fri, Mar 27

James Cotton

Scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

Fri, Mar 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Clarence Carter

Atlanta GA

Fox Theater

Sat, Mar 28

Willie Clayton

Vicksburg Ms

Diamond Jack Casino

Sat, Mar 28

Nellie Tiger Travis

Milwaukee WI

Mr. J’s

Sat, Mar 28

Buddy Guy

Houston TX

House Of Blues

Sun, Mar 29

Willie Clayton

Addis LA

Addis Community 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: February 28-March 1, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 28-March 1, 2015

THE BLUES NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1, 2015

We’ve been trying to find out How Mr. B.B. King is doing, and we’re happy to have his daughter, Ms Claudette King on the phone….Ms King, thanks for joining us here on BluesTime In The City….Everybody want to know how B.B. is Doing…..

(Claudett On BB)

The Man has done two or three as many concerts as anyone….Does he ever get tired:::
(Claudette’s Response)

Let’s talk about you…You have some great songs out….Is it unfair to you when you walk on stage for the expectation level to be so high, because you are B.B.’s Daughter…..How do you get around that, or do you get around that..What do you do???….
(Claudette’s Response)(Produce)

But the mindset…Is that an issue for you???
(I look at)

Well, I’ve seen you perform, and you do deliver…..Ms Claudette King, thank you so much, and this is Claudette King a super performer in her own right, and not B.B. daughter performing for B.B.
(That’s Right)

Thank you very much for joining us here on BTIC…

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Mar 6

Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones

St Louis MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sat, Mar 7

Ms Jody, Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Donnie Ray, O.B. Buchana

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Sat, Mar 7

Mel Waiters

Indianapolis IN

Murat Theater

Sat, Mar 7

Karyn Wolfe, Terry Wright, Andre Lee

American Legion

Hooks Texas

Sat, Mar 7

Lil Ed

Milwaukee WI

Shank Hall

Mon, Mar 9

Joe Louis Walker

New York NY

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Fri, Mar 13

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters

Detroit MI

Masonic Temple

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing

Sat, Mar 14

Chris Ivy, Lil Jimmie

Hooks TX

American Legion

Fri, Mar 20

Aretha Franklin

Bridgeport CT

Webster Bank Arena

Sat, Mar 21

Mel Waiters

North Charleston SC

Charleston Coliseum

Sun, Mar 22

Mel Waiters

Columbia SC

Township Auditorium

Thur, Mar 26

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri, Mar 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Clarence Carter

Atlanta GA

Fox Theater

Sat, Mar 28

Willie Clayton

Vicksburg Ms

Diamond Jack Casino

Sat, Mar 28

Nellie Tiger Travis

Milwaukee WI

Mr. J’s

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: February 21-22, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 21-22, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 21-22, 2015

February 28th at 1 PM, there will be a marker placed on the grave of the late great Marvin Sease at the Hope Memorial Perpetual Care Cemetery in Barnwell South Carolina. The dedication and Unveiling is called The Beloved Marvin Sease Grave Marker…Marvin left us on February 8th, 2011, and a group of his friends have gotten together to make sure Marvin’s grave has a marker on.. Again, that will take place on February 28, next Saturday at 1 PM…..

If you want to be a part of The Blues Foundation’s Generation Blues Scholarship Program, you can apply if you’re under the age of 21…Applications are being accepted until March 15th. If accepted, you can get financial assistance to study guitars, harmonicas, the instrument you like at their camps. There will be seminars and workshops through the summer. For more information, we have a link to their application process on the Blues News Page at BluesTime In The City.com…
http://www.blues.org/foundation-programs/generation-blues/#sthash.Y3gBlLix.dpuf

I’m sure you’ve never heard of the name Jack Gee, or Jack Gee Jr. In 1923, Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, sign a contract with Columbia Records. That same year, she met and married a man by the name of Jack Gee. By the end of the 20’s, they separated, but did not divorce. Unfortunately, Bessie died in 1937. Fast forward to 1979. Jack Gee Jr, the son Bessie’s Husband, filed a law suit against what was then Columbia Records, which was sold to CBS Records, some 40 years after Bessie’s death. Since Bessie and Jack Gee Senior never got a divorce, Jack Gee Jr was the official heir of his fathers’ estate. There were 5 different claims filed, for royalties, payments for recordings, you name it, it was in there, and unfortunately, the courts rejected all of them… It took a long time, but they rejected all of them because they said the statue of limitations had run out. Reading the article, there was a lot at stake here. This article is on the American Blues Scene site, and it’s written by Brian Lukasvitz Esq, who calls himself The Blues Attorney. We have a link to the article on the blues news page on BluesTime In The City.com….. Very interesting read….
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2015/02/blues-law-bessie-smith-vs-columbia-records-2/

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri Feb 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Clarence

New Orleans LA

UNO Arena

Fri Feb 27

James Cotton

Laurel MD

Montpelier Arts Center

Fri, Feb 27

Buckwheat Zydeco

Pittlburgh PA

Club Café

Fri, Feb 27

Little Ed and The Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge

Sat, Feb 28

T.K. Soul, Ms Jody, Mel Waiters, Bigg Robb, Terry Wright

Bossier City LA

Century Link Center

Fri and Sat Feb 27&28

Lenny Williams

Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC

Fri and Sat Feb 27-28

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues BAr

Sat, Feb 28

Shirley Jones

Lafayette LA

Lafayette LA

Sun, Mar 1

Lenny Williams, Shirley Jones

Alexandria LA

3 King and a Queen Tour

Sun, Mar 1

James Cotton

Vienna VA

 

Fri, Mar 6

Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones

St Louis MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sat, Mar 7

Ms Jody, Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Donnie Ray, O.B. Buchana

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Sat, Mar 7

Mel Waiters

Indianapolis IN

Murat Theater

Sat, Mar 7

Karyn Wolfe, Terry Wright, Andre Lee

American Legion

Hooks Texas

Fri, Mar 13

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters

Detroit MI

Masonic Temple

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing Arts 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: February 14-15, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 14-15, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 14-15, 2015

A very interesting article was published in Politico on January 17 of this year…It’s by JoHann Hari, and it’s about how Lady Day, Billie Holiday found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotic’s early fight for survival.  According to the article, Harry Anslinger was appointed to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which was nothing at the time because the Department of Prohibition was being abolished. Since Anslinger needed to protect his job and his men, and to make this new department revelent, he targeted a super star to make his point and to be revelent….. He ran Billie Holiday to her death….It’s a very good article, and the writer, JoHann Hari really laid it out….There is a link to the Politico site and the article on the BluesNews Page……A great read….The title of the article is The Hunting of Billie Holiday.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/drug-war-the-hunting-of-billie-holiday-114298.html#.VNjriebF-So

The Legend of Leadbelly will air on the Smithsonian Channel on February 23.  It’s a documentary about the powers of the legendary Hudie Leadbelly, and the music he made….Again, that’s on the Smithsonian Channel on February 23….And while we’re talking about television, PBS will air Motown 25 later this month.  Motown 25 was a 25th anniversary special that aired on NBC, and where all of Motown’s artists appeared including Smokey Robinson, who’s birthday is next week, the 19th, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson Debuted The Moonwalk.  It originally aired May 16, 1983, and this is the first time it will be re-broadcast since it originally aired….If you’re under 30, you have no idea of what I’m talking about, but 40 plus will love seeing it again….As they say in the biz, check your PBS listings to find out the time and date in your market…..

And the Big Blues winners from the Grammy last Sunday Night…..well, they mix the categories between American Roots and Americana, which Rosanne Cash won all three, and Johnny Winter won for Best Blues Album for Step Back……That’s it…. No respect or Love for the blues here…

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Feb 20

Dorothy Moore, Barbara Lynn, and many more

El Paso TX

Don Haskins Center

Fri, Feb 20

Millie Jackson, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore

Hammond Indiana

Horseshoe Casino

Fri, Feb 20

Booker T

Nashville TN

City Winery

Fri Feb 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Clarence

New Orleans LA

UNO Arena

Sat, Feb 28

T.K. Soul, Ms Jody, Mel Waiters, Bigg Robb, Terry Wright

Bossier City LA

Century Link Center

Fri and Sat Feb 27&28

Lenny Williams

Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC

Fri and Sat Feb 27-28

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues BAr

Sat, Feb 28

Shirley Jones

Lafayette LA

Lafayette LA

Sun, Mar 1

Lenny Williams, Shirley Jones

Alexandria LA

3 King and a Queen Tour

Sun, Mar 1

James Cotton

Vienna VA

 

Fri, Mar 6

Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters,

St Louis MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sat, Mar 7

Ms Jody, Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Donnie Ray, O.B. Buchana

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Sat, Mar 7

Mel Waiters

Indianapolis IN

Murat Theater

Sat, Mar 7

Karyn Wolfe, Terry Wright, Andre Lee

American Legion

Hooks Texas

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: February 6-7, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 6-7, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 7-8, 2015

Mel Waiters new BCD dropped last Monday…It’s Called True Love… Just got a copy of it and We’re going to do a review of it on BluesTime In The City.com next week….. and we’ll play a cut from it before the show ends today….

Calvin Calvin Calvin…..Calvin Richardson is at it again…We talked with Calvin Last weekend about his appearance at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta Georgia….Well Lo and Behold, Calvin just signed with the producers of  Empire for one of his songs to be featured in the series….Empire airs on Fox and it’s getting huge numbers……..We have Calvin on the phone again this week, and Calvin, What is Going on with you???

How Did This Come About

Whoa Whoa…Did You Say With A Check…

What Do You Think This Say for the Type of Music You Do….

Thanks Calvin, and Congratulations Again…..

(HEAR ENTIRE INTERVIEW ON BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM)(CLICK THE BLUES NEWS PAGE)

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Feb 13

Bertha Payne

Memphis TN

Next Level Party Room

Fri, Feb 13

J-Wonn

Greenville MS

Hollywood Palace Bingo hall

Fri, Feb 13

Ms Jody

Panama City FL

Club Dejavu

Fri, Feb 13

L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, J Wonn, Bigg Robb

Canton MS

Canton Multipurpose Complex

Fri, Feb 13

Mavis Staples

Germantown TN

Germantown Performing Arts Center

Fri, Feb 13

Shirley Brown, Carl Sims, Jaye Hammer, Wilson Meadows, Pat Brown

Vicksburg MS

Vicksburg City Auditorium

Fri, Feb 13

Mel Waiters

Corpus Christi TX

Gulf Coast Racetrack

Fri, Feb 13

T.J. Taylor

Decatur GA

Footprints

Fri, Feb 13

Jeff Floyd and Tre Williams

Tuscaloosa AL

McFarland Blvd

Sat, Feb 14

Bigg Robb, O.B. Buchana, Lebrado

Montgomery AL

Garrett Coliseum

Sat, Feb 14

Lenny Williams

Huntsville AL

Huntsville AL

Sat, Feb 14

Ms Jody

Sandersville GA

Lederwite Center

Sat Feb 14

Avail Hollywood

Farmersville LA

Willie Davis Rec Center

Sat, Feb 14

L.J. Echols, Andre Lee

Mobile AL

The Elks Lodge

Sat, Feb 14

Joe Louis Walker

Northampton MA

Iron Horse Music Hall

Sat, Feb 14

Shirley Jones

Ft Washington MD

Livingston Road

Sat, Feb 14

T.K. Soul, Mel Waiters, Clarence Carter, Millie Jackson

Dallas TX

Verizon Theater

Sat, Feb 14

Rue Davis

Shiner TX

Club This Is It

Sat, Feb 14

Omar Cunningham

Texarkana TX

Northridge Country Club

Fri, Feb 20

Dorothy Moore, Barbara Lynn, and many more

El Paso TX

Don Haskins Center

Fri, Feb 20

Millie Jackson, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore

Hammond Indiana

Horseshoe Casino

Fri, Feb 20

Booker T

Nashville TN

City Winery

Fri Feb 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Clarence

New Orleans LA

UNO Arena

Fri and Sat Feb 27&28

Lenny Williams

Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC

Fri and Sat Feb 27-28

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues BAr

Sat, Feb 28

Shirley Jones

Lafayette LA

Lafayette LA

Sun, Mar 1

Lenny Williams

Alexandria LA

Alexandria LA

Sun, Ma 1

Shirley Jones

Alexandria LA

Alexandria LA

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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