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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: June 20-21, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 20-21, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 20-21, 2015 FATHERS’ DAY WEEKEND

Two of B.B. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen King Williams, have enlisted the services of Benjamin Crump to look into the allegations of wrong doings in the B.B. King Estate…Crump will look into the handling the financials of the B.B. King Estate and Crump says “They just want to find out the truth of all that happened with their father.” As you know, Crump represents the Travon Martin Family case in Florida, The Michael Brown Family Ferguson, The Alesia Thomas Family in LA, and the Tamir Rice Family in Cleveland………. Attorney Brent Bryson who represents LaVerne Toney, the executor B.B. named in his will said that “it didn’t matter who represents the daughters. The allegations are absolutely false and without merit, and we look forward to our day in court.” He also stated that “The facts of the case are not going to change based on who they bring in to present the case.” We’ll watch and keep you informed….

Congratulations to Christone Kingfish Ingram…Christone was awarded a thousand dollar scholarship by the Artie Blues Boy White Youth Foundation…Christone is from Clarksdale Mississippi and the presentation took place at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale.. We have a link to The Artie Blues Boy Scholarship Foundation’s site if you want to check them out….The Great Artie BluesBoy White made the transition in April of 2013…..
www.artiewhite.com

And news from the Grammy Awards concerning the Blues Submissions… Remember in 2011, they took one of the categories out for the Blues… A group of Blues musicians met with the Grammy Blues Task Force and Recording Academy staffers and they explain the workings of the submissions. They explained how the submissions works, the time frames, but this is interesting…They explained that the reason for removing or discontinuing one of the Blues categories was that out of 20,000 total submissions just last year, only 123 were in the Blues category….. So, I guess they’re saying that the Blues categories are taking up space for something else….Maybe like Polka…Not that anything’s wrong with Polka…. Wait, I think they cut some Polka too…. Want more info, we have a link at bluestimeinthecity.com on the BluesNews page….
www.grammy.com

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur June 25

Joe Louis Walker

Washington DC

Howard Theatre-BB Tribute

Fri June 26

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Fri June 26

Aretha Franklin

Memphis TN

Memphis Botanic Garden

Fri June 26

Grady Champion

Quincy IL

Blues In The District

Fri June 26

Eddie Cotton

Jackson MS

Underground

Fri June 26

Otis Clay

Evanston IL

SPACE

Fri and Sat June 26-27

Lil Ed and Blues Imperials

San Francisco CA

Biscuits and Blues

Sat June 27

Sir Charles and Daren Wolfe

Nashville TN

Limelight

Sat June 27

T.K. Soul

Mansfield LA

Downtown

Sat June 27

Roy C

Raliegh NC

Widow’s Son Lodge

Tue June 30

Aretha Franklin

Nashville TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Fri July 3

Willie Clayton

Woodville MS

Wilkinson County Park

Fri July 3

Avail Hollywood

Shelby MS

Billings Lounge

Fri July 3

Sir Charles Jones

Macon GA

Grants Eagles Nest

Sat July 4

T.K. Soul

Wisner LA

Nolan Norman Memorial Park

Sat July 4

Willie Clayton

Sawyerville AL

Jay’s Farm

Sat July 4

Wendell B

Pensacola FL

Speak Eazy Cigar Bar

Sat July 4

Avail Hollywood

Jasper TX

VFW Hall

Mon July 6

Joe Louis Walker and Frieldn

New York NY

Tribute to BB

Fri July 10

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter

Rochester NY

Sahlen’s Stadium

Fri July 10

Grady Champion

Jackson MS

Underground

Sat July 11

Larome Powers, Stan Mosley, and more

Benton Harbor MI

Jean Klock Park

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….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: June 13-14, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 13-14, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 13-14, 2015

Thousands turned out last Saturday to pay tribute to the late Mel Waiters.  People from all over the world attended the services in San Antonio, and thousands, including me, watched the on line stream from the New Creations Church.  If you’ve been on another planet, Mel Waiters made the transition on May 28at the age of 58…. Mel will certainly be missed by his many many fans, and friends.

Last week, there was a post on social media that caught on really quickly.  It stated that Bo Diddley had died.  While this is true, it did not state that Bo Diddley died on June 2, 2008….I was getting phone calls letting me know that the great Bo had passed, and some of the callers were in shock when I told them that it was 2008 when he passed.   Most reactions were “but I just read it on the internet.” Just goes to show, that you cannot believe everything you read on the internet……

Got to mention something about B.B. King’s funeral….We told you that the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network carried it live…What we didn’t mention was the thousands and thousands hits it got on the internet. According to the MPB Network, over 100,000 watched the streaming of the funeral, and the numbers are not in yet on the on air viewership. It would have to be large….And, if you go to bluestimeinthecity.com, we have a link to a huge montage of pictures from BB’s early days all the way to his burial…This is a really great montage of pictures….B.B. really touched a lot of people worldwide…..We have the link so check it out…..

https://www.google.com/search?q=hits+for+b.b.+king+funeral&biw=1920&bih=1019&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pal1Vfu5LYjQtQWd6oGwBw&ved=0CEoQ7Ak

Where They At Where They At:

Wed June 17

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Baytown

Thur June 18

Grady Champion

Canton MS

Multipurpose Complex

Fri June 19

Calvin Richardson, J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Fri June 19

Sir Charles Jones, Rue Davis, and Many Others

Wharton TX

On The Square..Juneteenth Festival

Fri June 19

Vick Allen, Sir Charles, Oman Cunningham, Andre Lee

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Fri June 19

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Long Beach CA

Malarkey’s Grill

Fri June 19

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino

Sat June 20

Willie Clayton

Tuscaloosa AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Sat June 20

Shemekia Copeland

Flagstaff AZ

Continental Country Club

Sat June 20

Joe Louis Walker

Piermont NY

The Turning Point

Sat June 20

Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen

Muskeegan MI

Rowan Park

Sat Jun 20

L.J. Echols

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sat June 20

Lucky Peterson, Donnie Ray, Gregg Smith, Avail Hollywood

Lake of The Pines TX

SSS Ranch

Sat June 20

Columbus Toy, Lebrado, Miss Lady Blues

Evergreen AL

Middleton Field

Fri June 26

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Fri June 26

Aretha Franklin

Memphis TN

Memphis Botanic Garden

Fri June 26

Grady Champion

Quincy IL

Blues In The District

Fri June 26

Eddie Cotton

Jackson MS

Underground

Fri June 26

Otis Clay

Evanston IL

SPACE

Fri and Sat June 26-27

Lil Ed and Blues Imperials

San Francisco CA

Biscuits and Blues

Sat June 27

Sir Charles and Daren Wolfe

Nashville TN

Limelight

Sat June 27

T.K. Soul

Mansfield LA

Downtown

Sat June 27

Roy C

Raliegh NC

Widow’s Son Lodge

Tue June 30

Aretha Franklin

Nashville TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….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: June 6-7, 2015

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

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 6-7, 2015

B.B. King was laid to rest last Saturday in Indianola Mississippi… The service was held at the Bell Grove M.B. Church, and B.B. was buried at the B.B. King Museum.  Thousands of people lined the route from Memphis to Indianola to catch a glimpse of the precession….. B.B. was loved by thousands and he wanted his final resting place to be in his hometown.  The service was attended by dignitaries from all over the world, and was carried live on Mississippi Public Television.  There are numerous video clips on You Tube if you want to see parts of the service and the throngs of people that attended.  On the poisoning of BB that’s alleged by a couple of his daughters, there is no validity to that claim…

Funeral Services for Mel Waiters are being held this weekend, Saturday to be exact at The New Creation Christian Fellowship in San Antonio….Mel passed away on May 28th… The wake was held Friday.  Mel was a Southern Soul Artist that had and still has an unbelievable fan based.  You heard Mel talking earlier that he didn’t believe the fan base he had.  You heard Shirley Jones speaking earlier about what a nice and professional man Mel was… He was one of nicest entertainers I ever met…..Mel, Like B.B. King will be missed, but their music will live forever.  Mel was only 58 years old….. His birthday would have been June 25th…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Monday June 8

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chattanooga TN

Bessie Smith Strut

Mon June 8

Theodis Ealey

Chattanooga TN

Bessie Smith Strut

Tue June 9

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Nashville TN

Bourbon Street Slues and Boogie Bar

Thur, Fri June 11-12

Grady Champion

San Francisco CA

Biscuit and Blues Fest

Fri June 12

William Bell, Bobby Rush, Robert Tillman, Dan Ackroyd

Jackson MS

Medgar Evers Homecoming

Fri, Sat June 12-13

Barbara Carr, Trudy Lynn

Lenior NC

Pop Ferguson Festival

Sat June 13

T.J. Hooker Taylor, Joe Tex II, Big Ro Williams

Lithonia GA

Special Events Center

Sat June 13

Denise LaSalle, Terry Wright, Nellie Tiger Travis, Donny Ray, Ricky White

El Dorado AK

Union County Fairgrounds

Wed June 17

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Baytown

Thur June 18

Grady Champion

Canton MS

Multipurpose Complex

Fri June 19

Calvin Richardson, J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Fri june 19

Sir Charles Jones, Rue Davis, and Many Others

Wharton TX

On The Square..Juneteenth Festival

Fri June 19

Vick Allen, Sir Charles, Oman Cunningham, Andre Lee

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Fri June 19

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Long Beach CA

Malarkey’s Grill

Fri June 19

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino

Sat June 20

Willie Clayton

Tuscaloosa AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Sat June 20

Shemekia Copeland

Flagstaff AZ

Continental Country Club

Sat June 20

Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen

Muskeegan MI

Rowan Park

Sat Jun 20

L.J. Echols

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sat June 20

Lucky Peterson, Donnie Ray, Gregg Smith, Avail Hollywood

Lake of The Pines TX

SSS Ranch

Sat June 20

Columbus Toy, Lebrado, Miss Lady Blues

Evergreen AL

Middleton Field

Fri June 26

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….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: May 30-31, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 30-31, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30-31

Got to shout out my peeps at WJAB Radio in Huntsville…We had a great time at the Blues Festival up there…They even put me on the air….What a chance they took…Thanks staff at WJAB…and we moved on Sunday to Fosters Alabama to the T-Town Blues Festival….Thanks Anthony Harris and the gang down there…..I had fun last weekend…..

Mel Waiters has been way under the weather of late.  He made the announcement a few weeks back, when he was on the Blues is Alright Tour, about his bout with cancer.  I chose not to talk about because I really like Mel as a Friend, and it just saddens me to talk about his condition.  We are sending prayers to Mel, and hope for the very best.

B.B. King will be laid to rest on Saturday of this weekend in his hometown of Indianola M ississippi……B.B.’s Las Vegas service was held last Saturday in Las Vegas with a group of thousands cheering more for B.B. and shedding tears. Out of the many speakers at the service that lasted for 2 hours plus, which included 11 of B.B.’s surviving adult kids,   Out of the 11, 8 of them spoke.  And according to the Associated Press,   Even though there is trouble in paradise between the King Kids and King’s management, the services were very upbeat and no one took the stage to make any kind of negative jesters of acrimony.  But, But, two of legend’s daughters have filed papers accusing BB’s manager and one of his closest aides of “poisoning him.” This is really going to get messy. King’s body was sent to, and since been returned to a mortuary and the Las Vegas Police were investigating.  According to the Las Vegas Police, this investigation will not delay the memorials planned this weekend in Indianola, or last Wednesday’s the procession on Beale Street to Handy Park, where they paid tribute to the legend.…. BB’s final service is being held this weekend in his hometown, and B.B. will be buried at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola Mississippi….. What is about these King Kids???

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Tue June 2

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Highland IN

Beer Geeks

Fri June 5

Sir Charles Jones

Opelika AL

Event Center Downtown

Fri June 5

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

St Charles MO

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Sat June 6

Roy C, Clarence Carter, Wilson Meadows, Nellie Tiger Travis, Jaye Hammer

Raleigh NC

Duke Energy Center

Sat June 6

Vick Allen, Shirley Brown, T.K. Soul, J-Wonn

Pine Bluff AK

Cook Family Park

Sat June 6

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Jefferson City MO

The Mission

Sat June 6

Bobby Rush

Clarksdale MS

Clarksdale Civic Auditorium

Sat June 6

Terry Wright and Andre Lee

Durant MS

Sequoia’s

Sat June 6

L.J. Echols, Sir Jonathan Burton

Easton TX

Turnip Green Festival

Sun June 7

Grady Champion

Memphis TN

Huey’s Cordova

Monday June 8

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chattanooga TN

Bessie Smith Strut

Mon June 8

Theodis Ealey

Chattanooga TN

Bessie Smith Strut

Tue June 9

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Nashville TN

Bourbon Street Slues and Boogie Bar

Thur, Fri June 11-12

Grady Champion

San Francisco CA

Biscuit and Blues Fest

Fri June 12

William Bell, Bobby Rush, Robert Tillman, Dan Ackroyd

Jackson MS

Medgar Evers Homecoming

Fri, Sat June 12-13

Barbara Carr, Trudy Lynn

Lenior NC

Pop Ferguson Festival

Sat June 13

T.J. Hooker Taylor, Joe Tex II, Big Ro Williams

Lithonia GA

Special Events Center

Sat June 13

Denise LaSalle, Terry Wright, Nellie Tiger Travis, Donny Ray, Ricky White

El Dorado AK

Union County Fairgrounds

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….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: May 16-17, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 16-17, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 16-17, 2015

Last week In Las Vegas, a Las Vegas judge ruled that after two investigations there was no evidence of any type of neglect of Blues Man B.B. King.  B.B.’s guardian, Laverne Toney, was taken to court by three of B.B.’s children who accused Toney of medical neglect and theft.  The judge said in his ruling, and I’m quoting here, “I don’t have anything here that says he lacks capacity.  He has some serious health issues.  But he has counsel.  If he feels like he’s being taken advantage of, he has remedies.” One of B.B.’s daughters stated after the ruling, “We lost the battle, but we haven’t lost the war.” Meaning that this is not over by a long shot.  A lawyer for B.B. said, “It’s all about the Money.” We all kind of knew that that’s what it was all about…. We all hope that they can resolve this situation….. Poor B.B…..

A guy by the name of Matt Marshall, a writer for American Blues Scene Magazine, wrote some B.B. fact on their web site…This is so cool…It’s called 20 Facts you didn’t know about B.B. King…… Stuff like his favorite singer…. Being a Pilot… His first radio appearance….Movies and Television… We have a link to  facts by Matt……
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2015/05/20-facts-you-didnt-know-about-b-b-king/

The 36th Blues music Awards were handed out last weekend in Memphis…. This is always a huge event for the Blues Foundation…Winners that you may know were…Bobby Rush for Soul Blues Male Artist, Lurrie Bell for Traditional Blues Male Artist….Keb Mo for Contemporary Blues Album…Bobby Rush for B.B. King Entertainer….The late Johnny Winter for Rock Blues Album….To see all of the winners, we have a link to all of them at BluesTime in the city.com on the blues news page….Great affair for the blues, as usual…..
http://www.blues.org/2015/05/36th-blues-music-awards-winners/

This happened earlier this month and I’m just seeing this.. You may know it, but Ben E. King passed away. Ben had hits such as Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, Don’t Play that Song for me…and Supernatural Thing, to name a few…Back in the 60’s, When he left the Drifters and went solo, he got on a roll…. Sorry to hear that about a great soul singer, Ben E. King….He was 76 years of age….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Sun, May 17 and Mon, May 18

Bobby Rush

New York NY

B.B. King Blues Club

Sat May 23

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

Applet Road

Fri May 22

Francine Reed

Atlanta GA

Blind Willie’s

Sat May 23

L.J. Echols, Donnie Ray, Wilson

DeKalb MS

Branch Hill Blues Festival

Sat May 23

Sweet Angel, Jeff Floyd, Billy Soul Bonds, Jaye Hammer

Holly Grove AK

Gray’s Entertainment Park

Sat May 23 Sun May 24

Nellie Tiger Travis, Wilson Meadows, Willie Hill, Black Zack

Lloyd FL

Lloyd Pavilion

Sat May 23

Calvin Richardson, Betty Wright

Durham NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

Sun May 24

T.K. Soul

Tuscaloosa AL

H & H Farms

Sun May 24

Latimore, Nellie Tiger Travis, Donnie Ray, Calvin Richardson

Greensboro AL

Legacy Field

Sun, May 24

Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Karen Wolfe, Willie Clayton

Byhalia MS

Wall Hill Park

Thur, May 28

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri May 29

Avail Hollywood

Bay Springs MS

Bay Springs Circle

Fri May 29

Joe Louis Walker

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Fri and Sat May 29-30

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Fri and Sat May 29-30

Jaye Hammer, and others

Clinton MS

Missippi Zydeco Jamboree

Sat May 30

L.J. Echols

Tyler TX

The Meeting Place

Sat May 30

Joe Louis Walker

Hagerstown MD

Western Maryland Blues Fest

Sat May 30

Roy C, Jim Bennett, Hardway Connection

Pomonkey MD

Lamon’t Entertainment Complex

Sun May 31

T.K. Soul

Milwaukee WI

The Crown Plaza

 

Need information on the actual location of appearances….. Just go to bluestimeinthecity.com and click the bluesnews page….….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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