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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 17-18, 2018

As we’ve been mentioning for the last month, next weekend here on BluesTime In The City, we will begin our all Christmas Blues and Southern Show.  The Christmas music will run from the weekend of November 24th and 25th through December 22nd and 23rd, the weekend before Christmas.  In this music presentation, we will feature some of the music from the latest Christmas works of Sir Charles Jones from his Christmas BCD titled Sir Charles Jones and the Family.  The Christmas BCD features his family members, and a few surprise guests, one being his mom.  Sir Charles Jones loves his mom more than anything.  The BCD is titled Sir Charles Jones and family, and you can get it on line.  Great Southern Soul, Jazzy, Bluesy, R & B’ish Christmas BCD for Sir Charles Fans….If you want to hear your favorite Blues or Southern Soul Christmas Tune, give us a call at 404/826-BLUES…..That’s 404/826-2583…
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And speaking of Christmas, just in time for Christmas is “Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story.”  It’s a rare look at one of the most unusual labels to come out in the 50’s, according to American Blues  Scene.com… According to Kate Hyman who conceived the project, “We want to celebrate the days when fans would buy records based on the logo alone.” And if you know anything about records from back in the day, the Excello name was very prominent on each of their records.  Excello was based in Nashville Tennessee, and they brought the sound of jump blues, southern rock and roll, gospel, and even swamp music to records all across the country through their relationship with WLAC Radio in Nashville Tennessee.  The owner of a small Record store by the name of Ernie’s Record Mart who’s owner Ernie Young forged that relationship and created a hugely successful mail order business in 1951….They had artists such as Jerry McCain, Arthur Gunter, Lil Al Gunter, Kid King, Ernie Gaines,  and many others….Very interesting concept and if you would like to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com…
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/shake-your-hips-the-excello-records-story/

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The International Blues Challenge, The IBC is set to take place January 22nd through the 26th.  This is where over 250 Blues Bands from all over the world will converge on Memphis Tennessee to battle it out to see who is the best Blues Band in this competition. These bands will be seen by Industry professionals and if your band doesn’t win, the exposure you get is second to none. If you want to know more about the International Blues Challenge presented by the Blues Foundation, we have a couple of links on the BluesNews page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/
https://youtu.be/jiX7t778uwE

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postheadericon BluesNews: November 10-11, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 10-11, 2018

Earlier this year, it was announced by Aitterce Productions that they were established a 24/7 Blues Television Network, the first television network dedicated to Blues Music.  It was the brain child of Blues Singer E.C. Scott who made a video to support her latest BCD, but then found out there was no place for it to be seen.  So, she along with three partners put their plan into action with the goal of expanding the visibility of the Blues, according to their earlier press release.  In the California area, it can be seen on about 40- stations, and according to E.C. Scott, “We love Blues music and want it to flourish.  We are committed to making Blues relevant to new audiences.  We use television to show people that Blues music is alive and relevant.”  I counted, and they have about 40 stations and still growing.  If you want to find out more about BTN, we have a link on the BluesNews page at bluestimeinthecity.com.  Hopefully next week, we’ll have an interview with E.C. Scott….
http://www.aitterce.com

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As we’ve been talking throughout the program, this weekend, November 10th is Bobby Rush’s birthday.  Bobby told me something about two months ago that I’m suppose to keep secret.  The statue of limitations on the secret has run out, and it’s OK to talk about it.  There is a movie coming out in 2019 that Bobby is a part of.  Bobby is playing himself, but he got the chance to meet someone that he always wanted to meet.  Here’s Bobby to talk about the movie, and the person he met.

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New York is Mississippi upside down….Great story from Bobby meeting Eddie Murphy, one of his idols……..The original film came out in 1975 and Rudy Ray Moore, who passed away in 2008,  was the writer and the star.  Eddie Murphy is the star and producer of this one titled Dolemite is My Name, and it in 2019 on Netflix….
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: November 3-4, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews November 3-4, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3-4, 2018

Nicki Minaj is in the BluesNews….Tracy Chapman, remember, Give me one Reason to stay here back in the 70’s, is suing Nicki Minaj on Tracy’s 2002 single, Baby Can I Hold You.  The reason for the suit is “an uncleared Sample” from Tracy’s song.  That sounds like copyright infringement.  According to what I’ve read, Nicki’s song “Sorry” was given to a New York DJ to listen to.  He put it on the air, and it subsequently  got on the internet.  You know what that means. Tracy Champan is suing for damages, and an order prohibiting Nicki from releasing the song on her upcoming album.
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Frank Bey was fed up with the music business because of the way he was treated, or should I say mistreated.  Now, he’s back and a documentary about his return to the stage is in the works.  The title is Ask Me How I Feel.  Frank goes back to his early days in Georgia and other places where he was cheated, passed over, stolen from and done really dirty while trying to kick start his career.  And that was by the brothers.  He says even Soul Brother Number 1 did him wrong.  As a result, he took a few years away from the business, 17 years to be exact, thought about it, and decided to make a comeback.  Now, he’s having fun and performing again.  Very interesting Life he has led so far.  If you want to see a trailer of the documentary, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In the City.com…..
https://youtu.be/jLdk90IwKMw

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And one last thing….Do you remember this song??? 
(Song Poke Salad Annie)

That’s Tony Joe White…..He did the album Black and White by Tony Joe White….This song was on that album….He made the transition on Wednesday Oct 24th in Nashville… He was known as a Swamp Rocker which he combined blues, country and rock and roll.  Most people, including Tina Turner, thought he was a Black Singer.  When she met him, she could not stop laughing.  She finally let him in on the joke.  He recorded over 50 albums.  He wrote the song Rainy Night in Georgia which was a huge hit for Brook Benton way back in the day.  In recent interviews with Tony Joe White, he had to keep explaining that Poke Salad was green leafy type vegetable similar to collard greens that people picked in the woods to cook.  He said often back stage, people would bring him bags of another type of plant which they thought was Poke Salad……He was a great song writer, and many many artists covered his songs.  Tony was 75 years of age…Our condolences go out to the family of Tony Joe White…..
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 3-4, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 3-4, 2018

Nicki Minaj is in the BluesNews….Tracy Chapman, remember, Give me one Reason to stay here back in the 70’s, is suing Nicki Minaj on Tracy’s 2002 single, Baby Can I Hold You.  The reason for the suit is “an uncleared Sample” from Tracy’s song.  That sounds like copyright infringement.  According to what I’ve read, Nicki’s song “Sorry” was given to a New York DJ to listen to.  He put it on the air, and it subsequently  got on the internet.  You know what that means. Tracy Champan is suing for damages, and an order prohibiting Nicki from releasing the song on her upcoming album.
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Frank Bey was fed up with the music business because of the way he was treated, or should I say mistreated.  Now, he’s back and a documentary about his return to the stage is in the works.  The title is Ask Me How I Feel.  Frank goes back to his early days in Georgia and other places where he was cheated, passed over, stolen from and done really dirty while trying to kick start his career.  And that was by the brothers.  He says even Soul Brother Number 1 did him wrong.  As a result, he took a few years away from the business, 17 years to be exact, thought about it, and decided to make a comeback.  Now, he’s having fun and performing again.  Very interesting Life he has led so far.  If you want to see a trailer of the documentary, we have a link to it on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In the City.com…..
https://youtu.be/jLdk90IwKMw

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And one last thing….Do you remember this song??? 
(Song Poke Salad Annie)

That’s Tony Joe White…..He did the album Black and White by Tony Joe White….This song was on that album….He made the transition on Wednesday Oct 24th in Nashville… He was known as a Swamp Rocker which he combined blues, country and rock and roll.  Most people, including Tina Turner, thought he was a Black Singer.  When she met him, she could not stop laughing.  She finally let him in on the joke.  He recorded over 50 albums.  He wrote the song Rainy Night in Georgia which was a huge hit for Brook Benton way back in the day.  In recent interviews with Tony Joe White, he had to keep explaining that Poke Salad was green leafy type vegetable similar to collard greens that people picked in the woods to cook.  He said often back stage, people would bring him bags of another type of plant which they thought was Poke Salad……He was a great song writer, and many many artists covered his songs.  Tony was 75 years of age…Our condolences go out to the family of Tony Joe White…..
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 27-28, 2018

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 20-21, 2018

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
For The Weekend of October 20-21, 2018

On the front cover of the latest edition of Living Blues Magazine is the one and only Latimore.  In the featured article by David Whiteis, Latimore talks about his career, and the music that he loves.  Latimore has been in the business 60 plus years, and according to the Charleston Tennessee native, and now Tampa Florida resident says he loves what he’s been doing the 60 years he’s been in the business, and looks forward to sixty more.  I once asked Latimore how he would like to be remembered 50 years from now.  His answer was simply, “He got shot last Tuesday.”  Great article on the great Latimore in this month’s edition of Living Blues Magazine.

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Believe it or not, it’s getting close.  January 22nd through January 26th, it the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge.  Blues Bands from all over the world will compete for the big prize, being recognized as the best blues band in the world.  The competition is fierce and strong, and these bands bring it.  One of the things that I like about the competition is some of the members of the bands can’t even speak English, but can sing the blues in perfect English.   During that week, it’s not only hearing a lot of great Blues Music, but they have activities ranging from  Blues Jams, Showcases presented by different Blues Societies,  Health Screenings, Roundtable discussions,  and book signings.  Lots of activities that week in Memphis Tennessee and the Blues Foundation always does a great job in presenting this huge event.  The IBC finals will be held on Saturday, January 26th
https://blues.org/ibc-schedule-2019/

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And on a very sad note to me, one of my favorite artists in jazz, blues, big screen, stage and Television, and Atlanta Icon Ms Theresa Hightower of Atlanta Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 10th… Theresa was a dear friend and one of the nicest people on earth.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tony, her son and the family.  Theresa will surely be missed.  She was a very lovely lady.  Her going home celebration will be held Monday, October 29th at The Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morehouse College.

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