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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 25-26, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 25-26, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 25-26, 2014

At last report, about 15 minutes before we put this show together, B.B. King was still resting at home, and doing absolutely nothing.  It is still not known when B.B. is coming back, or if he will ever come back.  B.B. is 89 years old, and when you get that age, staying home doing nothing can become a new hobby.  B.B. has been on the road all of his life, and I’m sure staying home resting is getting good to him.  We’ll let you know when we find out exactly what B.B. is going to do…….

This is from Bob Corridore’s Newsletter, they are implementing a new policy on obituaries for blues artists……They will no longer publish the passing of every blues artist.  They say that the task is beginning to be a bit difficult with so many blues artists passing…..  They are leaving it up to the local publications to handle the task.  I agree with that because there are dozens and dozens of artists making the transition on a weekly basis… This is not to disrespect anyone, but the task is really becoming a bit much.  We have a link to Bob’s newsletter on bluestimeinthecity.com if you want to find out more of what the article is saying…..Bob owns the Rhythm Room in Phoenix…..
http://bobcorritore.com

Last Thursday, Bobby Rush and Lonnie Brooks received the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Blues Blast Music Awards program, sponsored by Blues Blast Magazine.  The event was held in Champaign Illinois, and was attended by a plethora of blues artists from all genres of the Blues.  Congrats of Bobby Rush and Lonnie Brooks….

For all of you Billy Boy Arnold fans……Billy Boy Arnold has just released a new BCD…It’s entitled The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold.  Billy Boy is a veteran Chicago blues man, and hearing from him is long overdue.  Once we get our hands on it, we’ll play a few cuts from it…..

                  WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

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

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Lil Ed

Philadelphia PA

Warmdaddy’

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

Terry Wright

Lexington MS

 

Sat, Nov 1

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

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

Thur Nov 6

Buddy Guy

Meridian MS

MSU Riley Center

Fri, Nov 7

O.B. Buchana, Karyn Wolfe, Chuck Strong

Vicksburg Ms

9th Annual Blues Fest

Fri, Nov 7

T.K. Soul

Eason TX

FeFe’s Lounge

Fri, Nov 7

Avail Hollywood

Houston TX

Club Hole In The Wall

Sat, Nov 8

L.J. Echols

Greenwood MS

Elks Lodge

Sat, Nov 8

Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton, TlJ. Taylor

Austin TX

Capital City Music Festival

Sat, Nov 8

Buddy Guy

North Myrtle Beach SC

House Of Blues

Sat, Nov 8

Aretha Franklin

Atlanta GA

Fox Theatre

Sat, Nov 8

Kenne Wayne

Meridian MS

Frank Cochran Center

 

 

 

 

 

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 AUDIO: October 18-19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

(Toni on start of Tour)

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

How did this come about…..

You sound really excited about the upcoming adventure…

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

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Birmingham Convention Complex

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Rosedale MD

Rosedale American Legion

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Buddy Guy

Elkhart IN

The Lerner

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

VFW

Sat, Oct 26

Sir Jonathan Burton, Roy C, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

Hampton Conference Center

Sat, Oct 26

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Wed, Oct 29

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Thur, Oct 30

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Blawnox PA

Moondog’s

Fri, Oct 31

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

Jackson MS

Couples Entertainment Center

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Grady Champion

Gulfport MS

Almanette House

Fri, Sat, Oct 31-Nov 1

Sweet Angel, Larry Milton, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

The Planetarium

Sat, Nov 1

Avail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

The Cattle Gap

Sat, Nov 1

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

Fort Worth TX

Ft Worth Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Willie Clayton

Greenville MS

Washington Convention Center

Sat, Nov 1

Jeff Floyd

Jacksonville FL

American Legion

Sat, Nov 1

Lacee

Memphis TN

 

Sun, Nov 2

T.K. Soul

Shreveport LA

The State Fair

 

 

 

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 11-12, 2014

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Wed, Oct 15

B.B. King

Munhall PA

Carnegie Music Hall

Wed Oct 15

Buddy Guy

Santa Rosa CA

Ruth Finley Person Theater

Fri, Oct 17

James Cotton

Bolivia NC

 

Fri, Oct 17

Tucka

Natchitoches LA

Ben Johnson Auditorium

Fri, Oct 17

Lil Ed and the Imperials

Minneapolis MN

Famous Dave’s

Sat, Oct 18

Avail Hollywood

Austin TX

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 18

Lacee, Jeff Floyd

Austin TX

Cool Breeze Blues Concert

Sat, Oct 18

T.K. Soul

Tunica MS

Casino Resorts

Sat, Oct 18

L.J. Echols, Wendell B.

Gulfport MS

Good Deeds Community Center

Sat, Oct 18

James Cotton

Spindale NC

Isothermal Community College

Sat, Oct 18

Sir Charles Jones

Newport AR

Silver moon

Sat, Oct 18

Buddy Guy

Oakland CA

Fox Theater

Sat, Oct 18

Joe Louis Walker

New Orleans

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mel Waiters

New Orleans LA

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest

Sun, Oct 19

Mister Zay, Roy C. Dave Mack and Others

Jackson MS

Club Me and U

Sun, Oct 19

James Cotton

Durham NC

Carolina Theatre

Fri, Oct 24

Calvin Richardson

Birmingham AL

Jefferson Convention Complex

Fri, Oct 24

Joe Louis Walker

Sydney Australia

The Basement

Sat, Oct 25

T.K. Soul

Wildsville LA

The Kelly Center

Sat, Oct 25

Avail Hollywood

Bassfield MS

Mama D’s

Sat, Oct 25

Lacee

Alexandria LA

The VFW

Sun, Oct 26

Roy C, Sir Jonathan Burton, Hardway Connection

Capitol Heights MD

The Hampton Conference Center

 

 

 

 

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let us know…Where They At…And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues, and that’s Where They At….Where They At…

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: October 4-5, 2014

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: September 27-28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Oct 2

Buddy Guy

Houston TX

Bayou Music Center

Fri Oct 3

Joe Louis Walker

Cleveland OH

Wilbert’s

Sat Oct 4

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

Greenwood MS

Leflore County Civic Center

Sat Oct 4

Donnie Ray

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sat Oct 4

Avail Hollywood

Texarkana AR

Club Prime Time

Sat Oct 4

T.K. Soul

Greenwood MS

Harlow’s Casino

Sat, Oct 4

Ms Jody

Little Rock AR

Club Elevation

Sat, Oct 5

Buddy Guy

Tulsa OK

Brady Theater

Sat, Oct 11

T.K. Soul

Cordova TN

Mugshots

Sat Oct 11

James Cotton

Helena AR

King Biscuit Blues Fest

Mon, Oct 5

B.B. King

Charleston WV

Clay Center

Wed Oct 8

B.B. King

Torrington CT

Warner Theatre

Wed Oct 8

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Maryville TN

Brackins Blues Club

Thur Oct 9

James Cotton

Little Rock AR

Wildwood Park

Fri, Oct 10

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Atlanta GA

Blind Willie’s

Sat, Oct 11

T.K. Soul

Cordova TN

Mugshots

Sat, Oct 11

Ms Jody

Grenada MS

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 11

Bobby Rush, Diedra

Daytona FL

Daytona Blues Fest

Sat, Oct 11

Lacee

Mobile AL

Shell Bayou Elks Lodge

Sun, Mon, Oct 12-13

B.B. King

New York City

BB King Blues Club

Sun, Oct 12

Lil Ed

Daytona FL

Daytona Blues Festival

Sat, Oct 18

Avail Hollywood

Austin TX

Moose Lodge

Sat, Oct 18

T.K. Soul

Tunica MS

Casino Resorts

Sat, Oct 18

L.J. Echols

Gulfport MS

Good Deeds Community Center

Sat Oct 18

Joe Louis Walker

New Orleans  LA

Crescent Blues and BBQ

Sun, Oct 19

Mel Waiters

New Orleans LA

Crescent Blues and BBQ Festival

 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let us know Where They At….And that my friends is the BluesNews from the world of the BluesNews and that’s Where They At….Where They At…..

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: September 20-21, 2014

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