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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…..

 

 

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: May 9-10, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 9-10, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 9-10

After a visit to a Las Vegas Hospital last week, suffering from a minor heart attack,  it is reported by his web site that B.B. King is in Home Hospice Care.  And also on his site, he “Thanks all for the well wishes and prayers….Now, we knew this was coming sooner or later…. TMZ reported that one of King’s daughters call the police because King’s manager and power of attorney for failing to take B.B. to the hospital following his heart attack.  It is alleged by the daughter that the manager stole upwards of 30 million dollars from King….. This is not the last of this…There will be a whole lot more, especially about the money, to come…….So Sad….Really hope that the BB pulls through…At 89 years old, He is still the Greatest Blues Singer to ever sing the Blues…..

This is the Mothers’ Day Weekend and we have an audio note from a mother… It makes sense to me….Listen to it and think about it…..

(Mothers Day Note Audio)

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur, May 14

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Buddy Guy’s Legends

May 15-16

Little Ed and The Blues Imperials

Chicago

B.L.U.E.S.

Sat, May 16

Roy Roberts, Shemekia Copeland

Greensboro NC

Barber Park Amphitheatre

Sat, May 16

Sir Charles, Sweet Angel

Caney TX

Texas Bikers Blues Festival

Sat, May 16

Buddy Guy

St Joseph MI

BBQ and Blues Fest

Sat, May 16

T.K. Soul

Dermott AK

Downtown

Sun, May 17 and Mon, May 18

Bobby Rush

New York NY

B.B. King Blues Club

Sat May 23

Avaail Hollywood

Pachuta MS

Applet Road

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 Mayh 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

 

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 from the World of BluesBlues: May 2-3, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES

FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 2-3, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 6.35.59 PMWe’ve been talking about The HBO film, Bessie, on the life of the great blues singer Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifia…Well, they just kicked off a tour in New York to go hand in hand with the showing of the film.  The two city tour started on April 28th,  in New York and will end in Los Angeles leading up to the airing of the program on May 16th.   They will showcase a series of performances from local artists and performances of “A-List Acts” at dinners they’re having.  They are calling the tour the 81 Theatre Tour.  If you are not familiar with the 81 Theater, The Bailey’s 81 Theatre was a theater in Atlanta where Bessie performed on many many occasions during the 1920’s.  Other performers thatScreen Shot 2015-05-04 at 6.36.05 PM performed at the 81 theater was Little Richard, Chuck Willis, Big Mama Thornton, Diamond Teeth Mary, Tommy Brown, and many other black stars back in the day.  During that time, you had to make it in Atlanta before you could go to New York.  This is interesting about the 81 theatre.  In 1923, WSB Radio broadcast a live concert from the 81 theatre that featured the blues diva, Bessie Smith.  That was one of the first remotes ever..I think LA had one from the Plantation Club in 1922, but it’s safe to say, that Bessie Smith was the first black person to do a radio remote on location……Interesting…..The film will air on Saturday, May 16th at 8 pm on HBO.  Bessie Smith only appeared in one film…It was called St. Louis Blues.  If you would like to see it and see what Bessie looked like, we have a link to the film on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTXBZFvFXdA

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, so if you want to shout out your Mom on Mother’s Day, call our Blues Hot Line Number at 404/826-2583 and shout out your mom.  If you wait until next weekend, it’s too late since we do this show in advance…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, May 8

Mel Waiters, Nellie Tiger and more

Vicksburg MS

Vicksburg Auditorium

Fri, May 8

Vick Allen

Pensocola FL

The Platinum Club

Fri, May 8

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Sat, May 9

T.K. Soul, Mel Waiters

Monroe LA

Civic Center Arena

Sat, May 9

Jeff Floyd, Kenne Wayne, Klass Band Brotherhood, Pokey and more

Delisle MS

Pecan Grove Ball Park

Sat, May 9

Karen Wolfe, Andre Lee, Terry Wright and more

Saginaw MI

CAC Hall

Sat, May 9

L.J. Echols, Mr. Sam, Jaye Hammer

Clarksdale MS

Clarksdale Civic Center

Sat, May 9

Roy C

Williamsburg VA

Ramada Williamsburg Hotel

Sat, May 9

Avail Hollywood

Springhill LA

MLK Blulevard

Sat, May 9

Millie Jackson

Dothan AL

Dothan Civic Center

Sat, May 9

Bigg Robb others

Lufkin TX

LufTex Barn

Sat, May 9

David Brinston, Carl Sims, Lacee Reed, and many more

Crestview FL

Spanish Trail Amphitheatre

Sun, May 10

T.K. Soul, Keene Wayne, Ms Jody, Vock Allen, Sir Charles Jones, Mr. Sam and many more

Laurel MS

The Fairgrounds

1457 Ellisville Blvd

Sun, May 10

Nashville TN

Mel Waiters and others

Municipal Auditorium

Sun, May 10

Roy C

Salisbury NC

Firwater Bar and Lounge

Sun, May 10

J’Wonn, Big Yayo, Omar Cunningham

Pickens MS

Tri County Park

Thur, May 14

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Buddy Guy’s Legends

May 15-16

Little Ed and The Blues Imperials

Chicago

B.L.U.E.S.

Sat, May 16

Roy Roberts, Shemekia Copeland

Greensboro NC

Barber Park Amphitheatre

Sat, May 16

Sir Charles, Sweet Angel

Caney TX

Texas Bikers Blues Festival

Sat, May 16

Buddy Guy

St Joseph MI

BBQ and Blues Fest

Sat, May 16

T.K. Soul

Dermott AK

Downtown

Sun, May 17 and Mon, May 18

Bobby Rush

New York NY

B.B. King Blues Club

 

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: April 25-16, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 25-26, 2015

THE BLUES NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 25-26, 2015

PERCY SLEDGE HAS GONE

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 9.52.01 AMR  and B great Percy Sledge passed on Tuesday, April 14th. He was 74 years of age.  Percy is best known for his soulful chart topping 1966 hit, “When A Man Loves a Woman. “ He died from Liver Cancer.

Percy’s humble beginnings began in Leighton Alabama where as a boy, he picked cotton and hummed and sang all day long. He sung in the church where he honed his s inging skills. Later, working as an orderly in a hospital, a patient heard him singing and introduced him to a record producer.  They recorded Percy’s huge hit which sold more than a million copies and became the label first gold record. Percy recorded 12 Albums, including one Country Album titled Percy Sledge Sings Country…..

He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.  His albums included “Warm and Tender Soul,” “The Percy Sledge Way,” “Take Time To Know Her,” and many other great hits. His first and biggest hit was covered by Michael Bolton which topped the Charts and garnered a Grammy for Michael.  Michael paid tribute to Percy after his death tweeting “An inspiration as an artist & one of the most gracious human beings. We sang together. Forever grateful! Love MB.” Percy’s final album was “The Gospel of Percy Sledge,” released in 2013.

In an earlier interview, Percy said the song, “When a Man Loves A Woman” was in a response to a woman that left him for another man. He never received one penny of royalties from the song because he was not listed as a writer.  The royalties went to his band mates. The King of Slow Soul is gone, but his soulful ballards will live on forever…

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, May 1

Joe Louis Walker

Minneapolis MN

 

Fri, May 1

Shemika Copeland

Orlando FL

The Plaza

Fri, May 1

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Conroe TX

Dosey Doe Music Cafe

Sat, May 2

Lil Ed

Fort Worth TX

Keys Lounge

Sat, May 2

Betty Wright, Nellie Tiger Travis, J Wonn and Bigg Robb

Dothan AL

Peanut Festival Fairgrounds

Sat, May 2

Shemika Copeland

Atlanta GA

The Variety Playhouse

Sat, May 2

Joe Louis Walker

Shafer MN

 

Sat, May 2

Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, The Zydeco Gamblers and many others

Dallas TX

Fair Park Site

Sat, May 2

Trudy Lynn

Houston TX

Pleasure Club

Sun, May 3

Avail Hollywood, Black Zack

Hapeville GA

The Lamp Post

Sun, May 3

Shemika Copeland

Wilmington NC

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Fri, May 8

Mel Waiters, Nellie Tiger and more

Vicksburg MS

Vicksburg Auditorium

Fri, May 8

Vick Allen

Pensocola FL

The Platinum Club

Fri, May 8

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Sat, May 9

T.K. Soul, Mel Waiters

Monroe LA

Civic Center Arena

Sat, May 9

Jeff Floyd, Kenne Wayne, Klass Band Brotherhood, Pokey and more

Delisle MS

Pecan Grove Ball Park

Sat, May 9

Karen Wolfe, Andre Lee, Terry Wright and more

Saginaw MI

CAC Hall

Sat, May 9

L.J. Echols, Mr. Sam, Jaye Hammer

Clarksdale MS

Clarksdale Civic Center

Sat, May 9

Roy C

Williamsburg VA

Ramada Williamsburg Hotel

Sat, May 9

Avail Hollywood

Springhill LA

MLK Blulevard

Sat, May 9

Millie Jackson

Dothan AL

Dothan Civic Center

Sat, May 9

Bigg Robb others

Lufkin TX

LufTex Barn

Sat, May 9

David Brinston, Carl Sims, Lacee Reed, and many more

Crestview FL

Spanish Trail Amphitheatre

 

 

 

 

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: April 18-19, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 18-19, 2015

BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 18-19, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.35.16 AMThere will be a Big Celebration in Philadelphia for Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday… A gift to Billie from the Philadelphia Music Alliance will induct Billie as the first 2015 inductee on Phildadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Billie is the first to be announced, and the Philadelphia Music Alliance will hold a press reception in May to announce the rest of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2015. The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame on on Broad Street in Philly…. Other great on the Walk of Fame are John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington Jr, just to name a few. Some great company there…..Billie was born on April 7th 1915…….

Queen Latifa is singing the blues…She rapper/tv talk show host/super star will play Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO biopicScreen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.35.25 AM film…The trailers were just released, and they look really good. Bessie Smith, known in the 20 and 30’s as the Empress of the Blues was one of the hottest blues stars of that era…The story walks you through Bessie quest to become one of the top entertainer of her time. If you want to take a peek at the trailer, we have the link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…..This is really cool……The story airs on Saturday May 16th on HBO….
https://youtu.be/w79dRXLUOVE  

And congratulations to Duncan Mississippi and their blues honorees….A Mississippi Blues Trail marker was unveiled on April 10th and one of the honorees was Eddie C. Campbell. What made the unveiling special was that Eddie Campbell came home and performed at the ceremony. Other honored on the marker are Willie Rip Butler, Percell Perkins, And Anthony Big A Sherrod, and the daughter of Charley Patton, Rosetta Patton Brown. This is the 185th marker to be dedicated, and these markers are making a very significant impact on the history of the blues in the state.   Congrats to Duncan Mississippi….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri Apr 24

Lee Fields

Dallas TX

Club Dada

Fri Apr 24

Joe Louis Walker

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Fri, Apr 24

Sweet Angel

Memphis TN

AJI Getwell

Fri Apr 24

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Hayward WI

The Park

Sat, Apr 25

Sir Charles, Carl Sims, Peggy Scott Adams, L.J. Echols

Shreveport LA

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Sat, Apr 25

Grady Champion

Little Rock AK

North Shore Riverwalk

Sat, Apr 25

Mel Waiters, Terry Wright, Nathanel Kimble, Latimore

Hattiesburg MS

2nd Annual Hub City Spring Fling

Sunday, April 26

Lee Fields

Austin TX

The Parish

Sun, Apr 26

Grady Champion

Shreveport LA

The Strand

Mon, Apr 27

James Cotton

Buffalo NY

The Tralf Music Hall

Thur Apr 30

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

K ngston Mines

Thur Apr 30

Joe Louis Walker

Suiox City IA

Hard Rock Hotel

Thur, Apr 30

Lil Ed

New Orleans

The Fair Grounds

Thur, Apr 30

Johnny Rawls

Chicago

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Fri, May 1

Joe Louis Walker

Minneapolis MN

 

Fri, May 1

Shemika Copeland

Orlando FL

The Plaza

Fri, May 1

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Conroe TX

Dosey Doe Music Cafe

Sat, May 2

Lil Ed

Fort Worth TX

Keys Lounge

Sat, May 2

Betty Wright, Nellie Tiger Travis, J Wonn and Bigg Robb

Dothan AL

Peanut Festival Fairgrounds

Sat, May 2

Shemika Copeland

Atlanta GA

The Variety Playhouse

Sat, May 2

Joe Louis Walker

Shafer MN

 

Sat, May 2

Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, The Zydeco Gamblers and many others

Dallas TX

Fair Park Site

Sat, May 2

Trudy Lynn

Houston TX

Pleasure Club

Sun, May 3

Avail Hollywood, Black Zack

Hapeville GA

The Lamp Post

Sun, May 3

Shemika Copeland

Wilmington NC

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

 

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: April 11-12, 2015

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