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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 13-14, 2016

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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 13-14, 2016

We’ve talked about the Movie, Take Me To The River, documenting the journey of the Music of Memphis celebrating the inter-generational musical influence of Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together……It features William Bell, Snoop Dogg, James Alexander, Terrence Howard, Bobby Blue Bland, Otis Clay, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, Mavis Staples and many other musicians…. Well, it’s out on DVD now and you can have it. It’s a very good film, and we have a link to where you can get it on the BluesNews page on BluesTimeInTheCity.com….And we have a link to the trailer if you want to see what it looks like…. Great work by William Bell and this group of Musicians…
http://takemetotheriver.livingfilm.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPsD7SlURJY

The World Famous Huddie William Ledbetter, known as Lead Belly, played his last concert in 1949 at a small acoustically excellent venue called Carnegie Hall in New York…Maybe you’ve heard of it… They paid tribute to Lead Belly a couple of weeks ago at the Lead Belly Festival hosted by Carnegie Hall…. Musicians such as Buddy Guy, Tom Paley, Josh White, Guy Davis and many more were on hand to perform and sing the praises of the former blues man that played a 12 string guitar, piano, violin, harmonica, mandolin and anything else that he got his hands on that made music…He was the dude that originally did the songs “The House of the Rising Sun” and “Midnight Special” that were covered by the likes of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, The Animals, CCR and many others… The reports says the concert was a success and lots of money was raised for the Association to Benefit Children and Project ALS..…

We all heard by now about the passing of Maurice White of the Famed Group Earth Wind and Fire… What you may not have known is that Maurice White, from Memphis Tennessee, worked as a session drummer for Blues Label Chess Records in the early days of his career, working with the likes of Etta James and Muddy Waters…. Huge loss for the music world….Maurice White was one of the most talented musicians ever……Our condolences go out to the family of the great Maurice White…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon Feb 15 Shemika Copeland Miami FL Keeping The Blues Alive
Fri Feb 19 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Feb 19 Latimore, Terry Wright, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones Atlanta GA Fox Theater
Fri & Sat Feb 19-20 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Sat Feb 20 Avail Hollywood, Rue Davis Laurel MS Laurel City Auditorium
Sat Feb 20 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Marietta OH The Lafayette Hotel
Sat Feb 20 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Feb 20 Shemika Copeland Clearwater FL  
Sat Feb 20 Sweet Angel Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sat Feb 20 Barbara Lewis San Antonio TX Alamodome
Sun Feb 21 Rue Davis, John Cummings, Gregg A. Smith and More Dallas TX RL’s Blues Palace
Sun Feb 21 Grady Champion Clearwater FL Coachman Park
Sun Feb 21 Shemika Copeland Orlando FL  
Thur Feb 25 Mr. Sipp Birmingham AL Workplay Theater
Thur Feb 25 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Worthington OH Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Fri Feb 26 Nellie Tiger Travis and T.K. Soul Bossier City LA Century Link Center
Fri Feb 26 Shemekia Copeland Nashville TN 12th and Porter
Sat Feb 27 Shemekia Copeland Atlanta GA Rialto Center for the ARts
Sat Feb 27 Sir Charles, Jeff Floyd, T.k. Soul, Tyree Neal New Orleans LA Lakefront Arena
Sat Feb 27 Avail Hollywood Summerville LA Club Diamonds
Sat Feb 27 Sweet Angel Shelby MS Billings Lounge

Need information on the actual location of artists 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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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: February 6-7, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 6-7-2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 6-7, 2016

 

This is from the Detroit Free Press…The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has pledged to help the people of Flint with their water crisis. She’s donating 50 hotel rooms a night, along with money, food and beverage to Flint residents. According to The Queen, “It’s just horrible. The water being green and brown and my god, it just reminds you of Katrina, for one, all over again.” Well Queen, unfortunately, one was made by a higher being, and the other one was made by stupid beings… That is great that the Queen of Soul is doing this for the residents of Flint. There are many other celebrities and common people that are stepping up to the plate for the people of Flint because they really need help there….
And the winners are…From the International Blues Challenge last weekend in Memphis are for Best Self Produced CD…Rob Lumbard…Blues In a Bottle, sponsored by the Central Iowa Blues Society….And we have InnerVision…Harp sponsored by The Columbus Ohio Blues Alliance…These are just a couple of the winners from the hundreds of acts last weekend that participated in the International Challenge. Best Harp Player went to Sam Shepherd…….Congrats to the winners…To see a listing of all of the winner, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at Bluestimeinthecity.com….Another job well done by the Blues Foundation in Memphis…
www.blues.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Feb 11 Willie Clayton Columbus MS Trotter Convention Ctr
Fri Feb 12 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Kalamazoo MI State Theatre
Fri Feb 12 Willie Clayton Greenville MS Harlows Casino
Sat Feb 13 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Palos Hills IL Moraine Valley Comm College
Sat Feb 13 O.B. Buchana, Karen Wolfe, Lenny Williams Vicksburg MS Vicksburg City Auditorium
Sat Feb 13 Terry Wright, T.K. Soul, Mr. Sam and Walter Waiters Biloxi MS Miss Coast Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 Betty Wright, Willie Clayton, J Wonn, Mr. David, Vick Allen Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 T.K. Soul Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 Calvin Richardson, Donnie Ray El Dorado AK El Dorado Conf Ctr
Sun Feb 14 Sir Charles, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theater
Sun Feb 14 Mr. David, Nathaniel Kimble Jackson MS Evers Blues Lounge
Sun Feb 14 Sweet Angel Crystal Springs MS Exclusive Bar and Grill
Mon Feb 15 Shemika Copeland Miami FL Keeping The Blues Alive
Fri Feb 19 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri Feb 19 Latimore, Terry Wright, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones Atlanta GA Fox Theater
Fri & Sat Feb 19-20 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Blue Chicago
Sat Feb 20 Avail Hollywood, Rue Davis Laurel MS Laurel City Auditorium
Sat Feb 20 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Marietta OH The Lafayette Hotel
Sat Feb 20 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Feb 20 Shemika Copeland Clearwater FL  
Sat Feb 20 Sweet Angel Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sun Feb 21 Rue Davis, John Cummings, More Dallas TX RL’s Blues Palace
Sun Feb 21 Grady Champion Clearwater FL Coachman Park
Sun Feb 21 Shemika Copeland Orlando FL  

Need information on the actual location of artists 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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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 30-30, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: January 30-31, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 30-31, 2016

This weekend, they are winding it down in Memphis Tennessee…The Blues Foundation have done it again. They put on another blues spectacular with the International Blues Challenge, with blues musicians from all over the world. They’re crowning the IOC Champion, and we’ll have to get you the name of the Champ next weekend, because we’re doing the show a couple of days before the actual crowning. Kudos to The Blues Foundation on another job well done. We have a link to their site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com if you want to know the winner right this instant…

And, The Blues Foundation also announced the Nominations of the Blues Music Awards which will take place May 5th of this year. These are The Blues Grammys, which recognizes the past year’s blues performances, songwriting and recording. You can see the list of nominees on our BluesNews Page. We have a link there….
www.blues.org

And this is real cool…..I knew that Living Blues Magazine was launching a digital version of their magazine, and I just looked at a sample copy of it they have on their site…This is really cool. It’s pages from the actual magazine, complete with the page turns, the sound effects, and it’s the actual magazine. You can pull up thumbnails, zoom, search, share articles, single page view, and a lot of stuff. It’s available now….This is soooo cool. Want to see it, there’s a link to their site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…
http://digital.livingblues.com/publication/?i=177009

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur Feb 4 Buddy Guy New York NY Cargenie Hall
Fri Feb 5 Clarence Carter, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, J Wonn Houston Reliant Arena
Fri Feb 5 Buckwheat Zydeco Panama City FL Panama City Mardi Gras Fest
Sat Feb 6 Buckwheat Zydeco Birmingham AL WorkPlay
Sat Feb 6 John Cummings, Andre Lee, Will T… West Memphis Arkansas Jet Event Ctr

(Hosted by Boogie)

Sat Feb 6 Shemekia Copeland Homer NY Center For The Arts
Sun Feb 7 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Fri Feb 12 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Kalamazoo MI State Theatre
Sat Feb 13 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Palos Hills IL Moraine Valley Comm College
Sat Feb 13 O.B. Buchana, Karen Wolfe, Lenny Williams Vicksburg MS Vicksburg City Auditorium
Sat Feb 13 Terry Wright, T.K. Soul, Mr. Sam and Walter Waiters Biloxi MS Miss Coast Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 Betty Wright, Willie Clayton, J Wonn, Mr. David, Vick Allen Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 T.K. Soul Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 Calvin Richardson, Donnie Ray El Dorado AK El Dorado Conf Ctr
Sun Feb 14 Sir Charles, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theater
Sun Feb 14 Mr. David, Nathaniel Kimble Jackson MS Evers Blues Lounge
Sun Feb 14 Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Latimore, Shirley Brown Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theater
Sun Feb 14 Sweet Angel Crystal Springs MS Exclusive Bar and Grill
Sun Feb 14      

Need information on the actual location of artists 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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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 23-24, 2016

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesNews: January 23-24, 2016

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 23-24, 2016

It’s on in Memphis Tennessee next week. We’ve been talking about The International Blues Challenge for the past few months, and it’s here. Beginning Tuesday, January 25th The Challenge begins. On Tuesday, there will be a Showcase on Beale Street…On Wednesday, they’ll have a Health Fair, and the first night of the IBC Quarterfinals…On Thursday, Blues In the Schools, More Health Screenings, and the International Blues Jam…On Friday, The Keeping The Blues Alive Awards, The Beale Street Brass Note Walk, The National Women In Blues, The Youth Jam and the IBC Semi Finals…. And on Saturday, the IBC Finals…. This is a great week of Blues In Memphis, and I have only mentioned a few of the daily activities. There are many many more. 255 act and 824 musicians will be on hand vying for the International Blues Challenge crown. To get the full schedule, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com….
www.blues.org

We reported on the show last week that Otis Clay made the transition January 8th at the age of 73……..This is one we missed…John Thurman Hunter Jr, better known as Long John Hunter made the transition earlier this month January 4th at the age of 84….He passed away at his home in Phoenix Arizona. Long John was a Texas Legend that was inspired by B.B. King after he saw a B.B. King show in Beaumont Texas and was amazed by the reception BB got from the crowd, expecially the women. The next day, Long John went out and bought him a guitar. A year later, Hunter was headlining at the very same club.   His works included Ride with Me…Swingin From The Rafters…Lone Star Shootout….and Border Town Legend, just to name a few. Long John Hunter was survived by his wife Gayle and his brother Tom….Our condolences go out to the family of Long John Hunter….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Tue Jan 26 Bobby Rush Los Angeles CA The Mint
Wed Jana 27 Bobby Rush Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
Thur Jan 28 Bobby Rush Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
Thur Jan 28 Aretha Franklin Durham NC Durham Performing Ctr
Jan 28-Jan 31 Buddy Guy Chicago IL Legends
Sat Jan 30 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Auburn Hills MI Callahan’s Music Hall
Sun Jan 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Thur Feb 4 Buddy Guy Hollywood FL Hard Rock Cafe
Fri Feb 5 Clarence Carter, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, J Wonn Houston Reliant Arena
Fri Feb 5 Buckwheat Zydeco Panama City FL Panama City Mardi Gras Fest
Sat Feb 6 Buckwheat Zydeco Birmingham AL WorkPlay
Sat Feb 6 John Cummings, Andre Lee, Will T… West Memphis Arkansas Jet Event Ctr

(Hosted by Boogie)

Sun Feb 7 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Fri Feb 12 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Kalamazoo MI State Theatre
Sat Feb 13 Bobby Rush, Wayne Baker Brooks Palos Hills IL Moraine Valley Comm College
Sat Feb 13 Terry Wright, T.K. Soul, Mr. Sam and Walter Waiters Biloxi MS Miss Coast Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 Betty Wright, Willie Clayton Montgomery AL Garrett Coliseum
Sat Feb 13 T.K. Soul Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sun Feb 14 Sir Charles, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theater
Sun Feb 14 Mr. David, Nathaniel Kimble Jackson MS Evers Blues Lounge
Sun Feb 14 Sweet Angel Crystal Springs MS Exclusive Bar and Grill
Sun Feb 14      

Need information on the actual location of artists 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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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: January 16-17, 2016

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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 16-17

Monday is the observance of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Holiday, and a note concerning one of Dr. Kings’ lieutenants …..Congressman John Lewis, the distinguished Congressman from the 5th district in the state of Georgia, marched with The Rev. Martin Luther King during the civil right era, and Congressman Lewis has been fighting for the civil rights of people since those early days, even serving as president of The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee or SNCC. Something very inspiring, very honorable, very humbling happened to Congressman Lewis a few months ago, that’s was just reported on January 6th, just in time for the Holiday Celebration. The secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, stopped by his office in Washington and said to him, and I’m quoting here, “I have been so moved and inspired by your work and others during the civil rights movement. My idea is to name a ship in your honor.’ A Ship…A Navy Ship… One of those great big Navy ships…The congressman said he could do nothing but cry…. What an honor, and congressman Lewis deserves it. This is a part of the Navy’s newest generation of fleet replenishment oilers….Whatever that means…. Imagine a Navy ship with the name of USNS John Lewis…. The ship is 887 feet long, 97 feet wide and weighs about 40,000 tons… It’s an oil carrier and is responsible for providing fuel replenishment to other ships at sea…

A sad note here……Chicago BluesMan Otis Clay made the transition earlier Friday, January 8th at the age of 73….Otis was very known for his charitable work in and around Chicago, and was an Internationally known Blues Singer. His daughter, Ronda Tankson said he died suddenly of a heart attack. Otis was in the planning stages of a Golpel Tour, which is was known for singing. He was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013, He was a Grammy nominee, and he was an avid humanitarian. According to his daughter, who is a teacher of special needs kids, her father would perform for them for nothing, and he would perform as if they paid to come in… He would also perform “When The Gates Swing Open” at funerals for people that he had never met…. That grammy he was nominated for in 2007 was for the gospel album “Walk A Mile In My Shoes.” Otis Clay…another great bluesman gone at the age of 73… Our condolences go out to the Clay Family…..

And a note to our Atlanta listeners, this is the last weekend we will be on WCLK Radio… It’s been an honor and a pleasure bringing the blues to you on the station for the past 3-4 years… I did my first blues show on WCLK Radio and I owe them a lot… They’re going in a different direction which is understandable, and if I can do anything for you guys at WCLK, just let me know.. Great station there in Atlanta. First class management and a first class operation…I will pop up somewhere in the ATL in the very near future.…When I do…..I’ll let you know…

 

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri Jan 22 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s Legends
Fri Jan 22 Shemeka Copeland Park Forest IL Freedom Hall
Fri & Sat Jan 22 & 23 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago Kingston Mines
Fri & Sat Jan 22-23 Bobby Rush San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Tue Jan 26 Bobby Rush Los Angeles CA The Mint
Wed Jana 27 Bobby Rush Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
Thur Jan 28 Bobby Rush Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
Thur Jan 28 Aretha Franklin Durham NC Durham Performing Ctr
Sat Jan 30 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Auburn Hills MI Callahan’s Music Hall
Sun Jan 31 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago
Fri Feb 5 5Clarence Carter, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, J Wonn Houston Reliant Arena
Sat Feb 6 John Cummings, Andre Lee, Will T… West Memphis Arkansas Jet Event Ctr

(Hosted by Boogie)

Sun Feb 7 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago Blue Chicago

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