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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: May 6-7, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: May 6-7, 2017

BLUESTIME IN THE CITY WITH R-R-ROJENE BAILEY SHOW #1119 FOR WEEKEND OF MAY 6-7, 2017                    ARTIST                                                  SONG TITLE
Tyrone Davis Temporary Lovin
Shebia Potts Wright Big Boy Stuff
Stan Mosley Man Up
Theodis Ealey Mississippi Delta
Trudy Lynn and Calvin Owens Blues Singing Woman
Sir Jonathan Burton Give It Up
Big G Work On It
Denise LaSalle Bump and Grind
B.B. King Rock Me  Baby
Nellie Tiger Travis Texual Harrasment
Vick Allen When You Pack Your Bags
Little Milton Why Are You So Hard To Please
Mr. Sipp Jackpot
The Top of the Hour 5-Minute Mini Blues Concert Presents Opening Act is Grady Champion in Jackson Mississippi and                       the Headliner Buddy Guy Live in Chicago
Grady Champion Live You Got Some Explaining To Do
Buddy Guy Live Ain’t That Loving You Baby
Buddy Guy Live Let Me Love You Baby
Carl Sims Living In A Rooming House
Karen Wolfe Southern Soul Party
Mel Waiters My Check Is Spent
J Wonn Two Ways
Etta James Night Time is the Right Time
Z.Z. Hill Blue Monday
Albert King Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Barbara Carr You Give Me The Blues
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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: April 29-30, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 29-30, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 29-30, 2017 Starting next weekend about this time, some of the worlds greatest blues singers, writer, lovers, and everything else blues will begin to converge on Memphis Tennessee for the Blues Foundation’s 38th Blues Music Awards. They will honor blues artists, Blues Albums, Blues Organizations, Blues Reps, if it’s the Blues, they will honor it.  The first official day is May 8th, and they will induct into their Blues Hall of fAme, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Henry Gray, Latimore, Magic Slim, Mavis Staples, a book by W.C. Handy, and classic recordings, including the Real Folk Blues album by John Lee Hooker.  Blues Music Awards nominees include Kenny Neal, Bobby Rush, William Bell, and The Nick Moss Band, just to name a few….The Hart Fund will bring doctors and nurses in for health screenings including PSA screenings and blood pressure checks……They got it all covered….If you want to know everything that’s going on, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com….A Huge weekend for the Blues, probably the biggest week besides The Chicago Blues Festival there is….I think Memphis goes into much more depth and detail of the blues…..It runs from May 8th through the 12th…. www.blues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY We reported a few weeks ago the passing of legendary BluesMan Lonnie Brooks on April 1st.  His funeral was April 10th.  I found this very interesting, but coming out of Chicago, it should not be a surprise.  The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel released a statement on the passing of Lonnie Brooks on April 2nd.  I posted this statement on the BluesNews page at BluesTime In The City.com because Chicago loves their blues talent and the music of the blues.  Click on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com and read Mayor Emanuel’s statement on Lonnie Brooks.. BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY   WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Wed May 3 Shemika Copeland Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
Thur May 4 Mr. Sipp Memphis TN Hard Rock Café
Thur May 4 Buddy Guy Lincoln NE Lied Center
Fri May 5 L.J. Echols Greenville MS Convention Center
Fri May 5 Nellie Tiger Travis Camden AK The Right Spot
Fri May 5 Theodis Ealey Augusta GA Coyotes Night Club
Fri May 5 William Bell New Orleans LA Jazz and Heritage Fest
Sat May 6 T.K. Soul Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Vick Allen Omar Cunningham Willie P Little Rock AK Little Rock Amphitheatre
Sat May 6 Larome Powers Bobby Rush O.B. Buchana Sheba Potts Wright West Memphis AK West Memphis Civic Auditorium
Sat May 6 Grady Champion Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat May 6 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Traverse City MI Milliken Auditorium
Sat May 6 Lacee Lomax Tucka Dothan AL National Peanut Festival
Sat May 6 Peggy Scott Adams Los Angeles CA Prince Hall
Sun May 7 Millie Jackson Latimore Los Angeles Wiltern Theater
Tue May 9 Alonzo Reid Allendale SC B & G Center
Wed and Thur May 10-11 Shemika Copeland Lafayette LA Acadiana Center
Thur May 11 Buddy Guy Bloomington IN Indiana University
Fri May 12 Shebia potts Wright L.J. Echols Vicksburg MS Vicksburg Auditorium
Fri May 12 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Rosa’s Lounge
Fri May 12 Buddy Guy New Buffalo MI Silver Creek
Fri May 12 Nathaniel Kimble Lacee Bigg Robb Ruston LA Ruston Civic Center
Sat May 13 Aretha Franklin Westbury NY NYCB Theatre
Sat May 13 Calvin Richardson Sir Charles Jones Karen Wolfe Wendell B Nashville TN Thompson Place
Sat May 13 Lacee J Wonn Tre Williams Port Gibson MS The Ark
Sat May 13 T.K. Soul Memphis TN Club Paradise
Sat May 13 Lenny Williams Lawton OK Hilton Hotel
Sun May 14 Ms Jody T.K. Soul L.J. Echols J Wonn Laurel MS Laurel Fairgrounds
Sun May 14 Lenny Williams Killeen TX Marriott Ballroom
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 22-23, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES APRIL 22-23, 2017 There’s a couple of articles out there that’s worth reading…..On the BluesBlast Magazine site, there’s an article on William Bell.  William has been on a roll of late, and this goes in depth on the Singer, his history, and his triumphs of late, including his Grammy award win and his televised performance on the Grammy awards with Gary Clark Jr.  It’s written by Bill Dahl of Chicago, and he has a great history of writing extremely in depth and accurate articles and books on the Blues.  This is one great article, and if you want to know anything about William Bell, you should read this article.   And in this months’ issue of Living Blues Magazine, there’s an article of Beverly Guitar Watkins.  It’s written by Mark Coltrain and it details the life of Beverly Guitar Watkins.  Beverly is one of the most unknown treasures of Atlanta Georgia.  She was born April 6, 1939 in the ATL and the average person in Atlanta does not know or never heard of her, but, she known around the world.  She is a treasure and still puts on great shows wherever she performs. Mark did a outstanding job with this article and it’s in this months’ Living Blues Magazine…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY If you watched the Fox TV Show Shots Fired last week, at the end you saw them in a Blues Club and none other than  Big Bill Morganfield was performing on the stage….We have a picture with Big Bill along with the stars of the program, Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY (Linda Hopkins-After You’ve Gone) And some Sad news here….Melinda Helen Matthews, known as Linda Hopkins, jazz and blues singer, Tony Award winner, and back in the day, one of Johnny Carson’s favorite guest made the transition on Monday, April 10th… She was 92 and lived in Milwaukee.  Linda called Mahalia Jackson when she was 11 years old and talked Mahalia into performing at a fund raiser.  Mahalia had no idea that she was talking to a young girl.  She thought she was talking to a grown woman.  That’s just how impressive Linda’s voice was.  When Linda saw Bessie Smith perform, she was hooked on the blues.  She performed with Johnny Otis and Little Ester Phillips, and Louis Armstrong.  It was Little Ester Phillips that gave her the name, Linda Hopkins.  She went on to become one of Broadway greatest blues and gospel voices.  She even played Bessie Smith on broadway. She made many appearance on The Tonight Show, and Johnny Carson just loved her.  Our condolences go to the family of Linda Hopkins…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITY WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon Apr 24 Mr. Sipp Montgomery Al Capitol Oyster Bar
Thur Apr 27 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Apr 28 T.K. Soul Jackson MS Masonic Temple
Fri Apr 28 Buddy Guy Morgantown WV Lyell Clay Theatre
Fri & Sat Apr 28-29 Karen Wolfe J. Red Lomax. Mr. David Theodis Ealey Alonzo Reid Jaye Hammer Mobile AL Gulf States Fairgrounds
Sat Apr 29 Omar Cunningham Chris Ivy Pickens MS Cowboy’s Corner
Sat Apr 29 Little Ed and the Blues Imperials Marion IA Campbell Steele Gallery
Wed May 3 Shemika Copeland Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
Thur May 4 Mr. Sipp Memphis TN Hard Rock Café
Thur May 4 Buddy Guy Lincoln NE Lied Center
Fri May 5 L.J. Echols Greenville MS Convention Center
Fri May 5 Nellie Tiger Travis Camden AK The Right Spot
Fri May 5 Theodis Ealey Augusta GA Coyotes Night Club
Fri May 5 William Bell New Orleans LA Jazz and Heritage Fest
Sat May 6 T.K. Soul Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Vick Allen Omar Cunningham Willie P Little Rock AK Little Rock Amphitheatre
Sat May 6 Larome Powers Bobby Rush O.B. Buchana Sheba Potts Wright West Memphis AK West Memphis Civic Auditorium
Sat May 6 Grady Champion Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat May 6 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Traverse City MI Milliken Auditorium
Sat May 6 Lacee Lomax Tucka Dothan AL National Peanut Festival
Sat May 6 Peggy Scott Adams Los Angeles CA Prince Hall
Sun May 7 Millie Jackson Latimore Los Angeles Wiltern Theater
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: April 22-23, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 15-16, 2017

THE BLUES NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 15-16, 2017 We lost another great one….Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks made the transition on April 1st…at the age of 83….Lonnie was one of those great guitar players that would walk on tables, jump on bars, all while playing some of the most hard edged blues guitar you ever heard….I had the opportunity to have a sit down conversation with Lonnie years ago, and he gave me his thoughts on how he’s seen the blues change….. (Lonnie Brooks Audio) And speaking of the younger people, Lonnie’s sons played with him….Wayne Baker Brooks and Ronnie Baker Brooks…Our condolences go out to the Lonnie Brooks family… BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY Lonnie Played at a lot of these….The Chicago Blues Festival is June (9th -11th , …and the week before and the week after the festival, there will be a Blues Camp in Chicago with some of the best Blues musicians working and teaching you, if you’re interested the art of playing the Blues.  The one week camp will teach blues guitar, blues bass, blues harp, and classic blues songs.  Some of the instructors and artists will include Jimmy Burns, Billy Branch, Paul Kaye, Billy Flynn, Chainsaw Dupont, Charlie Love, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Taylor Jr, John Primer and many more.  The camp takes place June 5-9 for the first one, and June 12-16 for the second one…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY Didn’t mention this last weekend but big ups and kudos to the ACM (Academy of Country Music Awards) two weekends ago when Luke Bryan, Joe Walsh and Dierks Bentley opened the show with a huge tribute to Chuck Berry…….They really rocked it with this rousing tribute to Chuck…. Very Cool…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY BLUESTIMEINTHECITYBLUESTIMEINTHECITY WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri Apr 21 Nathaniel Kimble L.J. Echols Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Indianola MS B.B. King’s Club Ebony
Fri Apr 21 Shemekia Copeland Chapel Hill NC Memorial Hall
Fri  and Sat Apr 21-22 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat Apr 21-22 Mr. Sipp Hoover Al Perfect Note
Sat Apr 22 Denise LaSalle Robinsonville MS Tunica Roadhouse
Sat Apr 22 T.K. Soul Eutaw AL Blues 24/7
Sat  Apr 22 Jarekus Singleton Victor Wainright Henderson NV Henderson Pavillion
Sat Apr 22 Theodis Ealey Orangeburg SC County Fairgrounds
Sat Apr 22 Lacee J’Wonn Fat Daddy   Killeen TX Club Xtraordinaire
Sat Apr 22 Buddy Guy Toronto Canada Massey Hall
Sat Apr 22 Calvin Richardson Summer Wolfe Hooks TX American Legion
Sat Apr 22 Omar Cunningham Bigg Robb Terry Wright Greenwood MS Greenwood Civic Center
Sun Apr 23 Mr. Sipp Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Mon Apr 24 Mr. Sipp Montgomery Al Capitol Oyster Bar
Thur Apr 27 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Apr 28 T.K. Soul Jackson MS Masonic Temple
Fri Apr 28 Buddy Guy Morgantown WV Lyell Clay Theatre
Fri & Sat Apr 28-29 Karen Wolfe J. Red Lomax. Mr. Da vid Theodis Ealey Alonzo Reid Jaye Hammer Mobile AL Gulf States Fairgrounds
Sat Apr 29 Omar Cunningham Chris Ivy Pickens MS Cowboy’s Corner
Sat Apr 29 Little Ed and the Blues Imperials Marion IA Campbell Steele Gallery
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: April 15-16, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: April 8-9, 2017

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: April 8-9, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 8-9, 2017 That’s Cool Ricky Blues with some Turkey Leg in the background…We heard Cool Ricky Blues in the first hour of the program talking about making all the outfits for his wedding, including the bride’s long dress….Well, he includes his wife and kids in everything.  There is a video out there now with his family doing the Turkey Leg dance.  We have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com… But, it’s two things you have got to see, or not see… His wife, two sons and daughter are doing the Turkey Leg….One, watch the kid…He’s working hard trying to keep up, and two, I can’t tell the wife from the daughter….And I was scared to ask.  Check it out and tweet me @rojeneblues and let me know what you think….It’s really cool….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8NwcBT7sQ It won’t be long now…The 2017 Blues Music Awards will soon take place on May 11th in Memphis Tennessee….Awards will be presented in categories ranging from Soul Male and Female, BB King Entertainer, Contemporary Blues Male and Female Artist, Historical Album, The KoKo Taylor Award, and all in between.  If you want to see who’s nominated and in what category, we have a link to the Blues Foundation’s site on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…Wonder if I can get a press pass for that…..I need a hook up…. https://blues.org/blues-music-awards/#_2017 And you think Blues Men and Women are just singing the Blues…..Not….This year, Buddy Guy is on tour and is the spokesperson for Prostate Cancer… Buddy will tour with a number of blues legends to spread the word about Prostate Cancer.  Buddy and Bobby Rush just finished a performance in Memphis Tennessee, which was the kick off last week.  They will also be performing New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville and Boston.  The tour will also feature the children of some of these mega blues stars….Shirley King, Carlise Guy, Big Bill Morganfield, Kenny Neal, Freddie Dixon, Rose Reed, and many others.  We’ll keep you informed on the tour. To find out more, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…… http://pcablue.org/ WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Apr 13 Aretha Franklin Grand Rapids MI Devos Performance Hall
Fri Apr 14 Tre Williams Lacee J’Wonn Greensboro AL National Guard Armory
Fri Apr 14 Sweet Angel Memphis 360 Sports Bar
Fri Apr 14 T.K. Soul El Doraodo AR The Brick House
Sat Apr 15 Sir Charles Jones Willie Clayton T.K. Soul Tyree Neal Houston TX NRG Arena
Sat Apr 15 Avail Hollywood Melody Gold Atlanta GA 240 Headland Drive
Sat Apr 15 Calvin Richardson Steve Perry Clarence Carter Shirley Brown Hattiesburg MS Hub City Drag Way
Sat Apr 15 Bigg Robb Austin TX Antone’s
Sat Apr 15 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Apr 15 Tre Williams Summer Wolfe Columbus MS 201 Alabama St
Sat Apr 15 Lenny Williams Inglewood CA Inglewood City Hall
Sat Apr 15 Jeff Floyd Hooks TX American Legion
Sat Apr 15 L.J. Echols Newton MS Another Level
Sat Apr 15 Roy C Richmond VA 6335 Lounge
Sun Apr 16 Joe Louis Walker New York City B.B. King’s
Fri Apr 21 Nathaniel Kimble L.J. Echols Jesi Terrell Jim Bennett Indianola MS B.B. King’s Club Ebony
Fri Apr 21 Shemekia Copeland Chapel Hill NC Memorial Hall
Fri  and Sat Apr 21-22 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri and Sat Apr 21-22 Mr. Sipp Hoover Al Perfect Note
Sat Apr 22 Denise LaSalle Robinsonville MS Tunica Roadhouse
Sat Apr 22 T.K. Soul Eutaw AL Blues 24/7
Sat  Apr 22 Jarekus Singleton Victor Wainright Henderson NV Henderson Pavillion
Sat Apr 22 Theodis Ealey Orangeburg SC County Fairgrounds
Sat Apr 22 Lacee J’Wonn Fat Daddy   Killeen TX Club Xtraordinaire
Sat Apr 22 Buddy Guy Toronto Canada Massey Hall
Sat Apr 22 Calvin Richardson Summer Wolfe Hooks TX American Legion
Sat Apr 22 Omar Cunningham Bigg Robb Terry Wright Greenwood MS Greenwood Civic Center
Sun Apr 23 Mr. Sipp Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
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