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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 12-13, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
JULY 12-13, 2014
It is time for the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues for the weekend of July 12-13, 2014…..The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place 31st through August 2nd….On the phone with us is Mr. Charles Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Jus Blues Music Foundation… And Mr. Mitchell, welcome to BluesTime In the City…… You have a big event coming up very soon….Tell us a little bit about it……
(Radio Interview Questions with Charles Mitchell)(To Hear Interview, go to BluesTimeInTheCity.com for Show #828)
Mr. Mitchell, exactly what do you do at this conference….
For the person that listening to BTIC right now, why should they come to this awards Program…
I was at your conference a couple of years ago, and you recognized a guy by the name of Milton Hopkins out of Houston Texas…He got on stage and said, “I’ve been in this business for 70 years, and no one has ever recognized me for playing the blues.” That really opened my eyes….
And you’re also honoring Ms. Denise LaSalle who is celebrating a birthday next week on July 15th…
That sounds good…Give us your web site Mr. Mitchell for more information….
Thanks Mr. Mitchell for joining us on BTIC….
We have a link to the Jus Blues Web Site on the BluesNews Page on BluesTime In The City.com…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT: We have run out of time so you can find out Where They At on the BluesNews Page…….
Friday, July 18, 2014. O’Hara’s Spot (formerly Club O’Hara), 242 Monticello, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Kim Cole’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.T.K. Soul, Stevie J., Napoleon, Mr. Sam, Ms. Genii and many more.Doors open at 9 pm. BYOB.

Friday, July 18, 2014. Patterson Civic Center, 116 Cotten Road, Patterson, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour.Tucka, Jeff Caillier.

Friday, July 18, 2014. Central City Complex, 609 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, Mississippi. Jesse Graham, Dee Bradley, Audrey Turner. 601-352-9075.

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm.

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Neshoba County Coliseum, Philadelphia, Mississippi. 1st Annual Southern Soul and Blues Bash. T.K. Soul, Wilson Meadows, Vick Allen, Krishunda Echols. 601-504-3259.

8 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., Charleston, South Carolina.S.W.V. 310-770-0586.

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Alexander Fulton Hotel, 701 4th Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour. Tucka, Jeff Floyd, Columbus Toy.

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Attala County Coliseum, 550 Hwy. #12, Kosciusko, Mississippi. Blues Fest 2014. L.J. Echols, LaMorris Williams, Larry Milton, Adrena and more. Contact Antonio Brooks at: 601-665-3519.

7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.Bobby Rush. 202-787-1000.

12 pm, Thursday, July 24, 2014. MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, New York. BAM R&B Festival. Bobby Rush.

Friday, July 25, 2014. The Lighthouse Jazz Cafe, 701 S. Gloster, Tupelo, Mississippi. T. K. Soul. 662-840-0118.

9 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014. William H. Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. Doors open 7 pm. BYOB. 225-241-4556.

7 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. McNabb City Park, McNabb, Arkansas. Avail Hollywood.

Saturday, July 26, 2014. The 4H Fairgrounds, 15117 S. Ironwood, South Bend, Indiana. St. Joseph County Fair. T. K. Soul, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, Ms. Jody, JoJo Murray and more. 219-291-4870.

Saturday, July 26, 2014. Southern University Minidome, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capital City Blues Festival. Tucka, Lebrado, Kenne Wayne.

July 26, 2014. Mr. J’s 2, 12552 Guiteau Mill Rd., Fluker, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. 985- 747-0470.

2 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland. Lamont’s 24th Anniversary.Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Hardway Connection, Gridloc Band and more. 301-283-0225. Gates open at 12 Noon. Rain or shine.

4 pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Sawmill Field (The Bottom), 358 Sawmill Road, Highland Home, Alabama. Blues In The Bottom. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright.Gates open at 11 am.

6 pm, Monday, July 28, 2014. The Jackson Marriott, 200 E. Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. The Jackson Music Awards. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Vick Allen, Bigg Robb, JWonn, Eddie Cotton, Grady Champion, Stevie J. and more. Honorees: Zac Harmon, Bobby Rush. 601-969-5100.

7 pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Aretha Franklin.

Friday, August 1, 2014. Tulsa Raceway Park, 3101 N. Garnett, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mel Waiters.

5 pm, Saturday, August 2, 2014. Scoot Upchurch’s Barn & Ranch, 2318 Broughton Road & 6418 Dealous Road, Riley Hills Community-Wake County, North Carolina. Down Home Southern Soul Blues Fest & 75th Roy C. Birthday. Roy C, The Love Doctor, Sir Jonathan Burton, Walt Luv, L.J. Echols. Gates open at 12 Noon, rain or shine.

Saturday, August 2, 2014. Horseshoe Casino Resort, 1021 Casino Center Drive, Tunica/Robinsonville, Mississippi. Jus’ Blues Award Juke Joint Concert. Latimore, Calvin Richardson, Karen Wolfe. 800-303-7463.
If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email us 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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http://www.southernsoulrnb.com/calendar_mailbag2008.cfm

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 5-6, 2014

THE BLEUSNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
JULY 5-6, 2014

 

The biggest story this weekend is it’s the 4th of July weekend.  There are celebrations going on everywhere.  So, please be careful with the fireworks, and whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.  Want you back next weekend…..Have big fun, listen to the Blues, but don’t drink and drive…..

Voting is now open in several categories to determine the best blues artists for Blues Blast Magazine’s 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards.  The ceremony  will be held in October of this year.  The voting begins July 15th, and runs through September 15th.  The voting is open to the public, and all you have to do is go on line and vote.  We have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com.  Some of the categories are Contemporary Blues album, Traditional Blues Album, Soul Blues Album, Rock Blues Album, Blues DVD Recording and many more. Again, voting begins July 15th and runs through September 15th…..

 

 

And speaking of Awards, The Jus Blues Music Foundation Awards and Conference will take place July 31st through August 2nd… Honorees will include Cash McCall, Marie Dixon, TuTu Jones, Craten Ammer Sr, and many other well deserving makers and shakers in the Blues.  The weekend will belong to Denise LaSalle, who will be honored for her many years of contributions to the blues.  There’s a link to all the activities at BluesTimeIntheCity.com…

www.jusblues.org

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

 

6:30 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014. Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Bud Light Stage at Taste of Chicago. Stan Mosley. 

Friday, July 11, 2014. Manhattan Club, 2715 Meadow St., Dallas, TexasL.J. Echols. 214-421-3213. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Ave., Yazoo City, Mississippi. 1st Annual Divas In The Making Southern Soul Blues Concert. Vick Allen, Lacee, Tre Williams. Dress to impress. 601-573-0821. 662-746-9985. 

July 12, 2014~B.B. King~Syracuse New York~Syracuse Jazz Festival

 

9 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Morris Booker Bldg., 800 North Norwood St., Dermott, Arkansas. 1st Annual Blues & Motorcycle Extravaganza. T. K. Soul, Sweet Angel, Nathaniel Kimble. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 2 pm. Motorcycle rally begins at 3 pm. 662-820-7323. 

3 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Jean Klock Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mr. Lee’s Old School Blues Fest.Denise LaSalle, The Zapp Band, Chick Rodgers, Mr. Lee and many more. Gates open at 12 Noon. 708-369-0998. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Promenade Park, Downtown, Toledo, OhioMel Waiters. 

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, Michigan.Aretha Franklin. 248-377-0100. 

9:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. George County Fairgrounds, Lucedale, MississippiKenne Wayne. Doors open 8 pm. 601-530-2745. 

July 17, 2014~B.B. King~Washington DC~Warner Theatre

 

Friday, July 18, 2014. O’Hara’s Spot (formerly Club O’Hara), 242 Monticello, Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Kim Cole’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.T.K. Soul, Stevie J., Napoleon, Mr. Sam, Ms. Genii and many more.Doors open at 9 pm. 

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014. Alexander Fulton Hotel, 701 4th Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Touch Your Spot Tour. Tucka, Jeff Floyd, Columbus Toy. 

7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC. Bobby Rush. 202-787-1000. 

12 pm, Thursday, July 24, 2014. MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, New York. BAM R&B Festival. Bobby Rush. 

Friday, July 25, 2014. The Lighthouse Jazz Cafe, 701 S. Gloster, Tupelo, MississippiT. K. Soul. 662-840-0118.

9 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014. William H. Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. Doors open 7 pm. BYOB. 225-241-4556. 

7 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. McNabb City Park, McNabb, ArkansasAvail Hollywood. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014. The 4H Fairgrounds, 15117 S. Ironwood, South Bend, Indiana. St. Joseph County Fair. T. K. Soul, Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, Ms. Jody, JoJo Murray and more. 219-291-4870. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014. Southern University Minidome, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Capital City Blues Festival. Tucka, Lebrado, Kenne Wayne. 

July 26, 2014. Mr. J’s 2, 12552 Guiteau Mill Rd., Fluker, Louisiana.Willie Clayton. 985- 747-0470. 

2 pm, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland. Lamont’s 24th Anniversary.Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Hardway Connection, Gridloc Band and more. 301-283-0225. Gates open at 12 Noon. Rain or shine. 

4 pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Sawmill Field (The Bottom), 358 Sawmill Road, Highland Home, Alabama. Blues In The Bottom. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright. Gates open at 11 am. 

 

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6 pm, Monday, July 28, 2014. The Jackson Marriott, 200 E. Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. The Jackson Music Awards. Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Vick Allen, Bigg Robb, JWonn, Eddie Cotton, Grady Champion, Stevie J. and more. Honorees: Zac Harmon, Bobby Rush. 601-969-5100. 

 

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 from the World of BluesBlues: June 28-29, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
         FOR JUNE 28-29, 2014

 

“Bittersweet” is a documentary film that’s in the making on Sugar Pie DeSanto.  Her real name is Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.  The film is based on the life of Sugar Pie, and her 4 feet 11 inch frame that gave her the title of Little Miss Dynamite.  She’s written over 100 songs and opened for years for James Brown, Jackie Wilson and many other greats.  Jackie Wilson use to say, when she opens for him, he had to take it Higher.  She was just that explosive on the stage.  She would have people standing on the tables dancing.  This is something I did not know.  Sugar Pie grew up in San Francisco in a house of 11 children that one time included Etta James in their home.  Remember the song In The Basement by Sugar Pie and Etta?? It’s makes sense to me now….The film will be out sometimes next year, and we will keep you abreast of its’ release.  For More information, we have a link on the BluesNews page at BluesTime in the City.com….
http://www.sugarpiedocumentary.com/

And speaking of films, The Funk Don’t Quit….Get on Up, the story of James Brown will be in theatres on August 1st.. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, and is directed by Tate Taylor.  He directed The Help.  One of the producers of this film is non other than Mick Jagger….Ralph Tresvant is appearing in the film as Sam Cooke.  Dan Akroyd and Viola Davis are also in the film. Should be very interesting… It’s getting great reviews.  You can see the trailer by logging on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..There is a Link there…..Good God….
http://www.getonupmovie.com/

And check this out….Keb Mo and his wife went to Therapy…This according to AARP Magazine.  Keb Mo said, in an intense weekend of counseling with his wife, he came up with some tunes that became the thematic core of his new album, BluesAmericana, this according to the AARP article.  Keb said they got down and dirty during the sessions, which was all about renewing their commitments….. He says that his wife was concerned about airing their emotions to the public through the songs, but Keb told her of Singing the Blues “This is not a business for caring what people think….” One of the songs I really like on the BCD is called “Move.”  He says, “got nowhere to go, it’s time to move……” That article is in the latest edition of AARP Magazine…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thursday, July 3, 2014. Oak Palace, 580 Stewart St., Holly Springs, Mississippi. Bikers’ Night Midnight Musical. T.K. Soul, Bobby Rush.901-355-7318. 

Friday, July 4, 2014. Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 N. Washington St., Forrest City, Arkansas.T. K. Soul.870-633-0041. 

3:30 pm, July 4, 2014. Rocking Chair Ranch, 2315 St. Augustine Rd., Dallas, TexasKenne Wayne, Columbus Toy, Pat Cooley, Real Brown Sugar.Doors open at 2 pm. 214-552-1728. BYOB. 

8 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas. Independence Bash. Betty Wright, Omar Cunningham, Benito.Doors open at 7 pm. 870-866-7441. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Nolan Norman Memorial Park, Wisner, LouisianaT. K. Soul. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Biloxi Community Center, Howard Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Diva Ball/Blues Concert. Jimmy Ja, Lacee, Lebrado.Doors open at 8 pm. 228-547-1151. 

Saturday July 5, 2014. Event Park, Brazzel Hill Rd., Atmore, Alabama. Summerfest 2014. Mr. David, Lil’ Jimmie, Mr. Zay. For more info, call DJ Rabb: 251-253-3326. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Club Me & U, 820 Cooper Road (Candlestick Shopping Center), Suite H, Jackson, MississippiBilly “Soul” Bonds, Pat Brown, Willie B., Angel Faye Russell. 601-878-1846. Doors open at 7 pm. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Thomas Wicker Place (Festival Grounds), 8651 Highway 10, Greensburg, Louisiana. Summer Fest. Theodis Ealey, Ms. Jody, L.J. Echols, Tucka and more.225-222-6711. 

6:30 pm, Friday, July 11, 2014. Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Bud Light Stage at Taste of Chicago. Stan Mosley. 

Friday, July 11, 2014. Manhattan Club, 2715 Meadow St., Dallas, TexasL.J. Echols. 214-421-3213. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. L.T. Miller Community Center, 930 Lamar Ave., Yazoo City, Mississippi. 1st Annual Divas In The Making Southern Soul Blues Concert. Vick Allen, Lacee, Tre Williams. Dress to impress. 601-573-0821. 662-746-9985. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Morris Booker Bldg., 800 North Norwood St., Dermott, Arkansas. 1st Annual Blues & Motorcycle Extravaganza. T. K. Soul, Sweet Angel, Nathaniel Kimble. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 2 pm. Motorcycle rally begins at 3 pm. 662-820-7323. 

3 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Jean Klock Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mr. Lee’s Old School Blues Fest.Denise LaSalle, The Zapp Band, Chick Rodgers, Mr. Lee and many more. Gates open at 12 Noon. 708-369-0998. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Promenade Park, Downtown, Toledo, OhioMel Waiters. 

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, Michigan.Aretha Franklin. 248-377-0100. 

9:30 pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014. George County Fairgrounds, Lucedale, MississippiKenne Wayne. Doors open 8 pm. 601-530-2745. 

6 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 Hwy #231 South, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion.Betty Wright, O.B. Buchana, Kenne Wayne, Calvin Richardson. BYOB. Gates open at 4 pm. 

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7 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. American Legion Post #248, Hooks, Texas. Mr. Melvin “Nutt” Brown Birthday Celebration. T.K. Soul, Pat Brown, Donnie Ray, Rue Davis, Xavier Ayers (Mr. X), Lady J, Columbus Toy and more. 903-276-4871. 

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 from the World of BluesBlues: June 21-22, 2013

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 21-22, 2014

That’s James Victor Jimmy Scott, known to the jazz and blues world as Little Jimmy Scott….Our condolences go out to his family…. He passed away on the 12th at his home in Las Vegas….Little Jimmy Scott was active in the musical world from 1945 until his passing a couple of weeks ago…. He had this very high contralto voice which was due to what is called Kallmann’s Syndrome.  His growth was stunted because of it, and he was four feet eleven inches until he was 37 years old…Then, he grew another eight inches to five feet seven…This is something that will probably never be done again, and was done by Little Jimmy Scott….He performed at President Dwight David Eisenhower’s inauguration in 1953, and 40 years later, he performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993…At both inaugurations, he sung the song, Why Was I Born…..Little Jimmy Scott was 88 when he made the transition…

There is a new BCD and DVD out by Bobby Rush and Dr. John called Decisions… This is the first time they have recorded together, but the reason why they did it is very unique.  They did it in New Orleans because of the violent crime there.  Murders in particular… Bobby makes it clear that New Orleans is not being singled out, but Both Dr. John and Bobby have history there pertaining to what’s going on.  On the DVD, there is a video of the song Another Murder down in New Orleans, and it’s so clever how they put it together.  It’s a live performance with Bobby and Dr. John but they weave animation of Bobby, Dr. John, the band and the background singers…It is really really cool.  You have got to see this….It is very nicely done……We’ll post this video on BTIC.com….

This has nothing to do with the Blues, unless it’s not happening to you…But we have got to congratulate The greatest basketball player ever, Mr. Michael Jordan… It was announced in Forbes magazine that he has joined the club that some of our listeners are in…The Billionaires Club….Michael is a Billionaire…Along with some of you….Congrats to Michael Jordan….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, June 27, 2014. Couples Entertainment Center, 4511 Byrd Drive, Jackson, Mississippi. LaMorris Williams Birthday Bash. LaMorris Williams, Cupid, Krishaunda Echols. 601-923-9977. 

8 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. The Bryan Union Hall, 400 Cow Palace Road, Westpoint, MississippiVick Allen, Calvin Richardson. Doors open at 7 pm. 

Friday, June 27, 2014. Cypress Casino, 832 Martin Luther Dr., Charenton, LouisianaMel Waiters, Maze. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 Wabash, Chicago, IllinoisCharlie Brown. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CaliforniaLee Fields. 415-346-6000. 

9 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014. Cafe 450, Hotel Capitol Park, 450 Capitol Ave., Atlanta, GeorgiaTotal Package Band. 404-591-2000. 

June 27, 2014~Joe Louis Walker~Aurora IL~Blues On The Fox

June 28, 2014~Buddy Guy~Okmulgee OK~Science Museum Oklahoma

June 28, 2014~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials~Chicago IL~B.L.U.E.S.

Saturday, June 28, 2014. Gum Springs Riding Club, Douglasville, TexasT. K. Soul. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014. New World Landing, 600 South Palafax St., Pensacola, FloridaPeggy Scott-Adams’ Birthday Party. Peggy Scott-Adams, Dee Bradley, Vick Allen, Will Easley. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014. Lake Charles Civic Center Arena, Lake Charles, Louisiana. “An Evening with Mel Waiters.” Mel Waiters, Maze. 

9 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014. American Legion Hall, 12188 River Rd, St. Rose, LouisianaJeff Floyd.504-559-4292. 

7 pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Carl Perkins Civic Center, 400 S. Highland, Jackson, TennesseeSir Charles Jones, Sheba Potts-Wright and more. 731-425-8580. 

9 pm, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Joe’s Place, 313 Carrollton Avenue, Greenwood, MississippiKlass Band Brotherhood. Doors open at 6 pm. 662-897-1000. 

Friday, July 4, 2014. Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 N. Washington St., Forrest City, Arkansas.T. K. Soul.870-633-0041. 

8 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas. Independence Bash. Betty Wright, Omar Cunningham, Benito.Doors open at 7 pm. 870-866-7441. 

(Day), Saturday, July 5, 2014. Nolan Norman Memorial Park, Wisner, LouisianaT. K. Soul. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Biloxi Community Center, Howard Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi. Diva Ball/Blues Concert. Jimmy Ja, Lacee, Lebrado.Doors open at 8 pm. 228-547-1151. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014. Thomas Wicker Place, Hwy. 10, Greensburgh, LouisianaTheodis Ealey. 

Saturday July 5, 2014. Event Park, Brazzel Hill Rd., Atmore, Alabama. Summerfest 2014. Mr. David, Lil’ Jimmie, Mr. Zay. For more info, call DJ Rabb: 251-253-3326. 

9 pm, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Club Me & U, 820 Cooper Road (Candlestick Shopping Center), Suite H, Jackson, MississippiBilly “Soul” Bonds, Pat Brown, Willie B., Angel Faye Russell. 601-878-1846. Doors open at 7 pm. 

If you know of an artist appearing anywhere at any time, email me at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com and let me 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: June 14-15, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 14-15, 2014

The voting for the Living Blues Magazine awards is going on right now.  We have a link to the Living Blues Ballot page on the BluesNews Page of BluesTime in the City.com… Some of the Categories are Blues Artist of the Year, male and female, Outstanding Musician, Guitar, Piano, and Harmonica Player, Best Live Performer, Blues Album, Blues DVD, Blues Book, and a few others.  There are very few Southern Artist on this ballot list.  There is Bobby Rush, Ike and Tina, Joe Simon, Johnny Rawls, Latimore and a few more…And one of the Books nominated is by David Whiteus, Southern Soul Blues, which we have talked about before…..  As mentioned, there’s a link to the ballot sheet on BTIC.com…..
https://livingblues.speedsurvey.com/survey

An estimated 500,000 people are packed into Grant Park this weekend for the 2014 Chicago Blues festival…It started Friday, and will end on Sunday Night….The financial impact for businesses alone from last year was estimated to be around 50 million dollars…..Counting the tax revenues for the City of Chicago, it went much higher.  Even though the Blues Festival is free to attend, with so many acts, the City and its’ citizens get paid in a Big Way.  The Chicago Blues Festival is absolutely the best Blues Festival in the entire world…..Just a little Blues News stuff for other great cities to think about…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, June 20, 2014~Vick Allen~Selma AL~Elks Lodge

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Avail Hollywood, L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, Andre Lee
~Ruston LA~Ruston Civic Center

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Mel Waiters, Lacee Reed~Mt. Pleasant SC~Omar Shrine Temple

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Vick Allen, Theodis Ealey, Napoleon, Ms. Genii, Falisa JaNaye~Junteenth Heritage Festival~Meridian MS~Down Meridian

Saturday, June 21, 2014~T.K. Soul~Odessa TX~Woodson Community Park

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Lenny Williams~Robinsonville MS~Tunica Resorts Sam’s Town Casinos

Saturday, June 21, 2014~The Pointer Sisters~Kansas City MO~Sprint Center

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials~Fort Smith AR~Fort Smith Riverfront Bluesfest

Saturday, June 21, 2014~Baytown TX~Rue Davis, Kenne Wayne and others~Déjà vu Showcase

Wednesday, June 25, 2014~Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials~Comstock Park MI~Budweiser Blues on the Mall

Thursday, June 26, 2014~Buddy Guy~Rochester NY~Various Venues

Friday, June 27, 2014~Jackson MS~LaMorris Williams and Cupid~Couples Entertainment Center

Friday, June 27, 2014~Westpoint MS~Vick Allen and Calvin Richardson~Bryan Union Hall

Friday, June 27, 2014~Mel Waiters~Charenton LA~Cypress Casino

Friday, June 27, 2014~Lee Fields~San Francisco CA~The Fillmore

Saturday, June 28, 2014~T.K. Soul~Douglasville TX~Gum Springs Riding Club

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Peggy Scott-Adams, Vick Allen, Will Easley, Dee Bradley~Pensacola FL~New World Landing

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Lake Charles LA~Mel Waiters, Maze~Lake Charles Civic Center Arena

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Jeff Floyd~St Rose, LA~American Legion Hall

Saturday, June 28, 2014~Jackson TN~Sir Charles Jones, Sheba Potts-Wright~Carl Perkins Civic Center

Sunday, June 29, 2014~Greenwood MS~Klass Band Brotherhood~Joe’s Place

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 from the World of BluesBlues: May 31-June 1

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2014

Angela Bassett, the gorgeous actress that portrayed Tina Turner better than Tina Turner could have done it in the movie, What’s Love Got To Do With it, will direct the upcoming biopic on Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown for Lifetime Television.  The film will follow Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown throughout their relationship .  The movie is set to air in 2015, and the cast has not been assembled as of yet.  Whitney Houston died in 2012… Bobby is still performing.  You know, I think Angela could play that role to a T.. She starred with Whitney in the 1995 hit movie, Waiting to Exhale…. Bobby Bobby Bobby….

The Blues Foundation is taking nominations for board members… If you are interested in becoming a member of the board, and you are a current member, we have a link to their site right here on BTIC.com…..on the BluesNews Page
http://www.blues.org/2014/05/board-of-directors-election-coming/

The Jus Blues Music Foundation is gearing for their big awards and music conference happening from July 31st through August 2nd…. The conference will take place in Tunica Mississippi….The conference top honoree this year is the Queen of the Blues, Denise LaSalle….. In just a minute, She has the honor of singing our Lying and Cheating Blues song for this week…. Other honorees are Tutu Jones, Marie Dixon, Marie Dixon, Melvin Jackson and Craten Armmer Sr…. I know that guy…Craten Armmer… Good Choice….For more information of the Jus Blues Music Awards, there’s a link at BTIC.com on the Blues News Page…..
http://www.jusblues.org/home.html

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

7 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014. Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale St., Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Music Monday.Sweet Angel. Free. 901-529-0007. Doors open at 6 pm. 

June 5, 2014~Buddy Guy~Bridgeport CT~The Klein

8 pm, Friday, June 6, 2014. Club Climax, Old Highway 49 S, Wiggins, MississippiL.J. Echols. 

June 6, 2014~B.B. King ~Tunica Resorts MS~Gold Strike Casino

June 6, 2014~Buddy Guy~Montclair NJ~The Wellmont Theatre

8 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. The Farm, 419 East Union St., Minden, LouisianaT.K. Soul, L.J. Echols. 

June 7, 2014~B.B. King~Biloxi MS~Beau Rivage Theatre

Saturday, June 7, 2014. Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Pine Bluff Blues Fest 2014.Sir Charles Jones, Jeff Floyd, Sheba Potts-Wright, T.J. Hooker Taylor and more. Gates open at 1 pm. 870-534-4177. See Festival Website. 

 

3 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Greenwood Fairgrounds, 421 Hwy. 221, Greenwood, Mississippi.  1st Annual Upstate Music Festival.Theodis Ealey, Clarence Carter, Mel Waiters, Millie Jackson, Lacee, Lakeside, VIC. 704-210-4159, 301-346-4945, 443-600-2200. 

6 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Regency Hotel & Conference Center (near Mississippi Fairgrounds off I-55), 400 Greymont St., Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers Homecoming Celebration. Grady Champion, Bobby Rush, Jesse Robinson, Doctor Dee, Ms. Jody, Dan Ackroyd, Vick Allen, Eddie Cotton, Robert “The Duke” Tillman, Reverend Joe A. Washington & The Gabriel Tones. 601-948-5835. Doors open at 4 pm. 

June 8, 2014~Buddy Guy~Chattanooga TN~Riverbend Festival Grounds

June 10, 2014~B.B. King~Houston TX~House of Blues

June 10, 2014~Buddy Guy~Falls Church VA~The State Theatre

7:30 pm & 9 pm, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Navy Pier, Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Blues Festival Preview Events. Nellie “Tiger” Travis. 

June 13, 2014~James Cotton~Henderson KY~W.C. Handy Blues Festival

11 am-9:30 pm. Daily, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 13-15, 2014. Millennium Park, Grant Park, Jackson & Columbus, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Blues FestivalVick Allen (4 pm, Friday); Nellie “Tiger” Travis (4:14 pm, Saturday); Willie Clayton (6:55 pm, Saturday); Pat Brown (2:30 pm, Sunday); Dorothy Moore (4 pm, Sunday). See complete schedule atChicago Blues Festival website. Free.

8 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Hope Community Center, 800 S. Mockingbird Lane, Hope, Arkansas.Avail Hollywood. 

8 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Wolf Creek Ampitheater, 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, GeorgiaMs. Jody, Mel Waiters. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014. Terry’s Event Center, 200 Martin Luther King, West Memphis, Arkansas. Calvin E. Mack, Jr. Birthday Celebration. Sweet Angel.870-733-4695. Doors open at 7 pm. 

5 pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Pensacola Interstate Fair, Interstate 10 Exit #7, Pensacola, FloridaL.J. Echols. 

8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15, 2014. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New YorkAretha Franklin. 212-247-4777. 

Friday, June 20, 2014. Elks Lodge, 4304 Water Ave., Selma, Alabama.Vick Allen. 

8 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St., Ruston, Louisiana. 2 Legit’s 3rd Annual All White Affair. Avail Hollywood, L.J. Echols, Terry Wright, Andre Lee. 318-280-6271, 870-866-7441, 318-251-8613. Doors open at 7 pm. 

 

9 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriot Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, South CarolinaMel Waiters, Lacee. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014. Downtown, Meridian, MississippiVick Allen, Napoleon, Ms. Genii….Theodis Ealey 

Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Woodson Community Park, Odessa, TexasT. K. Soul. 

AND

Saturday, June 21, 2014. Sam’s Town Casino, 1477 Casino Strip Resort Blvd., Tunica Resorts, Robinsonville, MississippiLenny Williams. 662-363-0711. 

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 17-18, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 17-18, 2014

The Blues Music Awards finished up last weekend in Memphis Tennessee…Among the winners were….Eddie Shaw, Instrumentalist for Horn….Bobby Rush for Soul Blues Album for Down in Louisiana….Irma Thomas…Soul Blues Female Artist….James Cotton for Traditional Blues Male Artist…John Nemeth…Soul Blues Male Artist…. And the Traditional Blues Album was Remembering Little Walter featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite and many others harmonica players….You can see the complete list at BTIC.com…There’s a Link on the BluesNews Page…
www.blues.org/

The King Biscuit Blues Festival has announced it’s line up for their October Blues Festival..This is one of the big one every year….It’s held for three days on the Columbus Day weekend and it’s named for the blues radio program, King Biscuit Time.  It’s held in Helena Arkansas and thousands and thousands of blues fans show up every year for this blues event on the banks of the Mississippi…The link to the line up is on the BluesNews page at BTIC.com….
www.americanbluesscene.com or www..blues-fests.com/

And if you’re in the Chicago area the weekend of May 30 and 31st, Dominican University will host the Blues and the Spirit Symposium.  It’s titled Blues Across the Generations….They will focus on the broad conception on The African American Blues legacy.  The theme of “Blues Impurities” embraces the music’s cultural heritage as well as the contemporary expressions of the Blues aesthetic that transcend narrow boundaries and definitions, according to the web site.  And, I have no idea of what they’re talking about.  Scholars, prominent musicologists, writers, musicians,  and industry leaders will be featured on panels and the conference is open to all.  The featured speaker is Tricia Rose, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity  in America and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University……OK…

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, May 23, 2014~Louisville KY~Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, Sir Charles, Theodis Ealey and Latimore

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Birmingham AL~Diedra, Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Shirley Brown

Saturday, May 24~Charenton LA~B.B. King

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Philadelphia MS~Omar Cunningham, Ms Jody

Saturday, May 24, 2914~Waynesboro MS~T.K. Soul

Saturday, May 24, 2014~Hutsville AL~Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Frankie Beverly and Maze

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Bentonia MS~Vick Allen

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Indian Head, MD~Ms Jody, Mel Waiters

Sunday, May 25, 2014~T.K. Soul~Macon GA

Sunday, May 25, 2014~Louisville MS~Tre Williams

Friday, May 23, 2014~Atlanta GA~Theresa Hightower~Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead

Tuesday, May 27, 2014~Knoxville TN~B.B. King

Wednesday, May 28, 2014~Columbus OH~B.B. King

Wednesday, May 28, 2014~Lincoln NE~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Friday, May 30, 2014~Rockford IL~B.B. King

Friday, May 30, 2014~Atlanta GA~Theresa Hightower~Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead

Saturday, May 30-31, 2014~Philadelphia PA~Joe Louis Walker

Saturday, May 30, 2014~Phoenix AZ~James Cotton

Saturday, May 31, 2014~Joliet IL~B.B. King

AND

Saturday, May 31, 2014~El Dorado AK~Mel Waiters, Ms Jody, Ghetto Cowboy, Chris Ivy

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 from the World of BluesBlues: May 10-11, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 10-11, 2014

Latimore appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last Monday Night.   Latimore played with Quest Love and The Roots Band throughout the program.  Lat sang a few of his songs through the break, and played his trusty keyboard for a major portion of the program.  Jimmy Fallon did plug his latest album The Best of Latimore.   They are really good at featuring artists with The Roots Band, regardless of musical genre.

The 35th Blues Music Awards were held in Memphis this past week.  At the time of putting this show together, we did not have a list of the winners, but we will let you know who won next weekend.  Three Saxophone players were inducted into the hall of fame.  They were Big Jay McNeeley, Eddie Shaw and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson.  This is the 35th year of the Blues Music Awards, and in the prior 34 years, they only had one blues sax player inducted.  That was Louis Jordan.  This year alone, they have four.  If you want to know more, there is a link on BTIC.com.  If not, we’ll have all the winners next weekend.
www.blues.org

The Life of Riley hit theaters nationwide on May 21st.  The Life of Riley is a documentary film on the life of the King of the Blues, B.B. King.  It will be on Video On Demand June 1st, and on Blu-Ray on June 17th.  The director is Jon Brewer, who worked closely with B.B. to create this powerful film.  This film on B.B. takes you through his times of racism, the humiliation of segregation, B.B. working in the cotton field, and all the issues and problems he overcame to become the undeniable king of the blues.  A plethora of stars appears in the film to talk about B.B. such as Bill Cosby, Bono, Buddy Guy, Bruce Willis, Ringo Starr, George Benson, Morgan Freeman, the late Bobby Blue Bland, and many many more.  I will see the film soon, and I do plan to take the 14 year old to see it.  The soundtrack for the film is also available now, and  features recordings that’s never been made public.  Should be great viewing…..

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

May 17, 2014~Buddy Guy~Dana Point CA~Doheny State Beach

May 17, 2014~Little Ed and the Blues Imperials~Chicago IL~Legend’s

May 18, 2014~James Cotton~Dana Point CA~Doheny State Beach

Sunday, May 18, 2014. Goodlyfe Live, 1014 E. Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas. T. K. Soul. 901-736-8516.

May 22, 2014~B.B. King~Santonio TX~San Antonio Theatre

Friday, May 23, 2014. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th Ave.,Louisville, Kentucky. Down Home Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey, Latimore.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Fair Park Arena, 2231 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham, Alabama. The First Annual Blues Explosion. Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Shirley Brown, DieDra.

5 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2014. McIntosh Farms, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Omar Cunningham, Ms. Jody.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. City Auditorium, 1008 Benton St., Waynesboro, Mississippi. T. K. Soul. 601-735-4874.

May 24, 2014~B.B. King~Charenton LA~Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Huntsville Dragway, 502 Quarter Mountain Road, Huntsville, Alabama ..18th Annual Old School & Blues Festival. Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mystikal and more.

3 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Bentonia, Mississippi. 7th Annual Rose Hill Cookout. Vick Allen, Roosevelt Robinson Jr., Ms. Genii. 662-590-2073.

5 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. American Legion Post 150, 43345 Livingston Rd., Indian Head, Maryland.Ms. Jody, Mel Waiters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Henderson Memorial Stadium, 2172 Anthony Rd., Macon, Georgia. T. K. Soul. 478-765-8550.

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Winston Shrine Club, 3305 Hwy. 15 South, Louisville, Mississippi. Tre Williams.

AND

May 27, 2014~B.B. King~Knoxville TN~Tennessee Theatre

If you know of an artist appearing any where 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 from the World of BluesBlues: May 3-4, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 3-4, 2014

According to a readers opinion poll conducted by USA Today, there are 10 music festivals that were breakout performances for artists and groups that will be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Museum exhibit called Common Ground.  They were not the top stars of the day, but after these festival performances, they skyrocketed to fame….They are:

 €The Jimi Hendrix Experience performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967
€Big Brother and The Holding Company at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967
€Queen at the live Aid Festival in 1985
€Santana at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969
€Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965
€Otis Redding at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967..(He died in December of that     year)
Nine Inch Nails at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1994
€Sly and The Family Stone at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969
€U2 at the Live Aid Festival in 1985
AND
€Muddy Waters at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960

Most of these festivals were filmed or presented on Television which had a lot to with the popularity of the festivals, but a surprise is that with everything being videotaped for the last decade plus, the latest one to make the readers’ poll happened in 1994 With Nine Inch Nails, and the next from 1985, with Queen and U2….You know that had to be one heck of a performance by Muddy Waters at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960… People are still looking at that one…..

We had the battle of the Ike Ex’s last weekend, and this weekend you responded… The majority of you like the Old Ike Ex, Tina over the new Ike Ex, Audrey.  We got tweets, emails an phone calls, and you said Tina.  Here’s a portion of a couple of emails….. This is from Henry in Decatur Alabama….Ro… There will never be another Tina…Period…. Faye in Greensboro says….. The new Ex is really not bad.   But I still have to stick with Tina…. This one from Roger in Houston…. Man, that new Ex is bad… But I love Tina…. And Prentis in Atlanta…. Don’t waste our time Ro…. It’s Tina all the way…..Thanks for all of your responses and when we find some new Ex’s, we’ll do it again….

A program note here….Next weekend is the mother’s day weekend, so we’ll have all female Blues and Southern Soul next weekend…. And if you want to wish your mother a happy mothers’ day, give us a call at 404/826-BLUES or email us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com…. We’ll shout out your mother on mothers’ day……

WHERE THEY AT…WHERE THEY AT:

Friday, May 9, 2014. Silsby Baseball Field, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. Talladega College Fundraiser. Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush.

8 pm, Friday, May 9, 2014. Vicksburg City Auditorium, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 8th Annual Mothers’ Day Friday. Ms. Jody, Jeff Floyd, Tre’ Williams, Wendell B., Nellie “Tiger” Travis. Doors open at 7 pm. 601-955-4894.

Saturday, May 10, 2014. Home Supper Club, 430 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Pre-Mother’s Day Show. Lenny Williams. 310-271-4663.

8 pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Coahoma County Expo Center, 1150 Wildcat Drive, Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mother’s Day Fest. Vick Allen, Avail Hollywood, Sweet Angel, Steve Perry.662-404-6381.

Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Vineyards Entertainment Complex (formerly Whitehaven), 3270 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright, Tre Williams. 901-647-7908.

Sunday, May 11, 2014. Albany Civic Center, 100 West Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany, Georgia. 1st Annual Southern Soul Mother’s Day Concert. Theodis Ealey, Ms. Jody, Lebrado, Klass Band Brotherhood. 850-238-5329. 229-430-5200. Doors open at 3 pm. Meet And Greet The Artists for VIP ticket holders only at 2 pm: Live music, drinks and photos.

Sunday, May 11, 2014. Blues At The Zoo, Monroe, Louisiana. Mother’s Day Blues At The Zoo. T. K. Soul.

May 17, 2014~Buddy Guy~Dana Point CA~Doheny State Beach

3 pm, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Laurel Fairground, 1457 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Mississippi. Mother’s Day Blues Festival. Sweet Angel, Sir Charles Jones, O.B. Buchana, Andre Lee, Chris Ivy, Lacee, Kenne Wayne, Bobby Rush, Nellie “Tiger” Travis. 734-994-0138. Gates open at 12 Noon.

Sunday, May 18, 2014. Goodlyfe Live, 1014 E. Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas. T. K. Soul. 901-736-8516.

May 18, 2014~Lacee~Mobile AL

May 19, 2014~Lacee~Baton Rouge LA

May 22, 2014~B.B. King~San Antonio TX~Majestic Theatre of San Antonio

Friday, May 23, 2014. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th Ave., Louisville, Kentucky. Down Home Blues Festival. Blues Is Alright Tour. Mel Waiters, Denise LaSalle, Sir Charles Jones, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey, Latimore.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Fair Park Arena, 2231 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham, Alabama. The First Annual Blues Explosion. Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Shirley Brown, DieDra.

5 pm, Saturday, May 24, 2014. McIntosh Farms, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Omar Cunningham, Ms. Jody.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. City Auditorium, 1008 Benton St., Waynesboro, Mississippi. T. K. Soul. 601-735-4874.

Saturday, May 24, 2014. Huntsville Dragway, 502 Quarter Mountain Road, Harvest, Alabama (Huntsville). 18th Annual Old School & Blues Festival. Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mystikal and more.

3 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Bentonia, Mississippi. 7th Annual Rose Hill Cookout. Vick Allen, Roosevelt Robinson Jr., Ms. Genii. 662-590-2073.

5 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014. American Legion Post 150, 43345 Livingston Rd., Indian Head, Maryland.Ms. Jody, Mel Waiters.

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Henderson Memorial Stadium, 2172 Anthony Rd., Macon, Georgia. T. K. Soul. 478-765-8550.

AND

Sunday, May 25, 2014. Winston Shrine Club, 3305 Hwy. 15 South, Louisville, Mississippi. Tre Williams.

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 from the World of BluesBlues: April 26-27, 2014

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 26-27, 2014
We mentioned a few months ago that the late great Ike Turner, before his transition, was married to Audrey Madison Turner, a former member of the Ikettes from the 90’s decade and beyond. Audrey has a BCD out entitled I Smell Trouble. Audrey married Ike in Oct of 2006, and got a divorce two months later. That got us to thinking. Ike’s other wife from earlier years, Tina, had a song out entitled I Smell Trouble. Looking closer at the BCD by Audrey, there are a number of tunes on this BCD that the earlier Mrs. Tina Turner did…. So we decided to have a smll battle of the late great Ike’s former wives and you can email us, call us, or tweet us and let us know what you think of the Ike Ex’s…… This is Ike’s former wife Audrey…….I Idolize You……(play song)
This is former wife Tina’s ….I Idolize You……(IIdolize You)

This is Ike’s former wife Audrey……I Smell Trouble…..(play song)
This is former wife Tina… I Smell Trouble…… (play song)

Audrey’s BCD came out last year, and Tina’s works spanned the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s until Ike Beat her up a ew times…. It’s reported that Ike beat up Audrey also………Ike left us in December 2007….In 1993, The film What’s Love Got To Do with It starring Angela Bassett chronicled the life of Tina and Ike…. I wonder when Audrey’s film will be out……BTW, Audrey appeared on the X Factor back in 2011…… Let us know what you think about the Ike EX’s….
Say It Ain’t So……B.B. King was Booed…..The greatest Blues Singer in the world Booed a few weeks ago at the Peabody Opera Hous in St Louis…. According to many reports, when he came on, the applause was thunderous… As the show progressed, those applause turned into boos when B.B.’s talking went on and on and on… The reports say that B.B. concluded the show with a fifteen rendition of “You are my Sunshine.” That’s when the many people just got up and walked out. My question is, is it fair to boo the 88 year old king of the blues??? I personally don’t think so… But if you don’t think you’re getting your money’s worth, then don’t go… Booing B.B., the king of the blues just ain’t right……

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Friday, May 2, 2014. Cotillion Ballroom, 11120 W. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas. Mel Waiters.

8 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014. Crossett Community Center, 300 N. Florida St., Crossett, Arkansas. Avail Hollywood. 870-364-5216.

Friday, May 2, 2014. Redd’s Entertainment Complex, 581 W. Main St., Humboldt, Tennessee. T. K. Soul. 731-784-6611.

May 2, 2014. Pittsburg Civic Center, 453 Rusk Street, Pittsburg, Texas. L.J. Echols.

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3, 2014. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie “Tiger” Travis. 773-477-4646.
May 2 and 3, 2014~Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials~Chicago IL~B.L.U.E.S

Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Elks Lodge, 3100 John R. Lynch St., Jackson, Mississippi. Omar Cunningham, Tre Williams, JWonn. 601-354-9396.

Saturday~May 3, 2014~Theodis Ealey~Dallas TX~Fair Park Coliseum
8 pm, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Fair Park Coliseum, 3921 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Dallas, Texas. Zydeco Meets The Blues. Mel Waiters.

12 pm (Noon), Saturday, May 3, 2014. Lufkin Park (Outside), Lufkin, Texas. A.L. Flemming’s B-Day Bash. Avail Hollywood.

Saturday, May 3, 2014. H&H Farms, Highway 14, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. T. K. Soul. 205-372-2289.

Saturday, May 3, 2014. First Security Amphitheatre, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas. Blues On The River, 2014. Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Billy “Soul” Bonds, O.B. Buchana, Jaye Hammer, Willie P., Tawanna Campbell. Gates open at 12 Noon.

Sunday, May 4, 2014. Copiah County Fairgrounds, Gallman, Mississippi (I-55 south of Jackson, Mississippi, 1/4 mile west of I-55 at Exit 65).
T.K. Soul.

Friday, May 9, 2014. Silsby Baseball Field, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. Talladega College Fundraiser. Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush.

8 pm, Friday, May 9, 2014. Vicksburg City Auditorium, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 8th Annual Mothers’ Day Friday. Ms. Jody, Jeff Floyd, Tre’ Williams, Wendell B., Nellie “Tiger” Travis. Doors open at 7 pm. 601-955-4894.
May 10, 2014~Lacee Reed~Flint MI

Saturday, May 10, 2014. Home Supper Club, 430 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Pre-Mother’s Day Show. Lenny Williams. 310-271-4663.

8 pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Coahoma County Expo Center, 1150 Wildcat Drive, Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mother’s Day Fest. Vick Allen, Avail Hollywood, Sweet Angel, Steve Perry.662-404-6381.
May 10, 2014~Theodis Ealey~ Denmark SC~ Voorhees College

Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Vineyards Entertainment Complex (formerly Whitehaven), 3270 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright, Tre Williams. 901-647-7908.

Sunday, May 11, 2014. Albany Civic Center, 100 West Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany, Georgia. 1st Annual Southern Soul Mother’s Day Concert. Theodis Ealey, Ms. Jody, Lacey, Lebrado, Klass Band Brotherhood. 850-238-5329. 229-430-5200. Doors open at 3 pm. Meet And Greet The Artists for VIP ticket holders only at 2 pm: Live music, drinks and photos.

Sunday, May 11, 2014. Blues At The Zoo, Monroe, Louisiana. Mother’s Day Blues At The Zoo. T. K. Soul.

3 pm, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Laurel Fairground, 1457 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Mississippi. Mother’s Day Blues Festival. Sweet Angel, Sir Charles Jones, O.B. Buchana, Andre Lee, Chris Ivy, Lacee, Kenne Wayne, Bobby Rush, Nellie “Tiger” Travis. 734-994-0138. Gates open at 12 Noon.
AND
May 11~Sir Jonathan Burton/Roc C~Washington GA~Mothers Day Event
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