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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: July 25-26, 2015

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

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 25-26, 2015

The Jus Blues Music Awards Take Place next Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Tunica Mississippi….We’ll be there to lend our 2 cents worth…Being honored this year are Kenny Neal, Jimmy Roach, Vasti Jackson, Eddy The Chief Clearwater, Martha High, Danny Ray, Fred Wesley, Lucky Peterson, and Betty Wright…Some of the performers are Toni Green, Carl Sims, Dorothy Moore, Vasti Jackson, and the big event is being hosted by Calvin Richardson…..These artists will honored with the James Brown Lifetime Heritage Award… The Little Milton Lifetime Bluesman Award…The Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award…The Albert King Lifetime Award, or The Lucy Award… and you heard this guy on earlier talking about the award that was named in his honor, The Benny Latimore Let’s Straighten It Out Award….And there are others…..The Jus Blues Music Foundation whose awards started for the sole purpose of recognizing those blues and r & B artists that are often overlooked by the mainstream awards organizations.  Again, it’s  being held july 29 through  Aug 1 in Tunica Mississippi…. For more information, we have a link to the in on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In the city.com….
www.jusblues.org

Tony Coleman spent almost 30 years as the drummer for B.B. King.. There is an article in American Blues Scene magazine by Stacy jeffress about Tony’s time spend with B.B. King, and a lot of other stuff of extreme interest.  One of the things he goes into is putting a new spin on the blues.  As Tony puts it, Blues has been rocked and rolled to death… Tony places B.B. King up there with the likes of Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and JFK…He talks about putting all the experience he gained over the years, and putting it back into a better kind of blues…Blues with a funk.  As a matter his new CD coming out soon is called Blue Funk.  We have a link to Stacy’s article on the bluesnews page at BTIC.com
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2015/07/tony-coleman-remembering-the-king/

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur July 30

Nellie Tiger Travis, Joanna Connor

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri July 31

T.K. Soul

Tupelo MS

Summit Center

Fri July 31

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Wilmington DE

 

Fri July 31

Willie Clayton

Tuscaloosa AL

 

Fri July 31

Andre Lee, Lomax

Tunica MS

Roadhouse Casino

Sat Aug 1

Latimore, Roy C, Clarence, Millie Jackson, Nellie Tiger Travis

Marlboro MD

Showplace Arena

Sat Aug 1

Preston Shannon, Gerod Rayborn

Tunica MS

Roadhouse Casino

Sat Aug 1

Willie Clayton

Little Rock AK

Club Elevations

Sat Aug 1

Bobby Rush

Alberta Canada

Royal Avenue

Sun Aug 2

Aretha Franklin

Los Angeles CA

Microsoft Theater

Thur Aug 6

Aretha Franklin

Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Bowl

Fri Aug 7

Jeff Floyd, Kenne Wayne

Thibodaux LA

Thibodaux Civic Center

Fri Aug 7

T.K. Soul

Houston TX

Arena Theater

Fri Aug 7

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Sat Aug 8

T.K. Soul, Nathaniel Kimble, Pokey

Lufkin TX

Texas Southern Soul Showdown

Sat Aug 8

Hardway Connection

Warrenton NC

Carter’s Lounge

Sat Aug 8

L.J. Echols

Laurel MS

American Legion

Sat Aug 8

Karen Wolfe, O.B. Buchana

Eutaw AL

Greentrack

 

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: July 18-19, 2015

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

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

The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 1st. We mentioned earlier that Calvin Richardson will serve as the celebrity host for the event in Tunica Mississippi this year. They will honor Kenny Neal, Betty Wright, Lucky Peterson, Vasti Jackson, Fred Wesley, Eddy The Chief Clearwater and many many more… Yours truly Rojene Bailey will be on the panel to discuss the Technologies of today and the art of Syndication, like I know something about that…But I will be there.. For more information, we have a link to the Awards weekend on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In the City.com…
http://www.jusblues.org/jus-blues-awards.html

Buddy Guy’s new BCD, Born To Play Guitar, will be out July 31st… We mentioned this before, and the reason we’re mentioning it again is the anticipation of the Buddy Guy Fans. They are waiting for this BCD. It’s not like he’s never done this before. On July 30th, there will be a Buddy Guy 79th Birthday and Release Party. This is really cool…It will take place at Buddy Guy’s in Chicago. If you’re going, you’d better get there early. The show is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm, but getting there early in this case means about 12 noon….. There is a link to the info on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com
www.buddyguy.com

To our great surprise, we have not found or heard of anything pertaining to the accusations that were made by B.B. Kings’ daughters. If you recall, when they went to court accusing B.B. handlers of elder abuse, neglect, and poisoning him, but the judge threw the case out for lack of evidence. Let us hope for B.B.’s lifetime of hard work and the legacy he left for keeping the blues on the forefront, we will always remember him for the man he was…The King of The Blues….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri July 24

T.K. Soul

Greenville MS

Harlow’s Casino

Fri July 24

Nellie Tiger Travis

Havanna FL

L & L Lounge

Fri July 24

Shemekia Copeland

Wakefield RI

Ocean Mist

Fri July 24

James Cotton

Columbus OH

Rhythm ON The River

Fri and Sat July 24-25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Philadelphia PA

Warmdaddy’s

Sat July 25

Willie Clayton

Ensley/Birmingham AL

Erkine Hawkins Park

Sat July 25

T.K. Soul

Baytown TX

Baytown Party Center

Sat July 25

Vick Allen

Camden AL

Bessie Munden Park

Sat July 25

Buddy Guy

Pittsburgh PA

Hartwood Acres

Sat July 25

L.J. Echols, Calvin Richardson and more

Edwards MS

Downtown

Sat July 25

Joe Louis Walker

Piermont NY

The Turning Point

Sun July 26

Bobby Rush

Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Blues Festival

Sun July 26

Kenne Wayne

Baytown TX

Baytown Party Center

Thur July 30

Nellie Tiger Travis, Joanna Connor

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri July 31

T.K. Soul

Tupelo MS

Summit Center

Fri July 31

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Wilmington DE

 

Fri July 31

Willie Clayton

Tuscaloosa AL

 

Fri July 31

Andre Lee, Lomax

Tunica MS

Roadhouse Casino

Sat Aug 1

Latimore, Roy C, Clarence, Millie Jackson, Nellie Tiger Travis

Marlboro MD

Showplace Arena

Sat Aug 1

Preston Shannon, Gerod Rayborn

Tunica MS

Roadhouse Casino

Sat Aug 1

Willie Clayton

Little Rock AK

Club Elevations

Sun Aug 2

Aretha Franklin

Los Angeles CA

Microsoft Theater

 

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: July 11-12, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 11-12, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 11.03.10 PMLegendary Blues Singer Robert Johnson’s Son made the transition last week in Jackson Mississippi. Claud Johnson was 83 years of age.  Claud, if you recall us talking about this, last year won a Mississippi Supreme court case when they ruled that he could keep the profits from his fathers’ estate.  That court case victory made him a wealthy man, but Claud, as it is reported, drove a gravel truck and kept driving it after he came into this wealth.  Claud’s father, the legendary Robert Johnson, it is said, became a great blues singer after making a deal with the devil at the Crossroads, trading his soul for musical talent.  A court declared Claud as the sole heir in 1998, but he was then sued by, you are not going to believe this, sued by relatives in 2000, but the state Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that the lawsuit had been filed too late. Claud and his late wife Earnestine had six c hildren….

There is a very interesting in Premier Guitar Magazine on the late Pops Staples, of the famed Staple Singers…It’s about the rise of the Family oriented Staples, and the gospel infused pop music with Pop Staples anchoring the wowo sound.  They called it something else in the 40’s.. Pops used a gadget called the tremolo to get the sound that he used that was not used by anyone at the time, but created a sound that was used throughout the world.  I didn’t know this…On their hit, I’ll take you there, produced by Al Bell for Stax Records, you can hear Mavis Staples say, Play Daddy before the guitar solo.  It was actually a guy named Eddie Hinton wo actually played the guitar solo……Very interesting.  Pops name was Roebuck Staples, and he had a brother.  And yes, his name was Sears.  They were named for Sears and Roebuck, after the catalog ordering company, and known as Sears Today….Pops made the transition in Dec of 2000…We have a link to the article on the BluesNews Page at www.bluestimeinthecity.com..

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22707-forgotten-heroes-pops-staples?page=2

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon July 13

Mr. Sipp, Andre Lee

Jackson MS

Marriott Hotel

Wed July 15

Bobby Rush

Seattle WA

The Triple Door

Thur July 16

Bobby Rush

Birkenfeld OR

The Birk

Fri July 17

T.K. Soul

Dublin GA

Ace’s Lounge

Fri July 17

Buddy Guy

Austin TX

ACL Moody Theater

Fri and Sat July 17 and 18

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues Bar

Sat July 18

T.K. Soul

Robinsonville MS

Casino Tunica

Sat July 18

Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, Elvin Bishop

Winthrop WA

Blues Ranch

Sat July 18

Willie Clayton

Tyler TX

Club Skyy

Sat July 18

Joe Louis Walker

Asbury Park NJ

Bradley Park

Sun, July 19

T.J. Hooker Taylor, Vickie Baker and Bishop Bullwinkle

Tuscaloosa AL

Playhouse Nightclub

Fri July 24

T.K. Soul

Greenville MS

Harlow’s Casino

Fri and Sat July 24-25

Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

Philadelphia PA

Warmdaddy’s

Sat July 25

Willie Clayton

Ensley/Birmingham AL

Erkine Hawkins Park

Sat July 25

T.K. Soul

Baytown TX

Baytown Party Center

Sat July 25

Vick Allen

Camden AL

Bessie Munden Park

Sat July 25

Buddy Guy

Pittsburgh PA

Hartwood Acres

Sat July 25

L.J. Echols, Calvin Richardson and more

Edwards MS

Downtown

Sat July 25

Joe Louis Walker

Piermont NY

The Turning Point

Sun July 26

Bobby Rush

Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Blues Festival

Sun July 26

Kenne Wayne

Baytown TX

Baytown Party Center

 

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: June 20-21, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 20-21, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 20-21, 2015 FATHERS’ DAY WEEKEND

Two of B.B. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen King Williams, have enlisted the services of Benjamin Crump to look into the allegations of wrong doings in the B.B. King Estate…Crump will look into the handling the financials of the B.B. King Estate and Crump says “They just want to find out the truth of all that happened with their father.” As you know, Crump represents the Travon Martin Family case in Florida, The Michael Brown Family Ferguson, The Alesia Thomas Family in LA, and the Tamir Rice Family in Cleveland………. Attorney Brent Bryson who represents LaVerne Toney, the executor B.B. named in his will said that “it didn’t matter who represents the daughters. The allegations are absolutely false and without merit, and we look forward to our day in court.” He also stated that “The facts of the case are not going to change based on who they bring in to present the case.” We’ll watch and keep you informed….

Congratulations to Christone Kingfish Ingram…Christone was awarded a thousand dollar scholarship by the Artie Blues Boy White Youth Foundation…Christone is from Clarksdale Mississippi and the presentation took place at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale.. We have a link to The Artie Blues Boy Scholarship Foundation’s site if you want to check them out….The Great Artie BluesBoy White made the transition in April of 2013…..
www.artiewhite.com

And news from the Grammy Awards concerning the Blues Submissions… Remember in 2011, they took one of the categories out for the Blues… A group of Blues musicians met with the Grammy Blues Task Force and Recording Academy staffers and they explain the workings of the submissions. They explained how the submissions works, the time frames, but this is interesting…They explained that the reason for removing or discontinuing one of the Blues categories was that out of 20,000 total submissions just last year, only 123 were in the Blues category….. So, I guess they’re saying that the Blues categories are taking up space for something else….Maybe like Polka…Not that anything’s wrong with Polka…. Wait, I think they cut some Polka too…. Want more info, we have a link at bluestimeinthecity.com on the BluesNews page….
www.grammy.com

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Thur June 25

Joe Louis Walker

Washington DC

Howard Theatre-BB Tribute

Fri June 26

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Fri June 26

Aretha Franklin

Memphis TN

Memphis Botanic Garden

Fri June 26

Grady Champion

Quincy IL

Blues In The District

Fri June 26

Eddie Cotton

Jackson MS

Underground

Fri June 26

Otis Clay

Evanston IL

SPACE

Fri and Sat June 26-27

Lil Ed and Blues Imperials

San Francisco CA

Biscuits and Blues

Sat June 27

Sir Charles and Daren Wolfe

Nashville TN

Limelight

Sat June 27

T.K. Soul

Mansfield LA

Downtown

Sat June 27

Roy C

Raliegh NC

Widow’s Son Lodge

Tue June 30

Aretha Franklin

Nashville TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Fri July 3

Willie Clayton

Woodville MS

Wilkinson County Park

Fri July 3

Avail Hollywood

Shelby MS

Billings Lounge

Fri July 3

Sir Charles Jones

Macon GA

Grants Eagles Nest

Sat July 4

T.K. Soul

Wisner LA

Nolan Norman Memorial Park

Sat July 4

Willie Clayton

Sawyerville AL

Jay’s Farm

Sat July 4

Wendell B

Pensacola FL

Speak Eazy Cigar Bar

Sat July 4

Avail Hollywood

Jasper TX

VFW Hall

Mon July 6

Joe Louis Walker and Frieldn

New York NY

Tribute to BB

Fri July 10

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter

Rochester NY

Sahlen’s Stadium

Fri July 10

Grady Champion

Jackson MS

Underground

Sat July 11

Larome Powers, Stan Mosley, and more

Benton Harbor MI

Jean Klock 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 AUDIO: June 13-14, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 13-14, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 13-14, 2015

Thousands turned out last Saturday to pay tribute to the late Mel Waiters.  People from all over the world attended the services in San Antonio, and thousands, including me, watched the on line stream from the New Creations Church.  If you’ve been on another planet, Mel Waiters made the transition on May 28at the age of 58…. Mel will certainly be missed by his many many fans, and friends.

Last week, there was a post on social media that caught on really quickly.  It stated that Bo Diddley had died.  While this is true, it did not state that Bo Diddley died on June 2, 2008….I was getting phone calls letting me know that the great Bo had passed, and some of the callers were in shock when I told them that it was 2008 when he passed.   Most reactions were “but I just read it on the internet.” Just goes to show, that you cannot believe everything you read on the internet……

Got to mention something about B.B. King’s funeral….We told you that the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network carried it live…What we didn’t mention was the thousands and thousands hits it got on the internet. According to the MPB Network, over 100,000 watched the streaming of the funeral, and the numbers are not in yet on the on air viewership. It would have to be large….And, if you go to bluestimeinthecity.com, we have a link to a huge montage of pictures from BB’s early days all the way to his burial…This is a really great montage of pictures….B.B. really touched a lot of people worldwide…..We have the link so check it out…..

https://www.google.com/search?q=hits+for+b.b.+king+funeral&biw=1920&bih=1019&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pal1Vfu5LYjQtQWd6oGwBw&ved=0CEoQ7Ak

Where They At Where They At:

Wed June 17

Grady Champion

Destin FL

Baytown

Thur June 18

Grady Champion

Canton MS

Multipurpose Complex

Fri June 19

Calvin Richardson, J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Fri June 19

Sir Charles Jones, Rue Davis, and Many Others

Wharton TX

On The Square..Juneteenth Festival

Fri June 19

Vick Allen, Sir Charles, Oman Cunningham, Andre Lee

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Fri June 19

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Long Beach CA

Malarkey’s Grill

Fri June 19

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Ameristar Casino

Sat June 20

Willie Clayton

Tuscaloosa AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Sat June 20

Shemekia Copeland

Flagstaff AZ

Continental Country Club

Sat June 20

Joe Louis Walker

Piermont NY

The Turning Point

Sat June 20

Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen

Muskeegan MI

Rowan Park

Sat Jun 20

L.J. Echols

Ruston LA

Ruston Civic Center

Sat June 20

Lucky Peterson, Donnie Ray, Gregg Smith, Avail Hollywood

Lake of The Pines TX

SSS Ranch

Sat June 20

Columbus Toy, Lebrado, Miss Lady Blues

Evergreen AL

Middleton Field

Fri June 26

Millie Jackson

Birmingham AL

Bill Harris Arena

Fri June 26

Aretha Franklin

Memphis TN

Memphis Botanic Garden

Fri June 26

Grady Champion

Quincy IL

Blues In The District

Fri June 26

Eddie Cotton

Jackson MS

Underground

Fri June 26

Otis Clay

Evanston IL

SPACE

Fri and Sat June 26-27

Lil Ed and Blues Imperials

San Francisco CA

Biscuits and Blues

Sat June 27

Sir Charles and Daren Wolfe

Nashville TN

Limelight

Sat June 27

T.K. Soul

Mansfield LA

Downtown

Sat June 27

Roy C

Raliegh NC

Widow’s Son Lodge

Tue June 30

Aretha Franklin

Nashville TN

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

 

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…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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