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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017   According to an article posted on AmericanBluesScene.com by Barry Kerzner dated November 8th,   In Cleveland, Mississippi, a new four-star Scion hotel with 100 rooms will be built on a 17-acre site, and will eventually boast resort level comforts including a spa, pool, and a Southern mansion. The Chawlas, developers who own hotels throughout the Mississippi Delta, will pay the cost of the venture, and The Trump Organization, run by the sons of President 45 will take a percentage of sales once the hotel opens.  They are launching new projects in the Mississippi Delta, hoping blues tourism will bring enthusiasts to their hotels. The Grammy Museum located there is in the same area of the proposed hotel. Representative Abe Marshall Hudson Jr. of Mississippi House District 29 was asked about the deal. I’m quoting from the article here….“The Chawla Family has been in the hotel business for many years,” he stated. “In the past, they have contributed to the economy. Most notable to me, their family has hired several students that I taught while I was a visiting professor at Delta State University. I hope their new hotel offerings will bring more jobs as we prepare to entertain tourists in the Mississippi Delta.” He went on to say, “As it relates to the partnership between the Chawla Hotels and the Trump Organization, it makes sense. They are both hotel entities. However, it does not make me accepting of some of the atrocious policies President 45 has attempted to legislate that would devastate rural areas like the Mississippi Delta. Possibly, the Chawla Family can help 45 understand the value of the region and its people.” Very interesting….We’ll stay on this story…..Great article by Barry Kerzner of AmericanBluesScene.com…We have a link to the article on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/11/trump-sons-chase-blues-hotels-mississippi-delta/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM If you’re in the state of Florida, There’s a book out called “Florida Soul” by John Capouya…It Details the stories of Ray Charles upbringing in Florida, to James and Bobby Purify, and even Hank Ballard’s “The Twist” which everybody credits Chubby Checker for that song, but it was Hank Ballard that originated the song in Tampa Florida.  I didn’t know that came through Florida, and I always thought Ray Charles upbringing was in Albany Georgia, and I didn’t know his first recording was in Florida..…..Not that that means anything….The book talks about Sam and Dave, KC and the Sunshine Band, Latimore and the legendary Henry Stone and his T.K. Productions.  It goes back some eighty years to tell some of Florida often overlooked musical history and puts a lot of us who were misguided thinking that a lot of the music originated in Detriot, Memphis, Atlanta or even New Orleans.  Florida has contributed greatly to R&B, Soul, Funk and even the Blues.  Reviews are great on the book, and if you live in Florida, this book is a great musical history lesson for you and the kids….We have a link to the site where you can get more info on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com http://www.johncapouya.com/489784/florida-soul/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And one last thing here….Beginning next weekend, the 25th and 26th, we will begin our All Christmas Blues and Southern Soul programming.  All Christmas Blues and Southern Soul until the weekend of Christmas.  We’ve been getting plenty of request and so far, the most requested song is surprisingly, “I Been Double Crossed By Santa Claus.”  Don’t ask me why, but that is just one of the Christmas Blues and Southern Soul we’re going to play.  We always get plenty requests for the Christmas Negro National Anthem, Please Come Home For Christmas… If you have a request, give us a call at 404/826-BLUE…404/626-2583, tweet us @rojeneblues, hit us on FaceBook at bluestimeinthecity and you can use the speak pipe icon at BluesTimeinthecity.com…This is always so much fun….Oh, and you can call 404/826-2583 and tell us your favorite toy or gift you got as a kid for Christmas…We got some good ones so far…..     WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul J Wonn Bishop Bullwinkle Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fri Nov 24 Calvin Richardson Pokey Bear Lady Audrey Houston TX Power Center
Fri Nov 24 Ronnie Bell Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Sweet Angel Jonesboro AR Legends BBQ Smokehouse
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Vick Allen Lexington MS Harvester Bar and Grill
Sat Nov 25 O.B Buchana LaMorris Williams Karen Brown Greenville MS Convention Ctr
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 25 Betty Wright Lenny Williams Charleston SC Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Sun Nov 26 Cool Ricky Blues Houston Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Thur Nov 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Mon Nov 27 Syl Johnson Paris France Pan Piper
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
Sat Dec 2 T.K. Soul Fort Worth TX Guys and Dolls
Sat Dec 2 Vick Allen Pennington AL Bobby’s Community Ctr
Fri and Sat Dec 1-2 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s Blues
Sat Dec 2 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion Post 248
Sat Dec 2 Ms Jody Memphis TN Toni Green’s Palace
Mon Dec 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials St Augustine FL Café Eleven
Tue Dec 5 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Delray Beach FL
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Bolivia NC Brunswick College Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Fri and Sat Dec 8-9 Mr Sipp San Francisco CA Biscuits and Blues
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Bobby Rush Memphis TN Club Paradise
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
Sat Dec 9 Avail Hollywood L.J. Echols Summer Wolf J Redd Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sat Dec 9 Grady Champion Jackson MS Underground 119
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Dec 16 T.K. Soul West Monroe LA Monroe Convention Ctr
Sat Dec 16 O.B. Buchana L.J. Echols Clarksdale MS Clarksdale Civic Center
Sun Dec 17 T.K. Soul Lenny Williams Doug E. Fresh Southaven MS Landers Center
Wed Dec 20 Nellie Tiger Travis Maywood IL T and JJ’s
Fri Dec 22 T.K. Soul Shreveport LA Municipal Auditorium
Thur Dec 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Dec 29 Latimore Sir Charles Jones Calvin Richardson Nellie Tiger Travis Theodis Ealey Bishop Bullwinkle Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
Sat Dec 30 Peggy Scott Adams Bobby Rush Omar Cunningham Calvin Richardson Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
Sun Dec 31 T.K. Soul Detroit MI Detroit Rescue Mission
  And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:”  
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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 11-12, 2017 It is time for the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues for the weekend of November 11-12…..2017, the Veterans Day Weekend….First of all, thank you veterans for all that you do from all of us…We really appreciate you….. According to Memphis Commercial Appeal, Famed Gibson Guitar is selling it factory in Memphis Tennessee.  No, they’re not leaving or going out of business, but they are looking for a smaller facility to move into…. They will be leaving the Downtown area of Memphis, but according to the article, they are not going far.  The move will not be immediate, but now they are figuring out the amount of space that they will need, and then they will find a new place.  That should take 18 to 24 months.  They build the hollow body Gibsons in Memphis, the electric guitars in Nashville and the acoustics in Bozeman Montana.  Every blues person that is a blues person and many other musical genres play the Gibson Brands.  In a statement released by the company CEO, it reads in part, “We are extremely excited about this next phase of growth that we believe will benefit both our employees and the Memphis community.” It also reads in part from the CEO…. “We continue to love the Memphis community and hope to be a key contributor to its future when we move nearby to a more appropriate location for our manufacturing based business, allowing the world the benefit of our great American craftsmen.” We have a link to the article, and the full statement from Gibson’s CEO on the BluesNewsPage at BluesTimeinthecity.com…. https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/10/gibson-sell-memphis-factory/ http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/development/2017/10/20/gibsons-moving-downtown-guitar-facility/784845001/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Very interesting article in the latest edition of Living Blues Magazine.. It’s by Barry Lee Pearson and it’s on 26 year old Blues Prodigy Marquise Knox of Salina Kansas.  It talks about his early years with some funny antidotes in it, but the thing that I like of what Marquise says is, You Need To Put Younger People in Front of Younger People so they can come to the Blues.  Truer words were never spoken.  Very nice work on Marquise Knox by Barry Lee Pearson.  Marquise has a couple of BCD’s out entitled Man Child, and Here I am.  For such a young dude, he’s got Blues Skills… BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And don’t forget, we’re doing all Christmas Blues and Southern Soul beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving and we’ll do that until the Christmas weekend…..So, get your requests in now, and give us a call at 404/826-2583, and tell us one of your favorite Christmas memories….This is always really cool…We get some great stuff in here….We definitely want to hear from you, and we’ll play it back over the holidays, which is all of December……. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM   WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush William Bell Chicago IL City Winery (Take Me To The River Tour)
Tue Nov 14 Lucky Peterson Andresy France
Thur Nov 16 Lucky Peterson Bordeaux France
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen Terry Wright Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov 18 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov `18 Lacee Tre Williams Fat Daddy Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul J Wonn Bishop Bullwinkle Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fri Nov 24 Calvin Richardson Pokey Bear Lady Audrey Houston TX Power Center
Fri Nov 24 Ronnie Bell Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Sweet Angel Jonesboro AR Legends BBQ Smokehouse
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Vick Allen Lexington MS Harvester Bar and Grill
Sat Nov 25 O.B Buchana LaMorris Williams Karen Brown Greenville MS Convention Ctr
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 25 Betty Wright Lenny Williams Charleston SC Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Sun Nov 26 Cool Ricky Blues Houston Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Thur Nov 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Mon Nov 27 Syl Johnson Paris France Pan Piper
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
Sat Dec 2 T.K. Soul Fort Worth TX Guys and Dolls
Sat Dec 2 Vick Allen Pennington AL Bobby’s Community Ctr
Fri and Sat Dec 1-2 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s Blues
Sat Dec 2 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion Post 248
Sat Dec 2 Ms Jody Memphis TN Toni Green’s Palace
Mon Dec 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials St Augustine FL Café Eleven
Tue Dec 5 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Delray Beach FL
Fri Dec 8 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Bolivia NC Brunswick College Williamson Auditorium
Fri Dec 8 Vick Allen Clinton MS Clinton Event Center
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Center
Sat Dec 9 Avail Hollywood L.J. Echols Summer Wolf J Redd Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sat Dec 9 Grady Champion Jackson MS Underground 119
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
Sun Dec 10 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: November 4-5, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 4-5, 2017 “Mr. Blueberry Hill” himself made the transition on Tuesday, October 24th.  Born February 26, 1928, Eighty-Nine year old Antoine “Fats” Domino was Mr. New Orleans and was a pioneer in the surfacing of Rock and Roll.  His boogie-woogie style was like non-other, and all of his songs were recognizable when the first note of any of them were played. Fats Domino live his entire life in New Orleans and from 1949 until the mid 1960’s, he was a fixture on the Pop Charts and R & B Charts.  He lived in the same house in New Orleans until his home was taken due to Hurricane Katrina on August of 2005. When Fats was ten years old, his family bought a piano which he taught himself to play.  He would listen to records on an old Victrola, the hand cranked kind, and listened to the music to teach himself the music.  It is written that he practiced so much that the family had to put the piano in the garage to get some peace and quiet. A talent scout heard Fats playing in a club in New Orleans early in his career, and invited a scout for Imperial Records to come and hear him.  He was immediately signed.  His first recording was “The Fat Man” in 1949 that hit the million selling mark in 1953.  Fats went on to record many records for Imperial Records including “I’m Walkin,” “Whole Lotta Loving,” “Ain’t That A Shame,” and “I Want To Walk You Home,” just to name a few.  But by far his biggest hit was the 1956 recording of “Blueberry Hill.”  His songs were covered in those early days by artists such as Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson and many others. Het placed 37 songs on the top 40 charts, had 25 gold records and sold over 65 million records. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and in 1987, he was given the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.  He’s been the topic of several documentaries including American Masters, and PBS’s Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in which his story of segregation, white audiences, riots, and travels were told.  Fats even appeared in the film, “The Girl Can’t Help It.” Our legends are leaving, and we must thank them and their families, especially the family of “Fats” Domino for what they have left us to cherish forever. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM I don’t know if you were on hand last Monday in Greenwood Mississippi, but the authors of the book, Love in Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938 were in Greenwood at a local book store signing their book.  J.M. Dupont and Mezzo discussed their novel, and a French Documentary film crew was also on hand.  They are doing a film on the Life of Robert Johnson.  If you know of Robert Johnson, this is the guy that supposedly made a deal with the Devil at the Crossroads in Mississippi to become a great Blues Singer.  The book goes into detail of Robert’s childhood, his trysts with women, and all the good stuff.  If you were on hand last Monday, tweet me @rojeneblues and let me know what you thought about the event in Greenwood. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And on another note, somewhat brighter, last weekend I took part in the Tuskegee Alumni Student Success 2- person scramble golf tournament in Auburn Alabama.  I do this every year because I’m a true supporter of HBCU’s.  John Tolbert, my golfing partner, and a Tuskegee alumni and I have been doing this for almost ten years now, but have never won it.  Well, last Friday, we came in first place, when the completion was the greatest it’s ever been.  And the reason I’m telling you this is because it’s huge, and I have no idea of how we came in first place.  But we did.  Congratulations to the Tuskegee Alumni Association for another great event, and I’m glad we finally won this thing….. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Fats Domino Robert Johnson Ro and Tolbert on the Tuskegee Win Clocks back   WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri Nov 10 Bobby Rush William Bell Milwaukee WI Wilson Theater (Take me To The River Tour)
Fri Nov 10 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul Jeff Floyd Pokey Bear Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Memorial Arena
Fri Nov 10 James Armstrong Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 11 Vick Allen Terry Wright Marion AL Lincoln Auditorium
Sat Nov 11 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 11 Columbus Toy Miss Lady Blues Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sat Nov 11 Nellie Tiger Travis Flint MI Empire Event Center
Sat Nov 11 T.K. Soul Rayville LA Club 425
Sun Nov 12 Cool Ricky Blues Houston TX Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush William Bell Chicago IL City Winery (Take Me To The River Tour)
Tue Nov 14 Lucky Peterson Andresy France
Thur Nov 16 Lucky Peterson Bordeaux France
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen Terry Wright Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov 18 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov `18 Lacee Tre Williams Fat Daddy Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul J Wonn Bishop Bullwinkle Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Fri Nov 24 Calvin Richardson Pokey Bear Lady Audrey Houston TX Power Center
Fri Nov 24 Ronnie Bell Quincy FL LR’s Sports Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Sweet Angel Jonesboro AR Legends BBQ Smokehouse
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Vick Allen Lexington MS Harvester Bar and Grill
Sat Nov 25 O.B Buchana LaMorris Williams Karen Brown Greenville MS Convention Ctr
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 25 Betty Wright Lenny Williams Charleston SC Performing Arts Ctr
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Sun Nov 26 Cool Ricky Blues Houston Shrine Cultural & Event Ctr
Thur Nov 30 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Mon Nov 27 Syl Johnson Paris France Pan Piper
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
Sat Dec 2 T.K. Soul Fort Worth TX Guys and Dolls
Sat Dec 8 Clarence Carter Theodis Ealey Pat Cooley Yanceyville NC Caswell County Civic Ctr
Fri and Sat Dec 1-2 Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s Blues
Sat Dec 2 Sweet Angel Hooks TX American Legion Post 248
Mon Dec 4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials St Augustine FL Café Eleven
Tue Dec 5 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Delray Beach FL
Sat Dec 9 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Bradenton FL Ace’s Live
Sat Dec 9 Avail Hollywood L.J. Echols Summer Wolf J Redd Clarksdale MS Coahoma County Expo
Sun Dec 10 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Gainesville FL High Dive
  And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:”    
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THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 28-29, 2017   Just in case you’re making your plans for the blues in the year 2018, coming up in a couple of months, we’re giving you some reminders of what’s going on in 2018. The Blues Foundation will present the International Blues Challenge beginning Tuesday, January 16th 2018… The official opening will take place at the Clayborn Temple, which is a site in Memphis Tennessee where the civil rights struggle was in the forefront in the 1960’s…I understand that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke there frequently.  The Blues Challenge is a blues band competition that invites bands from around the world to compete over world.  The Judges are Blues Professionals that know of traditional blues, rock blues, soul blues, contemporary blues….They cover the entire spectrum of the Blues.  Past winners of this Challenge include Mr. Sipp, Grady Champion, Zac Harmon, Buddy Buster and JW Jones, just to name a few.  The Challenge is always fun because you have bands that range from extremely talented to bands that conjure up the question, What Are You Doing Here?  Even these bands are fun to watch.  The IBC takes place beginning Tuesday, January 16th in Memphis Tennessee…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Also, the Blues Music Awards will take place May 10th, 2018.  These are the awards that’s presented to those blues recordings released between November 1 of 2016 and October 31, 2017 in order to be considered.  It’s also presented by the Blues Foundation and will also take place in Memphis Tennessee.  Of course, the official submission process closed on Tuesday the 24th, but you can attend beginning May 10th of 2018.  We’ve been talking about this for a while, so if you did not get your BCD in the mix, it’s your own fault.  The categories range from Acoustic Album, to Contemporary Blues Album, to Soul Blues Album, and all in between.  The event is always fun…For more information on this and the Blues Challenge, we have a link to their web site on The BluesNews Page at BluesTime In the City.com www.blues.org BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Aug 2nd 2018, the jus Blues Music Awards will take place in Tunica Mississippi.  They’re doing things for next year that will include the blues audience like voting more for favorite artists, and more artist participation along with working with the youth.  We’re will be talking more about this, but mark your calendars now for August 2nd of 2018. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM     And one of my favorites is the Chicago Blues Festival.  Presented by the Chicago Cultural Affairs and Special Events Department, this festival started in 1984 and over a three day period, they present on five different stages throughout the day and into the night, blues acts of all kinds from the one person acoustic blues sound to the big band blues sound.  There is never a non-music moment at this festival, and sometimes they will have two acts going on at the same time.  And speaking of time, these acts start dead on time.  All of them.  The best thing about the the Chicago Blues Festival is that it’s absolute free.  The festival takes place in June of 2018, usually the 2nd weekend of June.  We have a link to the Chicago Blues Festival on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com There is a lot more going on in 2018 and we’ll keep you abreast as 2018 gets closer. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM  WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Fri Nov 3 Ms Jody Jeff Floyd Bigg Robb Vicksburg MS City Auditorium
Fri  and Sat Nov 3-4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Lincoln NE The Zoo Bar
Fri Nov 3 Nelson Curry Augusta GA TBA
Fri Nov 3 Corey Harris Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri Nov 3 Vick Allen Jackson MS Couples Entertainment Ctr
Fri and Sat Nov 3-4 Nellie Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri ,Sat, Sun Nov 3-5 Tyree Neal Chris Ardion Ms Portia T.K. Soul Jaye Hammer Cupid Leon Chavis Marksville LA Tunica Biloxi Property (19th LA Super Ride) Zydeco meets Southern Soul
Fri Nov 3 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 4 William Bell Bobby Rush St Louis MO The Pageant (Take Me To The River Tour)
Sat Nov 4 Willie Clayton Marshal TX TBA
Fri Nov 10 Bobby Rush William Bell Milwaukee WI Wilson Theater (Take me To The River Tour)
Fri Nov 10 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul Jeff Floyd Pokey Bear Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Memorial Arena
Fri Nov 10 James Armstrong Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 11 Vick Allen Terry Wright Marion AL Lincoln Auditorium
Sat Nov 11 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 11 Columbus Toy Miss Lady Blues Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sat Nov 11 Nellie Tiger Travis Flint MI Empire Event Center
Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush William Bell Chicago IL City Winery (Take Me To The River Tour)
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen Terry Wright Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov 18 Big Bill Morganfield Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov `18 Lacee Tre Williams Fat Daddy Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul   Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: October 21-22, 2017

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 21-22, 2017 According to JD Nash, writer for American Scene Magazine web site, the late great Muddy Water’s debut album released April of 1958 will be re-released on November 10th of this year. The Best of Muddy Waters will be in its original form meaning it will be on vinyl, original mono, and the musicians on the album include Willie Dixon, Ernest Big Crawford, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Jimmy Rogers, Fred Below, Otis Span, Elgin Evans and Leonard Chess.  Leonard and Phil Chess owned a little upstart record company in 1958 called Chess Records.  This was the album that was the start of the British invasion that launched rockers like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, John Mayall and many others.  This album was the launch of The Modern Blues…….I mentioned Leonard Chess is listed as one of the musicians on the album…That’s because Leonard did not like how the bass drum sounded on either the song Rollin Stone or She Moves Me, I forgot which one, that he decided he would play the bass drum himself.  If you hear the song, you can definitely tell that it’s Leonard Chess…Terrible, but it’s on the album…November 10th is the date of the release, and Geffin is releasing it, and it will also be available for download and streaming.  This is a first because there was no downloading and streaming in 1958…….We have a link to the article on the BlueNews Page at BluesTimeInTheCity.com… https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2017/10/muddy-waters-debut-album-reissued/ BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM Fans of Blues Guitarist Tinsley Ellis will be glad to know that Tinsley is returning to Alligator Records in Chicago.  He’s working on a new BCD entitled Winning Hand that is set for release January 2018 Congratulations are in order for my man Tinsley…..Tinsley is an Emory University Grad and is based in Atlanta Ga…. BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM And this may be a little pre-mature, but beginning November 25th and 26th, the weekend after Thanksgiving, we will begin our all Christmas Blues and Southern Soul programs.  We will play all Christmas Blues and Southern Soul from November 25th and 26th until the weekend of December 23rd and 24th.  So, get your Christmas Requests in now so you can hear your favorite Christmas Blues right here on BluesTime In The City.  You can tweet them to us @rojeneblues…Email them to us at ro@bluestimeinthecity.com, or use the speak pipe icon on the home page of Bluestimeinthecity.com.  This has gotten so popular that it’s hard to play all the Christmas Blues and Southern Soul Songs, but we do our very best to get them in… So make your requests early…. And that my friends is the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues and THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WE’VE BEEN LETTING YOU  know “WHERE THEY AT:” BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM BLUESTIMEINTHECITY.COM WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:
Thur Oct 26 Nellie Tiger Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri Oct 27 Big Pokey Shreveport LA Louisiana State Fair
Fri and Sat Oct 27-28 Lil Ed Chicago Kingston Mines
Fri, Sat, Sun- Oct 27-29 Grady Champion Houston TX APCA Campus
Sat Oct 28 Willie Clayton Ruston LA TBA
Sat Oct 28 Nelson Curry Charleston SC TBA
Sat Oct 28 Sir Charles Jones Roy C Calvin Richardson Durham NC Downtown Armory
Sat Oct 28 Nellie Tiger Travis Burbank IL Martinique
Sat Oct 28 Bobby Rush William Bell Salina KS Stiefel Theatre
Sat Oct 28 Bigg Robb Ms Portia Shreveport LA Louisiana State Fair
Fri Nov 3 Ms Jody Jeff Floyd Bigg Robb Vicksburg MS City Auditorium
Fri  and Sat Nov 3-4 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Lincoln NE The Zoo Bar
Fri Nov 3 Nelson Curry Augusta GA TBA
Fri Nov 3 Corey Harris Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Fri Nov 3 Vick Allen Jackson MS Couples Entertainment Ctr
Fri and Sat Nov 3-4 Nellie Travis Chicago IL Kingston Mines
Fri ,Sat, Sun Nov 3-5 Tyree Neal Chris Ardion Ms Portia T.K. Soul Jaye Hammer Cupid Leon Chavis Marksville LA Tunica Biloxi Property (19th LA Super Ride) Zydeco meets Southern Soul
Sat Nov 4 William Bell Bobby Rush St Louis MO The Pageant (Take Me To The River Tour)
Sat Nov 4 Willie Clayton Marshal TX TBA
Fri Nov 10 Bobby Rush William Bell Milwaukee WI Wilson Theater (Take me To The River Tour)
Fri Nov 10 Sir Charles Jones T.K. Soul Jeff Floyd Pokey Bear Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Memorial Arena
Fri Nov 10 James Armstrong Atlanta GA Blind Willie’s
Sat Nov 11 Vick Allen Terry Wright Marion AL Lincoln Auditorium
Sat Nov 11 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sat Nov 11 Columbus Toy Miss Lady Blues Greenwood MS Joe’s Place
Sat Nov 11 Nellie Tiger Travis Flint MI Empire Event Center
Mon Nov 13 Bobby Rush Kalamazoo MI Outreach
Tue Nov 14 Bobby Rush William Bell Chicago IL City Winery (Take Me To The River Tour)
Wed & Thur Nov 15-16 Grady Champion Lucerne Switzerland Lucerne Blues Festival
Fri and Sat Nov 17-18 Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials Chicago B.L.U.E.S
Sat Nov 18 Vick Allen Terry Wright Mobile AL Ferdinand’s
Sat Nov 18 Nelson Curry Bowman SC TBA
Sat Nov `18 Lacee Tre Williams Fat Daddy Gulfport MS Good Deeds Center
Sat Nov 18 Eddie Cotton Jr Dallas TX Margaret Johnson Center
Wed Nov 22 T.K. Soul   Montgomery AL Montgomery Performing Ctr
Fri Nov 24 Mr. Sipp Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Eddie Cotton Jr Vicksburg MS Bottleneck Blues Bar
Sat Nov 25 Nellie Tiger Travis Omar Cunningham J Wonn Maurice Wynn Tre Williams Wilson NC Bill Ellis Center
Sat Nov 25 Theodis Ealey Jenkinsburg  GA McDowell Place
Sat Nov 25 Willie Clayton San Antonio TX TBA
Sat Nov 25 Eddy The Chief Clearwater Chicago IL Buddy Guy’s
Sun Nov 26 Nellie Tiger Travis East St Louis IL Blackmon’s Plaza
Fri Dec 1 Nelson Curry Columbus GA TBA
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