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postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: April 18-19, 2015

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

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

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.35.16 AMThere will be a Big Celebration in Philadelphia for Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday… A gift to Billie from the Philadelphia Music Alliance will induct Billie as the first 2015 inductee on Phildadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Billie is the first to be announced, and the Philadelphia Music Alliance will hold a press reception in May to announce the rest of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2015. The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame on on Broad Street in Philly…. Other great on the Walk of Fame are John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington Jr, just to name a few. Some great company there…..Billie was born on April 7th 1915…….

Queen Latifa is singing the blues…She rapper/tv talk show host/super star will play Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO biopicScreen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.35.25 AM film…The trailers were just released, and they look really good. Bessie Smith, known in the 20 and 30’s as the Empress of the Blues was one of the hottest blues stars of that era…The story walks you through Bessie quest to become one of the top entertainer of her time. If you want to take a peek at the trailer, we have the link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTime In The City.com…..This is really cool……The story airs on Saturday May 16th on HBO….
https://youtu.be/w79dRXLUOVE  

And congratulations to Duncan Mississippi and their blues honorees….A Mississippi Blues Trail marker was unveiled on April 10th and one of the honorees was Eddie C. Campbell. What made the unveiling special was that Eddie Campbell came home and performed at the ceremony. Other honored on the marker are Willie Rip Butler, Percell Perkins, And Anthony Big A Sherrod, and the daughter of Charley Patton, Rosetta Patton Brown. This is the 185th marker to be dedicated, and these markers are making a very significant impact on the history of the blues in the state.   Congrats to Duncan Mississippi….

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri Apr 24

Lee Fields

Dallas TX

Club Dada

Fri Apr 24

Joe Louis Walker

Cleveland OH

Music Box Supper Club

Fri, Apr 24

Sweet Angel

Memphis TN

AJI Getwell

Fri Apr 24

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Hayward WI

The Park

Sat, Apr 25

Sir Charles, Carl Sims, Peggy Scott Adams, L.J. Echols

Shreveport LA

Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Sat, Apr 25

Grady Champion

Little Rock AK

North Shore Riverwalk

Sat, Apr 25

Mel Waiters, Terry Wright, Nathanel Kimble, Latimore

Hattiesburg MS

2nd Annual Hub City Spring Fling

Sunday, April 26

Lee Fields

Austin TX

The Parish

Sun, Apr 26

Grady Champion

Shreveport LA

The Strand

Mon, Apr 27

James Cotton

Buffalo NY

The Tralf Music Hall

Thur Apr 30

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

K ngston Mines

Thur Apr 30

Joe Louis Walker

Suiox City IA

Hard Rock Hotel

Thur, Apr 30

Lil Ed

New Orleans

The Fair Grounds

Thur, Apr 30

Johnny Rawls

Chicago

Buddy Guy’s Legends

Fri, May 1

Joe Louis Walker

Minneapolis MN

 

Fri, May 1

Shemika Copeland

Orlando FL

The Plaza

Fri, May 1

Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

Conroe TX

Dosey Doe Music Cafe

Sat, May 2

Lil Ed

Fort Worth TX

Keys Lounge

Sat, May 2

Betty Wright, Nellie Tiger Travis, J Wonn and Bigg Robb

Dothan AL

Peanut Festival Fairgrounds

Sat, May 2

Shemika Copeland

Atlanta GA

The Variety Playhouse

Sat, May 2

Joe Louis Walker

Shafer MN

 

Sat, May 2

Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, The Zydeco Gamblers and many others

Dallas TX

Fair Park Site

Sat, May 2

Trudy Lynn

Houston TX

Pleasure Club

Sun, May 3

Avail Hollywood, Black Zack

Hapeville GA

The Lamp Post

Sun, May 3

Shemika Copeland

Wilmington NC

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

 

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: April 11-12, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews Audio: April 25-16, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews AUDIO: March 7-8, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: March 7-8, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 7-8, 2015

Congrats to Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee.  They have moved into their brand new facility.  They moved last week, but the official Grand opening is May 8th.  They will have Hall of Fame Exhibits, their offices of course, and everything Blues.  On April 9th, this is very good, they plan to unveil a statue of Little Milton. If you want to know what the statue will look like, take a look at his album cover, Think of Me… That’s the last album Little Milton recorded….
www.blues.org

The Blues Brothers are on Tour… Yes, that duo from the movie The Blues Brothers will be at a venue near you soon.  The Blues Brother started as a skit on Saturday Night Live, turned into a movie, a radio show, and on tour again after some 20 plus years… So, watch out for them….
www.bluesbrothers.com

And On a Sad Note, Cephas Bowles, the long time General Manager of WBGO Public Radio in Newark NJ passed a couple of weeks ago.  Cephas built WBGO Radio to the Music Power house it is today in the New Jersey and New York area.  Not just Jazz, but all forms of music. Our condolences go to Cephas’s family…
www.wbgo.org

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Mon, Mar 9

Joe Louis Walker

New York NY

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Wed, Mar 11

Robert Cray

Kent OH

Kent Stage

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Fri and Sat, Mar 13-14

Little Ed and the Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge and B.L.U.E.S.

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing

Sat, Mar 14

Chris Ivy, Lil Jimmie

Hooks TX

American Legion

Wed, Mar 18

Buddy Guy

Ann  Arbor MI

Michigan Theater

Fri, Mar 20

Aretha Franklin

Bridgeport CT

Webster Bank Arena

Sat, Mar 21

Mel Waiters

North Charleston SC

Charleston Coliseum

Sun, Mar 22

Mel Waiters

Columbia SC

Township Auditorium

Thur, Mar 26

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Thur, Mar 26

James Cotton

Tucson AZ

Fox Tucson Theatre

Fri, Mar 27

James Cotton

Scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

Fri, Mar 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Clarence Carter

Atlanta GA

Fox Theater

Sat, Mar 28

Willie Clayton

Vicksburg Ms

Diamond Jack Casino

Sat, Mar 28

Nellie Tiger Travis

Milwaukee WI

Mr. J’s

Sat, Mar 28

Buddy Guy

Houston TX

House Of Blues

Sun, Mar 29

Willie Clayton

Addis LA

Addis Community center

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: February 28-March 1, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 28-March 1, 2015

THE BLUES NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1, 2015

We’ve been trying to find out How Mr. B.B. King is doing, and we’re happy to have his daughter, Ms Claudette King on the phone….Ms King, thanks for joining us here on BluesTime In The City….Everybody want to know how B.B. is Doing…..

(Claudett On BB)

The Man has done two or three as many concerts as anyone….Does he ever get tired:::
(Claudette’s Response)

Let’s talk about you…You have some great songs out….Is it unfair to you when you walk on stage for the expectation level to be so high, because you are B.B.’s Daughter…..How do you get around that, or do you get around that..What do you do???….
(Claudette’s Response)(Produce)

But the mindset…Is that an issue for you???
(I look at)

Well, I’ve seen you perform, and you do deliver…..Ms Claudette King, thank you so much, and this is Claudette King a super performer in her own right, and not B.B. daughter performing for B.B.
(That’s Right)

Thank you very much for joining us here on BTIC…

 

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri, Mar 6

Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones

St Louis MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sat, Mar 7

Ms Jody, Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Donnie Ray, O.B. Buchana

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Sat, Mar 7

Mel Waiters

Indianapolis IN

Murat Theater

Sat, Mar 7

Karyn Wolfe, Terry Wright, Andre Lee

American Legion

Hooks Texas

Sat, Mar 7

Lil Ed

Milwaukee WI

Shank Hall

Mon, Mar 9

Joe Louis Walker

New York NY

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Fri, Mar 13

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters

Detroit MI

Masonic Temple

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing

Sat, Mar 14

Chris Ivy, Lil Jimmie

Hooks TX

American Legion

Fri, Mar 20

Aretha Franklin

Bridgeport CT

Webster Bank Arena

Sat, Mar 21

Mel Waiters

North Charleston SC

Charleston Coliseum

Sun, Mar 22

Mel Waiters

Columbia SC

Township Auditorium

Thur, Mar 26

Nellie Tiger Travis

Chicago IL

Kingston Mines

Fri, Mar 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Clarence Carter

Atlanta GA

Fox Theater

Sat, Mar 28

Willie Clayton

Vicksburg Ms

Diamond Jack Casino

Sat, Mar 28

Nellie Tiger Travis

Milwaukee WI

Mr. J’s

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: February 21-22, 2015

postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: February 21-22, 2015

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 21-22, 2015

February 28th at 1 PM, there will be a marker placed on the grave of the late great Marvin Sease at the Hope Memorial Perpetual Care Cemetery in Barnwell South Carolina. The dedication and Unveiling is called The Beloved Marvin Sease Grave Marker…Marvin left us on February 8th, 2011, and a group of his friends have gotten together to make sure Marvin’s grave has a marker on.. Again, that will take place on February 28, next Saturday at 1 PM…..

If you want to be a part of The Blues Foundation’s Generation Blues Scholarship Program, you can apply if you’re under the age of 21…Applications are being accepted until March 15th. If accepted, you can get financial assistance to study guitars, harmonicas, the instrument you like at their camps. There will be seminars and workshops through the summer. For more information, we have a link to their application process on the Blues News Page at BluesTime In The City.com…
http://www.blues.org/foundation-programs/generation-blues/#sthash.Y3gBlLix.dpuf

I’m sure you’ve never heard of the name Jack Gee, or Jack Gee Jr. In 1923, Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, sign a contract with Columbia Records. That same year, she met and married a man by the name of Jack Gee. By the end of the 20’s, they separated, but did not divorce. Unfortunately, Bessie died in 1937. Fast forward to 1979. Jack Gee Jr, the son Bessie’s Husband, filed a law suit against what was then Columbia Records, which was sold to CBS Records, some 40 years after Bessie’s death. Since Bessie and Jack Gee Senior never got a divorce, Jack Gee Jr was the official heir of his fathers’ estate. There were 5 different claims filed, for royalties, payments for recordings, you name it, it was in there, and unfortunately, the courts rejected all of them… It took a long time, but they rejected all of them because they said the statue of limitations had run out. Reading the article, there was a lot at stake here. This article is on the American Blues Scene site, and it’s written by Brian Lukasvitz Esq, who calls himself The Blues Attorney. We have a link to the article on the blues news page on BluesTime In The City.com….. Very interesting read….
http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2015/02/blues-law-bessie-smith-vs-columbia-records-2/

WHERE THEY AT WHERE THEY AT:

Fri Feb 27

Sir Charles, Mel Waiters, Clarence

New Orleans LA

UNO Arena

Fri Feb 27

James Cotton

Laurel MD

Montpelier Arts Center

Fri, Feb 27

Buckwheat Zydeco

Pittlburgh PA

Club Café

Fri, Feb 27

Little Ed and The Blues Imperials

Chicago IL

Rosa’s Lounge

Sat, Feb 28

T.K. Soul, Ms Jody, Mel Waiters, Bigg Robb, Terry Wright

Bossier City LA

Century Link Center

Fri and Sat Feb 27&28

Lenny Williams

Charlotte NC

Charlotte NC

Fri and Sat Feb 27-28

Grady Champion

Vicksburg MS

Bottleneck Blues BAr

Sat, Feb 28

Shirley Jones

Lafayette LA

Lafayette LA

Sun, Mar 1

Lenny Williams, Shirley Jones

Alexandria LA

3 King and a Queen Tour

Sun, Mar 1

James Cotton

Vienna VA

 

Fri, Mar 6

Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones

St Louis MO

Chaifetz Arena

Sat, Mar 7

Ms Jody, Bobby Rush, Vick Allen, Donnie Ray, O.B. Buchana

Greenwood MS

Leflore Civic Center

Sat, Mar 7

Mel Waiters

Indianapolis IN

Murat Theater

Sat, Mar 7

Karyn Wolfe, Terry Wright, Andre Lee

American Legion

Hooks Texas

Fri, Mar 13

Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters

Detroit MI

Masonic Temple

Fri, Mar 13

Betty Wright, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, Karen Brown

Vicksburg MS

City Auditorium

Sat, Mar 14

Mel Waiters

Merrillville IN

Star Plaza Theater

Sat, Mar 14

Ricky White, Vick Allen, Calvin Richardson, Omar Cunningham

Canton MS

Canton Multi-Purpose Complex

Sat, Mar 14

Aretha Franklin

Newark NJ

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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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