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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: August 3-4, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 3-4, 2019

 

The Jus Blues Music Foundation is wrapping up this weekend, and on last Thursday, very deserving artists were recognized for their contributions to the musical genre of the Blues, both on stage and behind the scenes.  Recognized were: Irma Thomas, given the Jus Blues Lifetime Living Legends Award for her Contributions to Blues and Soul Music….Lil Ray Neal was given the Little Milton Lifetime Bluesman Award for his Blues Vocals….Trudy Lynn was given the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award for her singing and songwriting….Don Bryant was given the Bobby Blue Bland Lifetime Blues Award for his Blues and Soul Music Stylings….Gaye Adegbalola was given the KoKo Taylor Queen of the Blues Award for Preserving Traditional Blues Heritage….Y.Z. Ealey was given the Jus Blues The Muddy Lifetime Blues Award for his Outstanding Contributions to Traditional Blues….E.C. Scott was given the Denise LaSalle Lifetime Recording of Excellence Award…..Mississippi’s own Senator Willie Simmons was given the Benny Latimore Let’s Straighten It Out Award for his work behind the scenes for Preserving the Delta Blues Heritage…..Mickey Rodgers was given the Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award for his continuous work to maintain the tradition of the Blues and Show Business….O.B. Buchana was given the Bobby Byrd I Know You Got Soul Award for his work in Blues, Soul and Funk….Sweet Angel was given the Millie Jackson Classy and Sassy Award for her Contributions to Blues and Soul……Stevie J was given the King of the Blues Award for the young Blues Artist that continue to Preserve the style of Traditional Blues…..Little Freddie King was given the Albert Lifetime Award, called the Lucy Award for his Outstanding Blues and Soul Music…..And Brothers Howard and Walter Scott were presented the Blues and Soul Lifetime Music Award for their Contributions to Blues and Soul Music.

Congratulation to all of the recipients for these well deserved recognitions and thank you for your contributions to this musical genre called The Blues…..
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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 27-28, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 27-28, 2019

The BluesTime in the City family is growing….We’d like to welcome to the family, WQEE-FM 99.1 in Newnan GA, KJUK-FM 97.3 in Hooks Texas, and KTHN-FM 88.3 in Texarkana Texas to the Family.  We like to welcome to the listeners of these great stations and thank you for being a part of the family.  You can always contact us at 404/826-BLUES or text us @rojeneblues, or visit our web site at www.bluestimeinthecity.com.  Again, Welcome to the Family…And Thanks to those stations for airing this program….

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There’s an article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch titled “Young Blues Singer Kingfish says he’ll help keep the genre going.”  It by Kevin C. Johnson and it’s a great article on 20 year old Blues Phenom Christone Kingfish Ingram.  Rolling Stone magazine calls him the future of the Blues, but the Clarksville Mississippi native says he’s only tries to live up to the ground put before him…..Just try to keep it going.  He also says “Blues is life, and everyone goes through something.”  I met the young man a couple of years ago, and I must say, he’s very grounded.  The Kingfish has made appearances on The Steve Harvey Show, Luke Cage, and The Rachel Ray Show.  He’s caught the attention of Buddy Guy, funk legend Bootsy Collins, and even rapper The Game.  There is a picture of Kingfish in the article of him standing in front of an old rusted out beat up Chevy truck.  Kind of reminds me of how my daddy’s truck use to look.  Great article by Kevin C. Johnson in the St Louis Post-Dispatch….If you would like to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/young-blues-singer-kingfish-says-he-ll-help-keep-the/article_000c0aa1-1df8-503e-97b4-f5f770b930a5.html

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Next week, beginning Wednesday, the 31st, the activities will begin for the Jus Blues Music Awards in Tunica Mississippi.  The Kingfish did receive the Albert King Lucy Award  a couple of years ago…. Thursday, August 1st, these artists and Blues Personnel will be honored for their services to the Blues….. Irma Thomas, Trudy Lynn, Lil Ray Neal, Don Bryant, Gaye Adegbalola, Y.Z. Ealey, E. C. Scott, Senator Willie Simmons, Mickey Rogers, Stevie J Blues, O.B. Buchana, Sweet Angel and Little Freddie King.  Of course, there will be tech conferences, History conferences, and much much more.  Memphis’s own Bobby O’Jay and Bev Johnson will be the Hosts for the Thursday Night affair, it’s amazing to see some of the artists get these awards, and some of the names of the awards are sitting there in the audience..Of course there will be much more like the White Linen Party, and the Juke Joint Fish Fry.  This is the opportunity where you can get up close and personal with the artists, and pictures??? Many pictures.  And performances….Many many performances….For more Information, we have a link on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://www.jusblues.org/

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 20-21, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 20-21, 2019


You got a few Blues Songs that you think is good.  You can find out….The Blues Foundation have open their 2020 Blues Music Awards Submission Process.  You have from now until October 15th to submit your projects.  All you have to do is go on line, fill out the submission form and upload your project.  It’s that simple.  Your works must have been released between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019.  To find out more on the Blues Music Awards Process, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://blues.org/blues-music-awards/

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And Speaking of awards, The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place about 10 days from now, beginning July 31st… They honor artists who have contributed to the preservation of the Blues both in front of and behind the scenes.  Some of this year’s honorees are Trudy Lynn, Irma Thomas, Sweet Angel, O.B. Buchana, E.C. Scott, Don Bryant, Lil Ray Neal and many others.  And set to perform are Sweet Angel, Ms Jody, Theodis Ealey, Trudy Lynn, Bobby Rush, a special tribute to the Queen of Soul by Lola, Latimore, Don Bryant and many surprise performances.  The Blues and Southern Soul stars will be there.  Talking with the Executive Director of the Jus Blues Music Foundation, he says over the years, the Program has  changed and it has really grown……

Interview with Charles Mitchell
(Go to www.bluestimeinthecity.com, click BluesNews to listen)

The Jus Blues Music Awards will take place beginning July 31st in Tunica Mississippi and the hosts this year are the legendary Bobby O’Jay and Bev Johnson of Radio Station WDIA in Memphis Tennessee…..For more information on the Jus Blues Music Awards we have a link to all the activities on the BluesNews page at Bluestimeinthecity.com…
www.jusblues.org

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 13-14, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 13-14, 2019

Buddy Guy is getting a huge honor on October 24th. He’ll be inducted in the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.  He’ll go in along with Lyle Lovett and others.  At the ceremony,  Shemekia Copeland and Christone Kingfish Ingram, two of Alligator Records artists are scheduled to perform.  If by chance you can’t make the induction of Buddy on October 24th, fear not because PBS will televise the event on New Year’s Eve of 2019. That would be December 31st.  Congratulations to Blues Royalty Buddy Guy and the others on their induction into the Austin City Limits Blues Hall of Fame.

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There is a story on the AmericanBluesScene.com site by Steven Ovadia titled Ranky Tanky Preserves Gullah Music.  Ranky Tanky is a band that’s based out of South Carolina and they play Gulla Music, sometimes called Geechee Music.  They just released an EP entitled “Stand By Me,” and the article says according to singer Quiana Parler, “the EP is not blues, but many blues fans will enjoy it.  If you don’t know of the Gullah Music and their people, they are of African American influenced communities located in parts of Georgia and South Carolina.  Very interesting article on AmericanBluesScene.com site, and no I do not have the EP yet, but I am going to get it and report back to you of what I think about it.  I have been to these communities, and are very uplifting.  If you want to read the article, we have a link to it on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/ranky-tanky-preserves-gullah-music-with-new-ep/

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The Jus Blues Music Awards are two weeks away.  July 31st through August 3rd, Artists such as Irma Thomas, Trudy Lynn, Mickey Rogers, O.B. Buchana, Y.Z. Ealey, Little Freddie King and many others will be honored.  It will be held at the Horseshow Casino in Tunica Mississippi and the highlight is the Awards program, but there are  other events such as the Juke Joint Fish Fry featuring Greg Smith, Willie Hill and the Memphis-issippi sound.  These two young men are taking the blues to another level. You got to hear them, there’s much much more…..  Then there’s White Linen Party featuring Ms Jody and Theodis Ealey, the Blues Got A Soul Technology Conference, and I’m understanding that a radio seminar will be added.  For more information we have a link to all the activities on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
www.Jusblues.org

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: July 6-7, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JULY 6-7, 2019

There is a Blues Festival taking place next month on August 24th in Trinidad.  It’s called the Trinidadio Blues Festival.  The headliner is Sugaray Rayford, along with Houston’s Keeshea Pratt Blues Band, which won First Place at the 34th International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Did I mention that this is in Trinidad Colorado???  Well it is, and it got me to thinking, with the legalization of marijuana there, will this be a wild party or what.  That sounds too easy so I did some research and in Colorado, you can’t do your joint thing in public so doing your thing at the outside Blues Festival might get you in trouble.  But I do like the name which caught my attention.  Trinidadio Blues Festival. 

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If you like listening and talking about the Blues, and you enjoy telling people about the Blues, Blues Blast Magazine may be looking for you.  Blues Blast Magazine is looking for reviewers to write reviews for Blues Albums, Books, DVD’s and even downloads for books.  These are volunteer positions, but you can keep the CD, DVD, Book, or whatever you review.  If you know WordPress, that will be helpful.  If you are interested, we have the email information on the BluesNews page at bluestimeinthecity.com.  Just email your resume or a writing sample to them.  This is a nice way to extend your Blues Collection…
info@bluesblastmagazine.com

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There is a Book out entitled The Summer of The Terraplane Blues by Gregory Yawman.  Greg is a writer and retired lawyer and a fan of the Blues.  His book goes into the death of Robert Johnson.  He based his writing on facts researched, and published works by other will known biographers of Robert Johnson.  Some of the  characters in the book are also fictional, since there are so many reasons and ways that Robert Johnson died.  Some believed he was poisoned, some believed it was a jealous husband or boyfriend, and a plantation owner was even uncovered and the plantation owner said, The Negro died of syphilis.  Very interesting readings by Gregory Yawman.  The Book is out now in paperbook and ebook……I think it was the jealous husband because Robert Johnson was a ladies man…..

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postheadericon BluesNews from the World of BluesBlues: June 22-23, 2019

THE BLUESNEWS FROM THE WORLD OF THE BLUESBLUES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 23-24, 2019

A bit of sad news to report…..Bernard Thomas, know to the Southern Soul World as Bishop Bullwinkle made the transition last Sunday on Father’s Day.  Bishop Bullwinkle was a pastor, a comedian, and he was famous about the ongoings of the church, in a comedic way.  His Church was the First Church of Nothin But Da Truth.  He was best known for his 2013 huge viral sensation Hell 2 Da Naw Naw Naw.  That You Tube video has garnered more than 3 million views.  The Bishop was 70 years of age.  Our condolences go out to the family and fans of Bishop Bullwinkle…

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Earlier this month, JD Nash put out on the AmericanBluesScene.com site the Top 12 Songs written by the late great Blues Man, Willie Dixon.  I think this is a great idea since he wrote so many blues songs, that became rock and roll songs by hook or crook.. The list is a great one because as I thought about it, and wrote down mine, I found it was very difficult to come up with the Top 12 songs written by Willie Dixon because he had so many….  Here are the Top 12 on the AmericanBluesScene.com site according to the writer of the article JD Nash.  These are not in any necessary order and were done by different artists, but Willie wrote them……. Hoochie Coochie Man, Evil, If the Sea Was Whiskey, Bring it on Home, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Talk to Me Baby, aka I Can’t Hold Out, Diddy Wah Diddy, My Babe, Back Door Man, Spoonful, Wang Dang Doodle, and the song that is covered most by other artists, I Just Want To Make Love To You.  That’s a pretty good selection from AmericanBluesScene.   I would only add The Seventh Son, Built for Comfort, I Ain’t Superstitious and The Same Thing to my top 12.  The only problem is, which ones would I take out if I add those four.  What do you think?? That’s a good list.  What would be your Top 12 songs written by Willie Dixon.  Tweet me @rojeneblues.  If you want to see the entire article, which is full of information about each song, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at bluestimeinthecity.com….
https://www.americanbluesscene.com/top-12-willie-dixon-songs/

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The Jus Blues Music Awards are a few weeks away.  The Event is set for August 1st, and they have a full array of events planned in Tunica Mississippi.  The honorees this year are Irma Thomas, Lil Ray Neal, Trudy Lynn, Don Bryant, Gaye Adebalola, Y.Z. Ealey, E.C. Scott, Willie Simmons, Mickey Rodgers, O.B. Buchana, Sweet Angel, Stevie J, and Little Freddie King.  These artists and talents work both on stage and behind the scenes, and have contributed greatly to the music we call the Blues.  You don’t usually hear about these artists and that is why The Jus Blues Music Foundation recognize them every year.  For more information on the Jus Blues Music Awards, and all of the activities during that week, we have a link on the BluesNews Page at BluesTimeinthecity.com…..
https://www.jusblues.org/2019-honorees.html

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