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Here’s what’s Trending in the BluesNews from the world of the BluesBlues this Week Ending February 27-28, 2021

Concord/Stax Records has established a One million Dollar Scholarship Fund for the Stax Music Academy…And The United States vs Billie Holiday is a great film with Andra Day….Click below to hear about it all….

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William Bell talked with us about his huge honor that he just received…..”Genius: Aretha Franklin” will air on National Georgraphics in March……And “Tina” the documentary will air on HOB soon….Click below to hear all the details……

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William Bell just got a huge honor from the National Endowment For the Arts.  Go to www.Arts.gov for more info….And The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards are out.  Go to www.Blues.org to see the list… Click Below to hear all the details….

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Sam Cooke is still in the BluesNews.  There’s a book out entitled “Our Uncle Sam: The Sam Cooke Story From His Family’s Perspective.”  And who is it by? Steve Cropper of Stax Records heyday fame has a new Album Out, his first in a while… And The Last Soul  Company, which was a 2-CD set is now a Book.  Click Below to hear all the details…..

Links to Source Stories:

http://soul-patrol.com/our-uncle-sam-the-sam-cooke-story-from-his-familys-perspective/

www.americanbluescene.com

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Trending this weekend in the BluesNews…..More of Sam Cooke...This is a good story….Any Blues Performers ever performed at the Super Bowl Half Time Show….Listen to Find Out…And the WattStax Documentary got some Love from the Library of Congress….Click Below to listen…

Link to Sam Cooke Story
www.americanbluesscene.com

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Trending this weekend, We got some information from Edie in Greensboro North Carolina about a great movie that’s out, with some Sam Cooke…….Alligator Records is celebrating it 50th anniversary of recording the Blues.  They’re having a huge concert…. And Mattel is just released the Dr. Maya Angelou Barbie Doll.  It’s not Blues, but it’s cool…Click here to hear it all…..

 

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This is the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend.  We have a few parallels of what’s happening now, as related to Dr. King….Very Interesting Article in Living Blues Magazine on Radio Station WDIA in Memphis….And there are a few concerts going on in the Southern Soul Scene.  Click Below to hear it all….

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The Grammys were announced last week.  Not Much in the Blues Categories, Only two Categories.  Click Below to hear them.  Bobby Rush is performing at Mississippi State Univertsity on December 19th.  He’s on a Roll, and a few Blues and Southern Soul Concerts coming up.  Click Below to listen to The BluesNews for the week ending December 5th and 6th.

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We mentioned some Blues and Southern Soul Concerts that’s happening in the next couple of weeks.  With the Pandemic seemingly growing, we found a few that are taking place.  Click here to hear “Where They At.”

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A Bit of Sad News here….Services for the legendary Frank Robinson Jr., known in the Blues industry as “Scrap Iron” will be held on Friday at the Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Memphis Tennessee.  Scrap Iron was the road manager for Little Milton Campbell for 30 plus years.  He was also an MC at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis, and served as MC for the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises.  We’re losing these knowledgeable guys that served as backbones for the Blues Greats……Southern Soul artist Lacee Reed, known as Lacee, work many years with Scrap Iron when she was a back up singer for Little Milton………Lacee is joining the show to talk about her Friend Scrap Iron.  Click Here to listen……

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Bobby Rush is Celebrating…British Blues Rocker John Mayall is doing something that’s never been done before with The Blues….And We are doing something special beginning November 28th and 29th….Click here to hear it all……

There is an article on the soul-patrol.com site titled….WEST COAST BLUES, highlighting  T-Bone Walker, Charles Brown, and Etta James. The west coast back in the day before World War II was one of the last places that you would expect to find great blues artists, but they eventually settled there.  Click Link to read More.
https://soul-patrol.com/west-coast-blues-t-bone-walker-charles-brown-etta-james/

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Tuesday is Election Day, and we don’t need to tell you the importance of letting your voice be heard.  We talked with Omar Cunningham in the First Hour, and in that conversation, he also expressed the importance of Voting…..Click Below and listen to what he had to say.  We also talked with Bobby Rush.  He has  many fans and they talk about a bit of everything.  Bobby remembers one fan in particular about her reason for not voting.  Click below to hear the BluesNews with Omar and Bobby on how important it is to Vote on Tuesday…..

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Congratulations are in order for Bobby Rush.  He will be the recipient of the Second Annual Crossroads of American Music Award on November 12th.  The Gala will take place at the Grammy Museum’s Mississippi Museum in Cleveland Mississippi and Bobby will appear virtually to accept the award and he will perform.  This is a very nice  gift for the great Bobby Rush because his birthday is November 10th.  And mind you, this is a man that will be 86 on his Birthday. Click Below to Hear the Full Story from Bobby….

We talked with the great Lenny Williams this week about the Virtural Concert he’s presenting on November 14th, Live.  This concert is Free and it starts at 3:30 pm Eastern Time.  Click below to listen to the conversation with Lenny Williams…..

 

Southern Soul Virtual Concerts are get more popular. Saturday, October 17th is the Southern Soul Sauce Mix Virtual Concert featuring Jeter Jones, Donnie Ray, Fat Daddy, Gregg A. Smith and Mz Connie.  November 14th, Lenny Williams will present a LIVE virtual concert.  This one is Absolutely Free.  And the Living Blues Magazine Annual Living Blues Awards have been announced.  Click Below to link to all the information, and click to hear all the BluesNews from the World of the BluesBlues…

www.southernsoulnetworkondemand.com 

https://ftpresents.com/event/lenny-williams-cause-i-love-you-2020-10-14/

www.livingblues.com

 

 

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Rolling Stones Magazine has named their Top 500 Albums list for 2020, and I look at the Blues Artists that’s on it….and not on it….And there’s a Southern Soul Concert coming October 17th, virtually …..I’ll tell you who’s appearing and how you can get it.

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The Blues Foundation has a new President and CEO that will begin October 1st.  Her name is Patricia Wilson Aden……Can you believe The Academy of country Music Awards on the 16th had their first Black Female Performer on the Stage of the Grand Ole Opry??  It Happened, and in 2020……And Legendary Soul Blues Singer Roy Charles Hammond made the transition.  He was known to the world as “Roy C.”

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