Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Studio On The Road To Fame For Soul Musicians

March 31, 2012
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A Studio On The Road To Fame For Soul Musicians

FAME Recording Studios      NOTE: This National Public Radio article by Ed Ward on Florence, Alabama, Musical Enterprises, known as FAME Recording Studios, comes to us courtesy of southeastern Pennsylvania soulman, Dave “D-Bone” Sellers. Thanks, man.                                                                          ***      Rick Hall and Billy Sherrill were a couple of Alabama boys in their teens when they started writing songs....

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Mary Shepard “Queen of Jook”

March 28, 2012
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Mary Shepard “Queen of Jook”

A big thank you to Janet Webb of Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola, Indianola, MS for sending us the following: It is that time of year again, when the Delta rises up to occasion to honor its own “Queen of Jook”, Mrs. Mary Francis Shepard. Sunday April 1, 2012 marks the 5th occasion...

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“Throw Back Days”

March 23, 2012
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“Throw Back Days”

“…dedicated to all you women out there that know how to dance with your purse on your shoulder and drink in your hand…” MEL WAITERS Soul, Southern-Soul, Soul-Blues got plenty stars today touring from southern chittlin circuit to northern cities. Gots your Willie Clayton, Bennie Latimore, Johnny Rawls, Clarence Carter, Bobby “Blue” Bland, T.K....

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Memphis In May

March 21, 2012
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Memphis In May

Memphis in May can be a complete sensory experience if the blues traveler is open to it. A must-do on your “bucket list” is to attend the  Blues Foundation’s Annual Blues Music Awards. This year close to a hundred nominees, in gala attire, will gather on May 10th at the Cook Convention Center to vie for...

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Marquise Knox

March 21, 2012
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Marquise Knox

Thanks to Herb from Columbus Blues Alliance. Arrived just this morning (March 21st) Quote: “Why had I never heard of Marquise Knox?‏ I just heard him on music choice…….OMG……..If you never have, read and click on the video” http://marquiseknox.bandzoogle.com/bio.cfm “If you have, why haven’t you booked him? OMG, this is the @#$%, and I’ve...

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Son Seals at Court Street Grill

March 19, 2012
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Son Seals at Court Street Grill

BLUES FILM “SERIES” #6 The 6th and final (until Blues Bash) video of the 2011-2012 “series” is set for Wednesday April 4th. Like always, get yerself some grub ‘n a cold one and join us for The SON SEALS Story – A Journey Through the Blues. Upstairs at the Court Street Grill aka the...

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Some Slow-Simmered Soul

March 19, 2012
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Some Slow-Simmered Soul

A softly-hued, Ohio River sunset lit my way down around The Big Bend last Saturday, March 10th. The Rev was serving up some soul music at the Grill, a dish I never tire of. This evening, Gerome “Mississippi Blues Boy” Durham and The All-Star Band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin were in the house. Having gotten...

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bit’s ‘n pieces…

March 18, 2012
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bit’s ‘n pieces…

“Radio Gumbo” on WSLR Wednesday’s 3-5pm. Best of blues ‘n blues-rock hosted by Gumbo Charly. WSLR now having their annual pledge drive. Charly says if you’re not outa $$ by Wed Mar 21st you can designate a pledge to “Radio Gumbo”. Look for Charly to soon add his own 2 cents worth to PB&J’s...

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Farish Street (update)….

March 15, 2012
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Farish Street (update)….

Recently PB&J’s published an article on Farish Street in Jackson, MS. See “NEW” Blues Capitol of the World? from February 22nd. As many now know, Farish Street has a long history of blues and jazz that goes back to the post-Civil War era. At this time we’ll not go into this storied history. Nor...

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Apollo to induct ETTA JAMES

March 12, 2012
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Apollo to induct ETTA JAMES

The Apollo Theater will induct Etta James into its Hall of Fame on June 4th. Her versatile style included blues, soul, jazz, r&b and rock. She’s best known for ballads such as “At Last” and “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Etta first performed at the Apollo in 1957 and again during the 1960’s. Her last...

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