Monthly Archives: February 2013

“You Just Gotta See Him”

February 26, 2013
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“You Just Gotta See Him”

“I can‘t believe you haven’t seen him!” Rev was incredulous as he continued. “Are you sure? He’s a friend of mine; he’s been coming here for the past twelve years…” He paused, waiting for the “Oh, now I remember,” which never came. “You have to see him, man,” Rev strongly advised with raised eyebrows....

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bit’s ‘n pieces……

February 18, 2013
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bit’s ‘n pieces……

On Tuesday Feb 12th the Jackson Clarion Ledger printed a letter to the editor about this matter. However it was edited to the point it no longer carried the message that “the whole world is watching”. If it had been edited for the purpose of saving space, one could understand. But some actual wording...

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On the Backbeat…

February 6, 2013
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On the Backbeat…

Congratulations, laudations, a “Hear-hear,” and a “Good Going” go to good friend of the Grill and creator of the most beautiful looking and sounding drums any discerning and discriminating drummer could ever dream to drum upon, Mr Larry Wright. Recently, Larry sold his first complete 6-piece drumkit, consisting of an 8 x 14″ snare, a 12″...

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Rare new photograph of Robert Johnson authenticated after eight years

February 5, 2013
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Rare new photograph of Robert Johnson authenticated after eight years

  Perhaps the most infamous music deal ever struck involved no contracts and no lawyers. The blues singer Robert Johnson, so the legend goes, acquired his unearthly musical talent after meeting the devil at a crossroads. Until now, there were only two verified photographs of Johnson (1911-1938), who remains the most inspirational musician produced...

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Killer new blues album . . . music review

February 4, 2013
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Killer new blues album . . . music review

After hearing a lot of good things about the new album from Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, entitled GET UP!, I pulled the trigger recently and bought this new collaboration by two of my favorites artists. All the hype was right on for this one! This is one badass, straight-up, killer blues album. The following, in...

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Tommy Johnson headstone desecrated

February 3, 2013
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Tommy Johnson headstone desecrated

The story of the Tommy Johnson headstone and re-dedication of the Warm Springs Methodist Cemetery near Crystal Springs, MS has been covered in this blog time and time again. (If you’re unfamiliar with the story check our archives) Over the years we’ve become close friends with Tommy’s niece Vera Johnson-Collins and her husband Terry....

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Chaz Humley and the IBC’s

February 3, 2013
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Chaz Humley and the IBC’s

The following comes  from our friends Jim, Scott, Alan and Tim… better known as Chaz Humley & the Effects. They recently returned from their first time competing in the International Blues Competition in Memphis. CH&TE won PB&J’s Juke Joint Challenge in June 2012 and even though they didn’t win on Beale St, they still...

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