Monthly Archives: July 2013

Riverside blues review

July 27, 2013
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Riverside blues review

O sisters let’s go down, Let’s go down, come on down, O sisters let’s go down, Down in the river to pray. “Down In The River To Pray”– African/Caribbean Dance Troupe, Riverside Blues Fest/Elkins Town Center On the banks of Tygart Valley River, the middle of River Street, out front ‘ole Riverside African-American School...

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headstone questions…

July 23, 2013
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headstone questions…

As many know the unmarked grave of Tommy Johnson in Crystal Springs, MS did finally receive a headstone in October of 2012. See Big Road Blues 11/1/12. For our original story go to PB&J’s Blues Newsletter Archive 10/19/2010 ” BBBN SPECIAL REPORT ~ The Saga Of Tommy Johnson ~… as well as the many...

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Bernard and Luther Allison

July 18, 2013
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Bernard and Luther Allison

“RARE” opportunity to see both father & son / student & teacher…. In the case of Bernard Allison, it was just meant to be. The youngest of 9 children of the late-great Luther Allison was born November 26th 1965 in Chicago, IL. Soon as he was old enough began attending blues festivals with his...

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Jack Daniels time no more, that’s for gotdam sho…

July 16, 2013
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Jack Daniels time no more, that’s for gotdam sho…

Never saw a “live” T-Model Ford performance when he didn’t holler, “it’s Jack Daniels time!… and that’s for gotdam sho.” Then take a horn off a 1/2 pint sitting under his chair. More recently those closest to T had been able, at least somewhat, to curb his partaking of strong drink. Trying to make...

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bits ‘n pieces… (edited 7/12)

July 11, 2013
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bits ‘n pieces… (edited 7/12)

*Our deepest sympathies go out to PB&J’s Phil “the fessor” Ohlinger. Phil’s father passed away Wednesday July 10th. *guitar great JD Simo has cancelled his QFM96 appearance Saturday July 13th opening for Cheap Trick. But KEPT his Friday show at Court Street Grill (’cause he loves the place!) They’re enroute to NYC to record...

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death by gentrification…

July 10, 2013
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death by gentrification…

Saturday marked the 11th anniversary of the passing of Jimmie Lee Robinson, whose legal and Muslim name was JL Latif Aliomar. Found in his car dead of a single gun shot wound July 6th, 2002 on Chicago’s Southwest Side. He had recently been¬† diagnosed with bone cancer and the death was ruled a suicide.¬†...

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help needed…..

July 6, 2013
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help needed…..

If you’ve never tuned into Classic Blues Videos before now, you owe it to yourself to do so. Moose Moore launched his site July 1st, 2010 and it has continued to grow. His mission: “To celebrate and educate people on this fantastic music we call the Blues.” But like everything else… it does take...

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