Monthly Archives: December 2015

Baptist Town update

December 29, 2015
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Baptist Town update

Recently we posted an article on our November visit to Baptist Town/Greenwood, MS. (see “a must do…” 11/24/2015) In it we talked about what a great and highly informative time we had in the Delta Blues Legend Tour with Sylvester and Mary Hoover. A trip well worth making to any and all those who are even remotely...

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our heart’s in the Delta

December 28, 2015
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our heart’s in the Delta

As many know, our heart’s often in the Delta, but now even more so. After reports of storm damage, flooding and deaths from tornadoes in north-Mississippi we quickly began contacting friends in Clarksdale. Information varied greatly. Some actually had no clue storms were in the area and wouldn’t have if not seen it on TV. While others just a...

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couple things…

December 23, 2015
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couple things…

The story of Robert Johnson has been told and re-told hundreds of times. And no doubt will continue to be. For years there was said to be only two known photographs of Robert Johnson. In 2008 another photo surfaced and is still being argued as to whether or not it’s actually Robert Johnson. Those...

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so long piggies…

December 22, 2015
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so long piggies…

After 38 years Blind Pig is closing their doors. The label maintained offices in San Francisco and Chicago. They have been sold to music distribution company The Orchard. The list of those who have recorded on Blind Pig is extensive with names like Muddy Waters, Joanna Connor, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Eddie C. Campbell,...

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what’s on your play list?

December 20, 2015
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What’s on your play list? You still one of those that listens to CD’s and/or vinyl? Not just downloads, iPod, Pandora, or whatever other ways there are to listen to recorded music today. Here’s our short list of current/favorite recordings in no particular order. * Soul Brothers ~Johnny Rawls & Otis Clay: Nominated for...

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Bury My Body By The Side of the Highway – A Blues Journal

December 19, 2015
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Bury My Body By The Side of the Highway – A Blues Journal

In 2009, after having attended a few Juke Joint Festivals in Clarksdale, MS, I decided to take in the ‘other’ major festival for Clarksdale, THE SUNFLOWER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL which is held in August.  Having met St. Louis Frank a few years earlier we were both staying at the Riverside Hotel, which was...

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tonight (and tomorrow)

December 17, 2015
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tonight (and tomorrow)

Tonight, Thursday Dec 17th: National, international and local favorite, Mississippi bluesman Johnny Rawls be ridin’ that Red Cadillac into Court Street Grill aka “the Ohio River juke joint” this evening. Showtime 8:00pm. Johnny’s last two cd’s have been nothing less than spectacular with Remembering O.V. in 2013 and Soul Brothers with Otis Clay 2014....

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channeling Jerry Lee…

December 15, 2015
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channeling Jerry Lee…

Channeling Jerry Lee from a hardware store in Portsmouth came our way this morning from ‘ole blues hound, who received it from a friend of a friend of a friend… or something like that. Any rate figured it well worth a re-post! This is a true story and not a joke. “OK… A young...

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another good ‘en!

December 14, 2015
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another good ‘en!

This past weekend we attended our 3rd consecutive Holiday Jazz Stroll in Clarksburg and it was another good ‘en. Outstanding event organized by good folks, with great jazz, and downtown Clarksburg all decked out in holiday colors. Congratulations to all those who helped put this together. The West Virginia Jazz Society, Clarksburg Uptown, managers/owners...

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yearly grammy whine…

December 13, 2015
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yearly grammy whine…

Really gotta appreciate this from the Communications Director of the Windy City Blues Society Ms Karen Murphy. Just one of the reasons why I haven’t in years and don’t intend to start watching the Grammy Awards anytime soon. MY YEARLY GRAMMY WHINE was reposted from WCBS News Dec 11-17. Thanks Karen: Once again, blues...

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