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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bob Corritore Blues News

December 1, 2008

· Rhythm Room All-Stars Perform at their Home Base this Weekend: This weekend, The Rhythm Room All-Stars (Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey) play the blues at their home base. This world renown blues band will perform their special brand of houserockin’, Chicago Blues on Friday and Saturday, Dec 5 and 6, 2008 at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Doors open at 8pm, cover is $7, and Rack Shack Barbeque will be for sale.

· Cadillac Records Opens in Theatres this Friday! New Clips from the film: Cadillac Records is a star studded, major motion picture portraying the rise of the famed Chess Records. This movie will be out in theatres this Friday, December 5, 2008. Here is a glimpse of what we can expect from the movie: this clip depicts Muddy Waters (played by Jeffrey Wright) and Little Walter (Columbus Short) recording “Forty Days And Forty Nights” with Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) in the control booth of the studio. To see this scene, click here. Here is another scene portraying Etta James in the session that created the song "All I Could Do Is Cry", referred to as "Church Bells" in this video title (click here to see). Here is a sizzle preview of the movie complete with interviews (click here to see).

· A Second Film about Chess Records Forthcoming: It is hard to believe, but apparently a second film on the famed Chess Records is in production. It is called Who Do You Love, and it apparently focuses on Leonard Chess, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon. To read a short summary on this movie click here.

· Dave Riley and Bob Corritore to Perform in Spain Next Week! Dave and Bob bring their rowdy brand of Delta-meets-Chicago blues to Spain next week. They will appear on Friday, December 12, 2008 at a venue called Aula de Cultura de Collblanc in Barcelona, and on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Jazz Cava de Terrassa, Terrassa, Spain. Special thanks to promoter/harmonica player/blues radio show host Vicente "Harmonica" Zumel for setting up these shows. To see the ad for Friday's show click here, and for Saturday's show, click here.

· Bob Corritore Interview with Spain's La Taberna del Blues: Check out Bob Corritore's interview just posted on La Taberna del Blues. La Taberna del Blues is Spain's top blues website, and is run by Chema Nuñez, Alejandro Pulido, and Mabel G. Bolaño (AKA LadyBlues). To see the La Taberna del Blues website, click here, and to see this interview, click here. Thanks, La Taberna del Blues!

· 2009 Ponderosa Stomp Partial Lineup Announced: Dr. Ike reports that "The 2009 Ponderosa Stomp will take place on April 28 and 29, 2009 at the House Of Blues in New Orleans. Details of the stomp lineup, and conference are taking shape. Here's a partial list of who will be playing the Stomp: Otis Clay and the Hi Rhythm Section, Lazy Lester, Jerry McCain, Long John Hunter, L.C. Ulmer, James Blood Ulmer, Texas Johnny Brown, Ray Sharpe, Little Joe Washington, Lil Greenwood, Classie Ballou, Lil' Buck Sinegal & the Top Cats, and Little Willie Littlefield". This gathering always lovingly gathers the legends of American roots music, and presents them in a sympathetic way to bring out the vintage sound that made them famous. Though Ike just mentioned the lineup's blues performers, the Ponderosa Stomp will also feature other roots music, including early rock and roll and rockabilly. To see the Ponderosa Stomp website, click here.

· New Reviews of Broadcasting The Blues, Chris and Patrick, Tomcat, Dave and Bob CDs! Broadcasting The Blues, a compilation of on air radio performances celebrating the forthcoming 25 year anniversary of Bob Corritore's radio show has received its first review courtesy of Rob Lehrian and Rob's Blues Blog on MySpace! This CD will be released in January of 2009. To see this review, click here. Nine new reviews of the Chris James and Patrick Rynn’s new release Stop And Think About It on Earwig Music have just come in, and are posted on the Blue Four website. Click here to see them. Also, Tomcat Courtney/Downsville Blues, and Dave Riley and Bob Corritore/Travelin' The Dirt Road, both on Blue Witch Records, have each recently received new reviews. To see Tomcat's new review in Albany, New York's Times Union, click here, and to view Dave and Bob's new review in Juke Joint Soul, click here. Thanks to all the reviewers for covering these great releases.

· The Blue Shoe Project Launches a Campaign to have Honeyboy Edwards and Pinetop Perkins Play the Presidential Inauguration: The Blue Shoe Project, headed by the father/son team of Jeffry and Mike Dyson, is an educational organization dedicated to bringing the elder tradition of blues into the lives of school-aged children. Though many other noble organizations also work in unison for this cause, it could be said that nobody has done it with a higher profile than Blue Shoe. Their latest effort is aimed at getting the two oldest surviving bluesmen, Honeyboy Edwards and Pinetop Perkins, the chance to perform at Obama’s inaugural ball. They have created a very entertaining video to promote this cause. To see the clip, click here. To read more about the Blue Shoe Project and to see their website, click here.

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