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Friday, October 10, 2008

Sippie Wallace: Mighty Tight Woman

Talk about classic Blues!!! Here is a great clip of Sippie Wallace singing some real old time blues!

Brownie McGee, Sonny Terry, And Pete Seger: Hootin The Blues, When The Saints Go Marching In

Classic TV of Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee, with The still performing Pete Seger.

Willie Banks: Mannish Boy/Hoochie Coochie Man

Chicago Bluesman Willie Banks performing a couple of classic Muddy tunes.

Lee Shot Williams: Its Friday (Time To Get Paid)

CDS recording artist Lee Shot Williams has a new single out called It's Friday Time To Get Paid. As always CDS recording artists are up with the times:-) I really like this company and their performers. This is just another reason why the blues is still alive!! Also given the current state of the economy this is just very timely indeed!!

"IT'S FRIDAY (Time To Get Paid)"
(um, hopefully!)

You hear that Wall Street? Where's my (damn) money?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Eddie C Campbell: Things That I Used To Do

As my friend Ronn Hill says, Eddie C Campbell is the real deal! This is a nice video of Eddie playing at Bozley's blues jam.

O.V. Wright: God Bless Our Love

Nice soul song with a gospel touch from O. V. Wright.

Ella Jenkins: Red River Valley, Freight Train Blues

Cool video from Folkways

Bob Corritorie Blues News

From Bob Corritorie

October 9, 2008

Andy Coats Update

Hey North Carolina Andy is playing check him out!

Hope to see you out and about!

Thurs., Oct. 9, 8 pm - mid
Andy Coats & the Bank Walkers
The Blue Martini

116 N West St # 100, Raleigh NC

Sat., Oct. 11, 6-9 pm
Andy Coats and Charlie Foote
Rockfish Grill

8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, North Carolina


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Taylor Hicks Goes Independent

Taylor Hicks is finding out what it it like to be a bluesman. Corporate music companies who have squandered and destroyed the music business and radio ( I mean when is the last time you have seen music on MTV, or VH1, Could you name anyone in the current top 40??) now are seeing musicians going independent. Of course, us in the blues business have been doing this for years. Hicks has talent so he should be alright for awhile, but like most soul and blues artists it is tough sledding out there. (BTW, I have only sold 1 Cd since releasing my independent CD a couple of months ago, so it is very tough out there!!!)

Here is a press release with details of Taylor Hicks new CD.

"LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- He's "Takin' It to the Streets" on "American Idol" -- now Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will be takin' it more directly to the people. Celebrating his birthday today, Hicks has tapped the independent artist services company Artist To Market (A2M) to release his much-buzzed-about new album, due in stores on February 10, 2009. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter will be releasing the new title with complete control of direction and ownership of his masters on his solely owned and operated, Modern Whomp Records label. Hicks is currently in the studio with producer Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Faith Hill).

"In this digital age, when artists can connect more directly with audiences, this is a partnership that makes a lot of sense," says Hicks. "I'm very much enjoying being in the studio with Simon working on the new album and look forward to releasing it through A2M early next year."

"We at A2M are very excited to be working with the team at Modern Whomp Records on this release," said Paul Ignasinski, General Manager of A2M. "As the industry continues to evolve, it's exciting to see significant artists approach the marketplace in a new way, and truly take control over their own destiny. This is exactly why A2M was built in the first place -- to provide a service platform for these artists to prosper on their own terms."

During the last two years, Taylor Hicks has seen his self-titled Arista debut album certified platinum, performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers and Jackson Browne, toured through Asia, penned the brisk-selling Random House memoir Heart Full of Soul, spent time in NY this past summer for his three-month Broadway debut as "Teen Angel" in Grease, and will take Grease on a national tour beginning December 1.

In August Hicks' Modern Whomp Records released Early Works (a reissue compilation of his two independent albums, In Your Time and Under the Radar) through the Welk Music Group. Hicks is also planning the release of Whomp at the Warfield, a DVD showcasing a live performance by Hicks and his band at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

About Artist To Market Distribution:

Launched in 2005, Artist To Market Distribution (A2M) is an independent music distributor and artist services company designed to work directly with artists, labels, and content owners to streamline the supply chain, provide flexible service solutions, and deliver new product to the marketplace at a lower cost. Over the past two years A2M has partnered with a diverse group of platinum and multi-platinum artists including Dolly Parton, Tracy Lawrence, Tommy Lee, John Michael Montgomery, Sinead O'Connor, Unwritten Law, and Tracy Byrd, in addition to critically-acclaimed newcomers, The Cool Kids. More information can be found at".

Latimore: Lets Straighten It Out

Latimore's big hit on the soul blues chart.

BB King: How Blue Can You Get

BB King from years ago at Farm Aid. BB breaks a string just before he starts to sing. Like any great bluesman he keeps singing while he changes the string! Too Cool!:-)

Willie Clayton: Three People Sleepin In My Bed

Wow! This is great soul music! Love the lyrics too:-) This is a nice clip not the whole song, but worth the listen!

Blues Radio Charts


Top 50 Southern Soul, Rhythm & Blues Albums

National Airplay & Sales For The Month Of September 2008*

The Nation's OFFICIAL Soul/Blues and Southern Soul Albums Chart






1 1 Who's Got The Power Marvin Sease Malaco
2 NEW Me Loving You Mr. David Waldoxy
3 NEW Remix Album Team Airplay All-Stars Team Airplay
4 3 My Story Sir Charles Jones Mardi Gras
5 2 Transformation Wilson Meadows M & M/Brimstone
6 4 Keepin' It Real Jeff Floyd Wilbe
7 8 Still Standing The Soul Children JEA Music
8 6 Look At What You Gettin' Bobby Rush Deep Rush
9 9 Time Served Omar Cunningham Soul 1st
10 5 I'm A Bluesman's Daughter Sheba Potts-Wright Ecko
11 NEW I Shoud Have Stayed Scared** Luther Lackey Ecko
12 NEW Young Guns Of Southern Soul Various Artists Ecko
13 13 Bigg Robb Presents: Blues Soul & Old School Various Artists Over 25 Sound
14 NEW Sensational Nathaniel Kimble Brimstone
15 12 My Tyme Willie Clayton Malaco
16 11 Love Chronicles Archie Love JEA/Loveland
17 10 Southern Soul & Party Blues Vol. 1 Various Artists CDS
18 18 Back 'Atcha Latimore LatStone
NEW Triple Play Swing Gregg A. Smith G Man
20 20 Shot From The Soul Lee "Shot" Williams CDS
21 15 You're The Best Kenne' Wayne Good Time
22 25 When Love Comes Calvin Richardson Nu Mo
23 22 I'm A Woman Nellie "Tiger" Travis CDS
24 19 I Never Take A Day Off Ms. Jody Ecko


Buddy Guy

radio and net


It is a tumultuous time for the USA, but I hope this email finds you in good health and spirits.

I am eagerly awaiting tonight's debate, but wanted to let you know about Buddy Guy's visit to David Letterman tomorrow (W 10/8) and to promote some of the good attention Johnny Cash Remixed has received so far.

I hope to help keep all of the above going into 09!
John Rosenfelder
Radio and Baseball Contest!

Baseball Digest October 08
Name the radio station person who shares a name with a former player of either the Red Sox, Rays, Dodgers or Phillies. They can be either active or retired.
The winner will be chosen randomly from correct entries and will receive a year's subscription to Baseball Digest!

email entries to

Buddy Guy
David Letterman tomorrow and on tour re-channeling Jimi Hendrix


"Skin Deep" has been Buddy Guy's most successful album since he began his comeback on Jive/Silvertone in 1999, according to Billboard.

Join Buddy tomorrow night on The Late Show with David Letterman
tomorrow 10/8.

See Buddy Guy live this fall on the Experience Hendrix Tour,
sponsored by Gibson Guitars, with Hubert Sumlin, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Jonny Lang this fall. They will be hitting some battleground states!

For more info, click here.

Johnny Cash Remixed

"Sun Records are overrated mon." --
anonymous rasta

John Carter Cash asked the question about his father's music, and it was answered in force by The Heavy, Alabama Three, Troublemaker and Pete Rock among others. (The question was "why not?")

Thanks the people of KCRW, KFJC, WYCE, WMNF, WBAI, KBCS, KEXP, WTMD, KDHX, WMSE, WHRV, WPRK, KKFI, KZSU, WORT and KFAI, along with all the future supporters of Johnny Cash Remixed.

See the making-of documentary here.

Vinyl now available.

Contact info

John Rosenfelder
243 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10023
(212) 724-6828

2nd Annual Big Blues Night, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji Iowa, October 16th

Press release from Pearson Lakes Art Center and reminder that the big show is coming up next week! If you are in the area check it out.

To Broaden Horizons Through the Arts

PRESS RELEASE- For immediate release- pictures on request

What: 2nd Annual Big Blues Night with Bryan Lee and Mississippi Heat featuring Carl Weathersby

When: October 16, 2008 at 7:30PM

Where: Pearson Lakes Art Center Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre

Cost: Students $11.00, Members $18.00 and Non-members $22.00

Pictures Available Upon Request

[Okoboji, IA] – The Pearson Lakes Art Center announces the 2nd Annual BIG BLUES NIGHT, part of the Frederick Brown Jazz & Blues Series at the PLAC sponsored by Brown Medical and Blue Monday Monthly on Thursday, October 16th. Blues expert, Tom Tourville will conduct a Curtain Talk beginning at 6:45PM and the show will start at 7:30PM in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. This year’s BIG BLUES NIGHT will feature the Blind Braille Blues Daddy of Bourbon Street, Mr. Bryan Lee and Chicago’s Traditional Blues Band, Mississippi Heat featuring guitar legend Carl Weathersby.

Bryan Lee was a nominee at the 2007 Blues Music Awards for "Best Contemporary Blues Album" with his new release "Katrina Was Her Name" on Justin Time Records. A bona fide New Orleans blues guitar hero and longtime staple on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, Bryan Lee is a natural born houserocker with a whole lot of soul that he brings to the bandstand night after night. Coming off a highly successful whirlwind tour with Kenny Wayne Shepherd's blues revue, Lee is primed and ready to unleash his own intensely passionate brand of blues power on tour this summer in the wake of his recent Justin Time release, Katrina Was Her Name. Bryan performed 2/14/07 on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno with Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Hubert Sumlin. The song played was "Tina Marie" written by Bryan which has become one of the top radio hits in the country. Bryan Lee is a true New Orleans name with over 30 years performing on Bourbon Street. Blind since birth, Bryan is a unique presence in the blues touring circuit.

As band leader and composer for MISSISSIPPI HEAT, Pierre Lacocque’s vision has never wavered since he founded his band in 1991 at Café Lura in Chicago. His mantra is clear and focused. The band has always had an ensemble sound: all musicians are featured and welcome to contribute on stage and on recordings. His music is traditional because it is steeped in Chicago’s golden sounds of the 1950’s, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, all the great harp players... Big and Little Walter, The Sonny Boy Williamsons, Junior Wells, George Smith, and many extraordinary contemporaries such as Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza and Paul deLay. On the other hand, Pierre’s blues is unique because he dislikes treading on old beaten paths. He always writes new stuff.

Mississippi Heat has now finished 7 CDs (as well as a DVD for Delmark Records in 2005). Some of their recordings have won awards such as “BEST CHICAGO BLUES CD OF THE YEAR” and “BEST BLUES PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR”

Over the years. MISSISSIPPI HEAT has been the subject of several TV and movie features.

French TV has released a documentary on Blues featuring the band and vocalist Inetta Visor has been featured on a prestigious program called ARTE. MISSISSIPPI HEAT has also been featured in countless trade magazines such as Living Blues and Blues Review. They are a remarkable group to hear. “One of the most exciting blues ensemble performing today. . .

MISSISSIPPI HEAT is one of those bands that defies clichés because each CD is better than the last. . . Pierre Lacocque’s harmonica technique and musical imagination is superlative. He plays with the finesse and golden tone. Horn players could take lessons from him from the lines he uses.” PHIL LLOYD (AMERICAN HARMONICA NEWSLETTER)

This amazing TRIPLE BILL performance will rock your Fall Blues away. Don’t miss this amazing night of fun music. Call 712.332.7029 or go to to buy your tickets. Sponsored by Brown Medical and Blue Monday Monthly

Thanks to our Gold Corporate Partners: Bank Midwest; Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones; Wells Dairy Inc.; Pure Fishing; & Liberty Bank and Silver Corporate Partners: United Community Bank; Central Bank; Spirit Lake Hy-Vee; Midwest Coca-Cola; Northwest Bank; The Inn at Okoboji; the Bud Pearson Fund for Art Education; Tom Fuhrman’s Edward Jones Investments; Kum & Go; Piccadilly Circus Pizza/LandMark Products; and Arrowwood Resort of Okoboji

For questions please call Andrea at 712-332-7013 x 107 or

Monday, October 6, 2008

Johnny Copeland: Flyin High

The late great Johnny Copeland, doing a really great acoustic version of Fylin High. Copeland was one of those great underrated bluesmen, that seemed to slip under the public eye. Those who followed the blues and loved the blues certainly knew about his greatness, but the general public unfortunatly never really had a chance to hear him. He died back in the mid 90s of heart problems, as always way too soon.

Clifton Chenier: Hate To See You Go

Not sure if this is Clifton's remake of Reconsider Baby, or an original of his. either way it is a cool zydeco version of the slow blues.

Richard "Hacksaw" Harney: Guitar Rag

I have been lax with the videos, but since I have given up my boycott of Youtube, then I guess it is time to start reposting. Here is a cool video of Richard Harney playing a nice ragtime song. He is introduced by none other than BB King.

Blues Triangle Update

This is not good. This might be the last update we get from the Blues Triangle. However, if you would like to let them know how much you like this information just click on the links below

Monday Oct 6th, 2008-

*IS' FUN Y'ALL, BUT......-
crawlinkingsnake is stepping down as writer, researcher, mis-speller,
chief cook and bottle washer of the BJFM "Blues Triangle" Update. Its been a
fun 4 years. Began this thing back in Oct 2004 when I shot my mouth off while
chattin with some folks out on the back porch... never dreamed it would create
the interest or last as long as it did. Really hope somebody will pick up the ball
and run with it from this day forward... but due to too-many-irons-in-the-fire,
this must happen. Not exactly sure just what's gonna go on in the future with
Update or crawlinkingsnake... will probably continue in some capacity with the
WVBluesSociety (as is happening right now) or as independent. So for now, if you
would like to continue to receive any future crawlinkingsnake bs, please contact
the West Virginia Blues Society website at

Thanks y'all for all the positive, negative and/or indifferent feedback in the
past... check out the WVBluesSociety "Mountains of Blues", continue to support
the Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley and ALL da blues

in a little bit-

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.
October 6, 2008
PO Box 2122, Marietta, Ohio 45750

Pictures & Interviews available upon Request

Contact: Steve Wells 304.295.4323

Chicago's Chico Banks Plays Marietta

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society present their Second Annual "Chicago Blues
Party" on Friday, November 21, 2008 at The Lafayette Hotel, in downtown Marietta.
This year's featured performers will be The Chico Banks Blues Band with special
guest Toronzo Cannon from Chicago. The Chicago blues starts at 8:30pm, and
admission is $15 for BJFM Society members, $20 for non-members. All tickets
available at the door. No advance ticket sales for this show.

Chico Banks comes from a musical family; His dad and brother used to practice in
the basement when he was just a kid. Chico joined his first Top 40 band at the
age of 13, and before he knew it, he was backing Johnny Christian, along with
his brother. After Johnny, Chico played with Otis Clay, then moved on when he
got the chance to play with Buddy Guy for several tours. After that, he toured
with Junior Wells, and then James Cotton for three years. Over the next few years,
Chico played with almost everyone in Chicago, including Little Milton, Magic Slim,
Big Time Sarah and Tyronne Davis. In 1997, he hooked up with Mavis Staples, and
has done may tours throughout the world with Mavis, as well as The Staples Singers.

Special guest for the "Chicago Blues Party" will be Toronzo Cannon, who is a show
all by himself. Blues & Rhythm (UK) says: "Modern, loud and funky blues…one of
the striking new talents on the Chicago blues scene…Cannon dazzles with his guitar
playing." Since the release of Toronzo's latest album, My Woman, he has been
tearing up the stage and exciting crowds from Chicago to the Balkins. At the
core of Toronzo's appeal is his heartfelt love for the music, whether it is blues,
soul, gospel, jazz or rock – all of which may creep into his show, and his respect
for the audience. "If he doesn't leave them sweatin' and smilin' he feels he hasn't
done his job," said Banks

Steve Wells
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society

Big Show Alert! Fayetteville North Carolina

Press Release from Claudia Swartz







Sunday, October 5, 2008

Illinois Blues Blast Award Show

Press release from Illinois Blues

Press Release - The 2008 Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies November 2nd, 2008 at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

Who: Blues Blast Magazine from

What: 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards Ceremony

Where: Buddy Guy’s Legends 754 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 (312)-427-1190

When: Sunday November 2nd, 2008 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Tickets are just $25 and will be available online at starting October 7th.

Contact Information: Bob Kieser (309) 267-4425 or

The Blues Blast Music Award Ceremonies held at the famous Buddy Guy’s Legends will include confirmed appearances by nominees Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Lurrie Bell, Nick Moss, John Nemeth, The Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, Eden Brent, Sugar Ray Norcia, Teeny Tucker, Tim "Too Slim" Langford (from Too Slim and the Taildraggers), and Gina Sicilia. There may be a few surprise appearances by other nominees.

The 2008 Blues Blast Music Awards are brought to you by Blues Blast Magazine from Blues Blast Magazine is the fastest growing FREE weekly internet Blues magazine read by over 11,000 Blues fans in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries.

In July the Blues Blast Magazine staff, music writers, managers, musicians and other industry professionals nominated the Blues best of 2008 in the following eight categories:

Best Contemporary Blues Recording, Best Traditional Blues Recording, Best Blues Song,
Best Blues Band, Best Male Blues Artist, Best Female Blues Artist, Best New Artist Debut Recording,
The Sean Costello Rising Star Award. The complete list of nominees is listed below at the end of this press release.

In July and August Blues Blast magazine readers voted for their favorites on our website. These awards truly are the “Peoples Choice” without any filter. The voting was absolutely FREE and more than 2000 fans from all over the globe voted their choices. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

This event promises to be a great show with music by some of the best established and new contemporary Blues artists. The show will likely sell out so get your tickets as soon as possible.

Complete list of 2008 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees
Best Contemporary Blues Recording
• Too Slim and the Taildraggers – The Fortune Teller
• Bryan Lee – Katrina Was Her Name
• Mem Shannon – Live: A Night At Tipitina’s
• Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man
• Holmes Brothers - State Of Grace

Best Traditional Blues Recording
• Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - On The Jimmy Reed Highway
• Bobby Rush - Raw
• Lurrie Bell - Let's Talk About Love
• Dave Riley & Bob Corritore - Travelin’ the Dirt Road
• David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Roamin’ & Ramblin’

Best Blues Song
• Nick Moss - Mistakes From the Past
• The National Debonaires - Ain't Gonna Happen Again
• Sugar Ray Norcia - Little Green Talking Frog
• Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - Jimmy Reed Highway
• Watermelon Slim & The Workers - The Wheel Man

Best Blues Band
• Nick Moss & the Fliptops
• Kilborn Alley Blues Band
• Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band
• Magic Slim & The Teardrops
• Back Door Slam

Best Male Artist
• Lurrie Bell
• Buddy Guy
• Bobby Rush
• Nick Moss
• Bryan Lee

Best Female Artist
• Koko Taylor
• Teeny Tucker
• Diunna Greenleaf
• Betty Harris
• Bettye LaVette

Best New Artist Debut Recording
• Gina Sicilia - Allow Me To Confess
• The Soul of John Black - The Good Girl Blues
• Moreland & Arbuckle - 1861
• Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy - Cottonfields to Coffee
• John Nemeth - Magic Touch

Sean Costello Rising Star Award
• John Nemeth
• Homemade Jamz Blues Band
• John-Alex Mason
• Seth Walker
• Eden Brent

Bob Corritorie Blues News

October 5, 2008

Bob Corritore