August 12, 2010
- Dave Riley & Bob Corritore's Phoenix appearances this weekend! The down home blues team of Dave Riley & Bob Corritore have two scheduled appearances at the Rhythm Room this weekend. On Friday, Dave and Bob will do a half hour duo set from 8:30 to 9pm, at the Rhythm Room, before the newly formed Transition 'N Blues Band (a newly formed Phoenix band featuring George Bowman & Lila Sherman) take the stage. The next night is the "Saturday Night Blues Party:" at the Rhythm Room with host band the Rocket 88s plus guests Johnny Rapp, Maxine Johnson, and Dave Riley & Bob Corritore. the Rhythm Room is located at 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
- Bob Corritore / Harmonica Blues on Delta Groove to be released August 17th! Phoenix CD release party announced! The release of Bob Corritore's new album Harmonica Blues happens next Tuesday, August 17th. Harmonica Blues celebrates Bob's 40th year of playing harmonica, and features a simply amazing list of special guests that includes Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Nappy Brown, Eddy Clearwater, Louisiana Red, Carol Fran, Dave Riley, Big Pete Pearson, Tomcat Courtney, The Rhythm Room All-Stars, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Eddie Shaw, Chico Chism, Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, David Maxwell, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Bob Stroger, and more. Delta Groove recently launched their promotional efforts. Airplay is beginning to hit and numerous mentions and references are all over the internet. Delta Groove has included this release in a series of their, customary well placed, full page, color ads. The CD has already received its first review which you can see by clicking here! The current issue of Big City Blues Magazine has a harmonica feature with an interview by Bob and DG label chief Randy Chortkoff. Mark Wade of KCOR, Kansas City did a Bob Corritore interview and CD feature last week. If you go to the Delta Groove website they are playing the opening track of the CD and if you call the Delta Groove offices they are playing it on their "on hold" music (Thanks!). To see the wonderful Delta Groove ecard promoting this release, click here. The Phoenix CD release party will take place in conjunction with the Rhythm Room's annual Down Home Blues Festival, which happens each year on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. This year the festival / CD release party happens Sunday, September 5th, and the lineup includes Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Kid Ramos, Dave Riley, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Richard Innes, and Chief Schabuttie Gilliame (health permitting), and Bob Corritore. To see the poster for this event, click here. Thanks to everyone at Delta Groove for believing in this release, and to all the reveiwers, writers and DJs for their support!
- Calvin "Fuzz" Jones Funeral information. Funeral services for Calvin "Fuzz" Jones are Saturday August 14th, 10am at Rodger's Funeral Home, 10296 Hwy 51 North, Coldwater, MS 38618. Phone 662-622-5608 or 1-888-622-5608. Fax 662-622-5697
- Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup on YouTube. Best known as a blues songwriter who penned classics that would be recorded by artists as far ranging as Little Walter to Elvis Presley, Aurthur "Big Boy" Crudup was a great artist in his own right. Please enjoy these 1972 film clips from a Documentary called Born In the Blues.
1) Born In The Blues Pt 1 - "If I Get Lucky", click here.
2) Born In The Blues Pt 2 - "Nobody Wants You", click here.
3) "My Baby Left Me", click here.
4) "So Glad You're Mine", click here.
5) "Greyhound Bus" with his sons, click here.