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Friday, June 10, 2011

Benny Spellman RIP

From United Sound of Soul website
From Bob Corritore

RIP Benny Spellman - December 11, 1931 to June 3, 2011. Benny Spellman was an amazing singer whose hits "Fortune Teller" and "Lipstick Traces" helped to define the sound of 1960s New Orleans R & B. He passed away in Florida on Friday, June 3 at age 79. Spellman was also a member of Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns, and was the low voice of Ernie K-Doe's smash hit "Mother In Law". In 2009, He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. To read a complete bio on Benny Spellman, click here. To read the obit in Nola.Com, click here. To hear "Fortune Teller", click here. To hear "Lipstick Traces", click here.  To hear "Mother In Law" click here.

Bob Corritore Blues News

Tuesday June 7, 2011
6/08/11: Chicago, IL Buddy Guy's Legends, Bob will be a part of a Pinetop Perkins Tribute put on by the Chicago Chapter of the Grammy Foundation.
6/10/11: Chicago, IL - Chicago Blues Festival - Windy City Blues Society Stage 4:20 - 5:20pm show. Appearing with Bob Riedy Blues Band featuring Sam Lay.
6/10/ 11: Chicago, IL - Smoke Daddy. Guest Appearance on Billy Flynn's show
6/11/11: Willowbrook, IL - Blue Rooster Lounge at Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket - Appearing with Bob Riedy Blues Band featuring Sam Lay.
6/12/11: Chicago, IL - Chicago Blues Festival 3:30pm Front Porch Stage with the Mud Morganfield Blues Band
6/12/11: Chicago, IL - Smoke Daddy. Appearing as part of Morry Sochat & The Special 20s "Half Chicken Special Show" with special guests Bob Corritore & Billy Flynn. Closing out Chicago Bluesfest. 9:30pm show.

John Hammer Blues News


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