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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bob Corritore Blues News

Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Tail Dragger / Bob Corritore Phoenix CD Release Party on Friday and Saturday! Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore / Longtime Friends In The Blues was released in late March and there will be a celebration of this CD in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday Oct 12 and 13. Tail Dragger and Bob will be joined by Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Brian Fahey and very special guest Henry Gray, all who appear on the CD! To see 85 rave reviews for this CD from all around the world, click here. To see the CD art click here. To see a photo page we put together highlighting the great Tail Dragger click here. To see the event poster designed by Amy Brat, click here.
  • Kid Ramos Benefits! Guitarist extrordandaire Kid Ramos was recently diagnosed with cancer and has started his grueling year of treatments. The blues community has quickly responded by hosting numerous benefits at locations all accross the globe. The first of many took place last weekend in Southern California (Kid's home) at Nick's Taste Of Texas. To see a video from the event filled with shout outs to Kid by those in attendence click here. Upcoming benefits are:
Sunday, October 7, Dutch harmonica sensation Big Pete hosts a benefit at La Bonne Source, in Fleurus, Belgium. with Paul Size, Kirk Fletcher, Sugaray Rayford, Gene Taylor, Tia Gouttebel, Dusty Ciggaar, Sander Kooijman, Big Pete, Marc Tee, Nico Duportal, Big Dave, Erkan Özdemir, Willie ‘Wuff’ Maes, Jody van Ooijen, René Stock and others. To see the poster, click here

Saturday, October 13, Italian harmonica champion Marco Pandolfi is organizing a benefit in Italy. Information will be posted soon at
Friday, November 2, and Sunday, November 4, The Rhythm Room in Phoenix is hosting 2 benefit shows, with a Friday night blues presentation and a Sunday afternoon rockabilly oriented benefit. Friday will feature The Nick Nixon / Andy T. Band, Markey Jeanette, Randy Chortkoff, Sugaray Rayford (of the Mannish Boys), Lil' Ronnie, Bob Cooper, Rocket 88s, Bob Corritore, Mike Eldred Trio, Big Nick & The Gila Monsters, Johnny Tanner's Blues Aces, with with special host and "Mistress" of Ceremonies Candye Kane. Many more artists are still being added. The Sunday afternoon Rockabilly show on November 4 will be coordinated by Brenda Lee Pinup with the lineup forthcoming. That Saturday night, November 3 will feature Candye Kane who has had her own cancer battles.
Tuesday, Dec. 4th Humphreys in San Diego will host "6 Strings And Swinging For Kid Ramos" with Featured Guitarists; Steve Wilcox, Johnny Vernazza, Scottie Blinn, Johnny Main, Dana Duplan, Nathan James, John Flynn, Jimmy Woodward, Scot Smart, Chris James and Smokehouse Brown!

Randy Chortkoff and Kim Wilson will be setting up an additional benefit show in December with details TBA.

Dave "BluesNDaBlood" Harrison has created a podcast broadcast in support of Kid which you can hear by clicking here.

There is an online donation set up on the Delta Groove website at All good thoughts and well wishes to our friend Kid Ramos.
Here are some examples of Nick's amazing music:
"Women And Cadillacs" click here
"Doctor Velvet" click here
"Shena's Back" click here
"Get Rich Quick" click here
"Kill My Baby" click here
"Player" Click here
  • Magic Slim and Grana Louise movie to begin filming! Production will start late this year for a film called "We Be Kings" staring veteran blues artists Magic Slim and Grana Louise. Supporting cast are Cee Cee James, the 23 year old Jonathon "Boogie" Long from Baton Rouge, and America's Got Talent winner Bianca Ryan. In this fictional movie Magic Slim's character is tooling through the upper midwest in an amplified Winnebago called "The Blues Bucket." He's playing for cash in Wal Mart and Target parking lots, Denny's (free breakfast for blues), and at elementary school lunch hours. Slim's character is haunted by the ghost of his wife and playing partner (Grana), and he's found half dead in a parking lot by two metal heads (J Long and Bianca). All together they save the bluesman and head down Rt. 61 as the movie's plot unfolds. To find out more about this movie click here, and here.
  • Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers on YouTube! It serves as a fond reflection of the recent past to hear the late Sam Myers singing his heart out with supurb backing by Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets. Sam sings "Changing Neighborhoods" and Anson plays guitar with a master's touch. This long time partnership was prolific and set a standard for playing traditional blues in a contemporary setting. To see this clip, click here.

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