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Today’s Blues Music News – September 24, 2018 – Click to view each blues music news story in a new window.

ZZ HIll is born Sept 24th, 1935

RIP BIG JAY MCNEELY

The death of saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, felled by cancer at age 91 on Sunday, Sept. 16, shuts the door on Los Angeles’ world-changing postwar R&B explosion. McNeely was the sole surviving artist from that profoundly revolutionary era, and he epitomized it with an elegantly aggressive musicality — known as honking — which laid the foundation for rock & roll and kicked off a national craze via a horde of sound-alike responses to his electrifying 1948 debut “Deacon’s Hop.” – Read more by clicking the link above.

Little G Weevil ready to play blues, eat BBQ

There’s some international flavor coming to Jeff Cumming’s place on Sunday, and we’re not talking about the barbecue.  OK, not JUST talking about the barbecue. It is a BBQ & Blues Bash, after all. Little G Weevil, a native of Budapest, Hungary who has been in the U.S. for about 14 years, will play Sunday 6 p.m. at JC’s House, 9556 Montgomery Hwy. Ft Deposit.  Click the Headline for more.

A bit of bourbon, a bit of blues

WINTER HAVEN — If you like bourbon and blues music, it will be a night to indulge in both. And even if you’re not particularly a fan of either, Bourbon and Blues 2018 is a fun way to support Winter Haven downtown development and a local music landmark.Click the headline to read more!

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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for August 2018

  1. Buddy Guy,  The Blues Is Alive And Well, Silvertone/RCA
  2. Shemekia Copeland,  America’s Child, Alligator
  3. Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio,  Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, Alligator
  4. Anthony Geraci,  Why Did You Have To Go, Shining Stone
  5. Boz Scaggs,  Out Of The Blues, Concord
  6. Damon Fowler,  The Whiskey Bayou Session, Whiskey Bayou
  7. Bruce Katz,  Get Your Groove!, American Showplace
  8. Rory Block,  A Woman’s Soul: Tribute To Bessie Smith, Stony Plain
  9. JP Soars,  Southbound I-95, Soars High
  10. Trudy Lynn,  Blues Keep Knockin’, Connor Ray
  11. Gina Sicilia,  Heard The Lie, Blue Elan
  12. Bob Corritore & Friends,  Don’t Let The Devil Ride, SWMAF/VizzTone
  13. Eugene Hideaway Bridges,  Live In Tallahassee, Armadillo
  14. Big Harp George,  Uptown Cool, Blues Mountain
  15. Whitney Shay,  A Woman Rules The World, Little Village 
  16. Frank Bey,  Back In Business, NOLA Blue
  17. Joanne Shaw Taylor,  Wild, Silvertone/Sony
  18. Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty,  Tribute To Carey Bell, Delmark
  19. Dennis Jones Band,  WE3 Live, Blue Rock
  20. Various Artists,  Tribute: Delmark’s 65th Anniversary, Delmark
  21. Jeremiah Johnson,  Straitjacket, Ruf
  22. Tom Hambridge,  The NOLA Sessions, Superstar
  23. Vanessa Collier,  Honey Up, Phenix Fire
  24. Marcia Ball,  Shine Bright, Alligator
  25. Lawrence Lebo,  Old School Girl, On The Air

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