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For Sale….

February 10, 2016
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For Sale….

Known as the “World’s Largest Jazz and Blues Record Store” , the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago is up for sale.     One of the truly great stores of it’s kind. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you’re not gonna find it, period. We don’t get to Chicago that often. So what a...

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liar!

February 9, 2016
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liar!

There are liars… and then there are LIARS! And after spending most of the day shoveling 7″ of heavy wet snow, gotta say Punxsutawney Phil is the biggest @#$%^! liar of ’em all. But take heart, there’s signs of spring just over the horizon. pitchers and...

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more Roy Gaines…

February 6, 2016
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more Roy Gaines…

After our post on Roy Gaines (where’s he at now…?, Feb 5, 2016), it was mentioned that possibly we could post a response we received. The following was sent from an article in 1975. The editor of the French magazine, Soul Bag, asked if they could receive a scan...

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where’s he at now…?

February 5, 2016
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where’s he at now…?

Recently was looking through some old, less listened to CD’s. This happens from time to time as I’ll think of something I know is here somewhere but ain’t seen in...

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Wednesday nite blues….

February 4, 2016
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Wednesday nite blues….

Wednesday night February 10th, has Chris O’Leary Band at Court Street Grill aka “the Ohio River juke joint“. CSG owner, operator, chief cook ‘n bottle washer and former mayor, the...

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the heart of it all?

February 3, 2016
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the heart of it all?

Most would tend to agree the blues was born in Mississippi or more realistically born through out the rural deep south. But after last weeks International Blues Challenge in Memphis,...

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A Review of Johnny Rawls’ Tiger in a Cage

January 28, 2016
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A Review of Johnny Rawls’ Tiger in a Cage

            Soul music, with its ‘Glory, hallelujah!’ gospel influence, is such a big, beautiful branch of the blues. Can I get an ‘A-men’? One of my favorite soul artists...

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“It’s alive! It’s alive!

January 16, 2016
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“It’s alive! It’s alive!

  In a recent article for PB&JS, my blues mentor crawlinkingsnake responds to a reader’s concern by rhetorically re-asking, “Is the blues dead?” After re-establishing the tendency for all...

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Nemeth @ Ace’s

January 15, 2016
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Nemeth @ Ace’s

        John Nemeth has become one of the top neo-soul singers, blues harp musicians in the business today. Quote Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “…a real tribute to his...

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More Otis Clay Tributes

January 11, 2016
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More Otis Clay Tributes

I’ve been reading and watching so many great tributes to Otis Clay in the past few days, I’m overwhelmed. Today NPR’s talk show “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross replayed...

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sad day…

January 10, 2016
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sad day…

Received word yesterday that the great Otis Clay had passed away. Although we didn’t know him, we felt as if we did. Had never seen him perform live but...

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Farewell to a Good Soul

January 10, 2016
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Farewell to a Good Soul

The Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society sends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Otis Clay. He passed away Friday, January 8th, and he will be sorely...

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RIP Long John Hunter

January 6, 2016
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RIP Long John Hunter

Sad to say but just received word today from the “ole blueshound” of the passing of Long John Hunter. Quote OBH: “saw him three times… first time was a last minute...

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is the blues dead?

January 2, 2016
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is the blues dead?

Hmmmmm? Is the blues dead? Friend of ours had been doing some reading recently and came across this age old question. We’ve had this question presented to us way more than...

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Baptist Town update

December 29, 2015
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Baptist Town update

Recently we posted an article on our November visit to Baptist Town/Greenwood, MS. (see “a must do…” 11/24/2015) In it we talked about what a great and highly informative time we had...

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