Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter – February 14. 2014


  • B.B. King in Tucson next Tuesday! The legendary B.B. King appears Tuesday, February 18th in Tucson at the Fox Theatre on 17 West Congress Street. Opening the show will be Tom Walbank’s Arizona Blues Posse with Doug Smith, Tasha Bundy, Mike Blommer and a guest appearance by Bob Corritore. To see the poster for this event click here.
  • New Dave Specter CD album cover art unveiled! We look forward to Chicago’s blues guitar wizard Dave Specter’s new album Message In Blue to be released mid-May on the great Delmark label. The CD has special guest appearances by Otis Clay, Brother John Kettle and Bob Corritore. For a look of the beautiful album cover click here.
  • Delmark to release 1974 live Sleepy John Estes! Also on the Delmark list of forthcoming releases is a historic recording from the label’s deep vaults! A previously unreleased 1974 live show from the legendary Sleepy John Estes with his brilliant harmonica accompanist Hammie Nixon! The release date is March 18. Click here to see the cover. Also congratulations to Delmark’s legendary label chief Bob Koester for his cover story in France’s ABS Magazine (to see the cover click here). Visit their site for more information on this legendary label.
  • Muddy Waters Chicago home to become museum! Plans are under way to convert the historic South Side Chicago home of blues legend Muddy Waters into a museum. Last year there were worries that this same property might be torn down. To read the article in Chicago Real Estate Daily, click here
  • Rare Koko Taylor track for Valentine’s day. Please enjoy this wonderful romantic Koko Taylor song cut for the Spoonful label in what sounds to be the 1960s. Thanks to Chicago blues music guru James Porter for making us aware of this obscure Koko track. Happy Valentines day! Click here to listen.
  • Little Esther Phillips sings a Beatles love song on YouTube! This song commemorates both today’s St. Valentine’s Day and last Sunday’s 50 year anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. This is Esther Phillips appearing on The Beat television show in 1966, adapting the Beatles song “And I Love Her” into her own expressive musical vehicle. Please enjoy this clip by clicking here
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