Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – May 2011 Archive (8)

The Next Generation of Blues in Greece

Ανακοινώθηκαν τα ονόματα των μαθητικών συγκροτημάτων που θα παίξουν στο 7ο Schoolwave. Τα 21 συγκροτήματα του Schoolwave 2011 εκπροσωπούν όλα σχεδόν τα είδη μουσικής (pop, rock, punk, ska-punk, metal, stoner, alternative, blues, jazz, funk, grunge, rock 'n' roll...) και προέρχονται από όλη την Ελλάδα. Φέτος το Schoolwave, θα πραγματοποιηθεί 8-9 & 10 Ιουλίου στη… Continue

Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Gil Scott-Heron Jazz/Blues Icon Dies

Gil Scott-Heron, whose mix of poetry, politics, jazz, blues and soul influenced hip hop and neo soul, died Friday (May 27)

The musician and poet Gill Scott-Heron – best known for his pioneering rap The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – has died at the age of 62, having… Continue

Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 29, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

RIP L.V. Banks

Mississippi-born L.V. Banks (October 28th, 1932 to May 2, 2011), grew up singing Muddy Waters' songs while picking cotton and later played house parties in Indianola for his idol B.B. King. In 1965, Banks made the inevitable journey to Chicago, where he has remained one of the South Side's most prominent journeymen. It was King who encouraged the young Banks to take up the guitar to complement his fine voice, and his influence on Banks' use of both instruments is evident in the emphatic…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 26, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Bruce Ricker, Jazz Blues Filmmaker, Dies

Bruce Ricker, a filmmaker best known for The Last of the Blue Devils, his early documentary about Kansas City blues and jazz musicians, as well as a series of well-received music-doc collaborations with Clint Eastwood, died on May 13 in Cambridge, Ma. The cause of death was pneumonia. Ricker was 68.

http://www.pasoroblesfilmfestival.com/Panel%20Members/bruce_ricker.htm…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Detroit bluesman Howard Glazer talks about Honeyboy Edwards, John Sinclair, Johnny Winter and Motor City

"A lot of old blues they were signing about things and using hidden meanings for things, and situations that the black people of that era couldn't talk about freely in public."

Howard Glazer: Motor…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jeff Healey Park

Jeff Healey to have T.O. park named in his honour

 A west-end Toronto park is to be renamed after a Canadian music icon.

Beginning in June, Woodford Park, near Queensway and Parklawn, will be called Jeff Healey Park.

Healey often played in the park as a child and later brought his children there to play.

The legendary blues and jazz guitarist died at in 2008 at age 41 after a battle with cancer.

The musician had performed…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

RIP Cornell Dupree

The legendary guitarist Cornell Dupree died on Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was 68 years old. Dupree had earlier been diagnosed with emphysema and was to have had a lung transplant. A benefit concert was held at BB King’s New York City club on March 11 to help raise funds for Dupree’s medical expenses.



Born on December 19, 1942, in Fort Worth, Texas, Dupree was discovered by King Curtis, who brought the young guitarist to New York City, where his meteoric rise began. The guitarist can be…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 15, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

BLUES FOUNDATION: Blues Music Award Winners 2011

The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, has announced the winners for the organization's 32nd annual Blues Music Awards after holding an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. This year's event was a real houserockin' blow-out, running better than seven hours and featuring performances by dozens of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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