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NY BLUES HALL OF FAME – Podcast

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley on this episode, I speak with the ambassadors and inductees of the Feb 7 NY Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at BB Kings The New York Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at BB Kings in Time Square! Doors open at 6:30 show starts at 730 Inductees – Piedmont Blūz Ben Turner Valerie Turner http://www.piedmontbluz.com/ and Lamont Jack Pearley Host’s Band Ed Jackson’s Time Out http://www.ejtimeout.com/ Host Morgane Ben Ami http://www.imdb.me/morgane Jack Dappa Blues Podcast Lamont Pearley / Jack Dappa Blues- Producer / Audio Editor…

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JJ Thames – Lifting Her Voice for the Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley   On this episode I have the privilege to speak with Jj Thames about her Journey to becoming the Mississippi Blues Diva! Raised in a General Motors fueled family, the classically and jazz trained JJ began performing at the tender age of 9 years old, and became a blues- shouting banshee by the time she was just 18 years old. She cut her teeth after moving down to Jackson, MS, where she performed with the celebrated “Chitlin’ Circuit” superstars such as Marvin Sease. Thames has…

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Beareather Reddy – A Champion For The Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Beareather Reddy, vocalist/actress/producer, is a native of Sylvania, Georgia, received a B.A. in performance arts from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has performed in numerous plays throughout the New York metropolitan area, including “The First Wife”, “Going Homeless”, “The Mayor’s Wife”, the Audelco nominated, “Nzingha’s Children” “Cinderah” and “Freedom Trail – The Life of Harriet Tubman”. Ms. Reddy has also performed in such night clubs as For My Sweet, Sweetwater’s, Two Steps Down, The Duplex, Jazz966, Terra Blues, The Jalopy, Brooklyn Historical Society,…

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Michael Hill – Living Legend of New York Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley MICHAEL HILL Raised in the South Bronx, Michael Hill’s early exposure to music included Harry Belafonte, Jackie Wilson, Elvis Presley and many other artists heard on his father’s records. He took piano lessons at age seven and sang in school and the church choir as he grew up. Hearing Jimi Hendrix changed his life, inspiring his love of the electric guitar.   During High School years in the East Village, Hill and friends spent every weekend listening from the street outside at the Filmore East and…

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Peidmont Blūz Acoustic Duo- Living The Tradition

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley on this episode, I have the wonderful honor to speak with Ben and Valerie Turner, the Husband and Wife team that makes up Peidmont Bluz Acoustic Duo. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of Country Blues and the Piedmont style and their mission is to help keep this rural, east coast tradition alive by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture through musical entertainment. The husband and wife duo are much loved wherever they go and feel that…

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Combating the Blues of our Community w/ SEANNE N. MURRAY

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley This episode is part of a series from Jack Dappa Blues Radio called the Blues of the Black And Brown community from education to plain ole systematic racism. on this episode I have the honer to speak with Seanne N. Murray, known by the acronym SNM, her initials and is an activist, advocate and social entrepreneur. She is a passionate and pioneering executive committed to discovering and introducing innovative solutions for change and progress. Seanne considers it her divine duty and unequivocal obligation to do…

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Shemieka Copeland – Blues Legacy

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On This episode I speak to Blues Legacy Shemekia Copeland. Shemekia Copeland was born in Harlem, New York on April 10, 1979, and came to her singing career naturally. Her bluesman father recognized his daughter’s talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. At that time Shemekia’s embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. But when she was 15, and her father’s health began to…

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Adam Gussow – Beyond The Crossroads

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley On this episode I speak with arthur and Blues Harp Musician Adam Gussow about his latest book Beyond The Crossroads, the ongoing dialog about Blues, the Church and the devil and the Myth of Robert Johnson. Adam Gussow is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies.  A member of the University of Mississippi faculty since 2002, his teaching and research interests include American and African American literature; blues, country, and other southern musics; the pastoral South; Freedom Summer; and the shaping role of race…

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