Tag Archives: blues

  • Queen Latifah’s ‘Bessie’ to Premiere May 16 on HBO (New Pics)

    Feb 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *HBO has finally set a date for its Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah. The film, which follows America’s “Empress of the Blues” from her beginning in abject poverty to becoming one of the biggest recording artists of the 1920s, will premiere on May 16, the network announced Tuesday. Smith died after a car accident in […]

  • Cynthia Holiday Continues Tradition of Jazz Women Singing the Blues

    Feb 16, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment


    682-706-3251*She’s not Billie, not Judy, not Jennifer, not Carmen, not Nancy, it’s Cynthia Holiday. Cynthia Holiday is a real crowd pleaser and her renditions of straight-ahead jazz, blues and pop standards are full of swing, improvisation and soul. Clearly, singing live before an audience is where she feels most comfortable. Kevin Mahogany says, “I met Cynthia many […]

  • ‘Celebrate’ with New Music from the Rance Allen Group (Listen)

    Nov 15, 14 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby 1 Comment


    *The Rance Allen Group has a new album in stores and online outlets.  It’s their latest release titled “Celebrate” on the Tyscot Music & Entertainment label. The band of brothers have sustained over forty years in the music business and four albums with the Tyscot family. Last year the Rance Allen Group released a 2 […]

  • Blues Guitarist Eric “Guitar” Davis Murdered in Chicago’s South Side

    Dec 20, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Blues guitarist Eric “Guitar” Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side, reports Billboard. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:07 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. Davis is […]

  • Chicago Bluesman Jimmy ‘Fast Fingers’ Dawkins Dies

    Apr 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Chicago bluesman Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, known for his skilled guitar playing and laid-back vocals, has died, reports Billboard.com. He was 76. Delmark Records owner Bob Koester said that Dawkins died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. James Henry Dawkins was born in Tchula, Miss. An only child, Dawkins taught himself to play […]

  • Buddy Guy among 2012 ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ Class

    Sep 13, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Blues singer Buddy Guy joins actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian/TV host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and the rock group Led Zeppelin as recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The artists will be celebrated Dec. 4 at a gala to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS. As always, the president […]