Tag Archives: blues

  • Antonio Fargas Turns it Up with The New Jump Blues Band (Watch)

    Mar 11, 15 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby 1 Comment


    *Antonio Fargas is known around the world for his role as Huggy Bear in the 1970’s television series “Starsky and Hutch.” Other credits include his iconic portrayals in cinema classics such as “Foxy Brown,” “Across 110th Street,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” and many more. Lately Antonio has emerged as the charismatic […]

  • 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 […]