Melvin Taylor to the IBC

Leonard Watkins mannish@alltel.net
Thu Jun 7 18:24:08 EDT 2007


Doesn't really matter - Chick didn't make it to the Finals - There are 
millions of GREAT unknown players so as long as someone that has been 
'successful in the bidness can handle the possibility of not winning I see 
no problem with those folks getting in it.
LW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deb Lubin" <deblubin@sbcglobal.net>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: Melvin Taylor to the IBC


>I think you misunderstand Sean Carney's background, Steve.  He also has CDs 
>out under his own name, and as the guitar man with Teeny Tucker.  He isn't 
>a neophyte to the business either.
> Deb
>
> Steve Ahola <steveahola@ca.astound.net> wrote:  This is Melvin Taylor from 
> Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band:
>
> http://www.melvintaylorblues.com/
>
> http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=MELVIN|TAYLOR=11:hzftxqe5ldse
>
> It seems to me that would be like Richard Petty entering a soapbox derby
> competition- of course he would win by a landslide, running against such
> entries as the Homemade Jamz' Blues Band-- ages 14, 12 and 8!!!
>
> I'm surprised that Mr. Taylor has never been on a final ballot for the
> BMA's (the artist [award] formerly known as the Handy), which I think is
> a more appropriate competition for someone who has released a half dozen
> records on a major blues label- but I'm not the one who makes the rules. 
> :(
>
> IMO if the trend continues for seasoned professionals like Melvin Taylor
> and Chick Willis to enter the IBC competitions, there will be no room
> for upcoming artists like the Homemade Jamz' Blues Band and Sean Carney.
>
> It reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer was going to the
> karate class with the little school kids... LOL
>
> Steve Ahola
>
> Gregory Johnson wrote:
>
>> Docked 30 points and still came in 2nd???? Must've had a helluva high
>> score to begin with, or the other acts just didn't fare too well with
>> the judges.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>>
>>> From: Deja Blues
>>
>>>
>>> "Melvin Taylor placed second in the Central Illinois Blues Challenge
>>> (CIBC) and will be competing in the International Blues Challenge
>>> (IBC) in Memphis, TN the end of January. www.blues.org/ibc/
>>>
>>> Taylor was unfortunately penalized over 30 pts when his two band
>>> members failed to arrive to perform at show time and substitutions
>>> were made. Otherwise Melvin would have placed first in the
>>> competition. Melvin will be representing the Peoria Blues Society at
>>> the Memphis event."
>>
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