Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter - Bob to perform with Diunna at Phoenix Blues Society event this Saturday, Gary Primich memorial info, & more! bobcorritore@YAHOO.COM
Thu Oct 18 16:47:23 EDT 2007

October 18, 2007
 * Saturday appearance with Diunna Greenleaf at Phoenix Blues Society
Event:Bob ( ) will perform on
two songs with Diunna Greenleaf ( ) at the
Blues For The City (
) benefit show during Diunna's ( ) performance
from 9:20 to 10:45pm on Saturday, October 20. The 2 day event is put
on by the Phoenix Blues Society ( ), and
takes place on Saturday October 20, and Sunday October 21, 2007. The
Phoenix Blues Society ( ) has the
following description of the event on their website: A cool new
event, Blues For The City ( ), will be held in
downtown Phoenix on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21,
2007. The Saturday block party will be held on Jackson Street just
south of US Airways Arena, with the Sunday show taking place in the
courtyard at Alice Cooperstown ( ).
This event is "Help for its Kids", and will benefit Rosie's House ( ), the Arizona School for the Arts ( ), Young Sounds of Arizona ( ), and the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth
Orchestra ( ). Saturday's show,
which will run from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm, will feature Kal David &
the Real Deal ( ), Diunna Greenleaf & Blue
Mercy ( ), Eddie Turner ( ), Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns ( ) with Jerry Lawson ( ), Big Nick & the Gila Monsters ( ), The Rocket 88s ( ), The Chuck Hall Band ( ), Jimmy Peyton's Midnite
Blues ( ), Sir Harrison ( ), Honeyboy Dupree & the
Smokehouse Players ( ), and Nina Curri
( ). Sunday's show, running from noon
until 9:00 pm, will feature Zac Harmon ( ),
Alice Tatum ( ), Hans Olson ( ), Big Daddy D and the Dynamites ( ), Scotty Spenner ( ), Jim Glass Band ( ), Mikel Lander ( ), KC Blues Band ( ), Soulcatcher ( ), and The Top Cats ( ). To purchase tickets for this
event, click here ( ). For more information
on this and other great events, please check out the Phoenix Blues
Society ( ) website by clicking here ( ). Thanks to Phoenix Blues Society ( ) president Kyle Deibler for his
tireless efforts to advance our blues community and his great worldly
perspective of where Phoenix fits into the big blues picture.
 * Gary Primich memorial announced: This just in from John Juke"
Logan ( ): “To my friends &
associates who knew or knew of Gary Primich ( ): Hey y'all... John Juke" Logan ( ) here... hope you are well &
good... Possibly everyone receiving this is by now aware of the
passing of my good friend & musical partner, intergalactic blues &
jazz dynamo Gary Primich ( ) (if you are
not, I am sorry to be the one to bring the news to you), on September
23, 2007. Those in Gary's ( ) tight
musical familia are already aware of the up-coming memorial & the
details thereof; for those who are not, I've included the info below.
Folks are coming from all corners of the globe to celebrate Gary's ( ) life & body-of-work, & interpret that
work into a gigantic musical tribute (he'll no doubt be smilin' - &
playing along - from where he is in the "next experience")... Gary
Primich Memorial & Life-Celebration ( ):
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 8pm Saengerrunde Hall ( ) ("an 1866
German-immigrant-confederate-built public hall & bar") 1607 San
Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 Gary's favorite charities ( ) (along with all the news that fits on
his great career) are listed on ( )”. -John Juke" Logan ( )
 * New Tomcat Courtney photo page: Check out this great photo page of
Tomcat Courtney ( ), San
Diego's elder statesman of the blues. Now 78 years old, Tomcat ( ) was
born in Waco, Texas where he grew up listening to the blues of
Lightnin' Hopkins ( ) and
T-Bone Walker ( ), both
whom he knew personally. His father-in-law was the legendary Smokey
Hogg ( ). Tomcat ( ) is a
stunning vocalist and guitarist, with a beautiful down-home approach
to the blues. He relocated to California in the 1960s, first moving
to Los Angeles; then, in the early 1970s, to San Diego, where he has
lived since. He has become a prominent elder statesman of the San
Diego blues community. Bob ( )
and Tomcat ( ) were
introduced in 2007 by Chris James ( ), who
had played with Tomcat ( )
since the early 1980s (Chris ( ) joined
Tomcat's ( ) band
at age 13). Bob Corritore ( )
has produced a beautiful Tomcat Courtney ( ) CD
that will be released in early 2008. Please enjoy this collection of
photos of the great Tomcat Courtney ( ) by
clicking here.
 * New Blue Witch releases getting great reviews and airplay: Special
thanks to all the radio show hosts and reviewers who are giving great
support to the two latest releases on Blue Witch ( ), House Rockin' & Blues
Shoutin'’ ( ) (various
amazing blues artists recorded live at the Rhythm Room ( )), and Dave Riley ( ) & Bob Corritore ( )/Travelin' The Dirt Road ( ). To see the House Rockin'
& Blues Shoutin'’ ( )
reviews, click here ( ),
and to see the Travelin' The Dirt Road ( ) reviews, click here ( ). Thanks also to the fans
and blues lovers for their enthusiasm regarding these releases.
 * ABS Magazine Article in high quality PDF now on website: Marcel
Benedit ( )of France's ABS Magazine ( ) has sent over high quality PDFs of the 11
page Bob Corritore ( ) article
from earlier this year. This is much easier to read than our
previously scanned version. Click here ( ) to see the
article in improved quality. Thanks to ABS Magazine ( ) for running such an in-depth interview on Bob
( ), and for their great
support of the blues.
 * Smokin' Joe Kubek appears this Friday at the Rhythm Room: Our dear
friends the Smokin' Joe Kubek Featuring B'Nois King ( ) will play at the Rhythm Room ( ) on Friday. This band has recently signed
with the great Alligator Records ( ). Doors
open at 8pm; cover charge is $10. The Rhythm Room ( ) is located at 1019 E. Indian School
Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Rack Shack Barbeque ( )
will be available at this event.
 * Photographer Ernest Withers passes: This just in from Blueswax:
"Ernest C. Withers (
), a photographer whose voluminous catalog of arresting
black-and-white images illustrates a history of life in the
segregated South in the 1950s and ’60s, from the civil rights
movement to the Beale Street ( )
music scene, died on Monday, October 15, in Memphis. He was 85. The
cause was complications of a stroke, said his son Joshua, of Los
Angeles." In addition to his work of great importance to the civil
rights movement, Ernest C. Withers ( ) photographed many
memorable blues images, including one of Howlin' Wolf ( ), James Cotton ( ), and Little Walter ( ) in a cotton field, and another of
group photo of Bobby "Blue" Bland ( ), Little Junior Parker ( ), and Elvis Presley ( ). He had a great humanity to his artful images
and he left the world with a window to the reality of the southern
experiences of the past. God bless the great Ernest Withers ( ).

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