[Fwd: [Bluesville] Today in Blues - April 7]

Walter Potter maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET
Mon Apr 7 06:57:45 EDT 2008

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Subject: 	[Bluesville] Today in Blues - April 7
Date: 	Sun, 06 Apr 2008 23:49:36 -0000
From: 	Junior <JuniorJackson6@hotmail.com>
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Today In Blues - April 7

© 2004 L.W. "Junior" Jackson

On this 7th day of April in 1915 the great Jazz-Blues singer Billie
Holiday was born Eleonora Fagen in Philadelphia, PA.

Blues guitarist Willie James was born on this day in 1949 in West

Producer Robert Mercy was born on this day in 1917 in NYC, NY. Mercy
produced and arranged many of Aretha Franklin's early hits.

Detroit Blues guitarist Mr. Bo was born Louis Bo Collins on this day in
1932 in Indianola, MS. Bo is the brother of Bluesman Little Mac
Bo Collins was a popular Blues artist in Detroit from the mid-fifties
to the mid-seventies. His musical hero was BB King (who was also from
Indianola). Collins often worked outside of music and played the
Michigan club circuit. He recorded many independent regional records.

Blues vocalist Jimmy "T-99" Nelson was born on this day in 1928 in
Philadelphia. Nelson was a west coast Blues singer. He had a lone hit
"T-99" in 1951 that became a west coast Blues classic. A recommended
CD of his work is "Watch That Action" on Ace.

British Blues-Rock singer, guitarist and harmonica player Lee Brilleau
died on this day in 1994 in London. Brilleau fronted the British
Blues-Rock and R&B outfit Dr. Feelgood from 1971 until his death in

On this day in 1924, Bessie Smith recorded "Bo Weavil Blues" with
Robert Robbins on viola, and Irving Johns on piano, in New York City,
for Columbia records.

On this day in 1954, the tune "Gee" by The Crows became the first
rhythm and blues single to ever gain attention on the pop music
charts. This record made it to #17 on the pop music chart and stayed
for one week.
This was one of the first songs by a black R&B group to be played on
white owned radio stations.

On this day in 1956, Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" was released.




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