R.I.P. BLACKMOSES: REMEMBERINGISAACHAYES, with a number of the songs he wrote for other artists along with a few of his own. Birthdays-in-Blue this week include Our Own DAVERAY as well as the Poet of the Blues Himself-PERCYMAYFIELD. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include BUSTERBROWN of ‘Fannie Mae’ fame, That ‘Rocket 88’ Man-JACKIEBRENSTON, New Orleans’ own JOEJONES and BARBARAGEORGE, JIMMY McCRACKLIN, and the man Duke Ellington dubbed a ‘tonal pantomimist’, AL HIBBLER.
Amy Frimpong of the Minnesota State Arts Board – Amy and Dee Henry Williams (Grand Diva) will be sponsoring a Grants Writing seminar on Tuesday August from 5 to 7 PM at the Wells Fargo Building on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
Jazzmin Broks and Dafina Bobo of Girls In Motion will be sponsoring a Back To School Supply drive on September 6th at 1300 Olson Memorial Highway in Minneapolis. For more information or questions call 612-596-8946.
What is it about girls with eyeliner and big hair and men of a certain age? We may never know but we do know that Ronnie Spector celebrates her 65th birthday on the 10th and we’re at the party in a big way. Equally huge is the 65th birthday of Kenny Gamble, one of the principal architects of the Philly soul sound. Get ready for a full hour of TSOP.