This show was mixture of champagne and wine…sort of a Cham-pipple kind of show.(A phrase borrowed from TV’s Sanford and Son). Blues music gives the headiness of fine wine and jazz provides the champagne bubbles.
CINCO De MAYO in the Land of the Round Haircut—South of the Border in Technicolor with ELVIS. Birthdays-in-Blue for RITCHIEVALENS and RICKYNELSON, LARRYWILLIAMS, ARTHURALEXANDER, ROYHALL (writer of Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On), and HERBCOX of the CLEFTONES along with a Tribute in Music for the Greatest Generation—WW II vets and their families in commemoration of the 63rd Anniversary of VICTORY IN EUROPE.
Starting with an alternating tribute to two musicians we lost last year; Floyd Red Crow Westerman Ali Farka Toure’. Also some reflections and connections from the current MSP Int’l. Film Festival highlights. Still time to look ahead as well with a couple Chicago Afrobeat Project tunes – since they return to town May 9 at the Cedar Cultural Center.