July 2013 Bop Street Archives

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for Blues Immortal WILLIE DIXON, The Father of Modern Gospel Music THOMAS A DORSEY, Harmonica Master JAMES COTTON, and a Night at the Opera without the Marx Brothers….

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for the Clown Prince of Jive Himself LOUIS JORDAN, The One and Only Duke of Earl GENE CHANDLER, Gospel Queen MAVIS STAPLES, The Eternally S-m-o-o-t-h Mr B – BILLY ECKSTINE, Honkin’ Tenor Sax Titan SAMTHE MANTAYLOR and much, much more…..

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUES For Motown Immortal and One Time Detroit City Council Member MARTHA REEVES, The Once and Future King of the New York Streets and Honorary Mayor of the Bronx For Life DION, STAX Soul Man WILLIAM BELL, and the High Priest of Rock ‘N’ Roll Madness SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS, along with a few Songs of the Season and a Preview of Saturday’s JUNIOR BROWN at the Dakota show……

It’s a BIRTHDAY-IN-BLUE for MICK JAGGER< who achieves his allotted three-score-and-ten years – - turns 70(!!!) – - this coming Friday—July 26. We’ll be celebrating with Rolling Stones and solo tracks – many of the Usual Suspects as well as more than a few out-of-left-field gems — ranging from 1963 to 2012….

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for The Original Giant of Jazz LOUIS ARMSTRONG, The Architect of the Big Band Sound DON REDMAN, Longtime Ellingtonian LAWRENCE BROWN, Jazz Guitar Legends CHARLIE CHRISTIAN and KENNY BURRELL, Forefather of The Big Beat ROY MILTON, HOMER HAYNES of Homer and Jethro infamy and Our Own Scandinavian Cowboy and All Around GoodGuy JAY PETERSON.