LB #244 August/September 2016

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City With Soul

The Jackson Blues Scene 

By Scott Barretta

Jackson, Mississippi, has long been under-recognized as a blues music hub. Though lost in the shadow of the Delta, Jackson is, and always has been, a rich, vibrant blues scene. We spotlight three Jackson legends and two emerging bluesmen from the City with Soul.

  • King Edward – By Scott Barretta

  • Dorothy Moore – By Melanie Young

  • Jesse Robinson – By Scott Barretta

  • Gearshifter – By Scott Barretta

  • Jarekus Singleton – By Melanie Young


The Trailblazers

By Scott Barretta

Leading the charge of Jackson’s younger blues musicians, the trio of Grady Champion, Eddie Cotton and JJ Thames have laid the groundwork for a new generation of Jackson blues.

  • Grady Champion

  • Eddie Cotton

  • JJ Thames


Blue Monday

By Scott Barretta

For the past eight years the Central Mississippi Blues Society has hosted Blue Monday at Hal and Mal’s in downtown Jackson. The scene is rich with veteran players and up and comers all backed by a rock solid band.


The Jackson Blues

By Jim O’Neal

The city of Jackson has long occupied a crucial role in the history of blues—and just about everything else—in the state of Mississippi. We explore this active blues scene through the years.


A Jackson Guide

  • Things to Do in the City with Soul

  • Soulful Jackson Dining


Record Reviews

  • New Releases by: Bobby Rush, Vasti Jackson and Omar Coleman

  • Reissues by: Little Richard and Joe Houston 

Editorial 

Blues News 

In The Groove 

Book Reviews 

Obituaries 

Radio Charts 

2016 Living Blues Awards Winners 


 

Cover of Dorothy Moore and King Edward by Bill Steber
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