ONE NIGHT ONLY !! NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS


ONE NIGHT OF ENCHANTING MUSIC & POETRY

a robert j. carmack production

NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRITS OF OUR ANCESTORS

James Love
James Love
Anqui Renise NOW
Anqui Renise Singer
AMIN El Blue Color
AMIN EL
Robert Hipster Carmack Poet / Host
Robert Hipster Carmack
Poet / Host

ONE NIGHT ONLY !!    One Night Only!!   One Night Only!!  

SATURDAY  AUGUST 29  8:PM Doors open 7:00PM

The World Stage Performance Gallery 4344 S. Degnan Blvd

Los Angeles, California  90008 (Leimert Park)

ATD Tickets:$15 before 8pm – $20 after 8PM

Performing On Stage           

James Love – vocalist

The Rose Gale Jazz Trio

Ms. Anqui Renise – singer

Amin EL – singer /guitarist /poet  

Robert J. Carmack – poet & M.C.

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY CHARLIE PARKER

More Information: 951-840-7120

THE JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM BIG JOHN PATTON B3 & GREASE = SOUL JAZZ


posted by #@blues2jazzguy  Robert J. Carmack

John Patton, often known as “Big John” Patton, was one of Blue Note Records most active soul-jazz organists during the golden age of the Hammond B-3s. Between 1963 and 1970 Patton developed 11 albums’ worth of material as a leader and “sat- in” with an enormous procession of skilled improvisers. Arguably his best work has since been compared with that of  innovator Larry Young.

big-john-patton Color -300x300Patton was born in Kansas City, MO, on July 12, 1935. His mother was a church pianist who encouraged her son to learn the instrument. He began to play at the age of 13. During the mid-’50s, Patton worked in bands accompanying rhythm & blues singer Lloyd Price.    By 1961, he had switched over to the organ, advancing along the trail blazed by Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, and Brother Jack McDuff.   It was alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson who initially took Patton the organist into a recording studio first on May 9, 1962, to tape an LP to be called The Natural Soul, then on January 24, 1963, a lengthy session that yielded enough material for the albums “Good Gracious and Signifyin’.”   john_patton  OH BABY  Band W sister

On February 2, 1963, Patton sat in  on Jimmy Smith’s Rockin the Boat session  playing only a tambourine. He spent the rest of that year making great music as a leader and sideman, jousting ideas and energies with his close Blue Note collaborator guitarist Grant Green (on the album Am I Blue?) and with saxophonists George Braith (on Patton’s Blue John), Harold Vick (on Steppin’ Out!), Johnny Griffin (on Soul Groove), Don Wilkerson (on Shoutin’), and Red Holloway (on Burner). john_patton WAY I FEEL BIG NOW

Over the next few years Patton recorded with trumpeter Richard Williams (on Patton’s Way I Feel) and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson (on Patton’s Let ‘Em Roll), and also appeared as a catalytic agent on Grant Green’s album Iron City, George Braith’s Laughing Soul, Clifford Jordan’s Soul Fountain, and drummer Grassella Oliphant’s Grass Is Greener with trumpeter Clark Terry and saxophonist Harold Ousley. In 1968 Patton’s recording unit included saxophonists Junior Cook and Harold Alexander. The last of his albums from this period (Accent on the Blues and Memphis to New York Spirit) featured saxophonists Marvin Cabell and George Coleman as well as guitarist James Blood Ulmer.

After 1970 Patton quit the scene for a long while, quietly residing in East Orange, NJ. He contributed to vibraphonist Johnny Lytle’s Everything Must Change in 1977, recorded his own Soul Connection in 1983 with guitarist Melvin Sparks and visionary trombonist Grachan Moncur III, then cut two albums with guitarist Jimmy Ponder: Mean Streets: No Bridges (1987) and Jump (1988).    big-john-smoke NOW patton

Big John Patton’s comeback began in 1993-1994 with two albums featuring saxophonist John Zorn: Blue Planet Man and Minor Swing. Here he touched upon edgy ground similar to that which he had explored in 1968. His last major album, This One’s for J.A., was recorded in December 1996. On March 19, 2002, 66-year-old John Patton succumbed to diabetes and renal failure. Overshadowed by organists who for one reason or another enjoyed greater popularity, and still underestimated by many jazz critics and historians, Patton and his recorded legacy are ripe and ready for open-minded reevaluation~info courtesy of blue note records.

GET A CLUE …WWW.HIPSTERSANCTUARY.COM


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The Hipster Sanctuary  E-Zine/Blog  is focused primarily on UNSUNG  artists of  Jazz, Blues and Soul Genres. We’ll profile, explore, interview and publicize information to, commemorate, or uplift the legacy of these artists who gave it their all during their time in the public’s eye.  “By Any Medium Necessary”  From time to time, we may have special events recognizing these artists as groups, or individually honoring them. We will also include individuals who contributed to the innovations and quality of the music through Press,Radio and Film. Artists emerging or still performing on a high level will be acknowledged as well.  We welcome ideas, suggestions,photos, and guest writers to participate as well.      Contact Us: Email  blues2jazz2003@yahoo.com

 Robert J. Carmack , Editor/Photographer/Actor /Musician/Producer/Playwright/Promoter 

Oh Yeah… Just One More  Thing !  colombo21-214x300  Robert  grew up in Los Angeles (Watts & Compton) and has spent five decades in entertainment as musician, actor,producer,writer and photojournalist across many genres including Jazz, Soul/R&B and Blues. Co-founded,The Paul Robeson Players, The Atlanta International Jazz Society, The SFBAAAM  (San Francisco Bay-Area  African-American Musicians)worked as 1publicist ,promoter and producer for live concerts and awards shows. 

An expert in Jazz & blues history, Robert studied Music, Communications and Theater Arts in college. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University. A passionate patron for youth in the Fine Arts & Education.

BLUES & JAZZ REVUE THE CLUB ALABAM FINAL PERFORMANCE MOTHERS DAY


The Los Angeles  county suburb, Inglewood will be “rocking and jumping at the hinges” come this Sunday at 4:pm at the small theater known as The Performers Corner. The gregarious cast of  the Club Alabam will end its short limited run on Mother’s Day, May 11 .

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Some seats may be still available, You can call the RSVP line at 323-552-8283 for ticket info.  $20 RSVP  & $25 at door.. photo session & Meet & Greet immediately following show. 

l-r Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Sarah Vaughn & Billie Holliday
l-r Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Sarah Vaughn & Billie Holliday

THE CLUB ALABAM A MUST SEE MUSIC REVUE


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 Theatre  Perception Consortium  Presents

THE CLUB  ALABAM          Directed by Tu’Nook

featuring the artistry of

BILLIE HOLIDAY  ELLA FITZGERALD JOSEPHINE BAKER

CAB CALLOWAY  JOE WILLIAMS   LITTLE WALTER

NINA SIMONE     DOROTHY  DANDRIDGE

&

ROBBY ROYALE   IMPRESARIO~HOST

APRIL  27    MAY  4    MAY 11   SUNDAY AFTERNOONS   4:PM  

PERFORMERS  CORNER  214 HARDY ST.  INGLEWOOD,CA. 90301

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CALL for Information & Advanced Reservations  RSVP  LIMITED SEATING  310 -910 – 0392 or 323-552-8283

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Advance:$20     Door:$25           {refreshments  available }

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Josephine Baker
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith

 

FLORIDA BOYCOTT COMING TOGETHER LIKE WILDFIRE & MISFIRE ??


boycott-florida-artist-cancelSources close to the Stevie Wonder camp confirm a list of artist joining him in support of a change of in the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida.  Some of the artists have even cancelled concerts in Florida after recent events. Stevie Wonder last week, at a concert in Canada said he would not play in Florida until they changed The Stand your Ground Law.  A list of celebrities has joined his call:

  • Mary Mary
  • Eddie Levert
  • Rod Stewart
  • Madonna
  • Usher
  • Pattie Labelle
  • Kanye West
  • Mary J
  • Trey Songz
  • Jay Z
  • Rolling Stones
  • Justin Timberlake
  • R. Kelly
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Joe
  • Will I AM
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Young Jeezy
  • Erykah Badu
  • Wale
  • Frankie Beverly
  • Parliament

Re-posted from April Ryan Website  ** Update: I obtained from multiple sources early Monday a list of artists and entertainers who my sources told me had committed to a boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman acquittal.  Since publishing that list I have heard from several representatives of the artists named who say, on behalf of their clients, they are uncomfortable being identified on that list and are seeking additional information.#FLORIDA BOYCOTT      #blues2jazzguy

http://aprildryan.com/2013/07/22/celebrities-take-action-against-stand-your-ground-law-in-florida/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=celebrities-take-action-against-stand-your-ground-law-in-florida

RETRO: BO DIDDLEY BLUES LEGEND GONE THOUGH NOT FORGOTTEN


Bo Diddley 35% (1)  Remembering Bo Diddley:  posted by  Phillip Moore                                                                               
One of my favorite annual events  is the Austin Record Convention, one of the largest Record Collectors & Memorabilia exhibit in the world. 1993 would prove very special in my quest to grow my personal memorabilia pieces and buy key vinyl records and posters for the Records Store I’d managed  for over a decade. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jrIK7YB0tE

Meeting  Rock & Roll pioneer Bo Diddley was not on my mind when I woke up that morning in 1993.  One of the most amazing thing that ever happened to me, and little did I know I would have the meeting of my life. As I was making my way around the huge event looking, and gazing at all sorts of memorabilia .I locked in on a man over to the side signing posters,books & album jackets , He had a familiar face , as I got closer, the identifying “horn-rim” glasses. It was Bo Diddley himself. Chatting with the legend, We talked about Chess Records,The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and Bill Graham.He had nothing but good things to say about Graham.

Besides getting his personal autograph, I was there to buy records and other items for the record store I managed everyday. while recalling a time he played at the San Francisco landmark Concert venue, I laid down a poster from that era and he quickly remembered..like a light bulb snapping on in a dark room. Looking over the classic poster he said”I still can’t read my name on this.”

” Bo Diddley is the man!!” he will always have my respect.whether its for being an innovator in Rhythm& Blues music,the custom guitar, or, for standing up to Ed Sullivan  to not dilute his music performance by playing a song by Ernie Ford, “16 Tons” .  Diddley  recorded on Chess Records from 1955 to 1976.

Oddly enough, in the late 80s, Bo recorded a live album with Ron Wood of the “Rolling Stones” and even toured with Ronnie Wood.

With his sound influencing several generations of musical stars, Bo was also a ground-breaker with women  musicians in his regular band. they weren’t just eye-candy, these ladies could play hard. The Duchess,Lady Bo ,Cookie and Debbie Hastings,all were alumni of the Do Diddley band over the five decades plus he performed.

Bo was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Sadly after a long battle with bad health, Bo  Diddley passed  in 2008.

It was reported his last words were,  “I am gonna  go to heaven” . Let us never  forget this man and every thing he did for music and in life.