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  Jill Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning jazz, rhythm and blues, and neo-soul singer and songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Blues Babe Foundation intends to financially support students between the ages of sixteen to twenty-one.
In the spring of 2003, the Blues Babe Foundation made a donation of over $60,000 to the graduating class of the Creative Arts School in Camden, New Jersey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jill_Scott   (438 words)

 Blues Babe Foundation
The Foundation seeks to provide financial support and mentoring for those students who have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees.
While the goal of the Foundation is to grow to be national in its reach, the initial focus is on students in distressed areas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Camden, New Jersey; and the Delaware Valley.
With the formation of the Blues Babe Foundation, she is able to further manifest her long-term commitment to education and enrichment.
www.bluesbabefoundation.org   (202 words)

 Little Walter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Marksville, Louisiana, Jacobs is generally included among blues music greats: Ry Cooder 's opinion is that Jacobs was the single greatest blues musician ever.
Jacobs grew tired of being drowned out by electric guitarists, and developed a simple, but previously unused method: He cupped a small microphone in his hand while he played harmonica, and plugged the microphone into a guitar or public address amplifier.
His legacy has been enormous: He established the standard vocabulary for blues and blues rock harmonica players for more than 50 years, from Paul Butterfield to John Popper of Blues Traveler.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Walter   (462 words)

 The ABC Blues Festival - Your Say
I present a 4 hour Blues programme on Break O'Day FM Community Radio, giving air play to an outstanding number of Australian artists, as well as those from overseas and I thinks it's wonderful that you are profiling the genre in such a big way.
The ABC is astute in recognising the renewed interest in both blues and blues influenced rock as many people rediscover the music they liked back in their younger days as well as younger people discovering the genre.
Blues appears to have provided such a stable foundation for the majority of artists from the earliest days of rock and roll through to today that we keep coming back to its intoxicating rhythms time and time again.
www.abc.net.au /dig/blues/talk   (1585 words)

 Blues Bytes What's New
Blues is the main course on this disc, but elements of soul, funk, and even touches of ethnic rhythms are thrown into the mix.
Granted, the conditions that generated the blues in the south have never been present here, and the climate is radically different too (although this winter is remarkably mild).
In fact, it is when young blues bands cover material that is foreign to their living conditions that they fail miserably; by choosing appropriate upbeat material and generally avoiding the down-on-his-luck harder songs, this band has found what is often lacking with young blues artists: a real identity.
www.bluenight.com /BluesBytes/wn0202.html   (6554 words)

 indieville: review: various artists - blues greats
Blues Greats is a compilation of tracks culled from the repertoire of the nominees for the 2003 WC Handy Awards.
There are, of course, a diverse selection of blues styles on this disc, and that's all part of the fun.
Overall, Blues Greats is a very good compilation for blues fans, as well as those just looking to get more acquainted with the genre in its contemporary form.
www.indieville.com /reviews/bluesgreats.htm   (205 words)

 Blues Foundation :: News
His 1946 single “R.M. Blues” for Art Rupe’s fledgling Juke Box imprint (soon to be renamed Specialty), climbed to the top of the R&B charts and established Milton as a musical force.
Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth was first published in July 1984 continuing the tradition of Blues magazine publishing in the U.K., which dates back to the early 1960s with magazines such as R&B Monthly, Blues World, Shout!, and the daddy of all Blues magazines, Blues Unlimited.
The slide guitar genius was a Mississippi Blues purist of the first degree who served as a significant influence on a new generation of Blues players.
www.blues.org /about/news.php4?Id=263   (2442 words)

 Jill Scott Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a jazz and rhythm and blues singer.
Jill Scott took an extended break from recording music during which she got married and established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority studnets pay for university.
Scott said that she wanted to finish school, and the foundation will give money to students who are well working and who are facing the impossible and wanting achieve a dream.
www.pophotties.com /Biography/jill_scott_biography.htm   (362 words)

 Music Maker Relief Foundation-dedicated to helping the pioneers of Southern Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The foundation (www.musicmaker.org) works with more than 100 musicians, making sure they're getting the things they need in life - as well as aiding them in bringing their great music to the world.
Johnny Dyer fell in love with the blues when he was 5, and lived in Muddy Waters' hometown in Mississippi before moving to California at age 19.
Then when he heard that the blues originals of these rock songs were so much better than the rock versions, his allegiance shifted.
www.musicmaker.org /zartbudfest.html   (371 words)

 Blues Bytes Pick Hit
The title cut is spectacular; the words to this traditional blues song are included in the booklet in case you feel the urge to sing along.
The Piedmont style of blues owes a heavy debt to the bluegrass and old timey country music of the region, and this connection is quite evident here.
Hinton's blues shouts out the phrase "house party." She plays both six and twelve string guitar, as well as banjo, and is an accomplished buck dancer.
www.bluenight.com /BluesBytes/ph0899.html   (595 words)

 NON-PROFITS & SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Blues Babe” is the affectionate nickname given to Jill’s grandmother because of the bluish tint in her brown complexion.
The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) was established as a non-governmental, nonprofit, charitable organization under the vision and leadership of the late Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan.
LEON H. The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation was established in 2001 to honor not only the life and legacy of a great African-American, civil rights pioneer and international humanitarian, but to promote the principles of self-help thereby empowering underprivileged peoples, and advocating social responsibility worldwide.
www.gloryinternationalmagazine.com /nonprofits.html   (3199 words)

 Blues Babe Foundation
PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in communities in which we live and work.
Funded by foundation and corporate contributions, the FCS Scholarship pays childcare tuition for infants through pre-school aged children for up to 36 weeks during the student's academic year.
The student must have earned at least a 2.5 GPA in her previous school year or a B+ average in her last year of high school to be eligible.
www.bluesbabefoundation.org /partners.html   (932 words)

 A History of Rhythm'n'Blues
Another Mississippi refugee, vocalist J.B. Lenoir, was the first to aim blues music at contemporary political events, for example in the scathing Korea Blues (1951) and Eisenhower Blues (1955), and to indulge in histrionic behavior on stage (basically the progenitor of both Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger).
Appreciation of the original blues was limited to the intellectuals of the Greenwich Village (New York), the same crowd that had rediscovered folk music and that loved political songs.
When blues music was accepted by the white masses (basically, with the advent of rock'n'roll), the influence was reciprocal: white popular music would never be the same again, but fl music too would never be the same again.
www.scaruffi.com /history/rb.html   (5677 words)

 THERE - The Virtual Destination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Jimmy Rodgers, Chicago blues pioneer on guitar, gathered some younger fans of his to record some blues record in early 1998: Jagger, Richards, Page, Plant, Clapton, Stills and Mahal...
His use of minor tunings and knack for the succinct searing leads made him blues force to be reckoned with.
Swingtime was a Post WWII R&B, Blues and Gospel Label with a remarkable roster of artists including: Percy Mayfield, Pete Johnson, Charles Brown, and Big Joe Turner.
www.there1.com /ddbluesrb.html   (834 words)

 Neal Schon's "Piranha Blues" reviewed by The House of Shred
Neal Schon, the timeless guitarist who is the foundation of Journey, has had several excellent side projects: Just-if-I, Hardline, and several solo discs (all of which are worth checking out, by the way).
But the songwriting is strong enough that there was no need for the band to throw on a familiar track or two to keep people interested.
Blues For Miles - An instrumental number, this is a soulful guitar journey.
www.houseofshred.com /reviews/schon_piranha.htm   (961 words)

 Zac Harmon CD Review
On "The Blues In You," Harmon and company generate a different feel to the music, toning down the guitar, brining out the keyboard and horns and smoothing out the sound.
The next song on Live At Babe & Ricky's Inn, "Alberta," is an abrupt departure from the previous feel developed on the recording, leaving the blues and taking on more of a cajun/zydeco feel complete with rubboard and accordion.
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2003/zacharmon-livebabe-dp.html   (1075 words)

 Blues Reviews 2
It wasn't until the blues revival of the 60's that Baker began performing publicly and has recorded scantly which makes this collection all the more valuable.
If you like your blues rough and ragged and with a whole lot of feeling, Asie Payton may be your man. Payton hails from Holly Ridge, Mississippi and he mines a similar brand of juke joint blues as that of label mate R.L. Burnside.
This is blues raw as an open wound with feedback soaked guitar and the ever present buzz of the amps.
www.baddogblues.com /archives/7.99/reviews2.htm   (1335 words)

 PopMatters Music Feature | Hard Hitting Blues: Walkin' the Blues: Willie Dixon
England was a country in the grip of blues fever, and Dixon had written most of the songs the country was discovering.
Like many blues artists, Dixon saw very little profit from his recordings (especially by the time younger acts started covering his material).
In 1982, he set up the Blues Heaven Foundation, for the express purpose of making sure royalties made it to musicians and their estates.
www.popmatters.com /music/features/020628-blues4.shtml   (1126 words)

 CD Baby: ZAC HARMON: Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn - from scottp
Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn is the debut release from Zac Harmon as an artist and showcases Mississippi Blues at its best, introducing Harmon as a true torchbearer for keeping "down home" blues alive.
Blues organizations affiliated with the foundation stage regional competitions around the world and send the top unsigned artists from their region to compete in the IBC finals in Memphis.
Mississippi has produced some of the best blues artists known to man.....its where the blues began.....and you can tell Zac is from Mississippi.....great music....keep it up.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/zacharmon/from/scottp   (762 words)

 Willie Dixon, Blind Gary Davis on Rev. Rabia the blues woman BLUES UP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1980 Dixon was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
Dixon's influence on blues and rock music has been extensive and many bands including the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
He also administered (since 1962) the Blues Heaven Foundation to promote awareness of the Blues and, perhaps more importantly, to fight the financial and royalty injustices of the past.
www.bluesup.com /CDreviewsDi.html   (507 words)

 Blues Access: Chess Studios
It seems fitting that the building where Dixon made musical history is now the site of Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting musicians, educating the public about blues history and nurturing young artists to ensure the future of the blues.
And there could be no better guide through the Foundation’s archive and museum-in-the-making than Willie Dixon’s daughter, Shirli Dixon-Nelson, the organization’s executive director and overseer of the day-to-day on-site operations.
Having finished paying my respects to the old Chess Records building, I march back up the stairs, satisfied with the balance that Blues Heaven seems to have struck between instilling appreciation for the blues tradition and championing the cause of those who have been or hope not to be exploited by the music industry.
www.bluesaccess.com /No_36/chess.html   (3645 words)

 Ann Rabson home page
I wanted to show that the blues is a feeling and the sound of the blues need not be as limited as it often seems these days.
Music Makin' Mama, was nominated as Album of the Year in both the Traditional Blues and Acoustic Blues categories, and her composition Elevator Man was nominated as Song of the Year.
The Blues Foundation is "on a mission" to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence and support Blues education.
dcwi.com /~rabson   (3048 words)

 the blues blog
Neal was born in 1936 on a tenant farm in Chamberlain.
For blues fans the show will be a unique chance to see the luminary perform in one of the last shows of his career.
He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and received a Lifetime Grammy Award in 1987.
the-blues-blog.blogspot.com /2005_02_13_the-blues-blog_archive.html   (11553 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Though Doc has recorded a couple of blues-specific albums before, Trouble in Mind is the first career retrospective to highlight this often overlooked foundation of his trademark sound.
Though you can’t pigeonhole Doc as a stylist in any one given genre, Trouble in Mind makes the convincing case that Doc’s music is as informed by the blues as it is by any other form of music.
Following in the hugely successful wake of Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, the second part of this career retrospective series, Trouble in Mind, is sure to appeal to blues fans as much as it does his core bluegrass and folk audience.
www.sugarhillrecords.com /pubmedia/troubleinmind.doc   (185 words)

 Sugar Hill Records - The Best in Roots Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Doc Watson's seamless blending of country, folk, bluegrass, gospel, pop, and blues is the complete embodiment of Americana music.
His flat-pick marriage of mountain folklore, country, bluegrass and blues has influenced generations of acoustic musicians and fans from all walks.
Combining innate talent, hand-me-down tradition and simple rural integrity, Watson helped define cultural movements which have transcended the boundaries of Nashville or Greenwich Village, and earned respect as prevalent at the Smithsonian as it is in his lifelong residence of Deep Gap, North Carolina.
www.sugarhillrecords.com /catalog/pagemaker.cgi?3966   (309 words)

 pw: philadelphia weekly online
The foundation, Blues Babe, is named after Scott's grandmother.
For the launch of Blues Babe, there was a check presentation and press reception at Kiehl's at 18th and Walnut streets last Saturday.
Having committed nearly $100,000 of her own money to Blues Babe, she now hustles for other young people's dreams too.
www.philadelphiaweekly.com /view.php?id=7125   (490 words)

 Jill in the 'Hood: Philly native soars on the record charts yet reaches back to help Black youth Ebony - Find Articles
She has donated more than $100,000 to charitable causes, and two years ago she launched her Blues Babe Foundation, named for the bluish tint in her grandmother's brown complexion.
The foundation's goal is to mentor and nurture college bound students--artistically, academically and financially.
Jill also visited the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, where she and board members of her Blues Babe Foundation spoke to young people about career aspirations.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_3_60/ai_n8964898   (398 words)

 LivinBlues- Blues Masters - Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf
Due to their creativity and the commitment to the Blues we enjoy Blues musical excellence today.
Howlin' Wolf was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame 1991 and the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1980.
Willie Dixon was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980.
www.livinblues.com /masters.asp   (317 words)

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The six-time Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter is on the verge of announcing the formation of her not-for-profit organization, named Blues Babe Foundation.
Scott, has already pledged close to $100,000 of her own personal financial resources to help establish the foundation's scholarship efforts.
While the goal of The Blues Babe Foundation is to grow to be national in its reach, the initial focus is on students in distressed areas of Philadelphia Camden and the Delaware Valley.
www.eurweb.com /printable.cfm?id=13677   (999 words)

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