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  Chitlin' circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "chitlin' circuit" was the general name given to the string of venues throughout the eastern and southern United States that catered primarily to African American audiences.
The starting place of entertainers such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Patti LaBelle, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, and Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, the "Chitlin' circuit" (deriving its name from the soul food item chitterlings: fried pig intestines) was the main way of seeing many popular fl acts before the days of integration.
In a January 2004 interview with him, the genre's leading practitioner, Ebony wrote that his work marked "a new chapter in the urban theater circuit as a whole--a genre that has been dogged by criticism from some Blacks in the traditional theater.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chitlin_circuit   (360 words)

 Various Artists: Chitlin' Circuit Soul - PopMatters Music Review
Such was the way of the Chitlin' Circuit, where it has always been about the folks -- those hardworking, hard surviving "peoples" who use their Friday and Saturday nights to get their spirit on and their blues on and their food on and their sex on.
One of the reasons that the "Chitlin Circuit" was valued by many "common" fl folks was because it was the one space where they had the freedom to openly explore their sexuality, thus the Chitlin Circuit has often been synonymous with the raunchier side of rhythm and blues.
Chitlin' Circuit Soul fabulously documents one of the central institutions of African-American life and one that was crucial to the incubation of post-World War II popular music.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/various/various-chitlincircuitsoul.shtml   (1559 words)

 Irish Blues Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Chitlin' Circuit is the name given to those music venues where African-Americans were allowed to perform during the age of segregation.
The Chitlin' Circuit was a string of music venues in the South that sold chitlins' and other soul food dishes.
A circuit, or permanent tour, whether an F1 circuit, Tennis tour or Golf circuit all create an environment where professionals can earn a living and many fans can see their work on a regular basis.
www.irishblueschallenge.com /chitlin.htm   (1251 words)

 History of Chitterlings, Chitlins, Chitlins Recipe
Chitlins are not for the faint of palate or smell, which is why traditionally they were cooked outdoors at backyard hog killings in winter.
Eating chitlins in the rural South is not as common as it once was.
The informal circuit of juke joints and clubs patronized by African Americans has long been called the "Chitlin Circuit." The Chitlin' Circuit was a string of music venues in the South that sold chitlins' and other soul food dishes.
whatscookingamerica.net /History/ChitlinsHistory.htm   (1202 words)

 Little Brother: The Chittlin Circuit 1.5 - The Official Mixtape: Unreleased Tracks, B-Sides and Remixes - PopMatters ...
Chitlins are an African-American delicacy that dates back to slavery, when white oppressors hoarded the best parts of the pig, tossing Negroes (slaves then) the pig's intestines, which were slow-cooked and spiced to perfection.
The chitlin circuit is also the name given to a string of venues where fl musicians, barred from white-only clubs, made their living above and below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Chitlins, for the purpose of this review, are a manifestation of the fl experience in America, a metaphor for making do in the face of Jim Crow, fire hoses, and rap itself.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/l/littlebrother-chittlin.shtml   (586 words)

 New audience welcome, but Rush won't change
But if winning over younger white audiences means watering down the chitlin' circuit act he's honed for 50 years, he'll just stick with his core fan base and go about his business, thank you very much.
Rush's antagonism toward the media does not extend to use of the term "chitlin' circuit," which he considers a legitimate means of describing his core constituency.
I was a person who didn't mind being called a chitlin' circuit artist as long as you don't think it's less than something else.
www.suntimes.com /output/music/wkp-news-blues05north.html   (648 words)

 Motortown Revue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Motown's entire roster, and occasionally non-Motown performers such as Dusty Springfield, were featured on the tours.
Most of the venues for the early Motortown Revue tours were along the "chitlin' circuit" in the eastern and southern United States.
In the Deep South racism became an issue, as the mostly African American performers were sometimes attacked or threatened by local white residents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Motortown_Revue   (306 words)

 Dictionary citation for chitlin circuit from Double-Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary
The term "chitlin circuit" is not defined in a full entry.
The lexical item "chitlin circuit" has not been substantiated as valid, not researched to determine how widespread it is, nor investigated to determine its history.
Some postulate that the phenomenal success of “Diary” is a logical outgrowth of the wild popularity of the “chitlin circuit” of gospel plays, one of which provided the basis for the movie, a crude spoof of 1970’s “Diary of a Mad Housewife.”
www.doubletongued.org /citations.php/citations/chitlin_circuit_1   (219 words)

 DeVoine Entertainment’s Chitlin Circuit Revue (Live Performance) & Music Video
Today, as we look back at the Chitlin Circuit’s good side, we see that it brought to Black audiences shows ranging from blues, big band, jazz, gospel, plays, musicals, dance and comedy routines, and latter-day vaudeville and minstrel shows.
The Chitlin Circuit Revue and video will attempt to show you how dance and music of that era influenced the world then, is still influencing entertainers generations later, and is appreciated by us today.
The Chitlin Circuit Experience is a re-creation of the people, dances, music, food, and activities that made it such an important part of the Black experience, born in America, but you will always find a part of the Chitlin Circuit in other parts of the world.
pages.prodigy.net /devoine/CCnotes.htm   (3668 words)

 Classic Soul - CHITLIN CIRCUIT, CHITLIN CIRCUIT, CHITLIN CIRCUIT, CHITLIN CIRCUIT,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
(The Chitlin' Circuit is a string of small, Black nightclubs and "honky tonks" that are spread throughout the U.S., with the majority of them being in the South...for the most part, a lot of them have long since closed their doors)
My folks go back to the days of the real "chitlin' circuit" when these were THE ONLY places to see fl acts in the south...
In Philadelphia, the Uptown on North Broad street was a part of the Chitlin Circuit.
www.soul-patrol.com /soul/chitlin.htm   (1403 words)

 jmdl GLOSSARY: Chitlins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As the story goes, chitlins were served to slaves as the discards of the pig after the slave masters took all the best parts.
As defined on a Black music website, "The Chitlin' Circuit is a string of small, Black nightclubs and "honky tonks" that are spread throughout the U.S., with the majority of them being in the South...for the most part, a lot of them have long since closed their doors."
The following article, entitled "Jimi Hendrix and the Chitlin' Circuit" was written by Oscar J. Jordan III and originally published here.
www.jmdl.com /glossary/entry.cfm?id=8   (3362 words)

 Jimi Hendrix and the Chitlin' Circuit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jimi played with everybody who was anybody on the R&B circuit.
This is a heavily summarized version of Jimi's Chitlin' Circuit years.
Many details and juicy tid-bits are missing: The womanizing, the violence, illegitimate children, racism, and all the in-between stuff that gives you the full scope of a persons life.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/jh_chitlin.htm   (3012 words)

 Baltimore City Paper: EAT Log Cabin Restaurant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Great Chitlin Debate takes place at the Log Cabin Restaurant (8126 Washington Blvd., Jessup, [410] 799-9874), which has been in the same family for 45 years.
Lisa is the only one who doesn't clean her plate—she likes the chitlins and the fresh, mildly seasoned potato salad, but she's saving room for dessert.
The lemon-meringue pie and apple cobbler are standouts—especially the cobbler, a whopping serving of mostly warm, cinnamon-flavored fruit.
www.citypaper.com /eat/review.asp?id=4164   (701 words)

 Scripture and verse
The history of these plays can be traced back to the turn of the 20th century, when segregation relegated African-American performers to play the chitlin' circuit.
The circuit was a string of small venues that catered to a fl clientele with soul food and soulful performances.
A modern-day variation of the chitlin' circuit play began appearing in the early '80s, with "Mama I Want to Sing," a feel-good gospel musical considered the seminal example of the genre.
www.suntimes.com /output/music/cst-ftr-gospel09.html   (1447 words)

 ..:: welcome to joe's pub... ::..
The 20 th Century introduced “The Chittlin Circuit”, an ongoing movement of concerts and touring for Soul/ R&B performers.
Artists ranging from Jackie Wilson to the then unheard of group Jackson Five were discovered and nurtured through the ‘ Chitlin Circuit’…Today, in the 21 st Century, THE CIRCUIT is a by-product of independence.
In this day and age there are many young talented artists writing, producing, composing, arranging, and singing all at the same time …THE CIRCUIT serves as a platform for those artists with inexhaustible talent and more…..
web.joespub.com /caltool/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&performanceID=924   (124 words)

 Bios - New York State Blues Festival - Syracuse, NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bios - New York State Blues Festival - Syracuse, NY The creator of a singular sound, which he dubbed "folk-funk," multi-instrumentalist Bobby Rush was among the most colorful characters on the contemporary chitlin circuit, honing a unique style that brought together a cracked lyrical bent with elements of blues, soul, and funk.
As Rush began to develop his own sound, he opted to forgo the Blues market in favor of the chitlin circuit, which offered a more receptive audience for his increasingly bawdy material; he notched his first hit in 1971 with his Galaxy label single "Chicken Heads," and later scored with "Bow-Legged Woman" for Jewel.
He appeared on a wide variety of labels as the decade progressed, culminating in the 1979 LP Rush Hour, produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff for their Philadelphia International imprint.
www.nysbluesfest.com /bio-bobbyrush.html   (173 words)

 B.B. King hasn't forgotten his roots in the chitlin' circuit. That's why he's still the king of the blues.
B.B. King hasn't forgotten his roots in the chitlin' circuit.
Born Riley B. King in the Mississippi Delta, he can remember playing tobacco barns in the South on the same circuit as Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris and all the others, long gone, where people dancing kicked up the dust between the floorboards until they couldn't see who they were dancing with.
It was a smooth, practiced performance, almost a ritual really, drawn from the most intense, vibrant shows of his younger days and distilled over 10,000 nights.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/26/DDG8PBGD481.DTL   (1001 words)

 Irish Blues Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The concept behind the Chitlin' Circuit is to provide venues and dates in Ireland for Blues bands to tour.
While the Cleere’s of Kilkenny crowd was small we had a reasonable crowd in JJ Smyth’s for the first official Chitlin’ Circuit gig and the Tom Cats first ever gig in Dublin.
The Chitlin’ Circuit is going to be a regular series of events with the focus on the music and a chance to see Blues artists from both Ireland and the US.
www.irishblueschallenge.com   (8617 words)

 AllHipHop.com : Reviews
Essentially a mixtape project comprised of rare and unreleased cuts, as well as a few new joints, The Chitlin’ Circuit 1.5 (Fastlife) is a stunning release.
Whether this is dubbed a mixtape, a ‘lost tapes’ style collection, or just an underground album, it remains that The Chitlin’ Circuit 1.5 is an immensely satisfying fix for Hip-Hop junkies.
The remixes could have been replaced with a few more fresh songs, and even the longest cuts on this mix sound too short, but both of these criticisms are simply a testament to the CD’s quality.
www.allhiphop.com /reviews?ID=625   (383 words)

 77e.org » Blog Archive » BACK ON THE CHITLIN CIRCUIT
Well, while you are waiting, Phonte, Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder are set to re-release a revamped and renamed version of their limited edition 2004 mixtape, Chitlin Circuit, early this summer.
Beefed up as the Chitlin Circuit 1.5 this time around, the mixtape is set to feature 9 lost/early Little Brother tracks that were not included on the original release.
Check for Chitlin Circuit 1.5 to hit stores sometime in June.
www.77e.org /?p=24   (138 words)

 Newhouse A1
Instead of Jesus, the protagonist this time is a man in a size-30 dress grinding his hips as a gun-toting grandma.
The stage show that started the gospel-play phenom in the late 1980s was Shelly Garrett's "Beauty Shop," which has been made into a movie called "The Salon." But the film didn't exactly set this year's Sundance Film Festival on fire despite being directed and adapted by the "Barbershop" franchise's Mark Brown.
The chitlin' circuit, which is not a derogatory term, according to Perry, provided a living for musicians such as Ray Charles and B.B. King before they crossed into the mainstream.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/brown032105.html   (897 words)

 WTAworld.com - The Chitlin Circuit: Where Singers (Deborah Cox, Johnny Gill) Go To Die   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It used to be marked by your first appearance on "Hollywood Squares," but when it comes to Black celebrity death the real standard is headlining in a chitlin' circuit play - you know any stage show with "Mama" in its title or co-stars Cheryl "Pepsi" Riley.
But chitlin' theater isn't nearly as shameful as gangsta rap which, for all its vaunted "realness," celebrates murder, abusiveness and Black-on-Black crime.
Oh, and I have seen quite a few of the so called "chitlin" plays and some are good while others are alright.
www.wtaworld.com /showthread.php?t=95749   (1274 words)

 AsianWeek: Washington Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The circuit spirit was on fine display at last week’s rally on behalf of Bill Lann Lee here in Washington.
In the spirit if the borscht belt and the chitlin circuit, APIs in each of the major cities on the soybean circuit should get together to coordinate a time when those seeking federal or statewide offices can come to that city to ask for funds.
The soybean circuit is already in place as an informal way for Asian Americans to gather money around the country.
www.asianweek.com /072999/news_washj.html   (783 words)

 Sweet Home Chicago
Zora Young, who had been a fixture at Blue Chicago before moving on to other North Side clubs and the suburbs, likewise credits Sunnyland with helping her make inroads into the blues-club scene.
Young was touring the chitlin circuit as an RandB singer when she met up with the piano man.
"The chitlin circuit was a fl audience," says Young.
www.bluesrevue.com /chicago2.html   (392 words)

 Black History Month Celebration
The Chitlin Circuit Revue shows how dance and music influenced the world of the early 20th century, is still influencing entertainers generations later, and is appreciated by us today.
  The Chitlin Circuit was much more than just the backwoods clubs (juke joints) of the south that thrived from the 1920's through the 1960's.
  The Chitlin Circuit should be recognized and acknowledged as one of our rich historical legacies that should be appreciated and respected.
pages.prodigy.net /devoine/events.htm   (1908 words)

 hiphopmusic: lb
opinions on big pooh's sleepers, the lb mixtape chitlin circuit, the 9th and buckshot collabo (i love buckshot, enta da stage was my shit), or the 9th and kaze collabo?
in my opinion this is probably the weakest of the four because production wise this one is "iight" and as for Chitlin Circuit 1.5, if you like little brother then it's a definite buy.
My boy had the chitlin circuit playin in the car one day..shit sounded hot, so I might cop that....
www.livejournal.com /community/hiphopmusic/1534359.html   (182 words)

 The Joe Lovano Story - Part Three: A Full-Time Pro
With his reputation ascending, he soon got the call from Dr. Lonnie Smith, who was living in Detroit at the time.
Joe joined the organist for a series of gigs in the Motor City, as well touring on the Chitlin circuit in 1974.
The album Joe recorded with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Afrodesia, started getting a lot of airplay on Jazz radio across the country at that same time, resulting some early name recognition when Joe worked new clubs with McDuff.
www.joelovano.com /bio3.php   (316 words)

 Calvin Keys - Jazz Guitarist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He gives us a dazzling display on Kenny Burrell’s ‘Chitlins Con Carne’ and one of the best renditions of ‘Invitations’ made popular by vocalist Carmen Lundy on her ‘Stolen Moments’ set, indeed at sixteen and a half minutes long it would have filled a vinyl side on its own many years ago.
His chord inversions on this track are typical of the album’s menu and tight rhythm trio add those measured statements with Tim Hauf’s bass walking a journey of its own to the elegant brush strokes of Gaylord Birch, truly a memorable track.
Detours was the first release in seven years for Keys, a semilegendary figure on the circuit known for his work oin the Black Jazz label and for recording and touring with Ahmad Jamal and Ray Charles.
www.calvinkeys.com /press.html   (3593 words)

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