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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Sista Monica Saw No...

The late vocalist Sista Monica Parker was blessed with an uncanny power to move people. She could bring audiences to tears, whether belting the...

Family to Honor Oakland Blues Pioneer Bob Geddins

Even though blues pioneer Bob Geddins wrote and produced numerous national hit records between 1948 and 1961 – by such blues and R&B artists...

“Terrible Tom” Bowden Brings the Blues Back to 7th Street

By Roberta Cobb and Godfrey Lee   “Terrible Tom” Bowden brought the Blues back to 7th Street in West Oakland on Friday, March 20.   Bowden, Fillmore Slim,...

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Lady Bianca Brings Urgency...

Whether wailing with her multi-octave pipes and rhythmically pumping piano in nightclubs and at blues festivals, or every Sunday morning at Oakland’s Taylor Memorial...

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Eclecticism remains Linda Tillery’s...

Ever since she answered a newspaper classified ad in 1967 that read, “Wanted: One Soul Singer” – which happened to be the title of...

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Willie Mae “Big Mama”...

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, arguably the greatest blues woman of the second half of the 20th century, was alternately tough and tender whether...

Wynton Marsalis Takes Concertgoers Through a Symphony of Blues

By Breanna Edwards, The Root Taking their seats, the symphony orchestra begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, led by the cheerful sound of...

Curtis Lawson Performs the Blues in Marin City

Curtis Lawson will be bringing the Blues to Marin City on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 19. Lawson and his band will be performing...
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