RIP: Bobby “Blue” Bland, blues singer extraordinaire

We lost another great singer this week. Legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland has left the land of the living.

I’ve read and heard some excellent tributes for Bobby, with various people mentioning a common reference to him as the “Sinatra of Blues.” Bland had a very smooth style of singing blues music, […]

Freddie & the Screamers – LOUIE of the Week

“A Little Sea Shanty” is the way Barry Curtis liked to describe it.

Along with Freddie Dennis, Andy Parypa and Steve Peterson, they are a mixture of former and current members of the Kingsmen (and one former member of the Sonics) performing live at Ted Brown Music Outreach “Bands for a Benefit” at Louie […]

Her Aim is True – the Jini Dellaccio documentary

If I were in the Seattle area this weekend, I would definitely be at the Highway 99 Blues Club on Sunday night.

Photographer Jini Dellaccio is the subject of a new documentary entitled “Her Aim Is True,” and Sunday is the big night for a benefit concert featuring Northwest music legends Merrilee Rush, Buck […]

RIP: Bob Summerrise, legendary Seattle DJ / record store owner

This is actually old news, but I just found out that Bob Summerrise has passed away in 2010.

Bob Summerrise was the highly influential disc jockey and record store owner in Seattle during the 1950’s that exposed a lot of kids to rhythm & blues music, including Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE.

I’m very fortunate I […]

RIP: Danny Holiday, Seattle DJ / Music Historian

The Pacific Northwest music scene has lost another legend.

Seattle DJ & music historian Danny Holiday, has passed away after an extended illness. Looking at the various online articles about Danny, I discovered….

– Danny was born Daniel Prescott Thygesen in March 23, 1943 in Everett, Washington.

– Danny was a disc jockey […]