Blues Access Spring 2001
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Can cutting a record for a new label
be too much fun? Not for Marcia Ball.

"I didn't know people been
talking about me."

Tributes and Tributaries, Pt. 2

Marcia Ball
© 2001 Blues Access

 Also in this Issue

  Rising Star of Texas
  Audiences around Dallas are wise to Tutu Jones' lethal combination of blistering Texas guitar, passionate vocals and electrifying stage presence. Look out world.
  Come to Mama
  Schooled in some of Houston's finest bands, Trudy Lynn is in her fifth decade as a premiere entertainer. She still knows how to strut her stuff.
  Flying the Coop
  Clarksdale, Mississippi, native 'Super Chikan' Johnson breaks out of the Deep South and into the Big Apple. The left-handed guitarist and versatile songwriter figures being different must be a good thing.
  Portraits in Blue
  Belgian photographer Jerome De Perlinghi has been on assignments in China, Korea, Cambodia, Palestine and all over Europe for the Paris daily Liberation. Now he's their man in the U.S., where he gets to shoot the blues artists he loves.
  Big Times With Big Joe
  Gayron Turner reminisces on his time in Chicago in the early '60s and his adventures with Big Joe Williams and Charlie Musselwhite.
  Sumlin Else
  He was the main man on guitar for the Howlin' Wolf, who regarded him as a son. Hubert Sumlin's warm personality has won him lots of friends, and some of them - like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Levon Helm and Bob Margolin - will be showing up on his upcoming CD.
  Handys 2001
  It's the biggest awards ceremony in the blues and a time for Memphis to shine with a host of musical stars. Photographer Chuck Winans was there for BLUES ACCESS and gives us a show and tell.


  Backstage Notes
  About this issue of BLUES ACCESS
  Blues-related articles and tidbits
  From the quills (?) of our columnists
  Selected blues reviews from the current issue

©2001 Blues Access, Boulder, Colorado, USA