Special Big City Blues Photo Events

Tutwiler, Mississippi 2003

Thanks to the following people who showed up to say Happy Birthday Blues! Bob Stroger, Sam Carr, Charlie Musselwhite, Layla Musselwhite, Anna Baker, Diunna Greenleaf, Henri Musselwhite, Super Chikan, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bob”The Mississippi , Spoon Man” Rowell, Jackie Lowery, Carol Tomko, Gene Tomko, Garry Burnside, Nina T. Davis, EB Davis, Tone Word, Barby Brown, Charles Braren, Mr. Johnnie Billington, Joni Maybarry, Tone Hortemo Forsberg, Oda Hortemo Forsberg, Solveig Hortemo, Jostein Forsberg, Cedric Burnside, Bob Corritore, Kim Danielson, Foster Wiley aka Tatum the Music Maker, Panny Mayfield, Carol Yeagy, Hal Yeagy, Jen Taylor, Scott Allen, Don T-Bone Erickson, Elaine Powers, Harold Powers, Michael Wallace, Kendra Wallace, Kinney (Malone) Kimbrough, Jim O’Neal, Beth Steele, John McCormack, Jay Sieleman, David Hughes, Richie Villiger, Eva-Marie Pulvermuller, Thomas Lotterer, Willie J. Williams, Richard Ramsey, Willie King, Aaron Hodge, Travis Hodge, Rick Asherson, Bro Gus, Brande Lindsey, Wyman Whipple, Thomas Johnson, Dennis Knowles, Cristen Craven Barnard, Karin Bowen, Don Bowen, Bill Barclay, Sugar Mae, Pinetop Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Photo by Robert Jr Whitall

Detroit Beat
The river rolls on, these guys rock steady.
Belle Isle, Detroit, Sept. 2002

Front (L-R) Charlie Martin, Mark Barringer, Charlie Bannister, Nick Cordellos, Danny Lewis, George Bennet, Terry Thunder, Back (L-R) Bob Lee, RJ Spangler, Rich Gould, Michael Owens, Daryl Pierce,Ken Murphy, Baby Pepper, Jerome Spearman, Martin "Tino" Gross, Greg Manning, Milton "Heavy Foot" Austin, Mike Kissick, Johnny "Bee" Badanjek

Back to Hastings Street
L-R (Front) Maggie McCabe, Andy Szymanski, Leni Sinclair, Marla Schwartz, Joe Hunter, Big Jessie Williams, Angelo Willis, Uncle Jessie White, Odell "Blues Boy," Sweet Claudette, Jim Pryor, Clarence Butler, Sally Parker, Jeff Grand, Duke Dawson, Kenny Parker, Bobby Murray, Alberta Adams, Chuck Cole, Lady T, Martha Reeves, Guitar Pickin' Pat, Robert Noll, Cathy Davis, Little Jr. Cannady, Stanley Mitchell, Jo Ann Korczynska, Bettye Lavette, David Krammer, Curtis Butler, Wailin' Dale, James Clolyd, BB Queen, Cash McCall, Lil' Koko.

L-R (Back) Larry Everhart, Steve Blackburn, Benny, David Fair, Emmanuel Garza, Al Livingston, Scott L. Anderson, Charles Starr, bugs Beddow, Pricilla Price, Fast Eddie Washington, James O'Donnell, Johnnie Bassett, Rusty Reid, Gary Rasmussen, Paul Carey, Don Turner, Baby Pepper, Cee Cee Cheryl Collins, George Johnson, Tim Marks, Brett Lucas, Unknown, Gary Meisner, Chris Codish, Michael Parlor, Glen Eddy, Harry Rybinski, Len Bland, Ken Rychwalski, Bob Codish, Eric "Zeke" Clemons, Luther "Badman" Keith, Duffy King, Vince E. Williams, Daryl Lee, Joe Van Bael, Jesse Blades, Roger Tapp, Milton Austin, Buck Steele, Robert Penn, L.Z. Bill Dybek, James Morse, Unknown, Buster Bennett, Fred Reif, Mark Seyler, Benny Reeves, unknown, Doug Deming, Terry Thunders, Bill White, Mike Rembor, Lucius Wilson, Frank Greenbaugh, Jimmy Lessnow, Neil Kesterson, Wolfgand Spider, Mark Robinson, Billy Farris, R.J. Spangler, Dr. J.W. Feelgood, Bernard Dawson, Greg Calder, Randy Logan, Big Daddy Fox, Dave Alves, Big "O"

Motor City Blues at
Fortune Records

Detroit Finest Blues Artists: Wild Child Butler, Curtis Butler, Andy Szmanski, betty Brownlee, Tim Brockett, Johnny "Yarddog" Jones, Chris Rumel, Bill White, Virgil Varner, Neil Kestersen, David James, Bennie Kerksey, Denny Wilson, Kenny Parker, Jimmy Baker, Marc Falconberry, Luther "Badman" Keith, Mike Saxon, Milton "Heavyfoot" Austin, Bob Codfish, Nikki James, Chef Chris, Baby Pepper, Gene Morgan, R.J. Spangler, cody Black, Bob Hecker, Jimmy Jackson, Famous Coachman, Emma Jean Price, Good Rockin''Jerry, Lazy Lester, Sir Mack Rice, Harmonica Shah, Howard Glazer, Clarence Butler, Bettye Lavette, Duke Dawson, Sweet Claudette, Alberta Adams, Johnnie Bassett, Pricilla Price, Joe Weaver, Billy Davis, Kenny Brinkley, Odessa, Thornetta Davis, Lenny Watkins, Bobby Murray, Randy Volin, Paul Carey, Doug Deming, Brett Lucas, Fred Reif, Dave Fair, Darryl Lee, Keith Owens, Billy Ferris
Big City BluesPhoto by Robert Jr. Whitall

Chicago Blues on Maxwell St
Piano C. Red, Mad Dog Lester Davenport, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Bonnie Lee, Zora Young, Johnnie Mae Dunson, Robert Dancin' Perkins, "Top Hat" Bobby Davis, Mr. H (Baron of the Blues), Frank "Little Sonny Scott Jr. Carolyn "The Blues Lady" Alexander, Clarence "Little Scotty" Scott, Johnny Drummer, Grana Louise, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Gloria Shannon, Pat Smillie, Fruteland, Jackson, Robert "Blunt Nose" Osborne, Charles Earwin, Charlie Love, Alex "Easy Baby" Randle, James Washington, Ray Scott, Milton Huston, Eddie C. Campbell, Robert "Huckleberry Hound" Wright, Tenry Johns, Frank Williams, Parl, James Wheeler, Calvin "Vino" Louden, Shunsuke Kikuta, Joe Barr, Steve Balkin, Willie Buckner, Larry Taylor, Minoru Maruyanma, Dave Weld, Pete Allen, Nick "Biscuit" Charles, Mose Rutues, John Sibley, Willie Kent, Casey Jones, J.M. June, Melvin Smith, David Caldwell, Ice Mike Thomas , Jumpin' Willie Cobbs, Vince Reed
Big City BluesPhoto by Robert Jr. Whitall

A beautiful NY minute
Sunday Dec 16, 2001
Kneeling l-r: Greg Schwark, Darryl Bridges, Bob Unger,Linda Gioia,Eileen Murphy, Punchy Sessoms, Frankie Paris, Max the dog, Princess Capri, unidentified,David Barnes, Noah "Red Heat" Landfield, David Keyes, Jake Keyes, Joseph "Reverand Easemore" Henry, Leroy "Dr. Lovefingers" Foster Sr.

Standing l-r: Joseph A. Rosen, Rita Weigand, Michael Hill, Bob Putignano, Bill Perry, Liz Smith, Mark Mancini, Kerry Kearney, Frank Celenza, J.J. Bell, Johnnie Allen, Mark the Harper, Venson, Blaine Whittle, Anthony Kane, John Palucci, unidentified, Jan London, Tom Brumley, Martin Wright, unidentified, Arnie Goodman, Todd Wolfe, unidentified, Jonathon Kalb, unidentified, Sam Taylor, Jon Paris, John Lawson, Johnnie"Tasty" Parker, Poppa Chubby, Andrew Story, Jr., Everett Boyd, VD King, Buddy Fox, unidentified, David Bennett Cohen, Kim Koz, Bill Sims, Jr., Jason Hardy, Michael P. Norberg,unidentified, Naqaash Dorrell, unidentified, unidentified, David"Brother Dave" Letiger, Robert Elliot, Pete Cummings, Mike DeLugo, Bill McClelland, Bill "Double B " Blend, Seth Lief.

In the photo somewhere are: Raymond Grabowski, Alexander Rastopchin, Ben Nathanson, Matt Feinberg, Mario Staiano, Bill Acosta, Paul Zeilhner, Dan Cumberland, Carl Obrig, and Rub A Dub. If anyone can help with the last few ids please call 248 582 1544 thanks.
Big City Blues Photo by Robert Jr Whitall

A Tribute to the old Blues Box
in Baton Rouge

On May 1st, 2001, I was fortunate enough to gather with a few of my friends in Baton Rouge at Tabby Thomas' old club-the Blues Box.

Soon after this photograph was taken, progress came along and knocked down this wall so I feel we were lucky to get the shot and our story on Louisiana started here. The musicians who gathered here for this "Red Stick" moment are left to right: Oscar "Harpo" Davis, Chicago Al, Deacon John, Lil Ray Neal, Tabby Thomas, J'Monque'D, Henry Gray, Doc Hoppenstedt, Raful Neal, Phil Brady, Charles Montaldo, Kenny Acosta, Tom LeBlanc, Willie Cole and HooDoo Jimmy Simpson.
Big City Blues Photo by Robert Jr. Whitall

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