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Phone: (901) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
The Blues Foundation Inc
49 Union Avenue
Memphis , Tennessee 38103
United States

Company Description: In 1997, we sought to increase the value The Blues Foundation provides to our constituent organizations, and the success since then of the BluesFirst Weekend and...   more

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  • Northwestern University
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Untitled Document, 18 Oct 2015 [cached]
Magazine, Soul Bag Magazine, New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, Peter Guralnick, Bob Corritore, Ruf Records, Beale Street Music Festival, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Dick Shurman, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Duke Robillard, Robert Santelli, Bill Wyman, Alligator Records, Johnny Parth from Document Records, Juke Blues Magazine, Yazoo Records, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Blues & Rhythm Magazine, Buddy Guy Legends, Blues Archive at University of Mississippi, Hohner Harmonicas, Art Tipaldi, Alan Lomax, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Blues Revue Quarterly, Chris Strachwitz from Arhoolie Records, Billy Branch, Bob Koester from Delmark Records, Bill Ferris from Center For The Study Of Southern Culture of The University Of Mississippi, Jim O'Neal founder of Living Blues Magazine, Tom Pomposello, Scott Barretta, etc.
RlockwoodHAF, 12 Mar 2006 [cached]
The event will be hosted by noted Blues historian Jim O'Neal and will feature discussion, an acoustic performance, and a question and answer session.
Deep Soul January 2014 | Soul Express, 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
The founder of Rooster Blues Records, Jim O'Neal, wrote in December 2006 on the Southern Soul List on the Internet that "L.C. Luckett (Jr.) was with the Luckett Brothers from Milwaukee.
Jim O'Neal: "I found out about Rawls & Luckett from Willie Cobbs, who recruited them to play on his Down to Earth CD.
Blues News: International News, 14 Feb 2004 [cached]
Living Blues founder Jim O'Neal, along with industry insiders and scholars, joins the event's performers to discuss topics including Living Blues magazine itself, the state of current blues music, a critical appraisal of 2003 as the "Year of the Blues," blues in relation to Africa and blues guitar techniques.
SA Roots and Blues: NEWS, 7 May 2010 [cached]
James was born in Richland, Mississippi, in 1918. Blues historian Jim O'Neal of Kansas City said James arrived in Canton in 1951 and worked in a radio repair shop. The shop was owned by Robert Earl Holston, who in a 1971 interview shared how he and James experimented to amplify the guitar's sound. O'Neal said James' music inspired Fleetwood Mac and almost anybody who plays slide guitar.
The Hall of Fame committee, consisting of scholars, record producers, radio programmers, and historians, is chaired by Jim O'Neal, founding editor of Living Blues.
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