Big Eyed Productions hosts the 4th Annual Brooklyn Big Eyed Blues Festival, Friday, October 16, 2009, 8:00pm to Midnight at Jazz966 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.
The Big Eyed Blues Festival will include "The Brooklyn Players, Fred "Sticky Boy" Taylor, Melvin "Guitar" Williams, The Jimmy Hill AllStarz with vocalist Dottie Davis plus Beareather Reddy singing a Historical Tribute to Mamie Smith - Ma Rainey and Other Classic Blues Women. Ms. Reddy will be accompanied on piano by the talent and recently located from San Franicisco, Mr. Rudi Mwongozi.
Ms. Reddy will revitalize "Crazy Blues", the first Blues music recorded by Mamie Smith in 1920 that sold 2 million copies. The lyrics tell the tale of someone pinning for their lost love. "See See Rider Blues" (1924) tell a similar sad tale of an unfaithful lover who would eventually, get his "up comings". Ms. Reddy also depicts the Blues Shouter Bessie Smith's dislike for "high brow" folks on "Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer".
The AllStarz Band with harmonica vocalist Jimmy Hill who performed his "Rendezvous with the Blues", at the Beacon with the Allman Brothers Band, was on the road with Hank Williams, Jr and Kid Rock, and leader of the "Wet Willie" gained the reputation as "one of the hardest working bands on the road. Melvin "Guitar" Williams brings a creative mixture of electric Blues as heard on his CD "Landlord Knocking". Fred "Sticky Boy" Taylor is drummer extraordinare and record producer of Sticky Boy Records. Dottie Diva has been dubbed by some as the "Queen of Blues in Brooklyn"
"Keepin' the Blues Alive in Brooklyn", "Red Hot Blues", Rhythm & Blues", "Blues Divas", "Classic Blues Women", "Passing it On"...."Check out what's happenin' in Brooklyn!"
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Big Eyed Productions, Inc.
Big Eyed Productions, Inc. has combined education with entertainment and performance as an "Edutainment" Performance Arts Organization since 2001. BEP is dedicated to introducing community youths to Blues music and preserving Blues culture throughout the community.