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Thursday, 22 September 2005
Stan Mosley
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: Why Can't you Love Me
"At some point in time," Malaco recording artist Stan Mosley recalls, "I have either opened for or performed in the same venue as just about every major soul or blues act in the business." Malaco Records President, Tommy Couch Sr. says, "Stan is a cross between Bobby Womack and Jay Blackfoot, with a little touch of Al Green thrown in."

Stan's first flight toward fame came in 1974, when he moved from his native Chicago to East St. Louis, Illinois, and joined the soul group The Sharpees. A year later, his band became Shirley Brown's own and Stan sometimes sang backup for the hitmaking soul diva. In 1976, Stan returned to Chicago and worked the city's vast nightclub circuit, which turned out to be a "pretty good" life, Stan recalled. His acclaim grew and, for two years running, he captured the important Chicago Music Award (in 1982 and 1983) for Best Male R & B Vocalist.

By 1986, however, the thrill was gone. "I became disenchanted with the business?and joined a music ministry known as 'The Company' in Chicago," Stan said. By 1992, he was composing and returned to East St. Louis to team up with Gus Thorton to write several songs, which were released on Stan's own Stand Up label. "They're very good songs, but unfortunately I had no distribution," he said.

Then, in the mid-1990s, he signed with a new label "that I thought was a record company, but it actually was a record store. The results were pretty negative." In 1995 and 1996, he was performing on tour as the opening act for Cicero Blake, while also serving as Blake's driver and valet. Interestingly, that is the same way blues giant Bobby "Blue" Bland came up, working for lifelong friend and blues king B.B. King. At the same time, Stan continued songwriting.

In 1997, fate took him to Malaco Records. Composer William Payton, who had co-penned Tyrone Davis' 1997 hit single Freak on Malaco, introduced him to Tommy Couch Sr. for a fifteen minute meeting. Tommy agreed to hear Stan's demo tape "and fifteen minutes ended up being hours-and Mr. Couch signed me to his label!" Stan recalled.

The year 2004 saw a resurgence of sorts for Stan. He became the CEO on a project with Double Duo Records, and obtained a worldwide distribution deal. His current project "Steppin Out" is being co-produced by former lead singer of Public Announcement "Ace" and Super-Producer "Earl Powell" of Entone Recording.

The year 2005 looks to be very promising for Veteran Soul Singer Stan Mosley, Currently on a World Wide Tour as the opening act for The Legendary Soul Group The Chi-Lites. Stan will be celebrating 35 Years of performing. Stan Mosley

Posted by deltablues55404 at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 April 2006 4:30 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Vick Allen
Mood:  cool
Now Playing: Old School,New Flava
Topic: Old School New Flava

Vick Allen began singing and playing piano from the age of 5 years old. He found his best audiences at the age of 5 years old to be his family and church members who were astonished at Vick's ability at such an early age. Vick grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, a city known as a breeding ground for some of the hottest Blues and Gospel talents in the history of music, both record artist young and old. At the age 15 years old, Vick Allen produced and recorded his first CD; the CD was recorded in Jackson, Mississippi and served its purpose of getting his music and his name circulating in the Jackson music community. After graduating from high school, Vick started singing professionally with the popular group "The Canton Spirituals. Vick later ventured out on his own sharing the stage with such artists as Bobby "Blue" Bland, The O'Jays, Buddy Miles, and Willie Clayton. Vick Allen is a well-known singer, producer, performer, and musician in both the Gospel, R&B and Blues genres. Vick Allen has produced records for Grammy-nominated artists such as Blues legend Bobby Rush, and Gospel Greats, The Canton Spirituals, Vick has also produced records for other well known Blues artists: Peggy Scott-Adams, Toni Green, Willie Clayton and many others for Vicks production company Test-Mic Productions. Vick Allen has joined the Malaco Music Group signing his new contract with Waldoxy Records Vick's new CD release entitled "Old School...New Flava" single "I Better Walk Away" There's no doubt when you hear Vick Allen's CD then you will know he's the mellow, velvet voice of the 21st Century! Vick Allen "Old School...New Flava" Hold On, I'm Going Home, Clean house, Marry Me, Mr. Telephone Man, Giving Up,& So Sweet So Fine.

Posted by deltablues55404 at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, 26 September 2005 7:27 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 8 June 2005
Barbara Moore
Mood:  flirty
Now Playing: Bad and Bold
Topic: Bad And Bold
Barbara Moore has enjoyed a love affair with music since her early childhood in Jackson,Mississippi where she started with her church choir and school band. Barbara studied music and earned a B.A from Jackson State University. The talented songwriter and keyboardist co-wrote "Cheatin' Love" for Z.Z Hill with Denise LaSalle. Barbara also wrote "Caught In A Cross-Fire" For Vernon Garrett.She played in Denise LaSalle band for many years,during which time she played on shows with Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King.Barbara's's current project "Beyond The Call" is a compilation of five songs,and the song that is getting air play is "Bar-B-Que Blues Boogie" for booking call Twinkle Star Productions 310-673-4615 or write Barbara Moore P.O. Box 561151 Los Angles,CA 90056
consolidated productions

Posted by deltablues55404 at 4:19 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 April 2006 4:32 PM CDT
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Monday, 16 August 2004
Blues News
Mood:  hug me
Now Playing: Theodis Ealey
Topic: Theodis Ealey
By Linda Seida
Blues guitarist and bandleader Theodis Ealey is a Mississippi native who first learned to play the instrument when he was four years old, thanks to instruction from big brother Y.Z. Ealey, who is about a decade older. Almost ten years later, the brothers were playing together in a band called Y.Z. Ealey & the Merrymakers, with the younger Ealey on bass. The group also included a third brother, Melwin Ealey, and appeared for the first time on stage at a Natchez, MS, nightspot dubbed the Horseshoe Circus. About 12 months later, Ealey traded in the bass for a guitar and joined Eugene Butler & the Rocking Royals, another group that played in the Natchez region. About four decades later, the three Ealey siblings played together once again during a reunion held in Georgia on the stage of the Great Atlanta Blues Revue with a fourth brother, Bubba Ealey, aka David. Until that July evening in 2001, the blues guitarist had not played with brothers Melwin or Y.Z. since 1963.

Ealey was one of 11 children raised in his family. He was stationed in Hawaii during his stint with the U.S. Air Force and spent some time in Oakland before settling down in the early '90s in Atlanta. It wasn't long before Ichiban Records took notice of his musical and vocal skills and signed him to a deal. The blues label was located in the city of Marietta and put out four of his albums over a span of six years before folding. Ealey went on to sign a contract with IFGAM, and the new label out of Atlanta issued his It's a Real Good Thing CD in 2002. While part of the Ichiban stable of artists, Ealey had the opportunity to tour Europe a few times. In 1997, he took home top prize as the Mo' Better Blues Male Artist of the Year in Atlanta. In San Francisco, he won the honor of Male Vocalist Top Star three years before. His credits include a star turn as Guitar Man in the theatrical production of Spunk, which is based on works by Zora Neale Thurston. He also appeared on television in the movies Miss Evers' Boys on HBO and A Kiss to Die For on NBC. In addition, he was featured on Ghetto Mafia's On da Grind CD. He toured the world with his band in 2002.

Posted by deltablues55404 at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 27 September 2005 12:51 AM CDT
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