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THE MISSISSIPPI BLUESMAMAS

Mississippi Blues Mamas Artists have performed in many Festivals

 Nationally and Internationally

FESTIVALS & MUSICIAL EVENTS 

(Partial List)

 

An Evening With The Blues,

 Bolzano, Italy

Art In The Park

 Jackson, MS

Blame It On The Blues,

Jackson, MS

Blessissippi Concert,

Clarksdale, MS

Canton Blues & Soul Festival,

Canton, MS

Clearwater Blues Festival

Clearwater, FL

Cognac Blues Festival,

France

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

New Orleans, LA

Farish Street Festival,

Jackson, MS

Great Bear Affair

Rolling Fork, MS

Grolsch Blues Festival

 Schoppingen, Germany

King Biscuit Blues Festival 

Helena, Arkansas

Lucerne Blues Festival

 Lucerne, Switzerland


Rapperswil Blues Festival 

Rapperswil, Switzerland


Roots N Blues Festival

 Parma, Italy
Southside Shuffle

Mississauga, Canada
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

 Davenport, Iowa


Dodgeville Blues Festival 

Dodgeville, Wisconsin


Hayward/Russel City Blues Festival

 Russel City, California


Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, Illinois


Sunflower River Blues Festival 

Clarksdale, MS


Jook Joint Festival

 Clarksdale, MS


Hwy 61 Blues Festival

 Leland, MS


Rosedale Blues Festival

 Rosedale, MS


B.B. King Festival

Indianola, MS

B.B. King Day Symposium 

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, MS 


Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival

 Greenville, MS


Oxford Blues Festival -

Oxford, MS

Memphis in May,

Memphis, TN

Mighty Mississippi Festival 

Greenville, MS

RiverFest

Vicksburg, MS

Shedhed Festival

 Ocean Springs, MS

Springing The Blues

 Jacksonville, FL

Tamale Fest

Jackson, MS

Tommy Johnson Festival,

Jackson, MS

Tribute To Stan Lewis Festival

Shreveport, LA

Willie Dixon Wang Dang Doodle Festival

 Vicksburg, MS

THE MISSISSIPPI BLUES MAMAS AGENCY

 www.msbluesmamasagency.com 

Legendary Musicians on the Rosters

 Past and Present

 

Peggy and Carol have become known in the business  as the Mississippi Blues Mamas having worked with their individual companies and together on special projects. Over the years each has had musicians on their rosters who are considered legends in the business. Peggy Brown, Hit the Road Entertainment and Carol Marble, Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. express a special debt of thanks to these musicians for their untiring work in the business. You can find a lot of information about these musicians online. For a short feature of several we have represented and promoted we present to you these notables!

Cash McCall (born Morris Dollison Jr. 1941 - 2019) Cash first enjoyed success as a songwriter and session guitarist at Chess Records. Later McCall co-produced Willie Dixon's Grammy Award–winning Hidden Charms (1988) and he played in Dixon's All-Stars band.  Cash also toured as a solo artist. He appeared with the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings, for which he wrote several songs. McCall's songs have been recorded by the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Mighty Reapers, Margie EvansTyrone Davis and Mitty Collier as well as his own albums and singles. In 2019 he was awarded 2019 Blues Blast Music Awards: Traditional Blues Album –“Going Back Home” and in 2019 he was Independent Blues Awards nominee for Best Traditional Blues CD – “Going Back Home.”

 

Johnny Drummer from Alligator, MS. spent most of his career in Chicago where he was recognized by the City of Chicago for his contribution to Chicago music. Johnny Drummer has been Inducted twice into The Chicago Blues Hall Of Fame and Awarded the honor and title “Master Keyboardist, Drummer and Vocalist” in the Fraternal Order of Celestial Musicians sponsored by The Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada. Johnny Drummer won First Place In The International Songs Writers Competition (2016), for his song “Ain't No Secret in a Small Town” on the cd “Bad Attitude.”

Jimmi Mayes played and toured with Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Robert Junior Lockwood, and more.  He backed Marvin Gaye and later became the bandleader for Joey Dee & the Starliters who had a monster hit the “Peppermint Twist” during the time Jimmi was with them. Jimmi became good friends with Jimi Hendrix and is on four of Hendrix’s albums. Mayes has a biography published by the University of Mississippi Press. His recent album was on the Mississippi Delta Record label.

 

Mickey Rogers has played with The Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Clay, Hubert Sumlin, Harold Burrage, The Dramatics, Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Temptations and the Chi-Lites. He spent many years on the road with Tyrone Davis and Bobby Rush. He played with Howlin’ Wolf when he was fifteen at Sylvia’s Lounge in Chicago. Mickey has traveled and performed with his own band for several years. He is honored with a stone on the Mississippi Walk of Fame in Greenville, MS. and is featured in the Hwy 61 Museum, Leland, MS.  Mickey received the Eugene Powell Sonny Boy Nelson Award from the MS Blues and Heritage Festival and has received the Jus' Blues Music Foundation Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award 2019.

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry started as a teenager recording gospel for Chess Records. He played bass and guitar behind the Five Blind Boys and Shirley Ceaser and then later with the Salem Travelers, the Clefs of Calvary and the Soul Searchers. He became part of the Little Milton band in 1966 where he began to sing and play guitar.  On the West Coast he backed up Little Richard and Johnnie Taylor. Returning to Mississippi he started his own successful band that has performed nationally and internationally. Howl-N-Madd is noted on several Mississippi Blues Trail Markers: The Oxford Square, The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, and Po' Monkey's in Merigold, MS. He is also featured in an exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. He has released several albums. In 2012 he released “The Clarksdale Sessions” with Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.

Roscoe Robinson has been Inducted twice into the AMERICAN QUARTET HALL OF FAME: with The Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi and with the The Blind Boys of Alabama. He had a MILLION SELLER R&B HIT in 1963 "That's Enough.” Roscoe’s first recording experience was in Jackson, MS Trumpet Records. His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label, Chicago in 1963. He then followed-up with hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He has sung with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and many others. His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve Been Good To Me”, and “Father I Stretch My Hand Up to Thee.” In 2014 Roscoe released ”GOD'S LOVE LIFTED ME HIGHER” with Mississippi Delta Records.

Four time Grammy nominee, Ms. Misty Blue Dorothy Moore from Jackson, MS began her professional career in the 1960s as the lead singer of a trio called the Poppies. After one Poppies’ album with Epic label, she began singing background for Malaco Records and then became a major artist for Malaco. Her chart topping songs for Malaco included “Misty Blue, Funny How Time Slips Away, I Believe You, For Old Time Sake and With Pen In Hand” with “ Misty Blue” climbing the US charts to #1 for R&B and to #1 single in the UK, going gold in Canada and selling millions worldwide. Misty Blue continues to rate in the top 20 blues songs on the iTunes blues charts in the US and the UK.
After Malaco, Dorothy started her own label Farish Street Records of Mississippi. Her 2020 album “I’m Happy With The One I’ve Got Now” was produced by her and was released to rave reviews. Some of Dorothy’s other recognitions include being featured on a MS Blues Trail marker at the Alamo Theater, Jackson, the first ever Monterey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, the 1996 MS Governors Excellence Award in the Arts, 2001 Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame induction, and a 2009 music excellence Peavey Award presented by Hartley Peavey and MS Gov. Barbour.  Moore has over forty years of professional work in the music and entertainment industry and eighteen albums to her credit.  She tours, produces and records from Jackson, MS.

 

Bernard Jenkins, Jackson, MS, has a deep Mississippi history as session guitarist on recordings of Mississippi notables Bobby Bland, Johnnie Taylor and many others on the ACE record label as well as the Malaco label.  His guitar skills led him to be bandleader for 17 years for Johnnie Taylor as well as playing for Albert King, Z.Z. Hill, Shirley Brown, Little Richard and Tito Jackson among others. He has toured nationally and internationally as a desired guitarist for other bands and continues to front his own band.  As Bernard says, “I am ready to hit the road!”

King Edward (Edward Antoine) age 83, is a Mississippi bluesman, born in Louisiana who lived in Chicago for 15 years. King has played with legends McKinley Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Sam Myers.  He was a regular guitarist at the famous Subway Lounge, Jackson, MS and was featured in the documentary “The Last of the Mississippi Jukes.” King recorded his first album with the historic Ace Records, Jackson. King is honored on 3 Mississippi blues trail markers: The Subway Lounge, The Queen of Hearts, and the Ace Records marker. He received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music. He has been extensively interviewed by international and national publications.  In 2015 he released his CD, “King Edward, 50 Years Of Blues” on Hit The Road Records. King Edward leads his own band -The King Edward Band- and has been featured as guest guitarist with other bands.

G.C. (George Curtis) Cameron, born in McCall Creek, MS, once dubbed as “the man with 6 voices” has the rare distinction of being the lead singer of 2 R&B groups the Temptations and the Spinners. He is best known for his haunting single “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” from the soundtrack of the movie “Cooley High.”  As the Spinners front man G.C. sang both lead parts on the Motown hit “It’s A Shame” and then as lead of the Temptations he sang lead on “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” from the album “Reflections” which powered the group to a 2007 Grammy nomination. He was inducted in 2017 into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. G.C. continues to perform nationally as a solo artist.

A Selected List of artists the MS Blues Mamas have worked with:

  • Akeem Kemp

  • Alphonso Sanders and HowlNMadd Duo

  • Ben Payton

  • Big George Brock

  • Bill Abel Blues Band

  • Bill HowlNMadd Perry

  • Bill HowlNMadd Perry and Shy Perry Duo

  • Billy Branch with the     Mickey Rogers Band

  • Billy Marquis

  • Blind Dog Otis – Chris Derick

  • Blues Man –McKinley Williams

  • Bob Steele

  • Cash McCall

  • Cash McCall with              Howl-N-Madd Perry

  • CG and the MS Boogie Krewe

  • Chris Gill & the Sole Shakers

  • Chris Gill and The Mississippi Boogie Krewe

  • Cornelius Mims

  • D’Mar & Gill

  • Dave Weld

  • David Dunavent & Evollove

  • David Lee Durham

  • Davis Coen

  • Dexter Allen

  • Dorothy Moore

  • Dubtonic Kru

  • Earnest Guitar Roy

  • Eddie Cotton

  • Eden Brent

  • Electric Mudd

  • Falisa Janaye

  • Fred T & The Band

  • G. C. Cameron

  • Goodpaper of The Rev. Bob Mortimer

  • Guitar Mikey and The Real Thing

  • Heather Cross

  • Honeyboy Edwards

  • James “Boogaloo” Bolden

  • Jarekus Singleton

  • Jayson Gibson – Destiney Project

  • Jesse Robinson

  • Jimmi Mayes

  • Jj Thames

  • John Horton

  • John Nemeth

  • Johnny Drummer

  • Johnny Max

  • Johnny Riley

  • Johnny Riley and Rodney Polk Duo

  • Johnny Sharpe – The Straighten It Out Band

  • Kern Pratt

  • King Edward

  • Lady L

  • Lightnin Malcolm

  • Lonnie George

  • Lucille

  • Marco Pandolfi

  • Michael Holloway

  • Mickey Rogers

  • Mickey Rogers with Johnny Taylor’s last Tour Band

  • Morgan Freeman’s Blessissippi Festival

  • Mr. Sipp

  • Nellie Mack Project

  • Original Legends of the Blues

  • Pat Brown & The New Millennium Band

  • Pine Top Perkins

  • Roscoe Robinson

  • Roy Roberts

  • Scot Turner Trio

  • Stevie J Blues

  • Super Chikan

  • Terry BigT Williams

  • The Blue Monday Band

  • The Bordeaux Blues Connection Band

  • The Nellie Mack Band

  • The Subway Revue

  • Todd Thompson Blues Band

  • Vasti Jackson

  • Virgil Brawley

  • Way Of Blues Revue

  • Wes Lee

PEGGY BROWN AND CAROL MARBLE

THE MISSISSIPPI BLUES MAMAS

Two Companies with common goals

Promotion, Publicity, Documenting the Blues

 Booking musicians for Festivals, Clubs and Private Parties/Special Occasions.

 

The Mississippi Blues Mamas have over

30 years of combined experience.

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