Monday, April 13, 2009

Lattimore Brown - Night Time Is The Right Time (Duchess 1002)

Night Time Is The Right Time

Alright, everybody! Things are really beginning to pick up steam here with our Sir Lattimore benefit. Thanks to the tireless efforts of WWOZ dee-jay Allan 'Alski' Laskey (who's already begun plugging the show on the air) Sir Lattimore is scheduled to appear on Andrew Grafe's great Blues Eclectic program at 2:15 New Orleans time on Monday, April 27th. You can stream their excellent broadcast (and help support the best station in the nation) here. Also, I'm not sure if you noticed yet, but I've decided to use as 'information central' for the benefit, just as we did with last fall. Be on the lookout for our Fourth Annual Soul Detective Mystery Contest, and we'll be back bigger and better than ever very soon... God willing. I'd also like to take a moment here to thank Richard down at the Banks Street Bar for allowing us to hold the benefit at his way cool establishment. Richard's partnership with Sweet Home New Orleans in presenting their bi-monthly Old School R&B Nights at his club demonstrates his ongoing commitment to keeping the music alive. In a town with so much going on this time of year, we're so glad that we were able to book the Banks Street to showcase Sir Lattimore's return to the stage. I can't think of anyplace else I'd rather be!
If you're planning on joining us, we'd be happy to add your name to our guest list. Simply click on the ticket above, and you'll be directed to a page where your donation of $15 per person will get you in the door. This smokin' slab of pure in-your-face R&B that we have here hails from the days when Lattimore ruled the earth from his perch high atop the Atmosphere Lounge in Dallas. His amazing call and response with the band here takes this Nappy Brown/Brother Ray classic to the next level, and offers a glimpse of what it must have been like out there on the circuit in those days. More than just a singer, his role as a bandleader, club-owner and booking agent made him a force to be reckoned with. It is truly an honor to be involved in getting him back out there where he belongs. It's gonna be something else! While I'm at it here, I'd also like to call your attention to the upcoming addition to Soulscape's 'John Richbourg Sessions' series, Nobody Has To Tell Me, which will gather together all of Lattimore's Sound Stage 7, Seventy Seven, and Renegade sides for the first time ever. Lovingly remastered, this must-have package will also feature an expanded 12 page booklet with liner notes by yours truly and the inimitable John Ridley. Look for it soon at I'll see you in New Orleans!

Friday, April 03, 2009


It's Official! In collaboration with our good friends at The Rabbit Factory, we're going to be hosting a Benefit Concert for our man Sir Lattimore Brown, featuring his return to the stage after a thirty five year absence! He'll be backed by the smokin' Wiley & The Checkmates, in what promises to be a night to remember! Sir Lattimore had his FEMA rent assistance cut off as of February 1st, and is now living in a rooming house somewhere in Biloxi. This show will, hopefully, help get him back on his feet, and out there on stage Shakin' and Vib-A-Ratin' where he belongs! If you can make it down to Sugar Town, we'd love to see you... but if you can't attend, please consider making a small donation to the cause by clicking on the link below, which will take you to a payment page where you can use your PayPal account, or any major credit card: At this stage of the game, it's too late to send out tickets and all of that, but if you'd like to Pre-Pay, a donation of at least $15 will get your name on the 'will-call' list at the door... As I'm sure you know, you can still check out the eight part Legend Of Sir Lattimore Brown, with all of its associated audio intact, if you're interested. You can also read all about it in the latest issue of In The Basement magazine... I've also re-activated "I'm Not Through!", an edition of the late, lamented podcast, that gathers together some of the great material we've been talking about by Sir Lattimore and a few of his label mates at Sound Stage 7: I'm Not Through Podcast Hope to see you down in New Orleans! - your pal, red ps: Special Thanks to our good friend Paul Pollman, for jumping in and providing such way cool graphic design on such short notice... Astublieft! If you've got a website or a blog of your own, and you'd like to help us out by placing this awesome looking ad in your sidebar, please shoot me an email, and I'll send you the code. Thanks!