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I know this is way off topic for any of the subjects in THEI’s archive line-up except for “Sorry to Hear That.”
However in this case it’s more than that to me. My music is the blues. Has been for over 50 years. I first hear the blues when I was about 14 over a car radio. The station was WLAC, Nashville Tenn. the DJ was John R., and the sound he was putting down was the devil’s music!
Today I am deeply saddened by the death of Robert Calvin, more famously known as Bobby “Blue” Bland. He kept at it hard for all of his life. A true Bluesman and I am truly “Sorry to Hear That.”, but your music will always be there Bobby, Further on up the Road . . . EDITOR
Blues Legend Bobby “Blue” Bland, R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we report on the death of a true legend, Bobby “Blue” Bland. The great blues singer passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2012 at the age of 83 years, his death due to complications from an ongoing illness. Bland died in his Memphis, Tennessee home surrounded by family.
Bland’s smooth-as-silk vocal style successfully bridged the blues and R&B era of the 1950s and the soul era of the 1960s with a number of hit singles like “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Further On Up The Road.” Along the way, Bland would influence scores of imitators and followers, including great soul singers like Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, rockers like Van Morrison and Eric Clapton, and a generation of blues singers. . . . Read Complete Report
Looking Back: Bobby “Blue” Bland
“Further On Up The Road” – Bobby “Blue” Bland
“Medley” – Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Bobby Rush, Johnnie Taylor
Uploaded on Mar 4, 2011
from Science Daily
ScienceDaily (Aug. 13, 2012) — Tel Aviv University researchers recently uncovered a seal, measuring 15 millimetres (about a half-inch) in diameter, which depicts a human figure next to a lion at the archaeological site of Beth Shemesh, located between the Biblical cities of Zorah and Eshtaol, where Samson was born, flourished, and finally buried, according to the book of Judges. The scene engraved on the seal, the time period, and the location of the discovery all point to a probable reference to the story of Samson, the legendary heroic figure whose adventures famously included a victory in hand-to-paw combat with a lion.
While the seal does not reveal when the stories about Samson were originally written, or clarify whether Samson was a historical or legendary figure, the finding does help to “anchor the story in an archaeological setting,” says Prof. Shlomo Bunimovitz of TAU’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. Prof. Bunimovitz co-directs the Beth Shemesh dig along with Dr. Zvi Lederman. . . . Read Complete Report with photo
By Joey Flechas
Published: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:54 p.m.
A pirate’s curse is afoot, and it could be keeping some valuable booty several feet underground.
Here in this swampy hamlet on the east bank of the Suwannee River, where the air thickens with mosquitoes, a legend of buried treasure is firmly entrenched in local lore.
For years, through many landowners, treasure hunters have tried and failed to come up with the loot they believe was buried by 1800s French privateer Jean Lafitte — some say because such endeavors carry a curse preventing the treasure from being uncovered.
None have dug up the treasure, with the exception of one rumored recovery that may or may not have happened. . . . Read Complete Report
Jean Lafitte in Galveston_part 1.mov
Uploaded by WildcatterProd on Aug 26, 2010
“The famous pirate Jean Laffitte made his home in Galveston, Texas after being run out of New Orleans by the U.S. Navy. He called his island home “Campeche” and he led a group of “privateers” on countless shipping raids around the Gulf of Mexico for 5 years. When he left Galveston, it is believed by many that he left stockpile of hidden treasure behind and intended to return to reclaim his pirate treasure – the treasure was never recovered and his fate remains somewhat of a mystery. Shot by M. Daleo for “Postcards from Texas” 2010 contact: firstname.lastname@example.org”
FOWLERS BLUFF – Searching for Pirates Gold
Published on Mar 1, 2012 by cbsmooth24
Pictures of the work Suwannee River Recovery is doing at Fowlers Bluff looking for Pirates Treasure