“South Rock” Book Condensed for Easy Reading Online by Kiki Lee

Dick Wooley With Gold Record

Forward ~ The beginning of a new career in Rock and Roll.

Chapter 1 ~ After launching several Indy label hits in 1967 Atlantic Records recruited Dick Wooley to head their record promotion in the Southeast and Midwest. Dick helped Atlantic launch several legendary Rhythm & Blues and Rock artists, many who are now inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chapter 2 ~ The adventure.

Chapter 3 ~ Working with Atlantic Records distributed Capricorn Productions Dick was recruited Vice President of Promotions when it debuted as Capricorn Records in 1972 with Warner Brothers. Dick promoted several artists at Capricorn into a tidal wave of hit records that coined the term “Southern Rock”.

Chapter 4 ~ In 1976 leaving Capricorn at the top of the charts, Dick partnered with Atlantic Records and started Dick Wooley Associates, together they launched the Indy label Rabbit Records. Rabbit launched several new artists onto the national charts and Dick Wooley Associates launched other label’s new artists into gold and platinum sales. In 1981, Dick decided to move to the beach and retire from the music business.

Chapter 5 ~ In 2004 After successfully developing several condominium communities at the beach and at seven universities Dick was inspired to return to music and opened Internet based King Mojo Records to showcase emerging artists in contemporary Blues and Rock.

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The Guthrie Legacy Concert this Saturday Night

Who: The Klezmatics, Work o’ the Weavers, Pete Seeger and Fred Hellerman
What: Pay musical tribute to Woody Guthrie
When: Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 PM
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall (13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY)
Why: Legends of folk and klezmer music will perform at Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: The Guthrie Legacy Concert to benefit the Woody Guthrie Foundation and The Sloop Woody Guthrie.
Tickets: $85, $65 and $45 and available at
tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org
For press credentials to the concert contact: Eva Dilmanian at 646.654.9324 or eva@buzzwordpr.com

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Carolina Blues Festival Ticket Deals!

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The 24th Annual Carolina Blues Festival is less than three weeks away! The big day is Saturday, May 8th at Festival Park, downtown Greensboro. You still have time to get your Festival tickets for well below the day of show price of $30!

Get together with your friends at work and take advantage of our mail-order plan for Businesses only. Mail us your ticket request on your company letterhead along with a business card and get tickets for just $12, with a minimum ten ticket order. Requests for Business Plan without accompanying letterhead and card will not be accepted.

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Former Ray Charles Raelette Cynthia Scott Writes “A Song About Forgetting”

Former Ray Charles Raelette Cynthia Scott has written a song about her mother’s illness with Alzheimer. It is told from the perspective of the person who is suffering from this disease and featured in the New York Times under The New Old Age.

NEW YORK, NY— Cynthia Scott’s original song, “Did I Know You”, is touching hearts and souls and is featured in The New York Times as “A Song About Forgetting”. It highlights the life of an Alzheimer sufferer and hearing from her point of view, what she is going through in the relationship with her daughter.

It is just one of the songs on Ms Scott’s current CD, “DREAM FOR ONE BRIGHT WORLD“, that stirs the soul. She sings it from the perspective of the person who is suffering from this disease, which was her mother, Arkansas native Artelia Scott. The history-making CD, the first ever all-original vocal CD to make the jazz week charts, includes songs of hope, RAY CHARLES, loss, homelessness, love, faith, and social issues.

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The Terrell Stafford Quartet ON TOUR

“One of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player.”
– McCoy Tyner

“A set so solid and enjoyable isn’t taking chances; it’s taking charge.”
V.R. Peterson – JazzTimes

The TERRELL STAFFORD Quintet ON TOUR . . .

and in the studio – May 11-19

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Rocky Jackson ~ Testify! Street Date: April 20, 2010 High Life Records Distributed by CD Baby

Though a proud son of the Lone Star state that has produced an extraordinary number of blazing guitar slingers, Rocky Jackson goes to the heart of the blues where the seductive groove and emotional expression meet like “the Southern crossing the dog.” On his new album, Testify!, he digs into the deep mojo of the southwest as well as Chicago and the Delta, and the result is a rare treat for the body and soul. Of course, “T” for Texas also stands for “tone” and Jackson has it pouring out of his guitar like boiling molasses.

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