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  • By Deborah ChathamPhotos by Stephen AndersonEdited by Johnny Cole The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trail Series at the marker recognizing Scott Radio Service Company located at 128 North Gallatin Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi has a rich history of producing some of the most world-renowned musical artists. However, before World War II, Mississippi artists often had to seek alternatives to recording locally. Expensive recording technology left these…

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  • By Deborah Chatham Photos by Stephen Anderson Edited by Johnny Cole The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trail Series at the marker recognizing Ace Records located at 207 W. Capitol St. in Jackson, Mississippi. Nestled about halfway between the iconic Mayflower Café and the historic King Edward Hotel (now the Hilton Garden Inn) is the site of the former Ace Records. Located in the black business district, Ace…

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  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trail Series at the marker recognizing the legendary Trumpet Records located at 309 North Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Trumpet Records was the first record company in Mississippi to achieve national stature through its distribution, sales, radio airplay, and promotion of its roster of talent. In his book, Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street, Marc W. Ryan provides a detailed look…

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  • Since 1979, Johnny Cole has been compiling two annual year-end music lists: “Favorite Albums of the Year” and “Favorite Singles/Tracks of the Year” This is his 44th year!  JOHNNY COLE’S 2022 MUSIC AWARDS ● MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jimmy Hall for his incredible latest album Ready Now (produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith) and the song “Jumpin’ for Joy” and its entertaining video. ● MALE ARTIST(s) OF THE…

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  • FAVORITE SHOWS, CONCERTS & LIVE MUSIC EVENTS OF 2022: ● 1. The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ft. Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Dr. Dre, U2’s The Edge, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Rodrigo, Pink, Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran, Janet Jackson, Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, Zac Brown…

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  • A sample of photos taken by The Southland Music Line’s Stephen “Andy” Anderson during the year of 2022.Click Here for the article: “The Southland Music Line 2022 – A Year in Review” Next Page > Lucious Spiller at Ground Zero Blues Club Eric Erdman “Album Release Show” Euphus Ruth at Walter Anderson Music of Art Satin Dogs at Jack’s by the Tracks Johnny Sansone at Ground Zero Blues Club Dale…

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  • CLICK HERE TO VOTE On Dec. 1, 2022, The Southland Music Line’s staff & contributors announced our choice for 2022’s Music Artist of the Year.  This year we chose Blue Mother Tupelo. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO VOTE in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Results will be posted on Jan. 1, 2023. If any problems with link, YOU CAN ALSO SEND VOTES TO JOHNNY@THESOUTHLANDMUSICLINE.COM CLICK HERE TO VOTE (1 vote per person)…

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  • This year marked the return of the highly popular Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, Louisiana, an event that The Southland Music has enjoyed attending since 2014. After two years of the pandemic, it was nice to reacquaint with one of our favorite events that we have written several articles about and published numerous photos since we began attending the festival. This year’s Friday evening schedule…

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  • by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional editing by Brenda Germany The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trail Series at the marker recognizing the Edwards Hotel at 235 Capitol Street in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. One of Jackson’s historically most famous hotels is also the site of performances by legendary music artists and several early blues and gospel recordings. The location of this hotel has a long history…

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  • by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional editing by Brenda Germany The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trail Series at the marker recognizing the Alamo Theatre at 333 North Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to 1949, the theatre occupied two previous locations in the area, first at 134 North Farish Street in 1915 and later at 123 West Amite Street, just off Farish, in the 1920s.…

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