Circle Of Friends Of The Blues

A gathering of Blues and soul music aficionados,musicians,promoters,booking agents,publishers,consultants,writers,artist,photographers and radio personalities delicated to preserving Blues and soul music,and letting people know that there is still some great music out there.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hi I'm Donna Lynne, I'm a "non-writing" singer in need of original blues material to record on my debut cd.
Style wise I prefer an Etta James - BB King sound. I'm in Reno, Nevada where the resources are pretty limited. I would like to know if you could put me in touch with a writer(s) or someone that could help me find original songs? I also need an arranger to re-vamp covers. I would really appreciate any help you could offer. A little about me, I am the niece of Blues legend "Little" Joe Blue. Above is a picture of Joe & myself, this was one of the last photos we'd taken. He was in Los Angeles at Eve Jim studio where he was there working with Leon Haywood on his last CD, and, that was back in October of 1989, and I was there for moral support. He was so so sick, but he got through it! .... You know, to me he was just my uncle Joe, It wasn't 'till the last year that I got to know him as "Little Joe Blue" the artist. WOW what a fantastic entertainer he was. That man could sing & play that guitar. I used to play bass guitar back then, and I didn't know Joe the artist 'till I got to spend some quality time with him! What a loss ... You can reach me at

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Roni(Rhonda):Born January 25,19xx and raised in Mendenhall,MS. Rhonda is a not a mere amateur to the music scene. She began her singing at the age of 5 in her home church choir well into adulthood. Rhonda first came on the music scene as a background singer for Nathaniel Kimble then went on to background for Sir Charles Jones",the legendary Bobby Rush "The King of Southern Soul", and the amazing "Jazzy Jeff Floyd.
BigK9 From the Dawg Pound Said:Roni is A star on the rise. Her debut album "CALL ME" Is da bomb.It include the hit singles "Call Me","Love Grows","Not Gonna Beg" and my personal favorite "Wrong Place Wrong Time"(A tribute to the late Jackie Neal.)For more on this rising star see her web site Sexy Lady Of Southern Soul

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pat "Miss Equal Opportunity was Born Pat Rush September 14,19?? in Meridian, Mississippi.In grade school she participated in, and won, numerous talent shows as a part of her musical beginning. She attended Harris Jr. College, also in Meridian, where she joined a group called The Dynamics which later became The Commodores. As a child, her Idols and babysitters were Merdian natives David Ruffin(The Temptations) and Jimmy Ruffin,brother of David and a great professional singer and song writer.Pat was also influenced by Al "Show And Tell) Wilson. They pushed or inspired her to continue to sing and work hard. They gave her encouragement to be successful with her singing career. After Jr. college, Pat attended Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi where she performed with numerous local and professional groups. After college, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi where she live at this time. She have performed with the following artists, either as a a part of their show or as the opening act, such as: B.B. King, Percy Sledge, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Rush, Al Green, Johnny Taylor, Willie Clayton,her hero and mentor. Pat have performed primarily in the south, but also in Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, St. Louis, San Fransisco, Long Beach, Milwaukee, Miami, Helsinki Finland and Amsterdam, Holland. Her wish is that this is only the beginning of a long streak of hit albums that You, the Public, will love and enjoy, and also that she will continue to give you only the best her music which she feel that You, the public, deserve. Please check her out at Pat Brown Miss Equal Opportunity