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John Hammond, Booker T. Jones, Pop Staples and Muddy Waters Featured On Mojo Magazine CD of Hendrix Influences

Rosebud artists John Hammond, Booker T. Jones, Pop Staples and Muddy Waters are given their due on Mojo Magazine's CD, "The Roots of Hendrix: 15 Tracks That Inspired the Legend". The CD, which is included with the December issue, is a collection of music that helped shape one of the world’s most influential guitar players. The CD features "So Many Roads, So Many Trains" by John Hammond, "It’s Your Thing" from Booker T. and the M.G.s, "What’d I Say" by Steve Cropper, Pop Staples & Albert King, and Muddy Waters’ "Hoochie Coochie Man." Notes on the CD reference John Hammond's advice to Jimi after they became friends playing together in the East Village.

Tommy Castro Honored With Leadership Award

Tommy Castro was honored with a Leadership Award by The Portuguese American Leadership Council of the US (PALCUS) at a gala ceremony in Newark, NJ on November 12, 2005. PALCUS is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC whose mission is to address the concerns of the Portuguese-American community. The Leadership Award is given to Portuguese-Americans who have achieved success in their chosen field. Tommy Castro, currently on tour to support his new DVD Whole Lotta’ Soul and CD Soul Shaker, was honored to receive the award.

Bettye LaVette, Duke Robillard and Tommy Castro - Let the "Best Ofs" Begin

The year end "Best of" lists have begun again and Bettye LaVette, Duke Robillard and Tommy Castro are among those honored so far. Bettye LaVette's album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise garnered the #2 spot in the R&B/Soul category and #59 overall in Amazon's annual "Editor's Picks" list. In the Blues category, The Duke Robillard Band's The Duke Meets the Earl was named #3 and The Tommy Castro Band's Soul Shaker came in at #5.

For more information and purchase CDs, please visit Amazon's annual "Editor's Picks".

Duke Robillard and Mavis Staples Nominated In Canada's Maple Blues Awards

Duke Robillard and Mavis Staples have each been nominated in the category of International Artist of the Year in the 2005 Maple Blues Awards. Duke Robillard has dominated the category in recent years winning the award each year from 2001 through 2003. The awards are presented by The Toronto Blues Society. Online voting begins November 15th with winners to be announced January 16, 2006.

For more information on the awards and voting, please visit Maple Blues Awards website.

Daby Touré Nominated for BBC World Music Award

Daby Touré has been nominated in the BBC World Music Awards for 2006. Daby is one of four artists nominated as best Newcomer for the award which will be announced in January. Daby will perform in the US in January at globalFEST in New York and will return to North America in the summer of 2006 to follow up last year’s very successful debut tour here.

Watch for more updates at the World Music Awards website.

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