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Jimmy “T99” Nelson At Houston’s Rhythm Room   Leave a comment

T-99 Nelson (1 of 1) grunge art blog IIJimmy “T99” Nelson At Houston’s Rhythm Room On Washington Street (September 13, 2003) — Computer Art by kenne

Jimmy “T99” Nelson (April 7, 1919 – July 29, 2007) was an American jump blues and rhythm and blues shouter and songwriter. With a recording career that spanned over 50 years, Jimmy “T99” Nelson became a distinguished elder statesman of American music. His best known recordings are “T-99 Blues” and “Meet Me With Your Black Dress On”. Nelson notably worked with Duke Robillard and Otis Grand.
— Source: Wikipedia

Houston’s Rhythm Room Revisited   2 comments

Posting from November 28, 2005 on 360.yahoo.com/kenneturner.

rhythm-room-collage-blogMark May & “T-99″ Nelson Collage at Houston’s Rhythm Room by kenne

The Rhythm Room

There was a place
Near downtown
Always rock’n
Embracing the sound
Echoing in time
Without a clock —
Down in old H-Town.

More than a room,
The grandest of joints
Rhythm was its fame
So no need to point
For people all knew
Blues was its claim —
Down in old H-Town.

Music recorded live
By Smoke’n Joe
For everyone to hear
From far and wide —
Blues lovers know
The music lives on
Down in old H-Town.

The room’s now gone
Replaced by condos
So too the sound
Losing out to big doe —
Rhythm in the blues
Forever to be found
Down in old H-Town.

— kenne

Happy 420 Day   1 comment

Yesterday was 420 Day and with a posting on the Houston Blues Society’s Facebook page by Guy Schwartz (The New Jack Hippies), it brought back memories of Houston’s Rhythm Room.

Rythem Room 3-8-0300053 Tommie Lee Bradley blogTommie Lee Bradley, Guy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies at  The Rhythm Room,– Image by kenne March 8, 2003

The Rhythm Room

There was a place
Somewhere near downtown
Always rock’n
Embracing the sound
Echoing in time
Without an hour clock.
Down in old H-town.

More than a room,
The grandest of joints
Rhythm was its fame
So no need to point
For people all knew
Blues was its claim
Down in old H-town.

The Room now gone
Replaced by many
So to the sound
Losing out to money
Rhythm in the blues
Forever to be found
Down in old H-town.

kenne

(First Posted Jun 13, 2010)

The following images were taken March 2003 at one of KPFT‘s Joe’s Roadhouse live shows from the Rhythm Room; followed by the Guy Schwartz and The New Jack Hippies video, “Roll My Own.” 

kenne

Rythem Room 3-8-0300058 Joe & Guy blogJoe Montes Introducing Guy Schwartz and The New Jack Hippies 

Rythem Room 3-8-0300043 New Jack Hippies blogGuy Schwartz and The New Jack Hippies

Rythem Room 3-8-0300052 Tommie & Guy blogTommy Lee Bradley & Guy Schwartz 

Rythem Room 3-8-0300059 New Jack Hippies blogGuy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies

Rythem Room 3-8-0300063 Gloria Edwards & Guy blogGloria (Soul Queen of Texas) Edwards & Guy Schwartz 

Rythem Room 3-8-0300068 gloria & guy blogGloria (Queen of Soul) Edwards & Guy Schwartz 

Rythem Room 3-8-0300072 Trudy Lynn blogTrudy Lynn & The New Jack Hippies

Rythem Room 3-8-0300078 Trudy & Guy blogTrudy Lynn & Guy Schwartz 

Guy Schwartz – I Roll My Own (weed music video)


 

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