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B.B. King’s last Indianola homecoming concert, Sunday 5/25/14

He will be playing for free in the afternoon in the park.  The festival closer at Club Ebony will be a show with Bobby Rush instead of B.B. King.

This is truly the end of an era, and of a historic run.  I’ve very glad of all the times I saw him perform, […]

Long Ago Concerts At Ole Miss

With Neil Young and Crazy Horse on tour again, I was remembering one of the first real concerts I ever saw:  B.B. King and Crazy Horse at Tad Smith at Ole Miss circa 1972.   I posted about it on Facebook, and asked who might remember it and got nothing (I’m still waiting to […]

Sunday Morning Various

The Clarion Ledger reports that Judge Rhesa Barksdale of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is taking senior status.  I argued before the first panel of cases he heard on taking the bench… Does this mean I’m getting old?

The C/L also has a story about the success of the B.B. King museum’s first […]

B.B. King describes his first encounter with Howlin’ Wolf

Scott Barretta quotes it, from an interview in the UK Telegraph.

Sunday Morning Various

The Texas legal blog Grits for Breakfast has the best account of the recent decision in the Charles Dean Hood extreme ex part contact case– he’s calling it “sex parte contact.” And the description of the many and various problems with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He begins: “March and April were […]