Music history and highlights that have happened on February 7th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1941: Frank Sinatra and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record “Everything Happens to Me”. 1944: Bing Crosby records “Swinging on a Star” for Decca Records in Los Angeles. 1964: The Beatles land at JFK Airport in […]
These young men have been called up for national duty where they will initially deploy to Kuwait. Helping them with what to expect during their 400 deployment overseas, Sgt. Mario Brown from Afghanistan and Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy attended the celebratory deployment event at the Bus station.
Music history and highlights that have happened on February 6th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1943: Frank Sinatra debuts on radio show “Your Hit Parade”. 1965: Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts. 1945: Bob Marley born in St. Ann, Jamaica. 1950: Natalie Cole […]
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is proud to announce its February 2018 faculty and staff Employees of the Month. Honored as the faculty Employee of the Month is Brad Anthony Bernard originally from Milwaukee, WI. Bernard has served as an art instructor in the Department of Fine Arts for three and a half years. Prior […]
Music history and highlights that have happened on February 5th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll! 1887: Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Othello” opens in La Scala, Italy. 1897: The first showing of a motion picture ever in Hawaii (at the Hawaiian Opera House). 1923: Country singer Claude King (“Wolverton Mountain”) born in […]
Congratulations are in order to Clarksdale Public Utilities for being cited as February 2018 Member of the Month by the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber extended an appreciation to CPU for all its wonderful civic-minded activities and involvement within our community, and CPU’s continued support of the Chamber.
Music history and highlights that have happened on February 4th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1924: Jazz great Louis Armstrong marries pianist Lil Armstrong. 1938: “Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” opens on Broadway. 1939: Frank Sinatra’s first wedding with Nancy Barbato. 1938: Blues guitarist Joe Beard (“No More Cherry Rose”) […]
Some 200 people have looked at “The Devil Showed Me How” over the last few days. It’s been shared on Facebook some 50 times. It is a story of a man in Clarksdale, Mississippi claims to have sold his soul to the Devil in order to make his living by playing dice and cards. It […]
“Boogie Chillen’” was both John Lee Hooker’s first recording, and his first hit record. Backed by his song “Sally May”, it was recorded in 1948 and it hit No. 1 in the U.S. R&B chart in 1949. Including in “Boogie Chillen’” is Hooker’s vocal, guitar playing and foot stomps. His vocal alternates between spoken word […]
Music history and highlights than have happened on February 3rd… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1809: Composer and pianist Felix Mendelssohn forn in Hamburg, Germany. 1911: Blues singer Jesse “Babyface” Thomas born in Logansport, Louisiana. 1935: Johnny “Guitar” Watson born in Houston. 1943: The Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards born […]