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Harold Melvin's Blue Notes to headline 2014 Blues on the River

Posted By on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM


Though founder and sometimes front man Harold Melvin died in 1997, his group the Blue Notes are still very much around and will headline this year's Blues on the River, brought to us by KOKY and set to be held at the First Security Amphitheater on May 3. The group launched Teddy Pendergrass' career, were crucial to the development of Philly Soul and disco, sued Neil Young for stealing their name in the late `80s and reunited for last year's Soul Train cruise. They're absolutely one of the most important bands of the 1970s:"You without me is like Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes," as Snoop Dogg said on the intro to "Doggy Dogg World." 

Also performing will be Tawanna Campbell, Billy "Soul" Bonds, OB Buchana, Willie P. and Jaye Hammer. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on the day, and will be available at Uncle T's Food Mart, the Record Rack (in Pine Bluff), Lindsey's Bar-B-Que, Butler Furniture Depot and Ugly Mike's. 
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