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Paris Blues and the B.B. King Blues Club Honor a Night of Blues

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If you are visiting Harlem and want to hear some live music, trek on over to Paris Blues, where the customers are old school, some even wearing zoot suits and snake skin boots. While there, you are sure to run into Sam Hargress, Jr., the owner of the legendary club located at 2021 7th Avenue, in the ‘heart’ of Harlem. The jazz music is great and reminiscent of an old New Orleans jazz house. The small place with an outdoor patio fills up fast and you’ll probably be lucky to get a seat if you’re not there a little early. In 1969, Samuel Hargress, Jr., opened and continues to manage Paris Blues. The club has seen many a blues and jazz Great perform and reside in its midst, in some ways serving as an historic steward over the village of Harlem watching it change while in some case remaining the same.


The Paris Blues Club will honor Blues Lovers from 8:00 pm to 12 Midnight, Wednesday, October 11th, at B.B. KING Blues Club on 42ndStreet at TIMES SQUARE. The evening will feature TYRONE GOVAN and his All-Star Blues/Jazz Band DER SECRETE, and the release of his new CD “CHAMPAGNE LADY.The event promises to be an amazing night of music the likes of which you have never heard,” claims Hargrass. “We’re gonna crank ‘em up downtown and rock the house! We’ll show ’em what Harlem can do!”

The occasion will bring out several Elected Officials and other VIPs including Geoffrey Eaton, former Chief of Staff for Congressman Charles Chi Mitchell, 1st female Commander of the Harlem American Legion Post. Councilmember Bill Perkins will honor Sam Hargress, Jr., with a LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for “Keeping The Blues Alive” in the BIG APPLE since 1969! “It is a privilege to merge these two popular neighborhoods in Manhattan showing the diversity and oneness of all New Yorkers,” stated Perkins.

BB’s Blues Club is located at 237 West 42ndSt, NYC (Times Sq.) Club Phone: 212-997-4144. B.B. King’s Blues club is world renowned for offering some of the best music, best Southern food and Southern Hospitality in NYC. So come out and join the fun and excitement as well as festivities!

Interested parties can purchase tickets in advance for $10 and pay $15 at the door. Call the B.B. King Club box office at 212-307-7171, go online at or at

Get your tickets early, this event will sell out!

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About the Author

Journalist and radio host, Deardra Shuler, has a background in publishing, theatre, concert promotion, producing and was the former PR chairman of FESPACO, an African film festival in Burkino Faso. She reviews books, plays, theater and movies. Her short story was published by Penquin Books in Aurielle Ford's book "Mystical Souvenirs." Deardra has her own blog under Writblog and writes for several African American publications in New York. She has a column and radio show in Sweden entitled Music Pastures. Her show Topically Yours is on the Blakeradio Network, Rainbow Soul. She also produces and facilitates other radio programs that she has brought to the BlakeRadio network.

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