Port City Blues Society

Blues in Pine Bluff Arkansas

PCBS Players | Port City Blues Society

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All proceeds from the streams and downloads of this track will be donated to “The Van”, an organization dedicated to providing support services to the homeless in the central Arkansas area.

“Livin on the Street” was recorded by seven musicians at five socially distant Arkansas studios located in Star City, Pine Bluff, Bryant and North Little Rock, Arkansas. The track is the fourth of a series of tracks being produced by the Port City Blues Society Players entitled “Socially Distant Blues”. Now available on Bandcamp and soon to be available on Apple/iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other streaming/download locations.

The track is a form of one chord Delta Blues featuring vocals and dynamic improvised instrumental phrases provided by the musicians. Many early blues songs and chants were of the one chord form. Later, musicians such as Robert Petway, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker often incorporated the one chord Blues form in their recordings. The vocals and instrumental improvisations on this recording add a flavor that may also remind you of Elvin Bishop or The Grateful Dead. The lyrics are the lament of a homeless man telling of his attempt to get by while living on the street.

Musician Credits:
Jerry McCoy – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitar Fills
Ben Arrington - Bass
George "Butch" Scaife - Rhythm Guitars
Dave Sadler – Lead Guitar, Diatonic Harmonica
Bill “Blues Boy Jag” Jagitsch - Lead Cigar Box Guitar, Lead Guitar
Debra Bell-Willis – Backing Vocals
Steve Massengale - Drums

Writers/Composers:
George Walter Scaife, BMI
Final Mix and Mastering Engineer: George “Butch” Scaife
Spiraling Media Studios

Background Vocal Engineer: Roscoe Willis

Record Label:
Major 3rd Records

Sound Recording ℗ Copyright 2020 - All Rights Reserved
I Love How You Used To”, an original composition, was produced and performed by the Port City Blues Society Players. The track was recorded by 6 musicians at 6 socially distant Arkansas studios located in Pine Bluff, Bryant, Little Rock and North Little Rock. “I Love How You Used To” is the second of a series of tracks being produced entitled “Socially Distant Blues Sessions”. Each track, when released, will be available for streaming and downloading on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio and other popular services.

One hundred percent
of all proceeds generated from each track of “Socially Distant Blues Sessions” will be donated to a selected charity. The proceeds from Track 2 - “I Love How You Used to” will be donated to “Black Lives Matter, Global Network (blacklivesmatter.com)”. Proceeds from streams and downloads of this track will go to help this worthy organization.

The
Port City Blues Society is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status operating exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Port City Blues Society’s mission is to educate the public and perpetuate the Delta Blues art form on a local and regional level. Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Arkansas have a rich Delta Blues heritage. It is a story that needs to be preserved and kept alive for future generations. We believe that this heritage can play a significant role in the revitalization efforts that are currently underway in Pine Bluff.

The
Port City Blues Society hosts a weekly blues jam in historic downtown Pine Bluff each and every Wednesday evening. The purpose of the weekly blues jam is to provide regional Blues artists a venue in which to perform the art form for the general public and fellow musicians. It is a relaxed atmosphere in which every attending musician gets to participate.

Musician Credits:

George “Butch” Scaife - Lead Guitar No. 1, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals; Dave Sadler - Lead Guitar No. 2 Gene “Pops” Cooper, Keyboards; Bill “Blues Boy Jag” Jagitsch – Lead Guitar No. 3; Roscoe Willis - Bass; Steve Massengale – Drums
Produced by George Scaife
Mix and Mastering Engineer: George “Butch” Scaife, Spiraling Media Studios, Bryant, AR Composer/Writer: GEORGE WALTER SCAIFE BMI Record Label: Major 3rd Records

Sound Recording Copyright 2020 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
"Pine Bluff Arkansas Blues”, an original composition, was produced and performed by the Port City Blues Society Players. The track was recorded by six musicians at five socially distant Arkansas studios located in Pine Bluff, Bryant, Little Rock and North Little Rock. “Pine Bluff Arkansas Blues” is the first of a series of tracks being produced entitled “Socially Distant Blues Sessions”. Each track, when released, will be available for streaming and downloading (worldwide distribution) on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio and other popular services. More tracks with more musicians are in the making.

One hundred percent of all proceeds generated from each track of “Socially Distant Blues Sessions” will be donated to a selected charity.

The proceeds from Track 1 - “Pine Bluff Arkansas Blues” will be donated to “Blues for A Cause, A Helping Hand”, a charity organization run by Pine Bluff’s own, Joe Powell. “Blues for a Cause, A Helping Hand” was created to help the families of cancer patients through difficult times. Proceeds from streams and downloads of this track will go to help this worthy organization.

Musician Credits:

George “Butch” Scaife - Lead Guitar No. 1, Rhythm Guitar
Dave Sadler - Vocals, Lead Guitar No. 2
Debra Bell-Willis - Vocals
Bill “Blues Boy Jag” Jagitsch - Lead Resonator Guitar
Roscoe Willis - Bass
Steve Massengale – Drums

Mix and Mastering Engineer: George “Butch” Scaife, Spiraling Media Studios

Writer/Composer: GEORGE WALTER SCAIFE BMI

Record Label: Major 3rd Records

Sound Recording ℗ Copyright 2020 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Port City Blues” was recorded by four musicians at three socially distant Arkansas studios located in Pine Bluff and Bryant Arkansas. The track is the third of a series of tracks being produced entitled “Socially Distant Blues Sessions”.

The track is the result of the creative collaboration of
Debra Bell-Willis and Roscoe Willis. The track is a unique blend of Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Southern Soul R&B and Gospel. The lyrics during the vocal break-down tell the story of how the Blues began:

It started down in the Delta in fields as white as snow

Had to find a way of talkin’ so that everybody wouldn’t know

It turned into a feeling you just can’t keep inside

But once it grabs a hold of you it’ll take you for a ride

You can say what you want to, but ain’t nothing like the Port City Blues

Hush, hush, somebody’s callin’


All proceeds from the streams and downloads of the track will be donated to “
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeast Arkansas”, an organization dedicated to providing support and crisis intervention for children who have been victims of abuse.

Vocals: Debra Bell-Willis

Bass, Lead Bass, Keyboards, Horns, Drums: Roscoe Willis

Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar: Dave Sadler

Rhythm Guitar: George "Butch" Scaife

Writers/Composers: Debra Bell-Willis, BMI, Cloyd R. Willis, BMI

Mix Engineer: Cloyd R. Willis

Final Mix and Mastering Engineer: George “Butch” Scaife, Spiraling Media Studios

Record Label: SweetSouthernSoul Records • Release Date: July 14, 2020 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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