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GIVING IT BACK X
MUDCAT, NORTHSIDE TAVERN, MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION, & the ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY
Saturday and Sunday, June 26 & 27, 1999
Two full days of blues honoring:
PRECIOUS BRYANT and 'CHICAGO' BOB NELSON
performers included:

precious bryant Precious Bryant, Frank Edwards, Cora Mae Bryant, Essie Mae Brooks, Eddie Tigner, Cootie Stark, Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, James Davis, Rufus McKenzie, Stoney Brooks & JuJu Root, Slim Fatz, Mudcat, Breeze Kings, Jungle Jim & the Swing Sets, Ross Pead, Ray Chesna, Hoodoo Blue, Sammy Blue, Four Souls, Captain Luke, Kim Seay, Albert White, Ton-O-Honey, Curtis Smith, John Ferguson Jr., Macavine Hayes, Brothers in the Kitchen, Sandra Littell, Neal Pattman, Alvin 'Little Pink' Anderson, Jerry 'Boogie' McCain, Chicago Bob Nelson.*
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PRECIOUS
BRYANT
'CHICAGO'
BOB NELSON




BL U E S



It all started here, March 24 & 25, 1995 when Cora Mae Bryant and Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck acted on their idea to give back to the performers who contributed so much to the world of blues.
Honorees were Frank Edwards and Curley Weaver
Among the performers that weekend:

Curley Weaver
Frank Edwards, Cora Mae Bryant, Mama Watkins, Mudcat, Jon Payne, Willie Peabo, Pigiron, Felix and the Cats, Ray Chesna, Little Brother, Sheffield/Web, Spike Driver, Lee Griffin, Slim Fatz, Stoney Brooks & JuJu Root...Also featured was a documentary by Jim Ransom Frank Edwards
CURLEY WEAVER FRANK EDWARDS






And then, July 14 & 15 & 16, 1995 Giving it back II:
Honorees: Grady "Fats" Jackson and Savannah "Dip" Weaver
Among the artists on stage:

dip Weaver Pigiron, Deke Dean & Lonely Ave, Stoney Brooks & JuJu Root, Ian "Wonderboy" Harper, Heapa Trouble, Ross Pead, Slim Fatz, Code Blue, Snookie Ray Vegas, Blacktop Rockets, Jon Payne, Blue Heaven, Spike Driver, Grooveology, Flavor Kings, Mudcat, Cora Mae Bryant, Beverly "Mama" Watkins, Blue Notes, Albert Fisher & the Electraglides, Brian & Jodie Mesler, Ron Cooley's Hard Time Blues Band, Little Brother, The Excellos, Ray Chesna, The Healers, Frank Edwards, Frankie Lee & the Solid Senders Fats Jackson
SAVANNAH "DIP"
WEAVER
GRADY "FATS"
JACKSON

There's a certain kind of blues. It's Traditional, it's Southern, it's American, it's Borne from the Soul and it's coming back!


Mudcat and the Northside Tavern did it again November 4, 1995 with
Giving it back III:
Honoring Cora Mae Bryant and Buddy Moss
Feature Performers:

Cora Mae Bryant "Barrelhouse" Bob Page, Beverly "Momma" Watkins, Chicken Shack, Cora Mae Bryant, The Delta 88's, Frank Edwards, Ian Harper, Jon Payne, The Meslers, Mudcat, Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman, Pigiron, Ray Chesna, Ross Pead & Rick Cheney, Sheffield/Web, Shelton Powe, Slim fatz.
Stoney Brooks & Snookie Roy Vegas were Masters of Ceremonies
Buddy Moss
CORA MAE BRYANT BUDDY MOSS


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May 4 & 5, 1996 Mudcat, Northside Tavern and the Atlanta Blues Society presented Giving it back IV
to celebrate Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman and Piano Red
Performers included:

Piano Red Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Bo Weevil, Code Blue, Cora Mae Bryant, Delta 88's, the Excello's, Flavor Kings, Frank Edwards, the Healers, Jon Payne, the Jumpkings, Little Brother, the Meslers, Mike Veal & Blues DeVille, Mudcat, Mystery Train, Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman, Pigiron & the Back Bayou Band, Ray Chesna, Reddog, Ross Pead, Sammy Blue, Sheffield/Webb, Shelton Powe & Carlos "Mr Breeze" Capote, Slim fatz, Snooky R. Vegas, the Soulchamps, Stoney Brooks & Ju Ju Root... Neal Pattman
PIANO RED NEAL PATTMAN






September 28 & 29, 1996 Mudcat, Northside Tavern and the Atlanta Blues Society presented Giving it back V
to celebrate Sam Gill and Willie McTell
Performers included:

Willie McTell Bo Weevil, Beverly Watkins, Blue Heaven, Cora Mae Bryant, Delta 88's, Frank Edwards, Evan Lee & the Piedmont Playboys, Slim fatz, Gary Strickland, Sheffield/Webb, Ross Pead, Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman, Snookie Roy Vegas, The Jimmie Robinson Band, Ray Chesna, Pigiron, Mudcat, Shelton Powe, Stella Blue, Hal Beaver/Blackgrass, Stoney Brooks & Ju Ju Root... Sam Gill
WILLIE McTELL SAM GILL



Northside Tavern, 1058 Howell Mill Road, (404)874-8745


June 8 Mudcat, Northside Tavern, Music Maker Relief Foundation and the Atlanta Blues Society presented Giving it back VI
to pay tribute to Cootie Stark and Guitar Gabriel
Performers included:

Cooty Stark Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant, Captain Luke, Mudcat, Macavine Hayes, Ross Pead, Frank Edwards, Tim Duffy, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Stoney Brooks & Ju Ju Root, Ray Chesna, Carlos "Mr. Breeze" Capote, Delta 88's, Bo Weevil, Shelton Powe, Trio Nocturna, Pigiron, Little Brother, Neal Pattman, Hair of the Dog... The festivities began with a Gospel Brunch! Guitar Gabriel
COOTIE STARK GUITAR GABRIEL







October 25, 1997 Mudcat, Northside Tavern and Music Maker Relief Foundation gave us Giving it back VII
to celebrate the lives and music of Barbecue Bob and Pink Anderson
Performers included:

Barbecue Bob Bo Weevil, Beverly Watkins, Blue Heaven, Cora Mae Bryant, Delta 88's, Frank Edwards, Evan Lee & the Piedmont Playboys, Slim fatz, Gary Strickland, Sheffield/Webb, Ross Pead, Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman, Snookie Roy Vegas, The Jimmie Robinson Band, Ray Chesna, Pigiron, Mudcat, Shelton Powe, Stella Blue, Hal Beaver/Blackgrass, Stoney Brooks & Ju Ju Root... Pink Anderson
BARBECUE BOB PINK ANDERSON



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GIVING IT BACK VIII
March 13, 14 and 15, 1998 MUDCAT, MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION, NORTHSIDE TAVERN, & THE ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY presented the celebration giving honor to
STONEY BROOKS and EDDIE TIGNER
Portraits of these two music greats were unveiled and joined others on permanent display at the Northside Tavern.
lasting 2 1/2 days, the performers included:

Stoney Brooks Eddie Tigner, Stoney Brooks, Frank Edwards, Cootie Stark, Cora Mae Bryant, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Essie Mae Brooks, James Davis, Rufus McKenzie, Mudcat, Fatt Bottom Blues Band, Little Brother, Chicago Bob Nelson, Slim Fats, Bo-Weevil, Little Cat & the Bonedaddies, Delta 88's, Jump Kings, King Johnson, Heaven Davis, Ray Chesna, Johnny Knox, Hair of the Dog, Breeze Kings, Lee Griffin, Little Joey, Sandra Littell, Tim Duffy, John Ferguson... Eddie Tigner
STONEY BROOKS EDDIE TIGNER



Paintings by Drew Galloway



MUDCAT, NORTHSIDE TAVERN, MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION, & the ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY
GIVING IT BACK IX honored
'BLIND BOY' FULLER and LUTHER 'HOUSEROCKER' JOHNSON
November 28 & 29, 1998 at the Northside Tavern in Atlanta.
2 full days of incredible blues and roots music!
performers included:

blind boy fuller Frank Edwards, Cora Mae Bryant, Essie Mae Brooks, Luther 'Houserocker' Johnson, Eddie Tigner, Cootie Stark, Albert White, Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, James Davis, Alvin 'Little Pink' Anderson, Pete Willis, Reddog, Rufus McKenzie, Curtis Smith, Stoney Brooks & JuJu Root, Slim Fatz, Mudcat, Piedmont Playboys, Ross Pead, Ray Chesna, Fat Bottom Blues Band, Snookie Roy Vegas, Tinsley Ellis, Joe's Jambalaya, Code Blue, Bo Weevil, Bones, Sons of the Blues, Hoodoo Blue, Heaven Davis, The Breeze, Sammy Blue, Sean Costello, Sandra Littel, Little Brother, Little Joey. luther johnson
'BLIND BOY'
FULLER
LUTHER
'HOUSEROCKER'
JOHNSON




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