Announcing the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival.
August 1st through 3rd in Newport, RI.
Tickets on sale now at http://www.newportjazzfest.org/
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of legendary southern soul recording artist Jimmy Hughes. A cousin of Percy Sledge, Jimmy began in a gospel group and later had a big hit with "Steal Away." Recorded in one take, the song has been cited as "a prototype not only for subsequent soul singers such as Johnny Taylor and Al Green, but would help define the signature Muscle Shoals sound." It all starts at 7pm!!!