|MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES INC.
An Entertainment company established 2003
If you need to book a band for a festival, club or private party contact us.
If you need a musician for a documentary or a movie contact us.
Our Musicians perform Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul ......& more
Our Musicians are featured in Magazines, Articles, Coffee Table Books etc.
We give you Musicians with International and National experience performing music from the roots blues to the modern
cutting edge - appealing to every generation of music lover.
|Presenting to you the Legendary Musicians of Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel - Roscoe Robinson and Cash McCall
Presenting to you Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Mickey Rogers, and Jesse Robinson
Presenting to you Heather Crosse and the SweeTones with Lee Williams on Drums * Presenting to you Terry Big T Williams * Presenting to you David Dunavent
|Bill Howl-Madd Perry
|Cash McCall (Maurice Dollison)
|ROSCOE ROBINSON AND THE BIRMINGHAM BLIND BOYS
Roscoe Robinson is one of the great musical talents in both Gospel and Blues.
He was born in Dermott, Arkansas and went to school there before going into music full time.
His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label recorded in 1963 in Chicago,
Illinois. He then went on to have follow-up hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He
has sung with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha
Franklin, Lou Rawls, and many others.
His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve Been Good To Me”, and
“Father I Stretch My Hand Up to Thee”.
After many years of singing with the “Blind Boys of Mississippi,” he started singing with the
Grammy award-winning “Blind Boys of Alabama.”
His gospel work has earned Roscoe induction twice into the “American Quartet Hall of Fame” as a
member of the “Blind Boys of Mississippi” and the “Blind Boys of Alabama”. He his first recording
experience was in Jackson, Mississippi at Trumpet Records.
Rosco Robinson's extensive discography is found on All Music
|CASH MCCALL (MAURICE DOLLISON)
Guitarist Cash McCall has segued from gospel to soul to blues over a distinguished career spanning
more than three decades. Gospel was Dollison's initial passion -- he sang with the Gospel Songbirds
(he also played guitar with the group, recording with them for Excello in 1964 with fellow future R&B
hitmaker Otis Clay singing lead) and the Pilgrim Jubilee Singers.
He waxed his first secular single, the two-part workout "Earth Worm," for One-derful Records'
M-Pac! subsidiary in 1963 as Maurice Dollison. In 1966, he made a demo of a soul number called
"When You Wake Up" that he had penned with producer Monk Higgins. He was doubtless shocked to
learn of its subsequent release on the Thomas label, billed to one Cash McCall! The tune proved a
national R&B hit, sending the newly christened McCall on the road with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars
(others on the bill: Lou Christie and Mitch Ryder).
McCall was a valuable session guitarist and composer at Chess, learning the business end of his
trade from Chess in-house legend Willie Dixon. McCall's blues leanings grew more prominent during
the next decade. He cut an LP for Paula in 1973 called Omega Man before relocating to L.A. in 1976.
In 1983 McCall released his first solo record in ten years, No More Doggin', and followed it up with
Cash Up Front in 1987. McCall's ties to Willie Dixon remained strong, he co-produced Dixon's
Grammy-winning Hidden Charms in 1988 and worked as a sideman with Dixon's band, the All-Stars.
McCall has since toured frequently as a solo blues artist and has often appeared on stage with the
Chicago Rythym and Blues Kings (who were formerly known as the Mellow Fellows), backed singer
Big Twist, and performed in the Chicago Blues Review.
Cash McCall has written numerous best sellers for top Artists. Cash (Maurice Dollison, Jr.) has
enjoyed success in a variety of guises. As blues guitarist Cash McCall, he recorded such mid-60s
R&B hits as "When You Wake Up" and toured as part of Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars. A session
guitarist for Minnie Ripperton, Natalie Cole, Etta James, Willie Dixon, the Temptations, the Drifters,
the Coasters and the Rotary Connection, he penned top ten pop and R&B tunes for Otis Clay, Etta
James, Ramsey Lews, Phil Upchurch and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
|BILL HOWL-N-MADD PERRY
Featured in Living Blues-Dec. 2013
An Evening of Blues - Feb 7 & 8 - Italy
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry’s music keeps blues lovers on the dance floor. Bill’s show is mostly original
songs with some of the favorite cover songs included. His most recent CD “The Clarksdale
Sessions” was chosen from a global list of CD’s by The International Blues Challenge as one of the
top five self-produced CD’s.
Perry began his career in Chicago. In his early career he wrote for musicians such as Lil Johnny
Taylor, Ted Taylor, and Cash McCall. He worked for Phil Chess as a studio musician and for Stan
Lewis, where he wrote for Jewel Paula Records. He did a stint writing for J.J. Taylor on a Willie
Dixon Label. Later he joined up with Little Milton for a while and then started his own band. He has
toured throughout the U.S and also spent a year touring in Indonesia.
Bill is a legendary Blues Musicians who is noted on three of the Historical Mississippi Blues Trail
Markers. One is located in front of Po Monkey’s Juke Joint in Merigold, MS; another is located on the
square in Oxford, Mississippi and one is located in front of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale,
Mississippi. Bill is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster.
Performed in Way of War with Cuba Gooding Jr. and with Gene Simmons on the Gene Simmons
Family Jewels Show. Performed at Lincoln Center NYC in 2012.http://www.cdbaby.
Jesse Robinson and the 500 lbs of Blues Band
Jesse Robinson has a long and rich history as a professional musician. Jesse Robinson Band
opened for B.B. King at the Gala for the B.B. King Museum opening. Jesse has performed for the
Mississippi Picnic in New York City Central Park.. He has performed internationally, and
nationally. Jesse was honored with the Jackson Music Award - The King Mose Memorial Award.
Jesse is noted on five of the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers. He is on the Mississippi Blues Trail
Marker at the site of the Subway Lounge Marker, Jackson, MS; the Cassandra Wilson Marker,
Jackson, MS; The Gold Coast Marker, Jackson, MS; the Holmes County Blues Marker, Tchula, MS;
and The Queen of Hearts Marker in Jackson, MS. Jesse at one time was the band leader for Little
Milton and at another time for Bobby Rush. Jesse spent some time in Chicago where he sat in with
blues greats such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Freddie King and Magic Sam. For many years Jesse’
s band played seven nights a week at the Avalon Court on Highway 49 and later he hosted the Blue
Mondays at Dorsey’s bringing guests Z.Z. Hill and others. Jesse continues to perform as a solo act
as well as with Jesse Robinson and the 500 Pounds of Blues Band. Jesse Robinson is the
Bedrock of Jackson, Mississippi Blues
|MICKEY ROGERS AND THE SOUL BLUES BAND
Awarded Blues Musician of the Year by The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola
Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi" Mickey
Rogers received the Eugene Powell *Sonny Boy Nelson 11th Annual Award which reads " In recognition of
Playing Music in the Mississippi Delta Blues Tradition". Mickey is honored with a stone on the Musician Walk of
Fame in Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster.
Mickey spent his young years living in Chicago and Mississippi. He spent some years in Detroit. In recent years
he has resided in Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey was born in Panther Bern, Mississippi. He and his band The Soul
Blues Band perform regularly at festivals, clubs and private parties. Mickey’s band is a Mississippi Festival band
favorite playing Blues & Rhythm and Blues. Mickey opened for B.B. King when B.B. King performed at the
reopening of Club Ebony in Indianola, MS,
Mickey has been performing professionally for fifty years beginning when he was fifteen.. Mickey first trip to
the UK was with Howlin Wolf and Hubert Sumlin. Mickey remembers Wolf coming to his house and saying to
Mickey’s aunt, “I have to take your boy with me to Europe for a while.” Hubert Sumlin told Mississippi Delta
Blues, Inc. Carol Marble that he fondly remembered teaching Mickey to play. During Mickey’s career he has
played with artists like The Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Clay, Hubert Sumlin, Harold Burrage, The Dramatics,
Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Temptations, Chi-Lites, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Rush and Wiley Foster. .
|TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
Born in Farrell, Mississippi just outside Clarksdale, Terry “BigT” Williams has been playing the
blues for over two decades. Early on, he tutored with local blues guitar legend Johnnie Billington
who taught him the basics and BigT learned the rest on the road with blues bands like the Jelly
Roll Kings, Wesley Jefferson Band, Little Jeno’s All-Stars and the Stone Gas Band. Through the
years he has also sat in with or backed musicians like Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, CeDell
Davis, Robert Belfour, Big George Brock, Nora Jean Bruso and Jimbo Mathus. His biggest
influence is probably Clarksdale’s “Big Jack” Johnson, who Big T played with for several years in
the Delta and on tour.
Terry’s recorded legacy includes sessions with blues legends Big Jack Johnson and Lonnie
Pitchford as well as albums under his own name which have been featured on XM Satellite Radio’
Named “Blues Guitar Player of the Year” by the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Hall Of Fame,
BigT has performed at numerous blues festivals, including the Hayward/Russell City Blues
Festival in Mississippi Artist Roster
|HEATHER CROSSE & THE SWEETONES
Heather Crosse and the SweeTones perform at some of the most prestigious festivals such as
the King Biscuit Festival, the Sunflower Blues Festival and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. She
performed in Canada at The Southside Shuffle. Heather Crosse with her band The SweeTones is a
regular at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. While performing with her Bass Guitar, she
uses her compelling gravelly blues voice to give her audience a dynamite show.
She was part of the Morgan Freeman Blessissippi Concert which included artists such as Marie
Muldaur and Bill Payne. She also opened for Paul Thorne at Ground Zero Blues Club and opened
for and backed Bernie Marsden also at Ground Zero Blues Club. She has shared the stage with
musicians such as Bob Margolin and Bob Corritorre.
She gained international stage experience touring for four years with blues musician Super
Chikan & the Fighting Cocks. During her four years touring with international blues musician
Super Chikan the tours took them to throughout the U.S. and Mexico. She also backed Terry Big T
Williams at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Presently she is in the process of recording her first CD, but has already released her trademark
song called “Why Does a Woman Need A Bass Guitar”. The song was released on a Blues Women
International compilation CD. The song is being played nationally and internationally on many radio
When she is not performing Heather is a music educator for the Tutwiler Community Education
Center. Heather Crosse lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
with Heather Crosse and the SweeTones
Crossroads,” Lee started out at eight years old playing buckets in the streets. He learned to play
drums in the Delta Blues Museum's Music Education Program and graduated at age twelve. His
instructor from the museum, Mr. Johnnie Billington, asked him to join his band, JB & the
Midnighters, and they traveled around playing many gigs for several years including The White
House for Senator Trent Lott in 1995. One of Lee’s biggest honors was playing with Blues Legend
B. B. King at his workshop at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS. in 2002. He has
accumulated fifteen years of professional experience including being the house drummer at
world famous Ground Zero Blues Club for the last twelve years.
Lee has become quite the “Pro” in the recording studio as well. Since 2009 he is the signature
sound coming out of Clarksdale Soundstage/Vincent Productions owned by Gary Vincent where
Lee has recorded with professional musicians from all over the world. He did audio drum tracks
for Joe Osburn, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Super Chikan, Terry “Big T” Williams, and more.
Lee also played in video projects like “Blessissippi” with Maria Muldaur, Jerry Jemmott, and Bill
Payne, and Bernie Marsden’s Clarksdale Documentary Film. Many mentors, like Sam Carr,
touched Lee’s life and now he carries on the legacy by teaching. He gives private lessons to
children and adults, taught at Tutwiler Community Education Center in Tutwiler, MS.
David Dunavent is a musician raised up in the blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Living just a little
ways down the road from Clarksdale in Sumner, Mississippi and being in love with the guitar
from an early age; it was a natural progression for David to find himself learning blues music
from most of the legendary blues musicians in the area.
David spent several years with Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry’s band and gained a lot of stage
experience. Gradually he became the “go to” musician for most of the big names in the
business who need guitarists for a gig either on the road of in one of the Mississippi festivals.
David put together his own band and has become a regular at Ground Zero Blues Club in
Clarksdale. He and his band have performed at the Sunflower Blues Festival and he was tapped
to perform in Vicksburg at the Bottleneck Blues Bar by the Vicksburg Blues Society. David
performed at the W.C. Handy festival in Kentucky in 2013 and is becoming a favorite performing
solo and with his band.
David Dunavent and the Evol Love Band is a hard hitting Blues Rock group from the Mississippi
Delta. Based in the true roots of Delta Blues David Dunavent and the Evol Love Band add an
additional boost of energy as well as power with modern sounds that everyone will sure enjoy.
David also performs blues with a softer edge and is constantly evolving his style. This is heard
in his new songs and will be presented soon in a new CD that he is in the process of getting
produced. David is a songwriter, a performer and grabs the attention of all ages of blues fans.
|Musicians we represent have been noted on
blues markers, been honored by national blues
organization, been featured in national and
international magazines and documentaries.
mentored by the blues legends and have
experience performing to the largest of
audiences and the smallest groups.
From the Juke Joints to the Concert Halls we
present to you the Best of the Best!
|Rosco Robinson in New York. Mississippi Delta
Blues Inc. is booking Rosco Robinson for the
2014 Festival Season. Available with his band for
Rhythm and Blues Shows in the United States
|Videos show Lee Williams performing
with Bob Stroger, Bob Margolin, Bob
Corritore, and Clay Swafford. He is the
drummer of choice for musicians
recording in Clarksdale, MS.
|Our Musicians have headlined
and/or performed at many festivals.
Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland;
Rapperswil Blues Festival, Rapperswil, Switzerland;
Roots N Blues Festival, Parma, Italy; Southside
Shuffle, Mississauga, Canada; Sao Paulo Brazil,
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Davenport, Iowa;
Dodgeville Blues Festival, Dodgeville, Wisconsin;
Hayward/Russell City Blues Russell City, California;
The Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, Illinois;
Mississippi Blues Festivals- The Sunflower River
Blues, Festival, Clarksdale, MS; The Jook Joint
Festival, Clarksdale, MS, The Hwy 61 Blues Festival,
Leland, MS, The Rosedale Blues Festival, Rosedale,
MS; The B.B. King Festival, Indianola, MS; The
Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival,
Greenville, MS; The Oxford Blues Festival, Oxford,
MS; Mountain Film Festival, Telluride, CO, W.C.
Handy Festival, Henderson, The King Biscuit Festival,
Lincoln Center, NYC
An Evening With The Blues, Bologno, Italy
Talk to us about on of these great musicians for your
next festival, party or event!
Born in Chicago in 1952, Zach Prather grew up listening to many of the great Blues players. He
began playing at the age of 13 and by the time he was 15, he had made his first record with
Curtis Mayfields Lable Curtom Records. During this time he had commence playing at many of
the well known clubs and venues in the Chicago area.
In 1974, Prather moved to Los Angeles and began playing with another Chicago guitar player,
Cash McCall. Together they performed with some of the biggest names in the Blues, including
Screamin J Hawkins, Etta James and of course Willy Dixon.
“Cash and I had allready become very good friends when he introduced me to Willy and in a short
time we also were very close, so he, Willy, decided we should record together. Willy really liked
the things I was doing, he knew people where calling it Rock ‘n Roll but no one knew better then
him where Rock ‘n Roll came from. During this Recording Project Willie became ill. Prather was
with him the day before He died, and he will always be grateful fore being able to meet this man
and fore all he taught him about life which is the blues.
Later while touring Europe with Screamin J. Zach meet Luther Allison, after one Jam Session
and some quick arrangements Zach moved to Paris where he performed with Luther for three
and a half years. While living in Paris, Zach made his first cd called Never My Love, with
Melodie/Encore records. He has not stopped since …….
|Mp3 clip - Cash McCall and fans singing together at the
Chicago Blues Festival 2013.