St. Louis Rhythm and Blues
Preservation Society

St. Louis' Newest Home for R & B Music

Our Mission

The mission of the Society is to preserve, recognize, and promote the heritage of rhythm and blues in the St. Louis region.

Bobby Rush Comes to St. Louis November 23

Bobby Rush along with his lovelies will appear at the Lava Club on 8927 Riverview on November 23, 2013. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Featured with Rush will be Blues Boy Bubba.

Lava Club Show

Tickets are available at West End Autobody, Hudson's Embassy, and Vintage Vinyl or call 314.402.8562 for more information. This envent is presented by Ivanabitch Productions.

Big George Brock and the Blues Crushers Band Face-Off Nov. 2, 2013

Big George Brock and Chris Taylor

It was a packed house at Chief's II Lounge in Normandy on November 2, 2013 to witness the Battle of the Blues featuring Big George Brock and the New House Rockers Band and Chris Taylor and the Blues Crushers Band. The event was sponsored by the St. Louis Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society.

Big George gratuitously put up his Championship Blues Harmonica on the line for the event. He is quoted as having said. “I am the only musician with a gold belt. Whenever I look at the belt on the mantel, I feel a sense of pride. I challenge any musician who thinks they’re bad enough to remove it from my waist.”

Chris and his band opened the show with blues selections from artists including Elmo James, Koko Taylor and others.
But the crowd was waiting for Big George to take the bandstand. He didn’t disappoint anyone. George worked through several blues standards including a couple of his own tunes.

Around midnight, the Battle of the Blues Face-off took place. Chris and the Blues Crushers opened the face-off. Chris worked the enthusiastic crowd to frenzy.

Big George Brock with Championship Belt

When Big George and the New House Rockers to the bandstand, the audience reached a new level of excitement. At the end of the night, the crowd affirmed that Big George had retained his belt.

 

 

Chief's II Lounge

Features live bands on Sundays. The Love Jones Band will be on stage this weekend.