Persons in and around the Ann Arbor Detroit area who are hip to the blues, the music that is rooted in the wellspring of the 400 years of suffering and intense human feeling that has been the Black experience on this continent, will have a rare opportunity to sit under the real thing this Saturday night, July 24, at Hill Auditorium at the Arm Arbor Blues recital.
The Blues Recital will feature the Mississippi Delta Blues Band with Houston Stackhouse, Sonny Boy Blake, and Joe Willy Wilkins, bluesmen whose lives and music span some forty years of the backbreaking labor and unspeakably racist conditions of the Mississippi Delta. Sister Betty Fikes of Selma, Alabama, Mighty Joe Young, and his Chicago Blues Band, and Dr. Ross of Mississippi will also be featured on the program.
All proceeds from the event will go to the International Black Appeal, a non-profit fundraising organization based in Detroit, aiming to provide a workable alternative to the racist United Fund, etc, and to support the struggle of black workers to make the fundamental changes necessary to the humanization of Amerika.
Tickets are priced at $1.50, $2.00, and $2.50, and are on sale at the Union, the diag, Discount Records, DeLong's Barbecue, and the Salvation Store as well as at the door. Anyone who digs the blues, or anyone who simply wants to FEEL something and DO something about dehumanizing and oppressive Amerikan conditions Amerikan conditions, should check this out and support the I.B.A this Saturday at Hill Auditorium at 8 p. m.