Curtis Lawson
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Curtis Lawson

Sausalito, California, United States

Sausalito, California, United States
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter

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September 2007/ Curtis Lawson 50 Years in Show Business Celebration:

Art & Culture Complex
Volume 1, Issue 6

" Curtis Lawson: Celebrating 50 Years Of Music Live"

On Saturday, September 1 st, 2007, Access SF, The City's public access television station, & LaQuita Music will jointly present " A Night of Blues" with Curtis Lawson & Friends- Celebrating 50 Years of Singing the Blues in the Bay Area. This special event will be held at the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC), located at 762 Fulton Street (at Web-serve as a tribute to the career of Mr. Lawson, who is widely regarded as a legend among San Francisco Bay Area Blues musicians are scheduled to appear as part of this unprecedented Bay Area Blues singers and musicians are scheduled to appear as part of this unprecedented Bay Area Blues celebration that will span 50 years.
Per the terms of the Comcast cable franchise, the Department of Telecommunications of the City & County of San Francisco has been working on the wiring of eleven community centers and public schools to serve as " upstream sites," remote points throughout S.F.'s neighborhoods that can go live on the City's public, education & government access channels. The AAACC has been designated one such site, and it will be the first location to host a live cable cast event with " A Night Of Blues." This is a first-of-its-kind event for local television in S.F. A 90-minute special presentation will be Live on Access SF 2- Comcast Cable Channel 76 from 8:00 PM-9:30 PM.
Zane Blaney, Executive Director of Access SF, said, " A Night of Blues represents a historic break-through for local television content, and it is the forst of much more to come in the way of community access coverage of local events." " He added, " It is fitting for public access to lunch this fitting for public access to launch this service in the Western Addition as the African American community in San Francisco has been such an intergral part of the diverse voices on public access television over the years.



- Access SF, the City's Public access television station, & LaQuita Music


Discography

Curtis Lawson Released 4 CD's: (3 originals
cd-1 (Title: Ain't No Cure For The Blues

songs
1. Ain't No Cure For Tjhe Blues- 3:46

2. Some Got To Pay- 3:46

3.My Woman, My Girl, My Wife- 4:28

4. Put Some Kisses On me- 2:34

5. We Gonna Have A Good Time- 2:30

6. If I Only Knew- 4:10

7. Seven Child- 4:05

8. I Wish- 3:18

9. Just As Sure- 5:20

10. Put My Love On The Line-3:12

11. The Sun Is shinging-3:47

All Original By: Curtis Lawson
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cd 2-Title: Curtis Lawson- Legend In My Own Time

song 1. Legeng In My Own Time- 2:58

2. Time To Hold You- 2:46

3. Love Without A Shadow Of A Doubt- 3:44

4. Deep With In Me-5:20

5. Party On Me- 3:24

6. Blues At The Disco- 3:44

7. Don't Bother To Call-2:20

8. California Blues-2:20

9. Is That A Love Song-2:30

10. Fill For You But I Can't Reach You- 2:30

11. Sam Francisco, My Town- 4:30

All Original: By Curtis Lawson
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cd -4 - Title: Curtis Lawson Band- Live At The Saloon

All Cover Tunes: except 1 no 9. "My Woman, My Girl , My Wife
1. Everyday I Have The Blues-4:54

2. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby/ Please Accept My Love(7:04)

3.Kansas City/Sweet Home Chicago-(601)

4. Stormy Monday Medley- (17:56)

5. Shake Rattle And Roll- (7:33)

6. (It's Like_ Poison Ivy- (4:45)

7. Long Tall Sally- 2:30)

8. Big Boss Man-(4:52)

9.My Woman, My Girl, My Wife- 5:52)

10. Conntry Medley:
That's All Right Mama/Jambalaya-(7:27)

All Cover Tunes - Songs- Sung By Curtis Lawson- CD 4.
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Curtis Lawson- new original 2009 CD no.3/ Title: Sitting in A Love Zone

1. Sitting In A Love Zone- 4:09
2. Out Of Control- 3:47
3. My Wife- 4:03
4. I'm Your Rooster- 3:39
5. City Hall Blues- 3:58

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Bio

Curtis Lawson(better known as 'Jet Black-from Houston Texas, who stood as a stand up comic for years writing jokes and performing in local bars. At 22 years of age drafted in the Army and was station at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Lawson was release from the Army in 1958, In love with San Francisco and made it his home. Lawson been singing the blues since 1958 in the Bay Area now I have put my own songs together in my own way " My Woman, My Girl, My Wife is a tune of mine I wrote over 30 years ago on track 3 for all these years I sung it only to my wife Linda so she said let the public here it I believe ever woman in the world should see how it fill to be in love. Living in San Francisco since 1960 it became a habit of mines singing R & Blues, "Ain't No Cure For The Blues' because everybody know what ever you do " Somebdy Got To Pay. All songs written by Curtis Lawson so you will here Ray Charles, Jimmy Redd, Big Joe Turner but mainly me my style and voice.
Lawson began singing the blues on Fillmore Street at the Blue Minor and the Alaska Club.

Composition and Recording: Curtis Lawson is an accomplished composer and writer has written over 300 hundred songs, in addition to being a multi-talent entertainer His composition first CD' Legend In My Own Time/ San Francisco, My Town/ Second CD- Ain't No Cure For The Blues, 'Somebody Got To Pay' My Woman, My Girl, My Wife has been recently on La Quanta Records. Other songs Lawson has written include " Feel For You (But I Can't Reach You) Putting My Love On The Line & And Time T o Hold You. 2009 Lawson has a new CD-Title: Sitting In A love Zone.

Versatility Lawson's universal appeal has thrilled crowds throughout the Bay Area and California as well as other States. Well traveled, Lawson was one of the first R & B Band to play in South Lake Tahoe, playing in Aspen Colorado. Lawson has performed as headliner in many Blues Festivals always a master showmanand fine entertainer. Lawson dresses for the Spotlight, charming his audiences with colorful costumes and his ' down home ' warmed and humor. For two years he hosted his own T V show on cable 25 in San Francisco entitled ' The Curtis Lawson California Blues Show.In the early 70's.Obviously, Curtis Lawson has been on stages in many capacities. As one of the headliner -Marin Blues Festival, in the' 80's 90's & 70's, 'Sacramento Blues Festival, Monterey Blues Festival - Sausalito Art Festival 08, Hayward Zucchini Blues Festival 08 , Sonoma Blues Festival, California Blues Festival, Grass Valley Mari Festival, Nevada City(Band Reunion), Kona Hawaii as a guest with Azure Mc Call and Bonnie Pointer at Hilton Waikoloa how there voices blended. Tour through Aspen, Telluride and Dever Colorado, And of course the many local clubs Lawson was on shows with Artists & Musicians such as: Albert King, Joe Hughes, Percy Mayfield, Sonny Rhodes, Joe Lewis Walker, Elvin Bishops, Theodore Wysinger-great bass), Jerry & Dale Whitmore-great bass) , Carla Thomas, Mississippi Johnny' Waters, Sonny Lane, Little Joe Blue, Drake Levin, Julian Vaught, Kevin White-great bass), Pat Wilder, Hi-Tones, Michael Rogers-great bass) Big Mama Thornton, Clearance & Sweet Holland, Johnny Green, Greg Gotelli, Clyde Hyde, Johnny Preston, Ray Sayre, Mitch & Charlie Faber, Johnny Lee Hooker, Lowell Fulton,Charles Brown, Fat Gainer and his 14 piece Orchestra (ect).

Curtis Lawson who has been singing for 55 years just celebrated 50th years of singing the Blues in the Bay Area. Title of his show: ' A Night Of The Blues was video live TV/ Accessf and Comcast. Zane Blaney, Executive Director of Access SF. said" September 1-2007, Curtis Lawson' A Night Of The blues Show represents a historic break through for local television content and Lawson' career. Lawson was Award '2007 Certificate Of Honor Board Of Supervisors City and County Of San Francisco, Curtis Lawson, has a new 2009 CD-Title: Sitting In A Love Zone. (To order: email: curtislawsono132@sbcglobal.net For Curtis 4 Cd's. Contact: Linda Lawson-415-289-0541.