Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Job Well Done & May The Unsung Music Of Your Life Be Heard Forever More: A Salute To The Late Great Maestro & #2019JimmieLuncefordLegacyAwardHonoree Phil Joyner, Jr. (Sunrise, 6/2/1959-Sunset, 8/28/2019)


blogger facebook twitter youtube

***

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this press release are not the official views, opinions, beliefs or perspectives of  W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News or The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc....W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News is an organization that thoroughly believes in supplementing the information narrative that is usually supplied by the corporate news entities with those viewpoints/expressions which may be marginalized or ignored for a plethora of reasons...We are about informing the general public on alternative perspectives as it relates to news and information and letting the general public be the ultimate judge in deciding on how to use said information...Informed citizens are responsible citizens...Thank you for your support!!!

***

“I Know He'll Never Be Forgotten, He Was A King Uncrowned”
#IRememberClifford

"Job Well Done & May The Unsung Music Of Your Life Be Heard Forever More: A Salute To The Late Great Maestro & #2019JimmieLuncefordLegacyAwardHonoree Phil Joyner, Jr. (Sunrise, 6/2/1959-Sunset, 8/28/2019)"  
By 
Bro. Ron aka 'R2C2H2 Tha Artivist' aka 'Tha Artstorian

A W.E. A.L.L. B.E News Special Report
9/9/2019

Maestro Phil Joyner with Bro. Ron Celebrating His 60th & Last Living Life Affirmation Day, June 2, 2019. 


It's So Hard To Say Goodbye Mane...Rest In Perfect Pitch Maestro Phil!!!

It Took Me A Week To Compose My Thoughts…I AM Still Processing The Loss…#BlackAugust 28, 2019, Gabriel Blew His Horn & Called You Home…Bro.#PhilJoynerJr Was A Real One…He Was A Man Not Of Wasted Words & Useless Thoughts, But One Of Necessary Thoughtful Actions…Bro. Phil Came From A Family Full Of Brilliant & Gifted Musicians…For Example, His Uncle Was #JamilNasser The Great Jazz Bassist Who Played, Recorded Songs/Albums & Traveled The World With Music Giants Such As #BBKing, #LesterYoung,#SonnyRollins, #AhmadJamal, #PhineasNewborn, #GeorgeColeman, #IdreesSulieman Just To Name A Few…


Bro. Phil In His Own Special Way Was A Great Representative Of The Luncefordean Tradition Which Was Started By Jazz Legend Jimmie Lunceford Who Is Credited As Being The 1st High School Band Director Among The Memphis City & Shelby County Schools For Black Children…Lunceford Was Also Credited With Being The 1st Person In The World To Teach Jazz Studies In A Formal Educational Setting Which He Did At #ManassasHighSchool Back In The 1920s…I AM Now Starting To Realize How Phil Joyner, Jr. & #JimmieLunceford Were Eerily Similar…Both Men Were Geminis, Phil Was Born June 2, 1959 While Jimmie Was Born June 6, 1902…Both Men Were Gifted Natural Athletes Who Excelled @ Football & Track…Both Men Were Familiar With The Spanish Language, Lunceford Taught It While Bro. Phil Spoke It Fluently…Both Men Were Music Prodigies Who Could Play Just About Any Musical Instrument That They Put Their Hands On…Both Men Were Highly Influential & Effective Music Educators Who Use The Healing & Redemptive Powers Of Music To Instill Discipline, Confidence & Love Of Community & Self Into Young People…Also Phil & Jimmie Loved Flying & Were Both Licensed Airplane Pilots…Both Died In Their Prime With A Lot More Music Left To Share, Jimmie @ 45 & Phil @ 60…



With That Said It Was A NO Brainer To Honor Bro. Phil As The 2019 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Homecoming Court Prince…He Confirmed His Interest In Being Honored With My Mom SISTAR Callie Herd Back In May…We Were Truly Looking Forward To Working With Bro. Phil On This Project Being This Is Also The 200th Anniversary Year Of Memphis’ Founding…There Are More Recorded Songs About Memphis Than Any City In America Mane...Bro. Phil Had Been Involved With The Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Movement In Some Capacity Since 2017…Whether It Was Playing A Couple Of Songs On The Piano Where At Times He Sounded Like #NatKingCole, #OscarPeterson or Even #FatsWaller (He Played Piano In The Lobby @ The World Famous #PeabodyHotel In Downtown Memphis For 35 Yrs), Directing The Overton High Jazz Orchestra To The Heights Of Musical Excellence That Would Have Made Lunceford Proud @ Manassas High Where At The Time The Music Program Was Non-Existent Or Participating In A Panel Discussion About The Rich Heritage & Legacy Of Memphis Music @ The Ben Hooks Main Library On A Slow Weeknight, Bro. Phil Not Only Answered The Call, But He Came Through With Flying Colors & Set A Standard Which One Could Only Hope To Match If Not Surpass…A True Renaissance Man I AM Just Now Realizing How The Trumpet Was His First Love Musically…He Had A BE-YOU-TOO-FULL Technique That Was Reminiscent Of #BookerLittle, #CliffordBrown & #LeeMorgan With A Tone As Brilliant, Warm & Welcoming As The Man Himself…#SOMEWHERE!!!



Many ThANKHs & AMPLIFIED BLESSINGS To Bro. Phil’s BE-YOU-TOO-FULL Wife & Soulmate SiSTAR #JoanneJoyner For Such A Lovely Homegoing Celebration & For Sharing Her Powerful Testimony & Sonically Anointed & Ah-Mazin Singing Voice With Us…She Was Bro. Phil's Ride-Or-Die Co-Pilot On His Unique Journey For 39 Yrs...Like Any Adventuresome Trip, I AM Sure That There Was Turbulence Every Now And Then, But They Stayed The Course & Kept The Faith...#BlackLove is Still Real...I Was Truly ELATED When She Accepted Her Husband’s #2019JimmieLuncefordLegacyAward On His Behalf…Their 5 BE-YOU-TOO-FULL & Musically Endowed Children Were Also Pleased With The Well Deserved & Earned Honor Bestowed Upon Their Father...



Bro. Phil Was Very Generous Of His Praise Of My Abilities As A Historian & My Knowledge Of Jazz History, In Particular The Memphis Contribution…When I Would Come Through The Peabody With An Associate/Out-Of-Town Guest Or To A Concert Featuring The Overton High Jazz Orchestra He Would Often Sing My Praises To Anyone Who Would Listen…His Endorsement Gave Me Credibility With His Fellow Musicians & Educators…One Regret I Have is That I Did Not Pick His Brain About The Numerous Conversations/Encounters He Had With The Misunderstood Music Icon & Legend #IkeTurner Who Was A Frequent Visitor Of The Peabody Back In The 90s & Early 2000s As Well As A Fan Of Bro. Phil’s Piano Playing…Ike Would Often Bend His Ear Concerning Life & Other Topics…I Would Have Loved To Have Been A Fly On The Wall For Those Conversations Mane…Bro. Phil Told His Wife That He Wanted To Create A Museum Featuring Memphis Music History & Name Me As The Resident Historian…It Was A True Honor To Have Attended His 60th & Last Happy Life Affirmation Day Party On Sunday June 2…I AM Also Happy That I Convinced Myself To Take One Last Pic With Him…He Was Truly In The Words Of #DukeEllington “#BeyondCategory!!!”

This Year’s Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Will Take Place October 20-26, 2019...The Festivities For The Most Part Will Be Free, Family Friendly & Open To The Public...This Year Will Be A Truly Grassroots Affair Where We Will Lean Heavily On Community Engagement & Support For Success…In Addition To Bro. Phil We Will Also Be Honoring Unsung Memphis Music Legends & Greats #CarlaThomas, Deborah Gleese Barnes, #SidneyKirk, #LilHardinArmstrong & #JohnnyAce…The Week Will Be Dedicated To The Enduring Legacy & Memory Of Bro. Phil Joyner, Jr….WE 💓 YOU MADLY MAESTRO PHIL!!! Always And Forever Mane!!! #R2c2h2Says #TheMarathonContinues”

#WEALLBETV: "2017 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Opening Reception Highlights Featuring Phil Joyner, Jr. & The Overton Jazz Orchestra" #NewsFreeDixie #Jazznocracy #Reclaim The Narrative
WATCH NOW:


https://youtu.be/TQimRMmB8F8

$upport The 2019 Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival!!! Make A Tax Deductible Donation To The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.!!!
Donate OnlIne: 
http://bit.ly/VfaE1N

***

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Needs Your Help...Sustain The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Info Movement...Give A Donation Mane:

Donate online:



Or send a money order to
the following address:

Attn: Ron Herd II

The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.

P.O. Box 752062

Memphis, TN 38175

***


BEcoME A Patron Of THE W.E. A.L.L. B.E. MoveMEnt...JoIN US On Patreon!!!
https://www.patreon.com/weallbe


Support THE 2017 Jimmie Lunceford Festival & Documentary!!!

DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.gofundme.com/JimmieLunceford/

***

5 For $50 Deal!!!
R2C2H2 Art:
http://r2c2h2.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3557482

***

Buy, FraME, REad & WEar R2C2H2 ART!!!

Available On 
Amazon.comAutographed Copies 
Available @ 
www.R2C2H2.com

Smithsonian Institute's 
Recommended Jazz 
Books For Kids & Young 
Adults List

***



R2C2H2's Place:

***

All That Jazz & Blues:
www.teespring.com/stores/all-that-jazz-blues

***


R2C2H2's Family Affair:


***

And The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

***

Support The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Movement!!!



Donate online:



Or send a money order to
the following address:

Attn: Ron Herd II

The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc.

P.O. Box 752062

Memphis, TN 38175

Support The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. 100,000 Strong Fundraising Campaign!!!