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BLACK CAT BONE The Movie. A 21st Century Blues Comedy based on a true story.

An unsuspecting white man receives a piece of bone from a donor for a cervical fusion,bone graph operation. Through Cellular Memory,(Google it)the personality of the donor transfers to the recipient. Shortly after the operation Eddie Crowe turns into a blues singer. For no known reason he finds himself in a tattoo parlor getting a portrait of the late great blues legend Muddy Waters. He acquires the aka of Milky Waters. Eddie believes that bone came from a black blues singer that was on a mission to make his name in the blues. Milky Waters believes his doctor gave him a BLACK CATS BONE.
That is gist of the story which is a hilarious comedy, but there is also a tragedy in this story.

There's an unsolved homicide,the suspicious drowning death of my friend,blues legend Walter Rhodes that was wrongly ruled an accident.

I played drums in a band with him and he taught me everything i know about blues music. Walter was about to become famous at 50 years of age.He started playing guitar at age 9. In the early sixties he was Wilson Pickett's band leader and lead guitarist for 4 years. He was an Albino and he was technically blind. Playing music was the only job he knew. With his new electric blues recordings that won him the gig, he had just played the New Orleans Jazz Festival on the Main Stage that stars Irma Thomas The Neville Brothers and Dr. John also played on. I have those recordings that were given to me at his funeral. The music has never been released.Walter was killed 20 years ago. I want to record and sing some of his songs and put them on the soundtrack of the movie. Then everyone who watches the movie will know of the late great Walter Lightninbug Rhodes and his music. He truly deserved to be a BLUES STAR. He was the REAL DEAL. Here is the link to an excellent bio which includes vintage recordings of Walters. It was put together by a soul music journalist in the UK who gave me permission to use it to get Walters story out there and hopefully catch whoever killed him. http://www.sirshambling.com/artists_2012/R/walter_rhodes/index.php


In 2001, when I was 46 years old, I was working at Bethlehem steel as a Mechanic in the 68 inch hot strip mill. I wrote a song and sang it over the phone to Steve Rouse of Rouse and Company.It was the #1 morning radio show in Baltimore. I just wanted to get his opinion of the song "Fishin on the Chesapeake Bay" Before this phone call I had never spoke to or met Steve Rouse. Steve liked the song and stopped me after singing 2 verses. He said, Eddie, hold on a second. I have Maynard here and he wants to play guitar along with you and we'll put you on the radio if it's ok with you. I said Hell yea that's cool, So I started singing again and Maynard's playing guitar and it went live on the air. It was 9 am I was laying in bed reading the lyrics that i hadn't even memorized yet. So it happened It was real cool and that was it. Some of my friends heard it and called me to see if it was really me on there. It all went down real fast and I didn't even have time to or think to record it. It was over. I was happy with that.It was just something cool that happened,that i couldn't even prove. Happened so fast I had no time to record it. End of story.

Then, the next morning as I'm getting ready for work,I had the radio on as usual.The next thing I know,I hear my song playing on the radio again at the peak of the morning rush hour.That's when I lost my mind and I have not been right since. They played the song during rush hour every day that week making it part of their show. They sent me the recording of it on cassette and I took it to a local studio and had it put on cd to preserve it..That phone call and especially what happened the next morning changed my life forever. When they sent me the recording,they put the ball back in my court. It was then up to me to do something with it. It is the only thing i have been able to think about ever since it happened. I've been to Memphis, Las Vegas and Hollywood over it. I recorded a studio version of the song in LA with living legends on the L A music scene and now I finally have a finished product. It's just a 4 song cd but it's all I need right now. My band will be releasing our cd at a later time.





The journey begins and the story unfolds.

Once the blues got a hold on me, I got the urge to travel. I spent a month in Memphis.The home of the blues. When I turned the corner and saw Beale Street for the first time. It looked like HOME. I sang with a lot of different bands all over Beale Street and in the clubs and parks. Too many cool things happened there including an encounter with the Beale Street "Gypsy Woman" She came up to me after I sang about 8 songs to end a show.. She smiled,pointed at me and told me "Success is in your future".
From there I went out to LA for 45 days and recorded some of my originals which I now have on cd. You can hear those recordings in my audio section on the left

Here is the title track lyrics for my movie soundtrack

I BELIEVE MY DOCTOR GAVE ME A (BLACK CATS BONE)

Well i hurt my neck about 15 years ago
hurt so bad, it sent me right to the floor
it put me in such condition
had to call on a physician
and i believe my doctor gave me a black cats bone

now let me clear up what i'm tryin to say
i went to see a neurosurgeon one day
he thought that i was fakin
but when the m.r.i. was taken
he said son i believe you gonna need an operation
and i believe my doctor gave me a black cats bone

he said, to cure your ills, you need a fusion
a donated bone, is the bone that ill be usin
i said that'll be just fine
a bone bank bone or mine
but i believe my doctor gave me a black cats bone

i got a question bout that bone he gave me
dont get me wrong, the bone i got has saved me
i think that bone they used
has got me screamin the blues
and i believe my doctor gave me a black cats bone

by eddie crowe
BLACK CAT BONE PUBLISHING...ASCAP.

copyright 2000

http://www.myspace.com/bluesunchained

TEN YEARS GO BY

WQSR,Steve Rouse,Maynard and the story behind the song "Fishin' on the Chesapeake Bay".


Back to the story.

After the radio incident the first thing I thought of was to use the internet to get the story out but I had never even turned on a computer and didn't know how to type.I still don't really know how to type but I get the job done and yes I know it's not perfect.I have some serious issues with it. I copied and pasted everything i wrote here into a site called GRAMMARLY and they said there are 183 issues with what I've typed here. Damn if I'm paying 19.95 for them to correct it. The first thing i learned is what email is and then went searching for anything i could find related to blues music since what i wrote is a blues song..There was a period during that time when I spent 20 hrs a day on the computer. For three months I didn't even leave the house. My whiskers started turning white, bleached by the light of the computer screen. I looked like a hermit. I was chain smoking cigarettes and drinking gallons of coffee every day.2004 is when I found out about this website called SOUNDCLICK. It's an independent musicians website where you build your profile using templates just like this site. I had no clue what I was doing but I just did what I was prompted to do and I kept at it for 37 hours without sleep other than the one time I dozed off and fell out of the chair.So I got up off the floor and made some more coffee.
Why this name?
I WORKED IN A STEEL MILL "BETHLEHEM STEEL" FOR TWENTY NINE AND A HALF YEARS.
I FELT LIKE I WAS CHAINED TO IT.
IT GAVE ME THE BLUES.
THEY WENT BANKRUPT AFTER NINETY NINE YEARS IN BUSINESS AND WE GOT SCREWED OUT OF OUR PENSIONS AND BENEFITS.
WHODATHUNKIT?
Now My BLUES Are UNCHAINED



Do you play live?
WE LOVE PLAYING "LIVE". IT'S WHAT WE DO BEST.
STRAIGHT OFF THE CUFF.
WE SEEK A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR.

THE COOLEST GIG I EVER DID WAS WHEN I PLAYED DRUMS WITH WALTER "LIGHTNINGBUG" RHODES AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART THEATRE. I WAS LIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA AT THAT TIME AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO MY HOME TOWN TO PLAY WITH THE "LEGEND".

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANY OF THE BEATLES SHOWS LIVE.
I DID SEE GEORGE HARRISON IN THE AUDIENCE AT A SHOW I WAS PLAYING DRUMS ON BACK IN 1988.
I PLAYED THE WRAP PARTY FOR GEORGE HARRISONS MOVIE TRACK 29.
I SAT AT THE TABLE WITH CHRISTOPHER LLOYD AND SANDRA BURNHART DURING THE BREAK.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE
PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
CAN LISTEN AND ENJOY
Band History:
THE BAND WAS FORMED IN 2000
I HAD BEEN JAMMING IN BALTIMORE AND FINDING OUT WHO WAS WHO FOR YEARS.
I HAD JAMMED WITH MOST OF THE GUYS IN THE BAND AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER,BUT BECAUSE OF MY WORK SCHEDULE, I NEVER HAD THE TIME OFF TO HAVE MY OWN GROUP.
WHEN I SAW THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A DAYLIGHT MONDAY THRU FRIDAY JOB, I JUMPED ON IT.
BY THEN I KNEW THAT BOBBY PERRY WAS THE BEST GUITARIST FOR WHAT I WANTED TO ACHIEVE.
I CALLED BOBBY AND ASKED HIM IF HE WANTED TO PUT A BAND TOGETHER.
BOBBY CONTACTED THE GUYS AND THE REST IS HISTORY.THIS BAND HAS NEVER HAD AN OFFICIAL PRACTICE.OUR FIRST TIME TOGETHER WAS A PAYING GIG AT THE WORLD FAMOUS CAT'S EYE PUB.
Your influences?
ITS NOT MELLOW
FREDDIE KING, MUDDY WATERS, ALLMAN BROTHERS, BB KING, RAY CHARLES, NIGHTHAWKS, TAJ MAHAL
Favorite spot?
There's a club called DIMPLES SHOWCASE Believe it or not It's a Karaoke Bar. I went there many times to practice when I was in LA. Dimples is just outside of Ho;;ywood in Burbank. Across the street from Universal studios and NBC. The owner of dimples liked my voice and invited me to go with him and his 4 gorgeous twenty something year old girlfriends in his private limo to the House of Blues on Sunset strip. Dimples broadcasts live karaoke from there every night exceept sunday. It starts at 9pm eastern time. Check it out.
http://www.dimplesshowcase.com
Equipment used:
WHEN I GOT ON COMMERCIAL FM RADIO I USED A AT&T
TELEPHONE. YOU CAN HEAR THE RECORDING OF IT ON OUR MUSIC PAGE.
Anything else...?
THE "BLUES UNCHAINED"
IS A HARD DRIVIN', HOUSEROCKIN',LEAD INSTRUMENT AND VOCAL, CONCERT, DANCE, BLUES SHOWCASE BAND.
EDDIE CROWE IS AN INTENSELY SOULFUL, POWERHOUSE, BLUES VOCALIST.
WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER, ITS A DAMN EVENT.
THERE WON'T BE ANYONE SLEEPIN' AT OUR SHOW.
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE SLEEPIN'
CHECK THEIR PULSE AND CALL 911.
THEY ARE PROBABLY DEAD.
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