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Hundreds Attend Job Fair In Yazoo County - WAPT.com
YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday for a job fair in Yazoo City, which was sponsored by the Governor's Job Fair Network. Organizers said there has not been a significant decline in the number of employers participating in the...
Lightening strikes and three people are sent to hospital - WLBT-TV
YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Lightning strikes in Yazoo County, sending three people to the hospital. It happened on Eagle Bend Road off Highway three. Officials with AMR say the victims were transported to Kings Daughter's Hospital around 2:45 Saturday...
Mississippi's Eulls has UT official offer - Tiger Sports Digest
One of the state's top athletes Kaleb Eulls from Yazoo City has recently picked up an offer from the University of Tennessee. Go inside to get the latest on Eulls' recruitment. Tennessee new wide receiver coach Frank Wilson spent three years at Ole...
Introducing a New Crossfade Column: Diary of a Flasher, by Photog ... - Miami New Times
By Jipsy in Diary of a Flasher, Nightlife Let me start off by saying, I am listening to Yazoo's greatest hit, "Situation." Man I love that track! Something about 80's electropop that puts me in a great mood and today I need it....
Irby family on trip during indictment - WLBT-TV
A flight plan found on the website FlightAware.com reveals the Irby family's private plane returning to Yazoo County Airport from Destin, Florida. The plane departed at 3:08 Sunday afternoon, but it never arrived in Yazoo County....
Jackson State graduates told to give life their all - Jackson Clarion Ledger
“Make every moment of your life matter,” said Pinkston, a Yazoo County native who began his career in Jackson as an anchor/reporter at WLBT-TV and as an announcer at WJDX FM Radio in the late 1960s and early 1970s. “You are the first class to graduate...
LSU drops in - Dawg Post
For 2010, Yazoo City's Kaleb Eulls is one of the state's hottest names. With a visit to Baton Rouge in the works, where do the Tigers stand with the three-star prospect? It was just a month ago when defensive end Kaleb Eulls realized how serious his...
2 accused of plotting to kill Grenada DA - Picayune Item
Testimony ended Friday in the weeklong trial of Charlie Gavin and Charles McCullough, who were in the federal prison in Yazoo City when they allegedly plotted in May 2008 to have District Attorney Doug Evans killed. Gavin allegedly agreed to pay a...
Ask the Critic: Barbecue season, '09 - Westword
Brother's, Yazoo, Hickory House, Big Papa's -- it's like whoever spends the most ad dollars with you, or I don't even know. "Again, I think it's been diluted to the point of no credibility. I don't suspect you're ever going to change it,...

Yazoo Records

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Yazoo Records is a record label founded in the late 1960s by Nick Perls. It specializes in early American blues, early country, jazz, and other rural American genres (collectively known as "roots" music).

The first five releases (L 1001 up to L 1005) were issued under the label name of Belzona Records. The label then was renamed to Yazoo Records, the first five releases being reissued under that new name.

The Belzona/Yazoo label (an art deco peacock) has been adapted from the 1927 Black Patti label.

On Yazoo Records Nick Perls compiled rare 78 rpm recordings made in the 1920s by such singers and guitarists as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie McTell, the Memphis Jug Band, Blind Blake and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

On Yazoo's sister label Blue Goose Records, founded in 1970, Perls recorded 'rediscovered' black blues artists and younger blues and jazz performers.

In 1989 Yazoo was acquired by Shanachie Records.

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Yazoo (band)

Early Yazoo promotional photo(Left: Alison Moyet, Right: Vince Clarke)

Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) are an English synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex. They had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s. Formed in late 1981 by former Depeche Mode songwriter Vince Clarke (synthesizer) and English singer Alison Moyet (vocals), Yazoo was signed to Mute Records in the United Kingdom and (as "Yaz") to Sire Records in the United States.

Yazoo's debut single "Only You" backed with "Situation," was released on March 15, 1982 and rose to number two in the UK charts. Yazoo released successful studio albums, Upstairs at Eric's in 1982 and the more successful You and Me Both in 1983. Shortly after, Moyet and Clarke decided to break up. Moyet pursued a solo career while Clarke founded Erasure, another synth pop group. Yazoo reunited in 2008 with a tour in Europe and the United States and the release of a four-disc box set.

Though short-lived, Yazoo continues to influence and inspire many of today's bands, including LCD Soundsystem, Shiny Toy Guns and Blaqk Audio.

Yazoo was formed in late 1981 by Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet in Basildon, Essex, England. Clarke was previously the main songwriter for Depeche Mode, who came from the very same town and who at that point had recorded one album and three singles for Mute Records, including the hits "New Life" and "Just Can't Get Enough". The name 'Yazoo', according to Moyet, came from the labels of old blues albums: Yazoo Records. Yazoo was signed to Mute Records in the United Kingdom and to Sire Records in the United States. Yazoo's initial foray into the US was disastrous when they received a £3.5 million lawsuit threat over the band's name. Yazoo renamed to Yaz for the US market because the name was already in use by a small American rock band.

Yazoo's debut single "Only You" backed with "Situation," was released on March 15, 1982 and rose to number two in the UK. Yazoo's next single, Don't Go, was released on July 3, 1982 and hit number three, and became popular on MTV in the United States. They continued their successful streak with their first album, Upstairs at Eric's, which went platinum in Britain. The band received favourable reviews for their pioneering sound. Clarke and Moyet toured briefly, while releasing a stopgap single, "The Other Side of Love." Smash Hits reviewed Yazoo May 13, 1982. The interview was conducted by Neil Tennant, who was later successful in the Pet Shop Boys duo four years later.

The duo's second and last album, You and Me Both, yielded more success, hitting the top of the UK charts, and spinning off one single. Commercial success in the US was initially not as strong. Both "Situation" and "Only You" were released as singles and airplay and peaked at #73 and #67 respectively. Despite the modest chart success of those singles and of Upstairs at Eric's (which reached #92 on the album chart) word of mouth helped to eventually push the album to platinum status for sales of over one million copies by 1989, seven years after its release.

Shortly before the release of You and Me Both, Clarke and Moyet announced they were to go their separate ways.

Moyet signed to Columbia Records and began her successful solo career after leaving Yazoo. Clarke recorded a single with producer Eric Radcliffe and Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey as The Assembly, and another with vocalist Paul Quinn. Around this time, Clarke also produced "The Face of Dorian Gray" for his friend and singer Robert Marlow. Clarke then started the synth pop group Erasure with vocalist Andy Bell.

Mute Records released a remixed version of "Situation" as a single in 1990 which was moderately successful. A compilation entitled Only Yazoo - The Best of was released in 1999, and was preceded by a re-release of Yazoo's debut single, "Only You", featuring a new remix of the title track and several more of Don't Go. The band's output was bookended with yet another release of "Situation", accompanied by many remixes. Clarke was tapped to remix Moyet's 1994 single, "Whispering Your Name" and with Erasure, Clarke and Moyet tried to record her single "This House" as a duet. This project never came to surface, because Sony Music Entertainment would not permit it.

The band's songs have appeared in a number of films and television shows. "Only You" was used in the film Napoleon Dynamite, the BBC television series The Office, and the film Can't Hardly Wait; a cover version of "Only You" by Joshua Radin was used in 2007 in a J. C. Penney commercial; Don't Go appeared in the BBC series I'm Alan Partridge and was used in the film Tango and Cash. The song "Situation" was used in the 1990 TV movie Exile and was also used in a Nintendo commercial highlighting the classic edition of the Game Boy Advance SP and the classic NES games ported to it. In 2007, "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" was used in The Sarah Silverman Program episode "Not Without My Daughter".

In December 2007 Side-line announced that Mute plans to reissue both albums as remastered versions. The band would also plan a live gig to promote the re-releases. The promotional tour received moderate television coverage including a performance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross broadcast on 16 May 2008, a prime time BBC chat show.

The news was confirmed later on including extra details. In Your Room, a four-disc box set featuring the stereo remasters and 5.1 mixes of the albums Upstairs at Eric's and You and Me Both next to a disc with B-sides and remixes was released in 2008. Add to this a DVD featuring an exclusive short film with new interviews from Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet and the videos for "Don't Go", "The Other Side Of Love", "Nobody's Diary", "Situation (1990)" and "Only You (1999) as well as several original appearances on BBC".

The release has been followed by the 'Yazoo Reconnected: Live' tour. Currently, 18 dates have been announced, starting in Copenhagen on May 26. The first three dates of the U.S. tour saw Yazoo performing in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Yazoo wrapped up the final two dates of the U.S. tour by returning to New York City for the first time since October 1982. A limited edition vinyl 12" with new dance mixes was also be released to promote the boxset. A video was released in late April 2008 in which Clarke and Moyet discuss Yazoo's first single "Only You". In an interview with Side-Line Magazine, Clarke announced that a live CD is also planned. The recordings are planned to take place during the band's two upcoming performances in London. No live DVD is planned though.

The July 10 concert Yazoo played at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, California has been recorded to be re-aired on Richard Blade's Sirius Radio Show.

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Yazoo Brewing Company

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Yazoo Brewing Company, a Nashville, TN brewery, was founded in 2003 by Brewmaster Linus Hall. The brewery is located in what was once the Marathon Motor Works factory building in downtown Nashville.

Linus Hall and his wife Lila are both from Mississippi, and moved to Nashville in 1996. Linus had been home brewing since his college days but after years of perfecting his signature ale styles, testing them out on family and friends, he decided to open his own brewery. Hall earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, received a craftbrewing degree from the American Brewers Guild in California and completed an internship at the Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York in 2001 under brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He quit a successful engineering job and with a new baby on the way, secured a location, scoured the country for brewing equipment and almost single-handedly built the brewery.

Since opening in 2003 Yazoo brews have become popular beers, favorites of local Nashvillians and sought out by craft brewing loyalists all over the world.

The name Yazoo is taken from the Yazoo River, which runs through Hall’s hometown Vicksburg, MS.

Beer lovers can fill their Yazoo growlers at the brewery.

The brewery will offer the 3 bottled beers along with 3 other beers only available at the brewery.

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Yazoo lands

The Yazoo lands were the sparsely-populated central and western areas of the U.S. state of Georgia, when its western border stretched back to the Mississippi River. It was named for the Yazoo tribe of Native Americans. Several other places and things were named Yazoo, either for or along with the lands.

These lands later became the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The far western panhandle of Spanish territory Florida became the panhandles of the two states, and a small strip claimed by South Carolina (see Treaty of Beaufort), also going west to the river, became their border counties with Tennessee (itself a former part of North Carolina) in the Treaty of 1816.

In the 1790s, the Yazoo lands were the subject of a major political scandal in the state of Georgia, called the Yazoo land scandal. It led to Georgia's cession of the land to the U.S. government in the Compact of 1802.

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Source : Wikipedia