Los Angeles Times
A Legend Unsung

By Danny Feingold, July 19, 1998
Los Angeles Times Calendar

Mickey Champion’s singing has scorched blues clubs for 50 years, but fame remains elusive. Her audience had just rolled off a tour bus and into Babe’s and...READ THE ARTICLE

Los Angeles Times
A Hefty Serving of Blues

by Donna Mungen, March 25, 1999.
L.A. Times

Needing, yearning, or itching for a down-home blues fix that doesn't involve catching a bus or hopping a plane?
Good news: You don't have to go that far. Going down... READ THE ARTICLE


Babe's & Ricky's Inn voted
BEST BLUES CLUB in 1998.

BABE'S AND RICKY'S INN History is a big part of the blues, a music with roots that run deep into the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s. And blues is still alive and well as we head into the millennium, with younger musicians like Corey Harris, Keb' Mo' ... READ THE ARTICLE


Noise in the Hood

Maybe you've heard that L.A. finally has some street life going on. It's no rumor--the once-barren sidewalks of the city are starting to exhibit signs of urban vitality, and not a moment too soon. L.A.'s been the second most populous metropolis in the country for some time, but until recently it was hard to tell unless you were on the freeway or at the downtown courthouse...READ THE ARTICLE


Mickey's Magic

by Ray Hanna, April-May 2001

I walked into Babe's & Ricky's Inn in Leimert Park, an older, predominantly black, neighberhood adjaacent to Baldwin Hills, also known as the black Beverly Hills." A city-issue, dark blue "Central... READ THE ARTICLE


Blues Night Special

By Matthew W. Roth
May/June 1999 issue of Westways

It's easy to find Babe's and Ricky's Inn in Leimert Park (just south of downtown L.A.) if you arrive after 9 p.m., when the first set begins. Turn east from Crenshaw onto Leimert Boulevard, pass the park... READ THE ARTICLE