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BIG STAR’S #1 RECORD AND RADIO CITY
TO BE REMASTERED AND REISSUED BY STAX RECORDS

Albums available September 2
Packaging to include new liner notes by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills… 882 more words

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Memphis soul singer remembered with Beale Street sendoff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Family and friends said goodbye to a Memphis soul singer and Beale
Street fixture.

A musical procession down Beale Street was held Saturday in honor of James Govan, the singer was a favorite on the historic street and home of the blues. 141 more words

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Guitar Instrumentals a Go Go!

Every decent Jukebox ought to have several fine instrumentals on offer. The golden age of popular music, the 1920s to the 1970s, glittered with thrilling and moody instrumentals that blasted from car and transistor radios and the neon lit jukeboxes. 859 more words

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Soulsville gets new life thanks to entrepreneurs, musicians & foundations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If there’s a Memphis community that helped establish the soul of a city through education, churches, restaurants and, of course, music, it was at the corner of College and McLemore, ground zero for Soulsville, USA. 633 more words

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Tiny Italian town loves Memphis soul music

MEMPHIS, Tenn- It’s an unmistakable soul sound born in the Memphis studios of Stax and Hi Records in the 1960s and 70s and cradled in nightclubs on Beale street. 751 more words

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Memphis' Stax Records story to be turned into a Broadway musical

MEMPHIS, Tenn — The story behind the historic Stax Records in Memphis is set to get the Broadway treatment.

Concord Music Group,  the Los Angeles-based company that owns the Stax name and much of its catalog, and Academy Award-nominated and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Stuart Benjamin announced Wednesday they have begun development of a musical production based on the Memphis record label and studio, which is now the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. 175 more words

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Musical History Tour

Memphis, TN

I was in Memphis last November for the Rock and Soul, Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony and wrote about it here. 241 more words

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