I had to be the maddest twelve-year-old on the planet.
Day after day, I listened to the radio, waiting to hear the song that is today’s Morning Groove. 333 more words
Stax Museum of American Soul
926 E McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
N 40° 42′ 46.021”
W 74° 0′ 21.388”
KEVIN DAVIS: Like several of the other rhythm-and-blues covers on Kojak Variety (“Leave My Kitten Alone,” “Running Out of Fools”), Elvis Costello recorded “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man” multiple times between 1986 and its eventual release on 1995’s… 1,042 more words
There is little in life as impressive and convincing as the voice of a quiet man telling the truth.
William Bell a sage songwriter and stoic soul balladeer told us heartfelt, hard won truths about the eternal trials of love in an incandescent series of records issued from Memphis in the 1960s on the mighty Stax label which still resonate. 1,322 more words
I admit it, since reading ‘Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion‘ (Robert Gordon) I’ve been a bit hooked on soul music. It really is essential reading for any self-professed music aficionado. 710 more words