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Stax Records, Memphis

Driving south on E McLemore I see a church on almost every block. What’s God up to in this corner of Memphis? Houses not dedicated to worship of the Almighty slump among empty lots: paint peeling, porch rails crumpled, concrete warping beneath the wheels of clapped-out cars. 778 more words

Writing

Interview: Booker T. Jones

The impact that Booker T. Jones has had over modern popular music as musician, songwriter, arranger and producer would be hard to overstate. At 16 years old he played on the first hit for a nascent recording label called Satellite in Memphis, Tennessee, and would become the leader of the house band there as the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961. 1,620 more words

Interviews

Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot (1971)

With a cover that vaguely resembles The Doors L.A. Woman which was released only three months later, and a title track that channels ‘Riders On The Storm’ with a slightly less foreboding “killer on the road…” vibe about it, Booker T & The MG’s were tuned in to a similar stream for their final group effort as Jimbo and his pals were on theirs. 246 more words

Music

Weekly Vinyl – Mar-Keys

The Great Memphis Sound
The Mar-Keys
(1966)

What a sound.
What sweet, sweet silky sound.
Does it get any better than this?
Hardly.
The Mar-Keys were the house-band for Stax records – these are the guys that played backup to all the great music that came out in the late fifties and sixties. 126 more words

Weekly Vinyl

Elvis Week 2017: Day 7 - Thank You. Goodnight.

Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley! The King was born 82 years ago today and that makes this Day 7 of Elvis Week 2017.

Day 7 – Thank You. 1,422 more words

New Years Day Vinyl (Part 1)

After my run this afternoon, the girls napped (for three hours!) and I went record shopping in Buffalo, NY…just because.  Hey, when someone advertises “up to %40 off on all stock” 481 more words

Vinyl