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Songs of The Day: Irma Thomas - Ruler of My Heart, and Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart

Possibly my favorite performance of an Allen Touissant composition, Irma’s original recording even tops Otis’ variation.

Song Of The Day

Single: Green Onions - Booker T and the MGs

Green Onions is one of the coolest tunes ever. CB could only catch it on the radio once in a while or if he was sitting in the Grill having fries and sucking on a coke. 71 more words


Martin Luther King’s Last Speech – I Was There

Tales on the Mississippi | Sharon Henry

“Life in Memphis is good, man,” Ron tells us, “especially if you like barbeque, catfish and good blues. I’ve been in the military, been to different states, been over to Japan, but ain’t nothing like home. 820 more words

City Life

Rufus Thomas "Sophisticated Sissy" (Stax 221, R&B#43, 1967)

Rufus Thomas “Sophisticated Sissy” (Stax 221, R&B#43, 1967)

It seems appropriate for Folsom Street Sunday to revisit this Rufus Thomas R&B hit. We go back and look back at a Mid Sixties dance trend inspired by the exuberant celebration of sexuality on the dance floor brought by the sway of the hips of less than masculine of center African American men. 149 more words

Sunday Serenade

Ben Cauley, survivor of crash that killed Otis Redding, dies at 67

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his bandmates and Stax star Otis Redding, has died in Memphis. 376 more words


Bar-Kays' Ben Cauley remembered by friends as soul survivor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For music fans, it was Ben Cauley’s unmistakable brassy sound and his twirling trumpet flare that put the soul into the Bar-Kays’ classic song “Soul Finger.” 441 more words


On September 15, 1965.

On September 15, 1965, “Stax Records” released third Otis Redding studio album “Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul”. The album was recorded from April 19 and July 9–10, 1965, at the “Stax Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee and was produced by Jim Stewart, Isaac Hayes and David Porter. 195 more words