Music of Memphis

If you are a fan of Memphis music past or present or a musician from the Memphis area, this is the place for you.

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Notable Memphis Artists, Producers, and Contributors

W.C. Handy- (1873-1958)
Gus Cannon- (1874-1979)
Frank Stokes- (1888-1955)
Furry Lewis- (1893-1981)
Robert Wilkins (1896-1987)
Memphis Minnie- (1897-1973)
Sleepy John Estes- (1899-1977)
Harmonica Frank (1908-1984)
Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976)
Rufus Thomas (1917-2001)
Joe Hill Louis (1921-1957)
Willie Nix (1922-1991)
Sam Phillips (1923-2003)
B.B. King (1925-)
Doctor Ross (1925-1993)
Dewey Phillips (1926-1968)
Memphis Jug Band- (1927-1934)
Rosco Gordon (1928-2002)
Willie Mitchell- (1928-2009)
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet (1930-1976)
Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930-)
Sonny Burgess (1931-)
Jack Clement (1931-)
Junior Parker- (1932-1971)
Johnny Cash- (1932-2003)
Carl Perkins (1932-1998)
Charlie Feathers (1932-1998)
Billy Lee Riley (1933-2009)
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet (1934-)
Little Milton (1934-2005)
Elvis Presley- (1935-1977)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1935-)
James Cotton (1935-)
Eddie Floyd (1935-)
Chips Moman (1936-)
O.V. Wright (1939-1980)
Jim Dickinson (1941-2009)
James Carr (1942-2001)
Isaac Hayes (1942-2008)
Al Green (1946-)
Ann Peebles (1967-)
Booker T. & the M.G.'s (1962-1977)
The Bar-Kays (1966-)
The Box Tops (1967-1970)
Big Star (1971-1974)
Lucero (1998-)

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Comment by Johnny Edlin on June 22, 2012 at 9:45am

It gets in your blood that Memphis Beat

Comment by Curtis Ray Barclift on May 22, 2011 at 5:29am
The real music city, Memphis.  No other city has contributed so much to so many different types of music.  Blues, Country, Rock 'n'Roll, Soul.  Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Stax/Volt.  I would say that all of the bases have been covered.  Nice list, Adam.  Willie Nix, drummer/songwriter/singer, not too many people know that name.  Did a couple of nice cuts for Sun and later Chess with my main harp man, Walter Horton. 

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