All Blog Posts Tagged 'Memphis' (21)

Sid Selvidge - The Cold of the Morning (Album Reissue Review)

Undeservedly obscure mid-70s Memphis folk and blues



It’s safe to say that Big Star wasn’t the only 1970s Memphis act that didn't find the contemporary recognition they deserved. They weren’t even the only 1970s Memphis act produced by Jim Dickenson to sail in that uncharted boat. Singer-songwriter Sid Selvidge, having been reared in Greenville,…

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Added by hyperbolium.com on April 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Charlie Musselwhite: A Gentleman and a Scholar

Charlie Musselwhite, more than any other harmonica player of his generation, can rightfully lay claim to inheriting the mantle of many of the great harp players that came before him with music as dark as Mississippi mud or as uplifting as the blue skies of California. In an era when the term legendary gets applied to auto-tuned pop stars, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American roots music.…

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Added by Rick J Bowen on November 11, 2013 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

The Blues and the Myth of Redemptive Violence

In the places where the blues were regularly performed in the early days, the juke joints, there was a considerable amount of violence. “Wherever the blues is played,” said Charles Love, ragtime jazzman, “there’s a fight right after.” A great deal of “cutting and shooting” went on in the juke. These could be very dangerous places; violence…

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Added by Gary Burnett on September 4, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

SID SELVIDGE - 1943-2013 - An Appreciation

Sid Selvidge   1943-2013.  A Short Appreciation

SID SELVIDGE  passed away today and tonight I am thinking about his legacy, and how much I liked almost everything I ever heard from him. 

As a recording artist, Sid was a fine interpreter of songs and you can tell that he chose his songs with care.   My Ipod library has half a dozen of his sweet songs. 

Like me, Sid was born in the Mississippi Delta and we both shared a lifetime’s love for folk and Americana…

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Added by Harry Lipson on May 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Interview: Luther Dickinson On His Three New LPs

Luther Dickinson is a prolific artist, songwriter, and performer that is clearly not content with just investing himself in any one of his musical projects. He is a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, South Memphis String Band, The Wandering, and is a high caliber solo artist in his own right.

On May 8th, Luther Dickinson released three new albums: an all-acoustic solo recording called Hambone's Meditations, a new SMSB record called Old Times There, and…

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Added by Chris Mateer on June 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Amy LaVere Introduces the Wandering (With Free Download)

Even though she’s lived and worked in Memphis since 1999, singer-songwriter-actress Amy LaVere isn’t tied down to one place or, for that matter, one career.

No wonder she came up with the name for the fascinating fivesome called the Wandering.

The ambitious side project invented by another overachiever, Luther Dickinson of the…

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Added by Michael Bialas on May 1, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Twang Nation Podcast Episode 5 - Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Damn Quails, Chelle Rose

It's been a while but here's Twang Nation Podcast #5 and it's a beaut.

This episode features cuts from upcoming albums by  Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chelle Rose and Joe Pug and great cuts from The Damn Quails, The Steel Wheels , Hiss Golden Messenger and Jim White.Mr J.R. Cash concludes the episode to…

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Added by TwangNation.com on March 26, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 130 - Liberated By The Syndicate

Not much to say in the episode. I'm dealing with a mass exodus of all my files from Mevio to Libsyn. But this episode is filled with amazing music. Enjoy!

Download this episode HERE

Music in this weeks episode:

- Women & Work AND Juniper by Lucero

(from Women & Work)…

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Added by Americana Rock Mix on February 16, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 126 - The Best Of 2011

The show is returning strong for 2012. But we can't forget all the great music from 2011. So, we're listening to the bands in my list of Top 24 of 2011.

Download this episode HERE

Music in this episode:

– Keep It Coming AND Trouble Won't Last Always by Glossary

(from Long Live All Of…

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Added by Americana Rock Mix on January 5, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

THE AMERICANA ROCK MIX TOP 24 OF 2011

Yeah, yeah. It's that time of year again. Everyone is doing it, and so am I. My top albums of 2011.

This was a really tough list to gather. 2011 was crammed with amazing music, so that just made the decision making that much harder.

34 people e-mailed and messaged me with suggestions of what my final top number should be this year. Suggestions ranged from "Top 10" to "Top 53"! That wasn't going to happen anyway. But the most common number suggested was "Top 24".

I didn't…

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Added by Americana Rock Mix on January 4, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

One Track Mind: Steve Cropper on “Knock on Wood,” “Dock of the Bay,” “Soul Man,” others



Steve Cropper, of Booker T. and the MGs and Stax Records fame, has trouble picking any one moment on his upcoming star-studded project Dedicated as his favorite. So, we went further back into his legendary soul-soaked career.



“I can tell you it was a lot of fun,” Cropper says of his new 429 Records release, due in August. “To be… Continue

Added by Something Else! Reviews on July 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Jesse Winchester is Nothin but Wonderful @ Nashville's Belcourt; Man of Many Songs, A True Voice Shines

Jesse Winchester

The Belcourt Theater

Nashville, TN

17 November 2010



There is no one more charming than Jesse Winchester. Nor gracious, romantic or wry. With a soft singing tone that’s as pillowy as the world’s softest down bed, an intoxicating drawl and his seamless way of playing that lone acoustic guitar he brings onstage, he exudes a warmth that draws the audience closer to.



Not that the 66-year old guitarist/songwriter is about pyrotechnics or massive… Continue

Added by Holly Gleason on November 18, 2010 at 9:10pm — 10 Comments

Hey Baby It’s a Wild Weekend

I started my week at home in Nashville. Drove to Jackson, Mississippi. Spent the night with friends, did some quality running, played shows at Holmes Community College and Millsaps College. Flew to Santa Ana, California. Made it to Laguna Beach, where I did some more running, this time on sand, with Pacific waves crashing on the shore. Did a little hotel room recording. Played with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Verizon in Irvine, California. Did some more beach running. Flew to Las… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on October 24, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Peg Simone's Haunting Secrets



Spend any summertime in the lowland South and it won’t be long until some Cracker Barrel Confucius allows as how it ain’t the heat, it’s the humidity, yessir, it surely is. As in, we tolerate foot-blistering temperatures most every day here, but today it’s the essential air that clutches at your heart, the atmosphere itself that sucks out your breath as you listlessly tread water walking the streets. It’s that damp, febrile atmosphere that… Continue

Added by Bob Moses on August 25, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

An End of Sorts

After last night’s Eddie’s Attic show in Atlanta, I was crazy tired. Wrung out, like an old dishrag. I’m sure I looked just like that dishrag. My vocal cords were shredded. I went and ate a salad with some chicken in it at an anonymous fern bar. Sitting alone and eating like a starved man, my mind seemed to be racing and empty of thought at the same time.



Do they call this exhaustion?



I slept late, or what passes for sleeping… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on July 26, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

whew...

Shows have been really well attended lately. Something’s in the water besides just light sweet crude. Thanks for coming to gigs. I will keep trying to make them worth your while. If you had told me back in the Spring how busy Summer would be, I might have told you to dream on. But since April, I have been running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off. A good thing, to be sure. Especially these days, and I am thankful to the… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on July 16, 2010 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Jimmy Buffett, Allan Toussaint and Jesse Winchester.

We all had a great time with 35,000 of our closest friends on the beach at Gulf Shores yesterday. I found it particularly pleasing to be onstage with Allan Toussaint and Jesse Winchester, along with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. It was a good day during a tough time for the Gulf of Mexico.

You can watch the new special version of "When The Coast is Clear" from the Gulf Coast concert here: http://bit.ly/aiDyJW

Added by Will Kimbrough on July 13, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Lick Of The Day / Tour Dates / BalconyTV!



• WILL KIMBROUGH Award-Winning Guitarist & AMA Nominee for Instrumentalist of the Year! Watch His weekly "Lick Of The Day" series featuring a new video post EVERY WEDNESDAY. This Week: Focus on STEVE CROPPER best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG's and backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on July 2, 2010 at 4:09am — No Comments

Texas Natal Day

Here I am in Galveston on my 46th birthday. Thanks to Tony for putting me up in this happening beach house. Thanks to Wrecks and Richard Dobson for a great night at the Old Quarter. I played an opening set and then enjoyed hearing Richard (I’ve played his “Chuck the Chuckwagon” with Rodney quite a few times over the years). He has some great songs.The Mucky Duck show in Houston was wonderful. I love to play there and vow never to let so much time pass before I get back. Thanks to Teresa and… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on May 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Shape Of Americana Music To Come - Six Young Performers To Keep On Your Radar

Welcome to the Class of 2010 - Six Young Performers To Keep On Your Radar



These days young musicians are rediscovering formerly forgotten musical themes while others are taking musical elements from past generations and reassembling them into entirely new formats. There is a lot of competition for your attention and it's never been harder for a young band or performer to stand out and get noticed. Just like Bob Dylan threw out the rulebook 45 years ago when he plugged in an… Continue

Added by B. Dutch Seyfarth on February 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

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