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,…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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!
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Music in this weeks episode:
- Women & Work AND Juniper by Lucero
(from Women & Work)…
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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.
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Music in this episode:
– Keep It Coming AND Trouble Won't Last Always by Glossary
(from Long Live All Of…
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".
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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.
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
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