19 August 2018

Sharde Thomas & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band

This was a fascinating conversation I got have with Sharde Thomas and her band. There is a part of the blues scene you may not recognize. But, don't let that stop you from hearing the stories behind a type of music originally used as a form of communication. It's a great story told from the grand daughter of Otha Turner, the lovely Sharde Thomas.

Also, Jesus and the Devil are apparently fighting it out in Arkansas.



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12 August 2018

Walking East & West with Pops Fountaine

Pops has been a long time friend of Radio Memphis. He is originally from Chicago where he has been a percussionist for many great artists over the years. When he came to Memphis, he found himself on stage with many more great musicians.

Through all of this, Pops has learned many of life's greatest lessons on and off the stage. Plus, his stories are moving, touching and down right hilarious.



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05 August 2018

Frank Monteleone & Blind Mississippi Morris

When we were on the air the night this was taped, we had no idea what was going to happen aside from there being some great music from a fantastic guitar player and his band. Just before we went on, I was informed that Blind Mississippi Morris was in the studio and I knew right then we were all in for a real treat.

And so are you.

Enjoy!



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29 July 2018

Gee Whiz, It's Carla Thomas

I recently spent some quality time with Carla Thomas. In 1961 she scored her first Billboard hit with Gee Whiz. In 1966, she repeated that with B-A-B-Y Baby with that song seeing the light again by being featured in the movie Baby Driver.

She spoke of how her path to show business was not quite what you'd think it was. Never seeking it out, the spotlight found her and her music still stands the test of the time.



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22 July 2018

Stepping Off The Mothership with Harold Beane

If there was some sort of an accurate record out there regarding just how many times a guitar player had his work sampled, Harold Beane would probably win. Harold played all the guitar parts for Isaac Hayes iconic Hot Buttered Soul album. He also spent some quality time with George Clinton and Funkadelic.

And this is just some of the story.

Wait until he tells the sad story of the plane crash that killed Otis Redding and most of the Bar Kays. He was supposed to be on that flight.



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