Monday Jul 21
Detroit's United Sound Systems Recording Studio to give tour with a rockabilly focus
A historic recording studio that's helped produce the work of everyone from Aretha Franklin to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will open its doors Saturday to the public for a one-of-a-kind tour.
This is one of my newer poems that recently got published on Political Affairs .
Sittin' On the Dock of Broadway? Concord Music Group Sets Plans for Stax Records Musical
Look out, Motown , because Stax Records has its eyes set for Broadway as well! According to The Los Angeles Times , Concord Music Group intends to launch a musical telling the story of the Memphis record label that, in the 1950s and 60s, delivered the music of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s and more.
"There are specific instructions when Isaac Hayes comes on."
Wattstax [SLYT] is a 1973 documentary film about the 1972 Wattstax music festival, held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots.
Soul guitarist Teenie Hodges dies
Teenie Hodges, the diminutive guitarist and Take Me To The River songwriter who became a towering figure in the Memphis music scene, has died.
The Jackson Sun
An old-fashioned Southern supper: Enjoy famous folks' foods at Forest Heights gathering
If you're hungry for a good old-fashioned Southern supper; favorite tunes played by the Potluck Pickers, who are all members of the Jackson Area Plectral Society; fellowship; and a chance to make new friends, then come on over to Forest Heights United Methodist Church on July 17 beginning at 6 p.m. Clark Shaw and the team at The Old Country Store ... (more)
The Pordland Mercury
It's Happening Tonight
Technically, the star of the 1974 blaxploitation classic Truck Turner is Isaac Hayes.