Saturday Nov 23
A Spotify playlist for "Respect Yourself," Robert Gordon's history of Stax Records
This week I reviewed Memphis music writer Robert Gordon's excellent "Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion," an excellent history of the label that gave us hits and deep cuts by Booker T. and the M.G.'s, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, the Bar-Kays, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers and many others.
Shirley Brown reminisces about her enduring musical career
Soul survivor Shirley Brown has sustained a singing career for more years than she cares to mention.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Night of songs and memories marks 2nd annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame
November 6, 2013 - After receiving her great-grandfather's, Rev. W. Herbert Brewster, induction award Kentosha Brewster Evans wipes a tear as her father Keith Brewster speaks to the crowd during the Memphis Music Hall of Fame ceremony Thursday evening at Gibson Lounge.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame inducts Johnny Cash, 12 more
On Thursday, the second Memphis Music Hall of Fame class will be inducted in Memphis.