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  Soul music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soul music is a music genre that combines rhythm and blues and gospel music, originating in the late 1950s in the United States.
Memphis soul is a shimmering, sultry style of soul music produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee.
Psychedelic soul was a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music in the late-1960s, which paved the way for the mainstream emergence of funk music a few years later.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soul_music   (2130 words)

 Gibson Backstage Pass - Memphis Soul Survivors, Soul Serenade
It’s a muggy Saturday night in Memphis, and Wild Bill is clanging the ride cymbal on the drum set in the corner of the cramped bar he named after himself.
As the jukebox blares a Marvin Sease tune, the members of the band amble over to their instruments and Wild Bill—a gaunt, unspeaking 80-year-old in a pale suit and fedora—takes his perch on a stool by the door to collect the cover charge.
The band is the Memphis Soul Survivors, and they are just that: unsung veterans of the Memphis rhythm and blues scene who have weathered losing streaks and changining trends to keep the music alive by playing for tips, night after night.
www.gibson.com /backstage/200608/memphissoulsurvivors.htm   (405 words)

 Rock & Soul Museum - Memphis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soul music is a part of that legacy; it is derived from a combination of gospel and blues, with some jazz mixed in as well.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul's inaugural exhibition is Rock'n'Soul: Social Crossroads, organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and on long-term loan to the new museum in a rare arrangement.
Soul music became a manifestation of that sound, and both Stax and Hi Studios were present at the creation of this new musical genre.
www.rockabillyhall.com /museum.html   (4845 words)

 Welcome to the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum - About Us
Born on April 29, 2000, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Inc. has welcomed over 250,000 visitors from all over the world, including thousands of school students who participate in the museum’s Education Program to learn about the social changes that impacted the nation and led to the development of rock ‘n’ roll.
According to the Smithsonian Institution, the finest museum system in the world, “Rock ‘n’ Soul: Social Crossroads” is the story of the body of music that had the most influence on the culture and lifestyles of the world during the middle 20th Century unto this day.
In August, 2004, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum became established as one of the city’s most prominent museums when it became a part of FedExForum, Memphis’ premier sports and entertainment venue, home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, located at the corner of legendary Highway 61, “The Blues Highway,” and world famous Beale Street.
www.memphisrocknsoul.org /aboutus.htm   (403 words)

 Book A Band -Memphis Soul Live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Memphis Soul Live features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns and dynamic male and female vocalists.
She recently said in an interview, “...when someone gives you a gift such as the music of Memphis and STAX, you ought to say Thank You.” These fine musicians in Memphis Soul Live are certainly doing their part of showing gratitude.
Memphis Soul Live is already scheduling school performances that include not only music, but also business training and life skills.
www.bookaband.com /browsebands/band.cfm?bandID=6292   (302 words)

 COMMENTARY: Mo' Better Boogie :: The Memphis Flyer :: the mid-south's news weekly :: Music Features :: Music
Mangini brought Stone's band to town and partnered them up with a couple of Memphis soul legends, producing what will soon be out as a dual disc (a disc with video on one side; music on the other) as well as a CD.
The dual disc features video of Gallagher cruising around Memphis musing on his career, as well as on Solomon Burke, on Memphis soul, and why he is singing soul music.
Astonishingly, the Memphis Sound will probably be featured some time this fall on one of TV's hottest teenie-bopper show -- more proof of the staying power of Memphis soul.
www.memphisflyer.com /memphis/Content?oid=10450   (580 words)

 Sassafras Inn - Local Attractions
Memphis International Airport is known as the busiest airport in the world because it moves more air freight than any other airport on this planet.
Famous for the panda and polar bear habitats, the Memphis Zoo was founded in 1905 when Natch, a fl bear mascot for a Memphis baseball team, was kept chained to a tree in Overton Park.
While visiting Memphis, your deluxe lodging could be the Sassafras Inn Bed and Breakfast located only 18 miles south of the Memphis Zoo, in a romantic setting with an indoor swimming pool.
www.memphis.to /memphis.htm   (1216 words)

 Memphis soul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Memphis soul is stylish, funky, uptown soul music that is not as hard edged as Southern soul.
It is a shimmering, sultry style produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring tasteful, melancholic, melodic horns, organ, bass, and drums.
A representative Memphis soul artist is Al Green, who recorded at Hi Records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Memphis_soul   (233 words)

The other month, my friend Jazzbo had to travel to Memphis for work and asked if I wouldn't mind putting together a batch of my favorite Memphis soul and funk songs for him to listen to and get into the right frame of mind.
Now...I love the musical heritage of Memphis, especially the legacy of Stax and Hi, unquestionably my two favorite soul imprints of all time (no disrespect to Motown and Atlantic).
It's been a minute since I've included a William Bell post, but as I noted last time, this was one of the big giants at Stax though he was rarely accorded the same recognition as folks like Otis Redding or even Sam and Dave.
www.soul-sides.com /2005/08/william-bell-deanie-parker-memphis.html   (344 words)

 Garage band rhythm and blues by The Memphis Blazers band
The Memphis Blazers were rockin' long before the explosion of the garage band era.
Formed in 1961, their sound was based on Memphis soul music.
The band was known for its driving rhythm section, its "blue-eyed soul" lead vocalist, and tight vocal harmonies.
www.thememphisblazers.com /history.html   (122 words)

 Ink 19 :: Memphis Soul Revue
The two discs are a slice of history, a moment caught in time for all of us who never had a chance to be in Memphis when this music was in its prime.
Sir Mack Rice is featured on his very own song "Mustang Sally," and he sums up his Memphis music career with "I'm Among Friends." Eddie Floyd shines on "Knock On Wood." The audience really gets into Funn's renditions of "Love Train" and "Backstabber." The final jam session/artist recognition track brings a smile to your face.
If you are nostalgic for a time when the blues gave rise to soul, when you could hear the beginnings of funk in the background, these discs will be a treat.
ink19.com /issues/june2002/musicReviews/musicM/memphisSoulRevue.html   (343 words)

 Travel: From mansions to meals, Memphis has soul
Graceland is near Interstate 55 in southern Memphis, at 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Visitors are shuttled from the parking lot/ticket sales/gift shop/restaurants across the street and later returned.
ELSEWHERE IN MEMPHIS: This city is the crossroads where the spirituals of slaves, the gospel of churches, the blues of the Delta and the rockabilly country of the honky tonks meshed into a sound that for decades defined rock 'n' roll.
Founded in 1952 as the Memphis Recording Service, this unpretentious shop, with its ridged, acoustic-tile ceiling in the studio and a few period pieces of recording hardware, is where Elvis, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison made music that changed the world.
www.sptimes.com /2002/08/04/Travel/From_mansions_to_meal.shtml   (1451 words)

 Bo-Keys Press
This is funky, greasy, gritty soul, rooted in the tradition, but timeless in its heat-seeking groove stealth...
partly soul groove flashback and nouveau R&B, with tastes of Latin and hip-hop thrown in for seasoning, the Bo-Keys jam with the kind of confident voguish swagger that reminds you why the soul of Memphis burns eternal.
An old-school Memphis soul instrumental group inspired by the Mar-Keys and Booker T & the MG's...
yellowdogrecords.com /bo-keys/bo-keys_press.html   (1212 words)

 FedExForum :: FedExForum :: Memphis Rock n Soul Museum
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum of Memphis is more than a museum of stage costumes and drumsticks.
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum of Memphis tells of more than the change in America’s music; it tells of the music that forever changed the complexion of the world.
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum of Memphis is located at the legendary intersection of Highway 61, “The Blues Highway” and historic Beale Street at FedExForum.
www.fedexforum.com /pages/entities/memphis_rock_n_soul_museum.aspx   (117 words)

Attention might have been diverted from Memphis' fl music community with the rise of rockabilly, but RandB would reassert itself as the dominant musical force in the city in the 1960s, principally due to the success of Stax Records, which embodied the earthiest aspects of southern soul.
Stax's pre-emminence in the Memphis soul scene was not absolute; smaller labels in the region, particularly Goldwax, also made some notable contributions to the 1960s, although their exposure was primarily confined to the RandB market or, after the 1960s, specialist collectors.
Memphis looked set to reign as an RandB capital for a long time, yet by the end of the 1970s it commercial clout and influence was drastically diminished, due primarily to the tragic collapse of the Stax empire.*
members.fortunecity.com /luvnruffin/id6.htm   (1130 words)

 CD Baby: THE MEMPHIS BLAZERS: Rockin' Rhythm Revue - from evor
The Memphis Blazers rocked the Memphis and Mid-South region from 1961 to 1968 and again in 1974-75.
All of the tracks were recorded in Memphis by recording engineers who were among the best at capturing the Memphis "soul" sound.
The Memphis Blazers were formed in 1961 from a group of high school classmates and fraternity friends.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/memphisblazers/from/evor   (952 words)

 Stax Museum of American soul music artists records exhibits merchandise in Memphis
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of the legendary Stax Records in the heart of Soulsville USA in Memphis, Tennessee, welcomes you to all things Stax.
With permanent Soul Music exhibits, like Soul Train, to changing exhibits, like Wattstax and Blaxploitation, the mission of the Stax Museum is to keep the memory of Stax soul music legends alive forever.
And because we are the only soul music museum in the world, you'll also find programs, special events, concerts, exhibits and memorabilia dedicated to other soul music artists and labels, including that of Muscle Shoals, Motown, Atlantic, and Hi Records.
www.soulsvilleusa.com   (790 words)

 $1 million worth of Memphis soul - Memphis Business Journal:
The Memphis Convention and Visitors' Bureau is developing a $1 million ad campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of soul music in 2007.
She says that while soul wasn't "invented" in Memphis, the city played a major part in the development of the genre.
Doug Carpenter, a principal with Carpenter Sullivan Sossaman, says the 50th anniversary should put soul on the same platform with blues and rock 'n' roll in Memphis.
memphis.bizjournals.com /memphis/stories/2006/10/16/story5.html   (841 words)

 Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar in Orange County, CA - AOL City Guide
Ask any hipster in Orange County for their top five area restaurants, and nine times out of 10, the Memphis Cafe is going to be mentioned.
The restaurant's minimalist '60s decor and selection of music are some of the reasons why Memphis is still so popular, but the main reason for its reputation is the food: it's simple, inexpensive and good.
The menu is full of modern takes on Southern soul food: gumbo, shellfish jambalaya, catfish dishes and pulled-pork sandwiches.
search.cityguide.aol.com /orangecounty/restaurants/memphis-soul-cafe-and-bar/v-87914   (379 words)

 Classic Soul Music and R&B Music/Culture, R&B Foundation, Southern Soul Music, Motown Soul, Stax Soul, Philly Soul ...
Soul music made it’s way north, east & west via the same train routes that carried rural Black workers from their homes in the south to the industrial north.
Soulful crooner Felton Pilate has been wowing audiences for decades as the lead vocalist for R&B funksters, ConFunkShun.
A great vocalist and stylist, he moved fl music into the mainstream and was also one of the earliest singer/songwriters working in the soul tradition - to that extent, he was a prime early mover in the Black artist's struggle to begin to control his own destiny.
www.soul-patrol.com /soul   (4722 words)

 Memphis Mojo - Real News, Reviews and Views on Memphis Entertainment
The underlying themes of the movie dwell on such abstract, eternal subjects as the meanings of love and beauty, the morality or immorality of murder, and the concept of the soul, but on a surface level, the movie is exciting and deeply interesting as well.
Grenouille, after seeing how death and scent are connected, decides that a person’s scent is the same as their soul.
He is distraught to find that he himself has no scent, or soul, and therefore he resolves to become so famous people will love him despite the fact that he cannot love them in return.
www.memphismojo.com   (2267 words)

 Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - Memphis - Reviews of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - TripAdvisor
Memphis is a mecca for music lovers and barbecue afficionados.
Memphis offers a rich blend of musical tradition and history of America's civil rights movement.
Memphis is still about barbecue and blues, but now has much more to offer.
tripadvisor.com /Attraction_Review-g55197-d107254-Reviews-Rock_n_Soul...   (876 words)

 Groups & Rentals | Plan a Visit | Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis, known as the birthplace of the blues and rock-and-roll, is the music epicenter of the universe.
On virtually every night of the week, Memphis' vast variety of clubs and concert halls are humming with every type of live music imaginable - blues, jazz, R&B, country, rockabilly, gospel, hip-hop, rock-and-roll, alternative, classical, reggae, and, of course, sweet Southern Soul.
Awash in arts and culture, Memphis is home to two major art museums, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and The Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
www.soulsvilleusa.com /plan-visit/about-memphis.asp   (416 words)

 1960's rock 'n roll and Memphis soul music by The Memphis Blazers band
George Klein, or "G.K." as he was known on the radio, was the leading disc jockey in the Memphis area in the 1960's.
G.K. was a high school classmate of Elvis Presley, and remained one of Elvis's closest friends throughout Presley's great career.
George Klein continues today as one of the most important persons in the extensive heritage of Memphis music.
www.thememphisblazers.com   (184 words)

 The Memphis Horns - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Memphis Horns are the quintessential Memphis music combination - Andrew Love, tall, fl and as mellow as one of his tenor sax solos; Wayne Jackson, short, white and as intense as one of his trumpet blasts.
Together they were reared in all that Memphis music had to offer.
They incorporated in 1969 as The Memphis Horns, offering their services to anyone whose music needed a serious shot of Memphis soul, and the lines began forming.
www.memphishorns.com /misc/bio.html   (567 words)

 Bar/None Records: Alex Chilton Set
The trio had enough of a groove on playing mostly vintage soul tunes that they went into a Manhattan recording studio, Sear Sound, and kept the music rolling.
That sort of approach was common in the studios of Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama during the classic era of sixties soul, though this think-on-your-feet, overdub-free style is an anomaly today.
Jackson, Mississippi-based Malaco Records, which Alex calls "the new Stax," is putting out modern-day soul sides, along with blues, that are getting regular spins on local AM soul stations in small towns throughout the south.
www.bar-none.com /bios/alexchilton.html   (838 words)

 Indie Memphis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Now in its ninth year, the Indie Memphis Soul of Southern Film Festival is a week-long event featuring films of a Southern persuasion.
The festival features screenings of more than 70 films, a juried competition with cash awards in several categories and a variety of panel discussions and lectures conducted by respected filmmakers, academics, authors and others from the industry.
Tickets for the Soul of Southern Film Festival are available at Muvico Theater in Peabody Place Mall, 150 Peabody Place, during the festival.
indiememphis.com /film.htm   (288 words)

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