I've enjoyed Sid's music for years and I'm very sad to learn that he has died. He worked with my father at KWAM in Memphis, so my dad would play his records at my house when I was young. I've always loved his music. I now play seven or eight of his songs at open-mic nights and Farmers' Markets. Thank you Sid for being the wonderful human and wonderful musician you were. Thank you for enriching so many lives.
I was betting on him to win the "Voice". He is amazing and represented Memphis well. Loved his song choice of "Walking In Memphis." He will get many endorsements and many more new fans now, well deserved.
Patrick's Dad and I coached our son's GYAA baseball team. Patrick sings like he played ball always at 120%. Patrick, Mike and I are so happy for you and your family.
Dale Durham and Sid in one month, JC is the last of Mudboy.
I met Sid when I first moved to Memphis & was a young musician just starting to play bass around town. He was pretty famous on the Memphis music scene & always was so nice & unassuming to me. When he opened his mouth he sounded black & played really great acoustic guitar. I can still hear that awesome voice. My prayers are with his family. God Bless Sid Selvidge.
So sorry to lose Sid Selvidge, fine picker, classy gentleman, and i'm proud to say my friend and colleague. Rest In Peace, Sid. The music you made and the music you brought to folks worldwide on radio with the Beale Street Caravan will echo your sound and spirit.
Śid was a great musician ... Memphis loved him. I took my daughter to the Shell to hear him when she was about 18...I thought she needed to hear some of the Memphis musicians, only a few of the older ones were left.
We will miss you!
About 25 years ago or so, he was playing at the North End, and I and a friend used to pick at him playing, yelling "Play some Dylan!" to his disdain. A good musician and probably a nice guy, but probably a bit "classier" than the normal Memphian, especially two drunk 20 year old kids.
Damn... Sid Selvidge and Maxine Smith in one week. It 's too much I say.... RIP.
Well now... Hey, Tom Foster: Vanishing Memphis. Right there.
Jefferson Square in a bow tie. Just old enough to drink and too dumb to know not to hit on the wait staff. He was laughing at me as I struck out.
I wonder if he knew how many people loved him?
I no longer live in Memphis -I'm a thousand miles away- but the news of Sid's passing hit me as hard as the loss of Jim Dickinson.
I 1st saw Sid performing at the old Procape on Madison (where the Memphis BBQ Shop is now). In between sets he'd let this wiry, young guy get up & perform. That was where I first saw Alex Chilton performing not long before the legendary Sisters Lovers was released in a somewhat limited edition.
Almost everyone who makes me remember Memphis fondly is gone now.
My sincere condolences to his family and everyone else who loved him and loved his music.
I am sooo happy Memphis got it's ALternative Rock Station Back. I have my Car radio set already.... YESSS!!!!!!!! So happy.. Now maybe we can get some decent Rock Bands here...
Clicked post before I was done. I'm not sure of the source, but I'm pretty sure I picked it up after an interview with Ralph Emery.
Jones has always been a favorite. He may not have had the guitar chops of or songwriting skills of Willie or Hag, or the showmanship of Ray Price, but he was still a giant among the few giants left standing. When he sang a song it stayed sung.
Let's don't forget Jones' song "Call the Wrecker For My Heart," written by Memphian Randy Haspel.
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Mr. Davis, you call George Jones the Cadillac of Country Music and also refer to him as that on your playlist, I've never heard him referred to as that in the 40 years I've listened to him. I did some checking on line and find it nowhere. Can you point me to a source for that nickname please. Thanks. BTW, it was nice of you to recognize the great loss to country music and it's fans.
George Jones lived country music, I was lucky to have enjoyed him in concert on 3 occasions. he was is and always will be one of the greatest country artists all time. He was country when country wasn't cool.
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