Sunday, July 15, 2007

Louisville Courier-Journal Loves Stax

Posted By on Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 4:00 AM

From the Louisville Courier-Journal: "Memphis will forever be entwined with Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll, with a generous side order of the blues. That's understandable. Presley is among a handful of legitimate American icons, and B.B. King came of age on Beale Street. "But for some music lovers, Memphis means one thing: Soul music, with a dirty groove that's been dragged through back alleys and a tender heart abandoned at the dark end of the street.

It's passion above polish. It's honest, American music fashioned out of rhythm & blues, gospel and Hank Williams -- the classic intersection where Saturday night meets Sunday morning.

Louisville shows Memphis some props (or at least reporter Jeffrey Lee Puckett does) in this love letter to Stax in the Courier-Journal.


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