Don McMinn 

Don McMinn fronted Rum Boogie Café's first house band when it opened in 1985, a time when Beale Street was undergoing major redevelopment. "Within a year, it was the hottest spot around," McMinn says. He played Rum Boogie for nine years, at one point bringing his sons, Rome and Doug, into the band. "I watched them turn into pretty good musicians," he says. "Papa" Don McMinn & Nightrain still record and tour today, playing Memphis music, a mix of Stax-era R&B and Delta boogie blues. He's named the "Pale Prince of Beale" on his honorary brass note on Beale's Walk of Fame.

Speaking of Don McMinn, Rum Boogie Cafe

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

More by Flyer Staff

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation