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Misterioso Africano: Khari Wynn Discusses Sun Ra’s Influence on His Music

Misterioso Africano: Khari Wynn Discusses Sun Ra’s Influence on His Music

Khari Wynn is a bit of a globetrotter, or at least he was before the coronavirus brought us all back home. So perhaps it's

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Spaceman Arrives: Michael Graber Debuts New Original Tracks

Spaceman Arrives: Michael Graber Debuts New Original Tracks

Michael Graber has built a career outside of music, but he's a fixture on the local scene. Back in the '90s, he helped found

The Stax Heritage: William Bell Honored by NEA

The Stax Heritage: William Bell Honored by NEA

The legacy of Stax Records lives on. In the latest national recognition of a Stax-affiliated artist, William Bell, one of the first (and also

Don Bryant's <i>You Make Me Feel</i> is an Instant Classic

Don Bryant's You Make Me Feel is an Instant Classic

In recent years, the appeal of classic sounds from the the ’60s and ’70s has grown and grown, leaving many wondering if such retro

Brother Robert: New Memoir Sheds Fresh Light on a Legend:

Brother Robert: New Memoir Sheds Fresh Light on a Legend:

"I still think of how it felt to hug him," Annye Anderson says of her stepbrother. "Walking with him to Third Street, Highway 61,

Andy Grooms, The Glass, and Other Essential Records Enjoy Reissues

Andy Grooms, The Glass, and Other Essential Records Enjoy Reissues

Every once in a while, a perfect storm gathers over a band's rehearsals and recording sessions, and an album emerges that transcends any one

Memphis Jazz Workshop Keeps the Jazz Flame Burning

Memphis Jazz Workshop Keeps the Jazz Flame Burning

Stephen Lee, one of this city's consummate jazz pianists, owes a lot to the great teachers he's had. Though he was self-taught when he first

Staple Singers Reissues Bring Back That Slick '70s Soul Magic

Staple Singers Reissues Bring Back That Slick '70s Soul Magic

Staple Singers, The Staples, Curtis Mayfield, Curtom Studios, Muscle Shoals Sound, Stax Records, Soundtracks, 70s Soul, Disco

Breathing While Black: MonoNeon on His Newest Music

Breathing While Black: MonoNeon on His Newest Music

A mellow organ lends a laid-back vibe, while the bass plays a simple octave pattern. It's the perfect track for a Sunday afternoon, made

The Funky Side of Protest: New Tracks From the Mighty Souls Brass Band

The Funky Side of Protest: New Tracks From the Mighty Souls Brass Band

By now, the Mighty Souls Brass Band (MSBB) is a staple of life in Memphis, arguably the first New Orleans-style brass band to establish

The Turnstyles' Two-Cylinder Engine Revs To Life

The Turnstyles' Two-Cylinder Engine Revs To Life

Duos hold an honored place in the rock-and-roll pantheon. In the ’80s, the concept seemed obscure, though the moderate success of the Flat Duo

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