S3E7: The Names on the Sidewalk
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we take a deeper look into the brass notes that line Beale Street, choosing seven relatively obscure names to delve into. We also take a listen to two new songs from some of Memphis' finest up-and-coming groups.  Vote Memphis Musicology for best podcast in this years Memphis Flyer Best Of ..read more
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S3E6: Memphis Uprising
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
Since protests broke out nationwide in the wake of the death of George Flloyd, Memphis musicians of all stripes have been responding with music that speaks directly to our current moment. On today's show, we survey some of these songs from artists such as Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Aktion Kat, Jordan Occasionally, and MonoNeon ..read more
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S3E4: Jock Jams
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphs Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we sit down with Graham Winchester, a prolific singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who discusses two upcoming projects: His self-titled solo 45 and the debut album “Cut You Off” from his band Turnstyles. Following that, we take a look at the relationship between sports and Memphis music, from Jerry Lawler’s singing career to Rufus Thomas’ role in the invention of the touchdown celebration ..read more
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S3E3: The Devil Don't Like It
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss the role that Memphis played in the development of gospel music, which forms the backbone of the “Memphis Sound.” From early pioneers like Lucie Campbell to rising stars like the Sensational Barnes Brothers, it’s clear that Memphians make sanctified music with the best of them ..read more
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S3E2: An Americana Christmas
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
Happy holidays, ya’ll! On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we check out some of the best Americana Christmas tunes from Memphis, including offerings from Valerie June, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Dale Watson, and many more ..read more
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S3E1: “Can You Dig It?” The Music of Blaxploitation
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss the role that Memphis played during the Blaxploitation film explosion of the 1970s. From Isaac Hayes’ iconic Shaft soundtrack to the new Dolemite Is My Name soundtrack from Scott Bomar , it’s clear that the genre wouldn’t have been the same without the contributions of some of the Bluff City’s best ..read more
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S2E21: Trap Godfather: Tommy Wright III
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we’re joined by hip-hop pioneer Tommy Wright III, an artist who helped to define the Memphis rap sound of the ‘90s with his lo-fi production, fast flow, and DIY aesthetic. Today, TW3 is finally receiving some much-deserved recognition and enjoying a career resurgence that has allowed him to travel the world. We discuss his career, influences, and impact, as well as his upcoming show at the Black Lodge on October 26th. Sponsor Memphis Musicology! Email info@theamnework.com ..read more
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S2E20: The Quiet Revolution
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss Memphis’ role in the birth and development of power pop, a quietly influential subgenre of rock n’ roll that was spearheaded by local bands such as Big Star, Zuider Zee, and Cargoe during the 1970s. Prior to that, we sit down with musician Jeremy Scott of the band Toy Trucks to discuss their excellent new album “Rockets, Bells, and Poetry,” which in many ways carries on the city’s legacy of power pop greatness ..read more
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S2E19: The Ghost in the Machine
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we sit down with musicians Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey to talk about their new album Mellotron Variations, a collection of original songs performed on obscure electro-mechanical keyboards known as mellotrons. We also survey the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame class, who will be inducted in a ceremony on November 8th ..read more
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S2E17: Memphis Musicology Live! Ft. David Porter
Memphis Musicology
by Gil Worth, Memphis Musicology
6M ago
On this very special live episode of Memphis Musicology, we sit down with the legendary songwriter, producer, and musician David Porter, who penned some of the biggest hits of the Stax era and who currently managed Made in Memphis Entertainment, to discuss his long and winding career ..read more
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