Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Two Hours of Sun Records, ~ All Memphis Music.com ~ Internet Radio ~ Specialty Show

Hey everybody!

This week's specialty show is a great one, featuring the "BEST of SUN Records". Rarities, alternate takes, the hits, the rare interviews, the VERY best of Sun Records. Hear it for TWO hours!

This weekend Friday night August 29th 10:00 PM ( Memphis CST) and again on Saturday morning Aug. 30th at 10:00 AM (Memphis CST).A one hour Show not to be missed!!!!

Don't miss Elvis Presley , Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and ALL the great SUN Artists!!

Thanks to The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Center for Southern Folklore ~ All Memphis Music.com

www.AllMemphisMusic.com is proud to give you news about

The Center for Southern Folklore!
EVENT: Memphis Music & Heritage festival

Place: Center For Southern Folklore
South Main Street between Peabody Place & Gayoso
Downtown Memphis
DATES: Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: http://www.memphismusicandheritagefestival.com/

FEATURING: Five Stages with:
Over 300 Musical Performers and Dance Troupes
Arts & Crafts by Regional Artists
Expanded Children’s Activities
Cooking Demonstrations
Heritage Talkers and Storytellers

On Labor Day weekend, it won’t be business as usual as the Center for Southern Folklore transforms a small section of South Main Street into the setting for its annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, a special celebration of the music, arts and culture of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region. For much of its 21-year history, the Festival was considered one of the best kept secrets in Memphis, but not anymore. Last year’s Festival reached a whole new level as a crowd estimated at over 30,000 enjoyed two days and five stages of the best music, art, crafts, cooks, heritage talkers and storytellers this region has to offer - and this year should be even better!

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; August 30 and 31, on Main Street between Peabody Place and Gayoso. There are three outside stages and two stages inside the Center for Southern Folklore. Admission to the public is FREE!

To learn more about the 2008 Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, check out the websites:

A short preview of this year’s Festival is on YouTube at:

Of course, the heart and soul of this festival is the music and this year’s roster definitely delivers the goods. From dynamic soul man Bobby Rush to the wild man of rock, Jason D. Williams and a rare joint performance by Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge & Jimmy Crosthwait, the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival presents over 300 musical performers who made Memphis the great melting pot of America's musical heritage and keep it cooking today.

The entire festival roster reads like a who’s who of both the traditional and contemporary Memphis music scene including: The Billy Gibson Blues Band, rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess & The Pacers, neo-soul from Tonya Dyson & Green Onions, hip hop artist Al Kapone, rockabilly /bluesman Billy Lee Riley, the modern gospel sounds of Darrel Petties & SIP, country legend Eddie Bond, jazz-blues diva Joyce Cobb, authentic Delta blues from Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb, singer/songwriter Harlan T. Bobo, traditional gospel from the Brown Singers and Spirit of Memphis, jazz and swing with Johnny Yancey’s Big Band, piano boogaloo with Eden Brent, jazz-funk-and-fusion artists FreeWorld featuring Herman Green, urban blues from The Daddy Mack Blues Band, singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis, bluesman Kenny Brown, alt-rockers Alicja Trout & The River City Tanlines, youthful phenoms Homemade Jamz Blues Band, country traditionalist Roy Harper, jug band music from The Jake Leg Stompers, jazz/soul/blues from The City Champs, the Millennium Maddness Drill Team, blues and boogie with Don McMinn & Nightrain and the list goes on and on.

While the roster of over 300 bluegrass, soul, jazz, gospel, rock, folk, blues, country, reggae, rockabilly, funk, Klezmer, rhythm & blues, and Latin musicians will be a major focus for the festival, it’s not the only one. An important feature of each festival is the artists, cooks, dancers and talkers whose crafts and food and stories reflect Memphis and the Mid-South, past and present.

“There’s something for everyone at this year’s Festival,” says Executive Producer Judy Peiser. “If you love traditional folk art, you’ll meet artists and craftspeople. If you’re into dance, you’ll enjoy Choctaw dancers, Chinese dancers, square dancers, African drumming and high energy drill teams/drum lines. Our expanded children’s area will present a delightful collection of puppeteers, storytellers and musicians performing for younger festival-goers.”

“If you want to learn about Southern culinary traditions, cooks will share their secrets. In fact, the cooking demonstrations are some of the most popular shows year after year," said Peiser. "It's an opportunity for people to learn about their past from cooks who demonstrate foodways lost with micro-waved pre-packaged, heat-and-serve

Every year the Festival honors a performer who has made a special contribution to the Memphis music scene. This year’s Festival is dedicated to Laura Dukes or “Little Bit” whose picture graces our posters and t-shirts. Though standing only four feet seven inches and weighing a mere eighty-five pounds, the diminutive Dukes inspired several generations of women performers with a career that began during the heyday of W.C. Handy and lasted most of the 20th century.

Initially a singer and dancer, in the 1930s Laura Dukes began performing with Robert McCollum better known later as Robert Nighthawk. It was from him she learned to accompany herself first on the guitar and later on the ukulele. This led to several years performing with the legendary Memphis Jug Band with Will Shade and Will Batts. In the 1950s, as life on the road lost its luster, Laura worked with Dixieland bands in the Memphis area, playing mostly private parties and festivals. She returned to playing in clubs in the 1970s as a regular performer at Memphis’ “Blues Alley,” fondly remembered as one of the best authentic blues clubs in the country. Dukes performed at Center festivals and events throughout the 1980s and was prominently featured in the Center for Southern Folklore documentary film, All Day & All Night: Memories from Beale Street Musicians.

One of the most amazing facts about an enormous undertaking like this Festival is that it’s produced by the Center for Southern Folklore with a full and part-time staff of only a half dozen people. The secret is VOLUNTEERS. Every year, dozens of Memphians and Mid-Southerners contribute their time and their energy to a variety of jobs – setting up vendor booths, serving dinners, keeping the trolley tracks clear, decorating Main Street with festive lighting and so on. This volunteer spirit makes it a truly Memphis festival and represents all the good things about our region that we celebrate every day at the Center.

If you or your organization would like to be part of the special team of volunteers that produces the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, please take a moment and fill out the volunteer form posted at http://www.memphismusicandheritagefestival.com/2008mmhf.html and send it in. The Festival staff asks that prospective volunteers attend the remaining volunteer orientation meeting on August 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Folklore Store at 123 S. Main. There, volunteers will meet the staff, learn about the duties involved, and get a background briefing about the Festival. Volunteers must attend this meeting if they weren’t there for the previous ones. Whether or not the volunteer form has been filled out, volunteers are still welcome to attend this meeting. The staff will do their best to put this year’s volunteers into positions fitting their desired placement and overall abilities.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

All Memphis Music ~ Specialty Show ~ Barbara Blue ~ Internet Radio Helping local Memphis Musicians

Hey everybody......We're proud to feature local Memphis Musicians on our Specialty Show this weekend, as you"ll hear Memphis' favorite Barbara Blue and her new CD "Live at Silky O'Sullivan's, Vol 2", in it's entirity .

Barbara Blue has been one of the hardest working musicians and entertainers on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee for the last 11 years and you can hear her new CD this weekend,
August 22nd, at 10:00 PM (CST Memphis Time) and repeated on Saturday morning August 23rd at 10:00 AM (CST Memphis Time).

Barbara Blue, "Live at Silky O Sullivan's Vol 2". We love it!

Thanks to The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support!

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes ~ All Memphis Music ~ A Soul Legend

All Memphis Music sends prayers and love to the family of Soul Legend, Isaac Hayes. Isaac, a life-long Memphian, will be deeply missed. We at AllMemphisMusic.com pledge to always play his music for our fans world-wide, so he will never be forgotten.

AllMemphisMusic.com creators Jon Scott and David Fleischman both knew Isaac as a friend from both of our music careers in Memphis. Thank you Isaac for all of the great music you helped create. God Bless You!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

50 Hours of Elvis ! All Memphis Music.com ~ Internet Radio Station ~ Presents Special "Elvis" Weekend


Mark Your Calendar

Friday August 15th-10:00 PM thru Sunday August 17th at Midnight (Memphis Time CST)

Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16th and this weekend special commemorates his death. http://www.allmemphismusic.com/ celebrates his life and music with nothing but Elvis from 10 pm Friday night ( CST Memphis Time ) until Midnight Sunday night. 50 STRAIGHT HOURS OF ELVIS ! You'll hear all the hits, rare tracks, alternate takes, out-takes and MANY interviews.

Elvis fans who can't make it to Memphis, spread the word!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

All Memphis Music.com, Eddie Floyd Contest, Memphis Music, STAX Records

5 lucky winners will receive a copy of the new Eddie Floyd CD "Eddie Loves You So".
It's easy to enter! Starting today through August 15th, send us an e-mail and in the subject line type "Eddie Floyd". In the body of the message give us your first name and where you're listening from. One e-mail per person daily. Good Luck! Winners will be randomly drawn.

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All Memphis Music, August Specials, Eddie Floyd, Elvis Presley, Barbara Blue, Sun Records

Friday night and Saturday morning Specials for August look like this:

Friday Aug 8th -10:00 PM & Saturday August 9th -10:00 AM (Memphis Time)-New Music from the legendary Eddie Floyd's new CD, " Eddie Loves You So", is released on the the STAX Record label. Mr. "Knock On Wood" is back and Eddie is in rare form. 10 NEW tracks!

Friday August 15th-10:00 PM thru Sunday August 17th at midnight (Memphis Time CST)
Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16th and this weekend commemorates his death.
http://www.allmemphismusic.com/ celebrates his life and music with nothing but Elvis from 10 pm Friday night ( CST Memphis Time ) until Midnight Sunday night. 50 STRAIGHT HOURS OF ELVIS ! You'll hear all the hits, rare tracks, alternate takes, out-takes and MANY interviews.

Friday Aug 22nd -10:00 PM & Saturday August 23th -10:00 AM (Memphis Time)-
Music from the new Barbara Blue CD " Live Vol 2". If you're in Memphis you can see Barbara at Silky O'Sullivans, right here on Beale Street.

Friday Aug 29th -10:00 PM & Saturday August 30th -10:00 AM (Memphis Time)-It's a Sun Records celebration featuring music from the catalogue of Sam Phillips', legendary Sun Records.

Special thanks to the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support of All Memphis Music.

Memphis, the Home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock n' Roll!
Thanks for listening to All Memphis Music !

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