Friday, October 31, 2008

Soul Men Soundtrack ~ World Premiere ~ All Memphis ~ Bernie Mac ~ Samuel L. Jackson ~ Internet Radio ~ STAX Records ~ Isaac Hayes

All Memphis Music Friends,

This week's Specialty Show features the WORLD Premiere of music from the soundtrack from the motion picture "Soul Men",on STAX Records. The Specialty Show airs Friday night, October 31st at 10:00PM (CST Memphis time ) and repeats on Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 AM (CST Memphis time) It is a FANTASTIC Soundtrack!

The late Isaac Hayes, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are among the artists featured on the "Soul Men" soundtrack. It's set for release Nov. 4 ( All Memphis Music HAS IT FIRST ) on Stax Records. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the Dimension Films/MGM comedy hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 7.

"Soul Men" stars Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac as Louis Hinds and Floyd Henderson. The two, along with singer John Legend (as Marcus Hooks), portray fictitious singing group The Real Deal. Estranged after Hooks pursues a successful solo career, Hinds and Henderson come to terms as they reunite after 20 years for Hooks' funeral at New York's Apollo Theater.

Hayes, the legendary Stax artist who died ironically a day after Mac in August, makes a cameo appearance in the film. Hayes' own 1971 version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" is among the key cuts on the soundtrack, which also features covers of James & Bobby Purify's "I'm Your Puppet," Carla Thomas' "Comfort Me" and Hayes' "Do Your Thing." The Memphs band The Bo-Keys play a great part in this soundtrack.
Here is the full track listing:

1. "Soul Music" - Anthony Hamilton
2. "I'm Your Puppet" - John Legend, Bernie Mac & Samuel L. Jackson
3. "Private Number" - Chris Pierce & Leela James
4. "Water" - Me'Shell Ndegéocello
5. "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Isaac Hayes
6. "Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down)" - Bernie Mac & Samuel L.
7. "Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)" - Sharon
Jones & the Dap Kings
8. "Memphis Train" - Ryan Shaw
9. "Comfort Me" - Sharon Leal
10. "You Don't Know What You Mean (to a Lover Like Me)" - The Sugarman 3 featuring Lee Fields
11. "I've Never Found a Girl (to Love Me Like You Do)" - Eddie Floyd
12. "Do Your Thing" - Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson & Sharon Leal

Special thanks to the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau &
The Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Soul Men " ~ All Memphis Music ~ Samuel L. Jackson ~ Bernie Mac ~ Isaac Hayes ~ BB King ~Internet Radio ~ Contest

We've got a great new contest to announce. We're giving away two pair of tickets to the Memphis Premiere of the new movie, "Soul Men", the movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes. The PREMIERE is in Memphis on Wednesday November 5th. If you live in the Memphis area or can be in Memphis for this event, here's how to enter.

Send us an e-mail with your first name and where you are listening from, and you are eligible for the random drawing to take place on October 29th. Even if you can't make it to Memphis, you are still eligible for the runner up prizes of a copy of the "Soul Men" soundtrack, which features, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Pierce & Leela James, Meschell Ndegeocello, Isaac Hayes, Ryan Shaw, Samuel L. Jackson & Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Sugarman 3, and Eddie Floyd.

You can enter once a day until midnight (Memphis Time) October 29th.
Our E-mail address is

All Memphis Music will feature the 'Soul Men' Soundtrack on the Specialty Show, Friday October 31, and Saturday November 1st.

Here's information about this week's All Memphis Music Specialty Show. We're playing in it's entirety, the new BB King CD, "One Kind Favor", featuring many special guests. You will not want to miss it. The Specialty show airs Friday night October 24th at 10:00 PM (CST MEMPHIS TIME) and will repeat on Saturday October 25th at 10:00 AM (CST MEMPHIS TIME).

Special thanks to The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support of All Memphis Music Also, thanks to STAX/Concord!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

All Memphis Music ~ FreeWorld ~ Internet Radio ~ Memphis Sound ~ Friday October 17 & Saturday October 18

It's the ALL MEMPHIS MUSIC Specialty Show this weekend. We'll be playing the new CD from Memphis based, FreeWorld, in it's entirety. The show will air this Friday night, October 17 th at 10:00 PM (CST MEMPHIS TIME) & rebroadcast on Saturday Morning, October 18th at 10:00 AM (CST MEMPHIS TIME)

FreeWorld has been an independent, regionally touring, ever-evolving Memphis-based musical ensemble since 1987. Drawing from influences as broad-based as Booker T. & the MG's, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, and The Meters, these brothers under one multicultural groove have remained a consistently entertaining and informed voice on the Memphis music scene since the group's inception.

Featuring 78-year-old jazz saxophone legend Herman Green (who has performed &/or recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, B.B. King, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Phineas & Calvin Newborn, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Stephen Perkins and a host of others during his 63 year professional music career), the group is literally 'new school meets old school', and has been variously described as "The best of Memphis, New Orleans, & San Francisco - all rolled into one fresh & excitingly unique musical experience!"

They've also had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide variety of music legends over the years, such as Levon Helm, The Memphis Horns, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Hot Tuna, Los Lobos, Merl Saunders, Dr. John, Timothy Leary, John Sinclair, The Bar-Kays, Ann Peebles, Steve Cropper, James Cotton, Mojo Buford, Jimmie Vaughan & Double Trouble, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, and Widespread Panic just to name a few.
"From the Bluff", their 5th full length CD, was produced by none other than Memphis music icon Jim Dickinson - who has produced, performed and/or recorded with some of the most influential and successful recording artists of all time, including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Arlo Guthrie, The Replacements, Big Star, and Ry Cooder among MANY others.

Recorded & mixed at Dickinson's Zebra Ranch Studio in Coldwater, Mississippi, "From the Bluff" prominently features musical contributions from many special guest artists such as Luther Dickinson (lead guitarist for both The Black Crowes & North Mississippi Allstars), Cody Dickinson (drummer for North Mississippi Allstars), The songs on "From the Bluff" are exceptionally well-written (primarily composed by various combinations of the core songwriting team of bassist/vocalist/lyricist Richard Cushing, drummer/lyricist David Skypeck, guitarist Brian Overstreet, and trumpeter/vocalist/lyricist E.J. Dyce), with the lyrical content ranging from light-hearted, observational "slices of life" to deeper philosophical musings, while the music remains true to the oft-touted FreeWorld standards of superb musicianship, tight arrangements and a wide-ranging stylistic and instrumental prowess.

"From the Bluff" is undoubtedly FreeWorld's best and finest recording to date, and again proves the age-old adage: Great music, played from the heart, never goes out of style!
In addition, "From the Bluff" also proudly features original paintings on both the front & back covers (and on the CD itself) by prominent Memphis-based artists David Lynch & Lamar Sorrento.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

All Memphis Music ~ Dan Penn ~ Internet Radio ~

This week on the All Memphis Music Specialty show we feature the latest CD release from the legendary singer, songwriter and producer, Dan Penn. The show airs this Friday night October 10th at 10:00 PM (CST MEMPHIS TIME) and repeats on Saturday morning October 11th at 10:00 AM (CST MEMPHIS TIME) . The CD, "Junkyard Junky" will be played in it's entirety.

Dan Penn helped shape the development of southern soul music with his legendary songwriting, musicianship and production. A native of Vernon, Alabama, Penn moved to the Florence/Muscle Shoals area while still a teenager and assumed the role of lead vocalist in a local group calling itself the Mark V Combo. It was around this time that he penned his first chart record, Conway Twitty's "Is a Bluebird Blue". Penn's early co-writing collaborations with Spooner Oldham while at Fame included "I'm Your Puppet," which became a hit in 1965 for James & Bobby Purify, and "Out of Left Field," and "It Tears Me Up" performed so memorably by Percy Sledge.

He also co-wrote hits for Joe Simon, Jimmy Hughes and Wilson Pickett."Knowing that the black singers wanted my songs inspired me."

A number of their classics were written for particular singers. "'Sweet Inspiration' was written for the group the Sweet Inspirations,"Cry Like a Baby" was written for Alex Chilton, (Box Tops lead singer). Out of Left Field' was written for Percy Sledge," says Penn.

In 1966, Penn relocated to Memphis and began producing at Chips Moman's American Recording Studio. While at American, Penn and Moman co-wrote "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," which Franklin turned into a soul classic, along with "Dark End of the Street," stunningly recorded by James Carr, while Dan and Spooner came up with "Cry Like a Baby" for the Box Tops and later "A Woman Left Lonely," written at Dan's Beautiful Sounds Studio in Memphis, and chosen by Janis Joplin for her classic album Pearl.
Penn and wife Linda relocated to Nashville in the '70s

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Friday, October 3, 2008

All Memphis Music ~ Drew Holcomb ~ Memphis Music ~

It's the weekly All Memphis Music Specialty Show. This Friday night October 3rd at 10:00 PM CST ( Memphis Time) you can hear Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors new CD "Passenger Seat" in is entirety! The show repeats on Saturday morning October 4th at 10:00 AM CST (Memphis Time).

Singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb grew up in Memphis, TN, and attended the University of Tennessee (we forgive you) in Knoxville, where he started to play the guitar and write songs. His first recording was the EP Lost & Found in 2004. Istra released his debut full-length album, Washed in Blue, on May 12, 2005; it was followed in 2007 by Live in Memphis. He organized a backup band, and when he self-released his next album, A Neighborly Christmas (2007), it was credited to Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. The group featured Nathan Dugger (guitar), Rich Brinsfield (bass), and Jon Radford (drums), with Holcomb's wife, Ellie Holcomb, joining in on vocals. Again co-credited to the Neighbors, Passenger Seat, Holcomb's second secular studio album, was released on his Magnolia Music label.

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