Tuesday, August 13, 2013

AllMemphisMusic.com ~ Memphis Inner View with Mitch McCracken ~ Jack Rowell JR.


Mitch McCracken’s love for music started like most people, as a teenager. Some of his closest friends in high school played in garage bands. Mitch had no musical talent so the next best thing was to set his goal as becoming a DJ. He achieved that goal of becoming a DJ right out of high school in his hometown of Memphis. He has been a DJ all his adult life.

He has been a Program Director, Music Director, Promotions Director and Research Director in addition to his "On Air" work at radio stations in New Orleans, Florence, Las Vegas and El Paso in addition to Memphis.

In that first job at FM100 he started to meet some of the most influential people in Memphis music. The first being Chips Moman at American Sound Studios (Elvis, The Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Merrilee Rush, etc) Chips allowed Mitch to watch some sessions when Billy Burnette was recording his first album there. He met and became friends with Tommy Cogbill, Reggie Young and Bobby Wood who would later be known as part of the Memphis Boys. 

 By the time Mitch reached the age of 23 he was working at WQLT in Florence, AL for Sam Phillips of Sun Records fame. He then returned home to Memphis and bought a national trade magazine called the Bob Hamilton and Friends Radio Report and changed the name to Radio Magazine.

So Mitch McCracken has been involved in Memphis music all his life. He is now promotion the music he loves on his new radio show on All Memphis Music.com. The show is called Memphis Music Inner View and can be heard Tuesday’s at 10pm Memphis time and Thursday’s at 10am Memphis time.

This week’s guest is Jack Rowell Jr. who was been a part of the Memphis music scene since the seventies. He toured and recorded with Ace Cannon, he was a member of the Gentrys, played on Beale Street with Joyce Cobb’s band and The Jack Rowell Blues Band is the reigning Beale Street Blues Kings.

Make sure you check out Memphis Music Inner View on AllMemphisMusic.com

Monday, August 12, 2013

STAX Museum ~ Memphis, Tennessee

If you are coming to Memphis, there are so many things to do. But there is only one STAX Museum and it's a MUST stop on your trip. The story about STAX Records is amazing. A record label that changed the musical landscape worldwide. The corner of College & McLemore, STAX Records. Don't miss it!!

When you go, be sure and tell Tim Sampson that All Memphis Music sent you!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Big Star Contest ~ All Memphis Music Giveaway ~ Rare Big Star Autograph

To give everyone around the world a chance to win, we're giving away CDs and Vinyl from the Big Star soundtrack of the documentary, 'Nothing Can Hurt Me' every day for the next nine days.
Each piece is hand signed by Big Star drummer, Jody Stephens and is definitely a collector's item. To have a chance to win one of these rare items, you can enter ONCE a day, simply by sending an e-mail to AllMemphisMusic@gmail.com
In the subject line put in Big Star and in the body of the e-mail send us the name of the city you are listening from. A winner will be drawn from all entries received that day. Each contest ends at midnight Memphis time. (CST) This is the second of 10 autographed CDs and Vinyl we're giving away.
Congrats to our first winner-Debra B-Eads,Tennessee
You can hear tracks from Big Star on All Memphis Music

Friday, July 26, 2013

STAX Founder Jim Stewart Grants a Rare Interview to AllMemphisMusic.com

Since the closure of STAX Records in 1975, co-founder Jim Stewart has given very few interviews, until now. All Memphis Music is proud to announce a two hour interview with the man who helped shape Music History by melding both black and white musicians in a city that was racially divided in the early 60's. STAX Records was the first label to successfully accomplish this in recorded music history.

STAX Records was a studio that was built by Jim Stewart and his sister, Estelle Axton. In this 'Conversation with Jim Stewart', he starts from the very beginnings of the label, right up until the end. It's a story about how Booker T. & The MG's were formed. He tells about how the great Otis Redding
was a roadie for a band that was recording at STAX and he how he begged STAX for just 30 minutes to sing his songs. Jim also talks about how he and Otis became close friends and what the impact was when Otis's plane crashed in 1967, killing him and members of his back up band The Bar-kays.

Jim also goes into detail about many STAX musicians including Sam & Dave, Rufus and Carla Thomas, William Bell, The Mar-Keys, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn,Albert King, Isaac Hayes, and so many more. The interview was conducted by Jon Scott and David Fleischman, co-founders of
All Memphis Music.

This exclusive 'Conversation with Jim Stewart' can be heard on www.AllMemphisMusic.com on the following dates and times
Saturday July 27th @4pm CST
Tuesday- July 30th@10pm-CST
Thursday-August 1st@ 10am-CST
To reach All Memphis Music-AllMemphisMusic@gmail.com

Read the full story by Bob Mehr from the Memphis Commercial Appeal-Jim Stewart/ Memphis Commercial Appeal/

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Elvis Presley- FIRST national TV Show

Today January 28, 1956, Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his FIRST National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS TV in New York City. After the success of their first appearance they were signed to five more in early 1956.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today Jan 16-2005 in All Memphis Music history-

Elvis Presley's single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK No.1. Elvis, who led last week's chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 No.1’s, beating The Beatles' 17 chart toppers

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Today in www.AllMemphisMusic.com history-Jan 11, 1964-'Ring Of Fire' by Johnny Cash became the first Country album to go to No.1 in the US album chart.
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Today in www.AllMemphisMusic.com  history Jan 11, 1958- The release date for the Elvis Presley single 'Jailhouse Rock' was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.

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