The Ramblin’ Letters have been getting a lot of attention with their song relating to the BP oil spill, Sportsman’s Paradise (AKA Paradise Lost), a parody of the John Prine’s song Paradise. After a live WWOZ performance in May, they were asked to perform the song live on the BBC to an estimated 193 million listeners. The recording of the Sportsman’s Paradise has been getting regular airplay on WWOZ & WTUL, and a video for the song is in the works. (Less)
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In 1969, Terry Manning recorded Furry in his apartment home at Fourth and Beale Streets, resulting in the recordings now being made available in the United States for the first time on Lucky Seven Records. Stanley Booth, in his book Rythm Oil (Pantheon Books), calls these albums "...one of the better Furry Lewis recordings," which, out of Furry’s wonderful records, is no small feat. Furry Lewis was truly one of the great blues entertainers! (Less)
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What began as the horn section for the house band at Stax became the Memphis Horns, the most highly regarded and in demand horn section in history.
The all-instrumental ˜Flame Outˇ features five Memphis Horns originals as well as covers of the Memphis soul classics "Let's Stay Together," "Gee Whiz" and "These Arms of Mine." The album was recorded at Memphis' Studio Six, produced by Terry Manning, and features top Memphis players Howard Grimes, Steve Potts, Marvell Thomas and Dywane Thomas. (Less)
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