Just leaving steamy Memphis. I'm still unable to get any new songs online, but in the meantime Also, have a look at these bits and pieces:
Patrick Dodd - best blues and R&B act we saw on our visit; really excellent.
|Dodd and his band|
|Dodd himself - a white guy with dreads, and I still liked him. That's how good the show was.|
|Wonderful drummer; great hair|
Memphis Jones - local musician, comedian and, well, tour guide doesn't really do the man justice. Inspirational.
And finally, my own take on the Stax sound, back at Song 27: Actions Speak Louder Than Words (with apologies to Stax fans everywhere!) Click on the picture to hear it!
|The original Stax sign, above the stage at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale St.|
On the sleeper car to New Orleans now. It's just like North By Northwest, only Jess is prettier than Eve Marie Saint, and I'm straighter than Cary Grant. Just about.
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