In case you’re not familiar with my friend Harlan T. Bobo and his records, I made a playlist of my favorite tracks. He lives in Europe now and rarely plays in Memphis, so I’m excited to be backing him up tonight at Otherlands.
If you suffer from insomnia, check out this interview I did recently at Rhodes College for their Echoes of Memphis project. Better than counting sheep! (Just kidding, folks - I was flattered to be asked to participate). Four parts in all; the rest can be watched here.
Some lowwwww-res video of the show here. There’s a lot more interesting info about Ellis Auditorium over at Scotty Moore’s website, including this photo of Howlin’ Wolf performing there in 1960, taken by renowned civil rights photographer (and FBI informant) Ernest C. Withers.
The great Roland Janes at work in Sam Phillps Recording Service here in Memphis, Tennessee, June 15, 2012. We were lucky enough to be recording with Roland, and we took a lot of pictures over on our Facebook page. Phillips is the kind of studio they don’t make anymore, and Roland is a one-of-a-kind producer and musician with a career that stretches back to the birth of rock n roll in Memphis. What a thrill to get to work with him.
Duck Dunn’s Beale St. funeral march. Wish I’d held the phone the other way. I’m sure there’s better footage coming, but this is mine. Rest in peace.