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#2327 - Sheba Potts-Wright

4/15/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have longtime Ecko Records artist and southern soul dynamo, Sheba Potts-Wright in a performance at the historic Club Paradise. Raised on the touring circuit by her father, Beale Street harp legend Dr. Robert “Feelgood” Potts, Sheba has a sound that blends some of the best elements of the blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2326 - Low Cut Connie

4/8/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature rock ‘n’ rollers, Low Cut Connie. Led by front man Adam Weiner, the band has released two studio efforts since their last appearance on the program: Dirty Pictures Part 1 and Dirty Pictures Part 2. Last year, NPR dubbed them, “The Essence of Rock and Roll”. Listen to them live from the Levitt Shell here in Memphis, TN.

Duration:00:58:21

#2325 - Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters

4/1/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature activist, theologian, film maker, and musician, Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters, supported by the Tennessee Mass Choir, in an electrifying performance marking the release of his new, live album titled, “When We Fight We Win - Live In Memphis” recorded right here in Memphis at the Levitt Shell.

Duration:00:58:24

#2324 - The McCrary Sisters

3/25/2019
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Gospel stars, The McCrary Sisters. Their father, Sam McCrary, was a minister and founder of Gospel legends, The Fairfield Four. We’ll hear them in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis and, later in the program, we sit down and catch up with The Sisters. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators...

Duration:00:58:21

#2323 - Highlights from the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

3/18/2019
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This week we have a great special feature that represents the past, present, and future of the most musical city on Earth. The 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featured performances from legendary Rock and Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis, Stax recording icon Eddie Floyd, 60’s pop stars The Box Tops, tributes to gospel star O’landa Draper and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Listen to those performances and much more on today’s episode of Beale Street Caravan.

Duration:00:58:21

#2322 - Mr. Sipp

3/11/2019
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Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, was born in McComb, MS and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. A Malaco recording artist, he was awarded The Blues Foundation 2016 Best New Artist for his album, The Mississippi Blues Child. This week we feature a live performance from the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival captured during Bridging the Blues. (original air date 12.07.16) BSC contributor William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and the Blues.

Duration:00:58:21

#2321 - Jana Jana and McKenna Bray

3/4/2019
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It’s ladies only this week on Beale Street Caravan as we feature two up and coming female artists from Memphis, both with new records to celebrate. First we’ll hear from Americana artist, McKenna Bray, marking the release of her debut studio effort, Once in A Blue Moon. Then we’ll hear from Jana Jana, celebrating the release of her first solo record titled, Anderson Coral.

Duration:00:58:21

#2314 - Jack Oblivian and The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians

1/14/2019
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Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restaurateur (and BSC community partner) Karen Carrier's 15th year bringing great music and food to Midtown. We have the best of both worlds as New Orleans and Memphis collide in today's show featuring The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians and Jack Oblivian. BSC contributor Robert Gordon returns to continue his series on the History of Hi Records.

Duration:00:58:21

#2313 - Robert Cray w/Hi Rhythm

1/7/2019
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This week’s episode celebrates quite an amazing collaboration of musical talent and genius. We are talking about five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray, backed by the legendary Hi Rhythm Section and renowned drummer and producer Steve Jordan. BSC was there to capture an epic performance for the release of their latest album, Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm, plus an interview with Robert and Steve from a rehearsal at Royal Studios right here in Memphis.

Duration:00:58:21

#2311 - Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan

12/24/2018
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This week we've got the delta blues - gypsy jazz - big band swing of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, featuring frontman Jimbo Mathus, to get us in the holiday spirit as they perform their 1998 album, Christmas Caravan, from start to finish.

Duration:00:58:21

#2309 - Memphis Ukulele Band Christmas

12/10/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature the Memphis Ukulele Band as they help us kick of the Christmas holiday season. We’ll hear a performance captured at Lafayette's Music Room, and later in the program we get to sit down and catch up with the band. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to...

Duration:00:58:21

#2308 - The Suitcase Junket and Don Lifted

12/3/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature two up and coming artists. First we’ll hear from The Suitcase Junket. Then we’ll hear from Memphis artist, Don Lifted, who is on the program to mark the release of his new studio effort, Contour. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues...

Duration:00:58:21

#2307 - The Scott Sharrard Band feat. Rev. Charles Hodges

11/26/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Scott Sharrard as he marks the release of his new studio effort, Saving Grace. Produced in Memphis, TN and in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Saving Grace has Scott backed by legendary studio musicians from each city, including Memphis’ own Hi Rhythm section. We’ll hear Scott along with Rev. Charles Hodges in a performance captured at Railgarten, smack dab in the middle of Midtown Memphis. Later in the program we get to sit down and catch up with...

Duration:00:58:21

#2306 - Barbara Blue

11/19/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis artist Barbara Blue, the Queen of Beale Street. Barbara has a brand new record out titled, Fish in Dirty H20, which features an a-list of musical talent. We’ll hear her in a performance captured at Silky O’Sullivan’s, right on the corner of Beale Street and BB King Blvd. Later in the program we talk with Barbara about the album, and about working on the street and in the clubs where blues music was born. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy...

Duration:00:28:25

#2305 - Impala

11/12/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis instrumental act, Impala, in a performance captured at the best little dive bar in the world, Bar DKDC, located in the heart of midtown Memphis. Listen as they celebrate the release of a new studio effort, In The Late Hours and, later in the program, we get to sit down and hear from bandleader and Memphis studio veteran, Scott Bomar. Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of...

Duration:00:58:21

#2304 - Yemen Blues

11/5/2018
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This week on the program we feature the deep, soulful grooves of Yemen Blues. In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of world class musicians that is called Yemen Blues. The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African, Latin & Jazz influences and what Ravid likes to call "New Culture Music". Their latest studio effort is called, Insaniya. They were on a US tour just a few weeks ago when we caught up with them at The...

Duration:00:58:21

#2303 - Candi Staton

10/29/2018
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This week on the program we feature the First Lady of Soul, Candi Staton in a live performance captured at AmericanaFest, and, later in the program, we get to sit down and catch up with her for an in depth interview. Candi received her first record deal as a teenager and spent the formative years of her life touring the gospel circuit in the 1950’s alongside such luminaries as The Soul Stirrers, Mahalia Jackson, and CL Franklin, father of the late Aretha Franklin. 33 Albums and 4 Grammy...

Duration:00:58:21

#2302 - Harlan T. Bobo

10/22/2018
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature troubadour Harlan T. Bobo in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. With his gift for writing heart-wrenching songs bathed in ever-evolving aural landscapes and textures, Harlan has quickly cemented his place as a Memphis musical treasure. Harlan T. Bobo joins us this week to celebrate the release of a new album titled “A History of Violence”, on Memphis' Goner Records label, and a new band behind him, The Psychotic...

Duration:00:58:21

#2301 - Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul

10/15/2018
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This week we have the highly anticipated Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul in a live performance captured at the Levitt Shell. Brian Owens comes to us from his hometown of St Louis, our Mississippi River cousin to the north. Much like our rivertown neighbor to the south, New Orleans, it’s a city long associated with the sounds of the African American created genres of blues, jazz, gospel, and soul. He recently released an album called Soul of Cash… a soulful reimagining of works from Memphis...

Duration:00:59:41

#2238 - Stax Museum’s 15th Anniversary and Reba Russell

6/25/2018
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We have a lot in store for you this week on BSC! First we have The BoKeys performing in Studio A of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. We sit down and talk with Floyd Newman, founding member of The Memphis Horns. Then we head to the Beale Street Music Fest and catch a set from BSC perennial, Reba Russell.

Duration:00:58:21