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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.

Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.
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Ric Chetter is a radio veteran. He owns Radio Memphis and he talks about the broadcast business and other things with interesting people and sometimes all by himself.






Episode 249: Mark Anthony Lee & Willie Covington

In this episode, two legendary performers sit down with Ric to talk about the way show business used to be. Plus you'll hear some music from these great guys. It's a conversation with Mark Anthony Lee and Willie Covington. Also in this episode, Ric has a little discussion about his "no nazi" policy and how apparently there are some people out there who have a problem with his policy. NEXT WEEK: John D'Amato & The Delta Project


Episode 248: Andrea Staten

Andrea Staten spent some time with Ric and Natalie recently to talk about her love of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues and how she went from not playing her guitar to restarting. You'll hear her perform some of the songs that got her hooked on this style of blues music. Also, there is a rather amusing conversation about yoga and goats, among other things. Plus, Ric tells you about how his dog, Duke can't quite figure out the change from Daylight Savings to Standard time. NEXT WEEK:...


Episode 247: Mick Kolassa & The Taylor Made Blues Band

"Free Range Blues" is a term you will hear about in this episode as Mick and the band demonstrate that very notion. You've heard Mick before, now hear the band. These guys are a lot of fun and you'll probably learn a few things along the way. Also in this episode, Ric discovered what one local radio station decided to do on Halloween. It involves the despicable act of celebrating one day in December at the end of October. A little rant is in this episode. NEXT WEEK: Andrea Staten


Episode 246: Dr. Feelgood Potts & Sheba Potts-Wright

The Potts family is quite the musical force to contend with. Dr. Feelgood Potts moved his family to Memphis in 1967 to get into the music scene. It was good move as he wrote and recorded several hits for himself and a few others. Also his daughter, Sheba has quite the story to tell and you'll hear that as well. Plus, you'll hear some of the music the Potts's have done together and separately through the years.


Episode 245: Minister Suhkara Yahweh (Sweet Willie Wine)

Historically, Memphis has found itself in the center of several things. One of the more important notes in history occurred during the civil rights movement. In this episode, Ric sits down with Minister Suhkara Yahweh who was once known as Sweet Willie Wine. Fresh out of prison, he found himself in Memphis with a purpose. He also found himself within earshot of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Minister Yahweh's story is interesting, to say the least and his story is...


Episode 244: The Italian Job & The Juke Joint Allstars

In this show, 2 acts came into the studio for an appearance. One of them came all the way from Italy. Massimo Bevilacqua and Gloria Turrini. They are currently tourning the U.S. for the next several weeks and could be coming to a city near you. Also on this episode, a band with 100 members. Long time Memphis act The Juke Joint Allstars. You'll hear their story and hear a great performance this legendary band. Plus, Ric got out in public and it was a large time. NEXT WEEK: Minister Shakura...


Episode 243: Scott Bomar & Howard Grimes

Long time friend of the show Howard Grimes came to the studio and brought a friend. Memphis musician Scott Bomar of the Bo-Keys. In this episode, Ric talks with the two musicians about Memphis music and the impact they have made on the scene over the years. Plus, you'll hear some of the music these guys have collaborated on including a tune from Cyndi Lauper's record she made here in Memphis. Also, the scourge of Facebook Messenger. NEXT WEEK: The Italian Job & The Juke Joint Allstars


Episode 242: Tom Graves on Robert Johnson

In this episode Ric and Jeff sat down with author Tom Graves who wrote Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson. They celebrated the life and times of Robert Johnson and dispelled some of the myths surrounding the legendary musician. You'll hear some of those stories and some of the music Johnson left behind. Grab a beverage and celebrate along with everyone who was in the room that night and learn why the show is called Booze & Blues. NEXT WEEK: Scott Bomar and...


Episode 241: The Talented Daughter of Eddie Taylor. Brenda

Eddie Taylor was quite the bluesman. His story is fantastic rivaled only by his daughter, Brenda. Brenda Taylor drove to Memphis from Chicago specifically to be on the Booze & Blues show at Radio Memphis. Her childhood was something very special and she'll tell you about that in this episode. Also, she sang with the Radio Memphis Studio Orchestra. Who might that be? Willie Hall (drums), Judge Booker (bass) and Brad Webb (guitar). It was a great time and you'll get to hear all of it right...


Episode 240: Keith Douglas & Duwayne Burnside

In a From Radioland first, we have two separate guests in one episode. First up, from the band Tora Tora, guitarist Keith Douglas sat down with Ric to talk a little about the history of the band over the years and to share the exciting news about a brand new album headed your way very soon. Then things get rather wild when Duwayne Burnside sits in the studio with Ric and Jeff to talk about his new album coming out among some other exciting things. Duwayne and his band performed in studio...


Episode 239: Ms. Zeno The Mojo Queen

This episode is a little different. It was decided we would do a CD release show on the air at Radio Memphis during the Booze & Blues show. At Ms. Zeno's request, we are making the entire thing public including the songs from her latest CD called Back in Love. You'll hear some of the stories about how this project was recorded, how some of the songs were written and how Ms. Zeno is perched to take the world by storm as one of the premiere singers from Memphis. NEXT WEEK: Keith Douglas...


Episode 238: Mick Kolassa

An old friend of Radio Memphis, Mr. Mick Kolassa steps into the studio this time around with a brand new CD. You'll hear a couple of songs from it and learn how you can add it to your library, which is highly recommended. Also in this episode, Ric takes a shot at all of the so-called "experts" plying their trades on Facebook. He has made an interesting comparison between what happens away from the social media to what is happening on social media. NEXT WEEK: Ms. Zeno


Episode 237: Big T & Johnny Drummer

It's always a great tuime when Big T brings his show to the studio and this was certainly no different except this one thing. He brought the legendary Johnny Drummer with him to play some keys. That real Memphis blues sound is here and it was a great conversation and perfomance by Big T & The Family and it is exclusively right here. Also in this episode, Ric is starting to have issues with the Bird scooters. NEXT WEEK: Mick Kolassa


Sharde Thomas and The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band

From the Mississippi Hill Country comes the true American music. In the studio comes Sharde Thomas and The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band. What you will hear in this episode is real history. This was blues before there was blues. This was a type of music meant for communication and this young lady is carrying on a tradition she learned from her grand father Otha Turner. You are going to hear this music and the stories behind it all. Plus, Jesus and the Devil are fighting in Arkansas. NEXT...


Episode 235: Walking East & West with Pops Fountaine

Pops Fountaine is an extraordinary percussionist. He's played with a lot of people over the years. From his native Chicago to Memphis, he has some great stories to tell. In this episode, he sat down with Ric to tell some of those stories and some of the importnant life lessons learned from a career in music. You are going to hear some of the real secrets to being a successful musician on and off the stage. Plus, what happens when you have nothing left to boycott? NEXT WEEK: Sharde Thomas...


Episode 234: Frank Monteleone & Blind Mississippi Morris

It was a night of some great, laid back fun. Frank moved to Memphis some time ago and has a great story to tell about that event. Also, the band that was assembled in the studio that night had not really played together before. But, you wouldn't have known that by listening to them. Plus, the great Blind Mississippi Morris brought out his magic harmonica and sang the real deal blues and you'll hear it all in this episode From Radioland. NEXT WEEK: Pops Fountaine


Episode 233: Gee Whiz, It's Carla Thomas

In 1961, she scored a Billboard hit with Gee Whiz and in 1966 she did it again with B-A-B-Y Baby. Carla Thomas sat down with Ric for a conversation about her career and her father, Rufus Thomas. What was it like for a young lady to find her way into show business and to later discover she had a top 10 hit? She'll tell you all about that in this episode. Also, Ric talks about what having a smart watch kind of makes you feel like when you are all of sudden chained to your smartphone. NEXT...


Episode 232: Stepping Off The Mothership with Harold Beane

Take a look at your copy of Isaac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul. Great album. All the guitar parts were recorded by Harold Beane. He inadvertantly became one of the most sampled guitar players in history. In this episode, Ric talks to Harold about being sampled and by whom. Also, Harold spent some time with Funkadelic. Oh yeah, there is story there. Also, one of the most powerful stories you'll ever hear about the plane crash that took the lives of Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays. Harold Beane was...


Episode 231: The Architects of Memphis Music

Howard Grimes has been on this show several times. This time, he brought a couple of friends with him. Spencer & Percy Wiggins. This is a rather important show in that these three men have quite the story to tell when it comes to how the Memphis sound came to be and what it was like for young African-American performers on the road and in the studio. Along the way, these men were involved in some of the most iconic music in history. Plus, you'll hear some new gospel music that accurately...


Episode 230: The Customer Service Blues

We all have those nightmare stories we share after dealing with some large corporation who doesn't care about you as person, or as a number for that matter. It happened to Ric and he picked up a trick along the way in dealing with these infernal situations. There may be no way out and certainly impossible to avoid, but it turns out, the judicisous application of adult language at just the right time can be quite beneficial. Especially when talking to a robot. Also in this show, Gypsy...