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The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

Filled with depthless longing, the Band’s take on “Share Your Love” gave this album an emotional center.

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

That there wasn’t one already seems unfathomable. Now that the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has been created, however, its inaugural class can assembled with a snap resembling the legendary hometown Stax Records logo.

Darren Jay and the Delta Souls – Drink My Wine (2012)

There’s not much Memphis blues traveler Darren Jay can’t do, as his varied, deeply absorbing Drink My Wine makes abundantly clear.

Johnny Winter – Roots (2011)

Johnny Winter – Roots (2011)

Winter on his biggest successes, biggest regrets – and why he always gets in a fight in Dallas.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Boz Scaggs

We all know Boz Scaggs, right? The guy from Silk Degrees, the 1976 smash that spawned hit single after hit single after hit single — the million-selling “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” “What Can I Say,” “We’re All Alone.” The truth is, though, that it was the former Steve Miller sideman’s seventh solo release, and Scaggs has continued issuing varied and vitalRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: Marcia Ball

┬áby Nick DeRiso One of her best Rounder releases, and hilariously named, is “Let Me Play With Your Poodle.” Featured is legendary guitar virtuoso Clarence Holliman, the guy who burned through Bobby “Blue” Bland’s classic 1950s and ’60 sessions. In fact, the old album titles tell it best, when talking about Marcia Ball: “Hot Tamale Baby.” “Gatorhythms.” “Sing It!”

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