Memphis Room Music Show The OAM Network
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Memphis Room Music Show is a podcast exloring the music that lives in The Memphis and Shelby County Room inside the Memphis Public Library.
||CleanEpisode 4: Packy Axton||It's not an exaggeration to say that the path of the Stax label would've been quite different if not for the involvement of Packy Axton. In this episode, we explore the grooving sounds and short, turbulent life and of a true Memphis music original.||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Phineas Newborn Jr.||In this episode, we discuss the melting pot of Memphis' musical history and how it gave rise to one of the all-time great jazz pianists: Phineas Newborn Jr. Though little known today outside of jazz circles, in his prime Newborn was frequently compared to Art Tatum and Bud Powell while also being acknowledged as one of the most talented musicians working and recording.||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: High Water Records||In this episode Dr. David Evans sits down with us to discuss the creation and history of the University of Memphis' High Water Records. Since 1979 Dr. Evans has been recording local and regional blues, jazz, and gospel artists for the label. Listen as we discuss his personal interest in blues music, play some tracks and discuss the importance of preservation in the digital era.||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Memphis Jug Band||Eldon “Chip” Holliday has been hard at work creating a show that will allow everyone to get to know more about Memphis’ musical heritage. The first episode is all about the history of the Memphis Jug Band, and several of their tracks are included.||3/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Wish there was more
I am really enjoying learning about the history of Memphis music. I wish we could look foward to more episodes.