Chicago Blues Camp

Soul Music

"Soul Bender" by David Gogo — Blues, Meet Soulful Rock

David Gogo's latest album has it all -- southern rock, Stax soul, rollicking blues and even a little bit of Michael Jackson for good measure!

Interview with Hamilton Loomis out on the Back Porch

We sat down with the hard-working blues and soul man Hamilton Loomis, where he talked about his Stax/Volt influences and bar-b-qin' and being mentored by Bo Diddley.

Why YOU Should Support Live Music

Increasingly, live music is often axed by clubs tightening their belts or protecting themselves from lawsuits. Live music, however, is vitally important, and deserves to be fiercely supported.

Johnny Rawls Proves Memphis DOES Still Got Soul

The title of Johnny Rawls' new CD "Memphis Still Got Soul" is as descriptive as an album title can get. Johnny's perfect soul voice, horn section, B3, and sultry female backup singers are the perfect soul music combination.
Stax Records & Stax Music Academy Featured

Stax Records' Legacy Lives Through Students of Music

Stax Records created a mecca of Soul Music in Memphis that acted as an anthem for an entire generation. Now, nearly 50 years later, Stax is again manufacturing great music through a world-renown school.
Hammond B3 and Leslie Amplifier

Behind the Keys – The Hammond B3 Organ

Today's post about the Hammond B3 organ is taken from the Suncoast Blues Society! You can hear Hammond B3 Organs in an astounding amount of music. Let's learn about the broad diversity the B3 has to offer!
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Smokin' Memphis Soul & Deep Blues

Memphis is one of the most musically rich cities in the world; home to geniuses like B.B. King, Sam Phillips, and Elvis Presley... names that are just a drop in the bucket of Memphis music. What do the hundreds of other Memphis exports have in common? The Blues.
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