The brand new album Brighter Days, a live DVD/CD by JJ Grey and Mofro, is finally out as of today. We recently gave Brighter Days a rave review for it's absolutely wonderful energy and richly soulful sound. It's worth a look.
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!
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.
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.
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.