Eat, Drink, Boogie, Repeat: The Soul and Gospel Sounds of Memphis, Tennesse


Memphis, Tennessee is every bit as iconic a city as its namesake in the old kingdom of Egypt.  Has there ever been an American city more sung about?  A city that has given birth to more styles, or been home to so many influential record studios and labels? Can any other American city claim as many ‘Nobel laureates’  as Memphis? Elvis Presley, BB King, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Howlin’ Wolf, Rosco Gordon, Alex Chilton, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Ann Peebles, Issac Hayes, Booker T and the MGs and (let me catch my breath)…all call Memphis home of got their start here.


The simple (and honest) answer. No.


Tonight we share Volume1 of selected sweet soul and righteous gospel sounds from the studios and clubs of Memphis. Let the music do the talking.


Track Listing:

01 Medley You Don’t Know Like I Know and Soul Man[Memphis Horns]

02 Ghetto Child [O.V. Wright]

03 Dream  [Al Green]

04 Funky Feet [Johnny Robinson]

05 He Got Better Things For You [Memphis Sanctified Singers]

06 For the Good Times [Al Green]

07 In The Dark [Junior Parker]

08 Nothing Can Touch This Love [Johnny Robinson]

09 He Never Left Me Alone [Spirit of Memphis Quartet]

10 Sanitation Man [Memphis Horns]

11 This Hurt Is Real [O.V. Wright]

12 This Is Our Prayer [Dixie Nightengales]

13 If We Can’t Trust Each Other [Ann Peebles]

14 I Can’t Make It Alone [Otis Clay]

15 It will soon be over [Marion Gaines Singers]

16 Ain’t No Sin (To Have Fun) [John Kassandra]

17 Them Hot Pants [Lee Sain]

18 A Change is Gonna Come [Otis Redding]

19 Let’s Get Together [Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland]

20 My Sweet Potato [Booker T and the MGs]

21 Somebody’s on Your Case [Ann Peebles]

22 Truck Turner [Issac Hayes]

23 Guide Me Well [Carla Thomas]

24 Samson And Delilah [The Staple Singers]

25 Climbing Higher Mountains [Aretha Franklin]





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