Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Short Sabbatical then we will be back with a new list of great interviews ENJOY


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jud Phillips from the famed Phillips family in Memphis


January 1998 – Present (14 years 7 months)
Music, Visual, Film & Literary Intellectual Property

December 1969 – March 1971 (1 year 4 months)
Sessions with artists such as: Jackson 5, Nancy Sinatra, Hugh Masekela, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Randy Newman, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, Cissy Houston, Van Dyke Parks, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, "Banana Splits" Hanna-Barbera Cartoon series, Ike & Tina Turner, The Coasters, Bob & Earl,
1968 – 1969 (1 year)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lester Snell "Stax Legendary Pianist"







Hear some of the background and history of STAX as well as great stories about the MEMPHIS SOUND from Legendary Pianist." LESTER SNELL"




Explore the legendary soul music label Stax Records' catalog with some of the musicians who created Stax's biggest hits. Guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn were members of Booker T. and the M.G.'s, the Stax house band that backed up Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave and more on their greatest hits. Singer/songwriter Eddie Floyd ("Knock on Wood"),drummer Steve Potts and keyboardist Lester Snell also performed on many Stax classics. 

BE sure to check our web site as well.. www.voiceofmemphismusic.com


This week's interview will air at the following times on www.AllMemphisMusic.com

MONDAY  July 23rd- 12:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

WEDNESDAY July 25th- 5:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

THURSDAY  July 26th- 8:00 PM MEMPHIS  Time CST

The interview was conducted by Barry L. Shankman and K. Paul Compton,Jeffery Haas'TD' and you'll love hearing stories from Lester Snell  and his fascinating life that helped shape the Memphis Sound. The Voice of Memphis Music & All Memphis Music are preserving the artists, producers, the musicians and all those who helped create 'The Memphis Sound'

All Memphis Music would like to thank the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of 
The Voice of Memphis Music and All Memphis Music





Jeffery Haas
Barry Shankman
K.Paul C

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Willie "Too Big" Hall







Willie "Too Big" Hall was born August 8, 1950, in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his career as a drummer in 1965, while still in high school. He played with the Bar-Kays band and Isaac Hayes's band The Movement. In the seventies, as part of the Stax-Volt Recording Section Team from 1968–77, Hall backed dozens of major Stax artists on recordings, including such artists as The EmotionsLittle MiltonCarla and Rufus ThomasJohnnie TaylorThe Staple SingersAlbert King and Isaac Hayes. Hall produced Hayes' last Stax album, and did percussion on Hayes' albumsHot Buttered Soul and The Isaac Hayes Movement, as well as his Theme from Shaft.





Hall also recorded the album Universal Language with Booker T. & the MGs, and later joined guitarist Steve "The Colonel" Cropper and bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn as a member of The Blues Brothers, which led to his appearance in the hit movie The Blues Brothers and its sequel. He appeared as himself in the 2008 movie Soul Men.



Hall has toured the world and recorded with a variety of artists, including The Blues BrothersCab CallowayAretha FranklinRay CharlesKC and the Sunshine BandBonnie RaittEarl ScruggsCharlie Daniels BandTodd Rundgren and Roger McGuinn, among others. He is currently a member of The Bo-Keys, a band of highly respected Memphis musicians, including Isaac Hayes's wah-wah guitarist Charles "Skip" Pitts. He is the father of rapper Gangsta Pat.[1]

BE sure to check our web site as well.. www.voiceofmemphismusic.com


This week's interview will air at the following times on www.AllMemphisMusic.com

MONDAY  July 16th- 12:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

WEDNESDAY July 18th- 5:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

THURSDAY  July 19th- 8:00 PM MEMPHIS  Time CST

The interview was conducted by Barry L. Shankman and K. Paul Compton,Jeffery Haas'TD' and you'll love hearing stories from Willie and his fascinating life that helped shape the Memphis Sound. The Voice of Memphis Music & All Memphis Music are preserving the artists, producers, the musicians and all those who helped create 'The Memphis Sound'

All Memphis Music would like to thank the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of 
The Voice of Memphis Music and All Memphis Music





Jeffery Haas
Barry Shankman
K.Paul Compton


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sam The Sham.. this week "Sam Samudio"



Sam The Sham Grammy Speech





These are the acknowledgments Sam gave upon accepting his Grammy Award in 1971.



Grammy Winner:  Hard and Heavy / Album Liner Notes


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  I WANT TO THANK:
The people who mistreated me as a chiild 'cause they made me strong.

Sister Rose; for having tought Melvin-and me, that there are no NIGGERS and no MESKINS.

A third grade teacher, who treated me like a leper and begrudged me not having lice; for she gave me pride.

Miss McMahon, for being just when no one else was.

The people who refused me service; for they made me save my money.

The people who rejected me because of the color of my skin and the texture of my hair; for they made me realize that I was different.

My Aunt Grace, for teaching me how to eat with silver.

My brother Memo for sitting me out in the sun without water. He tried to teach me discipline. I love him.

Melvin for sneaking me water on the same day.

My sister Esther who was mother, friend, cook, servant, nurse, opponent and guardian angel. I love her.

The Dude who broke my nose the first time: he taught me to dodge faster.

Mrs. Turner for letting me graduate from high school; otherwise I would've flunked for the third time.

The Dude who broke my nose the second time. He taught me that I wasn't dodging fast enough.

My dogs through life for their companionship: Funny, Spot, Mocho, Spotty, Tippy, Poochie, Peerolee, Poopinooga, Kemp, Lucky, Cyrano, Bojo, Sammy, Toro, Dingo and King.

Equal time to cats: Quickie, Morrongo, A Yellow Cat, and Blue.

The Dude who broke my nose the third time. He taught me that only 50% of all fighters are winners. (Poor odds)

My friends the prostitutes for listening to me when no one else would; for I needed to speak.
The towns I was run out of-, for they ran me to better places.

David A. Martin for opening my eyes.

Jackie for one bologna & mayonnaise sandwich, one weeny sandwich and a hot bath.

The Crystal for keepin' my secrets.

The lonely moonlit stretch of road between Memphis & Capeville; for it gave me time to think.

Papa for his kindness & wisdom.

Memphis for whippin'me down twice, which only made me get up.

Avery for goin' my bail.

David, Jerry, Ray & Butch for sharing with me the misery of the road; they too suffered the changes I went through.

I want to bless the people who stole my money for my misery went with it and I am sure it's more than they can bear.

Squeeky, a monkey now deceased, for wrecking the boredom of my depression by wrecking the shack he and I lived in.

Jack Provenzano, Astrologer, friend, roommate, teacher and companion through several Karmic Expressions.

My friend Frank Andrews for tutoring me in and through the Tarot.

Zach Glickman & Steve Frank, two friends who never lost faith in me.

The Dynamic Duo, Pato P. & Garrapata C. for the many laughs when there was little to laugh about.

New York City for 1969 where I reviewed the Blues.

The women who loved me and ask their forgiveness; lovin'the wind would have been easier.

The Mothers of my children for my freedom; for only free can I truly give.

My Father Jim Samudio, a strong Leo who taught me that a man must have the ability to be just as gentle, as he is hard; have the ability to love, and be willing to make whatever sacrifice necessary to preserve what he believes to be right. Who taught me that there are laws far greater than those written by man.

My children for having chosen me as their father in this life; for they alone gave me the will & strength to continue when all other sources of energy were depleated.

And most of all, God for letting me be a musician, in doing so he's given me a taste of Paradise.





This week's interview will air at the following times on 
www.AllMemphisMusic.com

MONDAY  July 9th- 12:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

WEDNESDAY July 11th- 5:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

THURSDAY  July 12th- 8:00 PM MEMPHIS  Time CST

The interview was conducted by Barry L. Shankman and K. Paul Compton and you'll love hearing stories from SAM The SHAM and his fascinating life that helped shape the Memphis Sound. The Voice of Memphis & All Memphis Music are preserving the artists, producers, the musicians and all those who helped create 'The Memphis Sound'

All Memphis Music would like to thank the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of 
The Voice of Memphis and All Memphis Music



Friday, June 29, 2012

Legendary Stax Guitarist Bobby Manuel







This week 'The Voice of Memphis' interviews Bobby Manuel, a legend in the Memphis Music scene.


Bobby Manuel joined Stax Records in the late 1960s and stayed through the label’s bitter end in 1975, after which he and Stax founder Jim Stewart opened Daily Planet studio and began doing independent productions together. At Stax, Manuel was a jack-of-all-trades, working as an engineer, mixer, songwriter, producer, and tour bandleader. But first and foremost, Bobby was and is a guitarist. 


He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Albert King, Little Milton, Billy Eckstine, Rufus Thomas, The MGs, Luther Ingram, The Bar-Kays, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Anne Peebles, Mavis Staples, and Eddie Floyd



After the demise of Stax Records, Manuel and Stax founder Jim Stewart operated a studio and production company. Shirley Brown was among their most notable signings. He later ran his own label, HighStacks (named to recall the glory of former Memphis R&B labels, Hi Records and Stax).

In 2004, Manuel organized and led a group of Memphis All-Stars with guest appearances by Marvell Thomas and Steve Cropper to celebrate the opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, backing legends such as Isaac HayesMavis StaplesEddie Floyd,William BellSolomon Burke, and Al Green who performed in honor of the label.

This week's interview will air at the following times on www.AllMemphisMusic.com

MONDAY July 2nd - 12:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

WEDNESDAY July 4th - 5:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

THURSDAY July 5th- 8:00 PM MEMPHIS  Time CST

The interview was conducted by Barry L. Shankman and K. Paul Compton and you'll love hearing stories from Bobby and his fascinating life that helped shape the Memphis Sound. The Voice of Memphis & All Memphis Music are preserving the artists, producers, the musicians and all those who helped create 'The Memphis Sound'
Paul Compton

All Memphis Music would like to thank the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of 
The Voice of Memphis and All Memphis Music

Jeffery Haas
Barry Shankman
Voice of Memphis Music
airing on AllMemphisMusic,com

Saturday, June 9, 2012

BOBBY WHITLOCK , Back by popular demand



Bobby Whitlock represents the true southern blues/soul singer. he was the first white artist to be signed to the Stax hip label at the tender age of 16.  In the eyes of Stax, Bobby was destined to be a star. Taken under the wings of Steve Cropper and Donald (Duck)Dunn, Bobby was heading in the right direction from an early age..
Always running on his intuition, Bobby agreed to go to California to become a "friend" in the group Delaney & Bonnie.
Bobby became friends with Eric Clapton during the short 3 month tour in England in 1969.
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Back in the states , not satisfied with his position Bobby once again followed his intuition  called Eric Clapton who invited him to his home at Hurtwood  and there they began to write becoming a formidable writing team with songs like "Tell the Truth", "Keep on Growing", " I looked away",  "Why does love got to be so sad",  "Anyday", "Roll it over" and more.
Derek & the Dominos  began to form after some months at  former Beatles George Harrison's  "All things must pass", sessions.
by that time Bobby and Eric had written a handful of songs and George agreed that Phil Spector would produce a couple of them in exchange for playing on his record.
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Eric Clapton , Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle  and Jim Gordon were the core band for George,  the yet un-named band Derek & the Dominos were born .
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The rest is of course history.
Layla and other assorted love songs is now celebrating its 40th year and is considered to be one of the most influential and great records in the history of rock
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In  2000 Derek & the Dominos were awarded a grammy for Layla and other assorted love songs. The musicians the music and their legacy continues .
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In march's 2011 Rolling Stones, David Fricke's five star review is a testament to the staying power of  this incredible record.

To find out more  check out Bobby Whitlock's
A Rock-n-roll autobiography just out on Amazon , Barnes and Noble and Waterstones..



BE sure to check our web site as well.. www.voiceofmemphismusic.com


This week's interview will air at the following times on www.AllMemphisMusic.com

MONDAY  JUNE 18th- 12:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20th- 5:00 PM MEMPHIS Time CST

THURSDAY  JUNE 21st- 8:00 PM MEMPHIS  Time CST

The interview was conducted by Barry L. Shankman and K. Paul Compton,Jeffery Haas'TD' and you'll love hearing stories from Bobby Whitlock and his fascinating life that helped shape the Memphis Sound. The Voice of Memphis Music & All Memphis Music are preserving the artists, producers, the musicians and all those who helped create 'The Memphis Sound'

All Memphis Music would like to thank the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of 
The Voice of Memphis Music and All Memphis Music