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levittshell - YouTube - 8:23
Outside Memphis, Jim Dickinson is better known for his work with Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, The Replacements, Big Star, The Rolling Stones and many others.... But in his hometown, he is remembered as a ...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:29
Just over a month after music legend Jim Dickinson died in 2009, his son Luther Dickinson and many great Memphis area musicians gathered to pay tribute to the sage of their scene in a 4 hour all-st...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 11:08
Jimmy Crosthwait, long-time friend & collaborator of Jim Dickinson, plays his "zen chimes" & other instruments with Memphis sax great Jim Spake, Lucero's John Stubblefield on bass and Jessica Jones...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 2:13
Sid Selvidge, who played with Jim Dickinson for decades in Memphis' legendary group: Mud-Boy & the Neutrons, performs with son Steve Selvidge in a tribute to Dickinson at the Levitt Shell in Overto...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:47
Jim Dickinson and Duff Dorrough performed together regularly with the Yalobushwackers, the house band for Thacker Mountain Radio, the weekly old-time live radio show from Oxford, Mississippi. Here ...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 2:24
Ron Easley (here playing bass and going by the name of "Durand") was a fan of singer/guitarist Sam Baird and drummer Gaius "Ringo" Farnham when they played in the now-defunct Sunflower Club in Memp...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:30
This "Tribute to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll" happened on the 33rd anniversary of the day Elvis Presley stepped onto this stage - the Overton Park Shell in Memphis - and "stole the show" from c...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:13
Edwin Hubbard, a favorite around Memphis in the 70s, 80s & 90s, was best known for his talents with a flute (from which always dangled his signature feathers), but here he wails away on sax while p...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:48
This 1987 show at the Overton Park Shell was really only a little more flamboyant than the usual performances singer and pianist Tom Hackenberger was well-known for around Memphis before his untime...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:36
The Resistors playing at the Overton Park Shell to warm up for a "Monday Night Movie" (just after the band cleared the stage, volunteers would hang a movie screen from the waiting scaffolds). Perfo...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 3:37
Hot Cotton, a band from Memphis well known to lovers of traditional jazz, performs Livery Stable Blues, an early standard first recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917. This 1989 perfo...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 3:22
Jessie Mae Hemphill, the "She-Wolf" performs with Dr. David Evans on guitar and an unidentified drummer. She spent her life mostly between the area around her birthplace of Como, Mississippi and ne...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:16
Ben Wilson leads the Hollywood All Stars during a Fall Folk Fest sponsored by Save our Shell, Inc in the late 1980s at the Overton Park Shell. The Hollywood All Stars are one of the rare local blue...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 3:01
It was rare to see Larry "Gimmer" Nicholson fronting a group like this. He was best known as a guitarist on recording sessions or in performances led by others (he also played bass on tour with a R...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:14
Mose Vinson came to Memphis from Holly Springs, Mississippi in the 1930s and was known around town for over 60 years for playing juke joints and house parties and he also played in church on Sunday...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 7:39
Memphis has had many famous musical giants and these are some of the local musicians those giants looked up to the most. Saxophonist Fred Ford's resume included recordings with Charlie Rich, Jerr...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:53
Not long after he first arrived in Memphis, Jason D. Williams made this appearance at the Overton Park Shell in a 1988 event called the "Second Annual All Day Do Da." He often tried to knock pianos...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:21
The original "Victims of Circumstance" were a popular Memphis group in the 1980s. The players here are: Peter Hyrka on violin, Chris Canute playing vibraphone & percussion, Greg McIntyre (aka Buzz...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 8:37
Phineas Newborn Jr., one of the great geniuses of jazz piano, got his start in the late '40s in a band led by his father, a drummer. That band, which also featured his guitarist brother Calvin, was...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 5:27
Lee Baker is a local legend around Memphis. He could be a singularly fierce rock and blues guitarist and singer with groups like Moloch, Mudboy & the Neutrons, and The Agitators. He also was at the...
4 years ago
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