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The Sun Rhythm Section featured great veterans from the origins of rock and roll and rockabilly music in Memphis. Smoochy Smith played piano on sessions at Sun Records from the time he was 15 and w...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 6:46
Booker T. Jones, one of the greatest musical talents ever to emerge from Memphis, included some rare vocal performances in this 2010 homecoming concert at the Levitt Shell. This show included many...
4 years ago
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The Levitt Shell hosted this homecoming concert in 2010 for Vaneese Thomas - the youngest sibling of Memphis' first family of Soul and R & B. Her father - Rufus Thomas - never stopped entertaining ...
4 years ago
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Years after the original home of STAX Records was razed for a parking lot (!), a virtually identical building was reconstructed to house a museum to help preserve the legacy of the legendary Memp...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:09
On a sweltering July evening in 2010, Memphis' own Amy LaVere performed this classic Wanda Jackson tune as part of a Tribute to the Birthplace of Rock & Roll. It marked the anniversary of Elvis Pr...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 7:42
When the Levitt Shell was renovated in 2008 and acquired a state-of-the-art sound system, sound engineer Dawn Hopkins asked the then-relatively-unknown Ryan Peel and his band to test out the system...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:53
Keith Sykes has survived and even thrived as a musician in and out of Memphis since the 60s. His own recordings have found a national audience occasionally, but his songwriting has reached farther ...
4 years ago
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Sonny Burgess may not be as famous as some other artists who recorded for Sun Records in the '50s, but in Memphis he's remembered by fans from that time as one of the hottest acts of all. And on th...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 3:57
Amy Speace and Sid Selvidge performed together at the Levitt Shell in 2010 soon after actress-turned-singer-songwriter Speace recorded duets with Selvidge on his album: "I Should Be Blue". Selvidge...
4 years ago
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Ruthie Foster brought her "Family Band" from Texas for this 2010 performance at the Levitt Shell. She also was named Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards (Handys) ...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:07
Shakespearean actress turned singer-songwriter, Amy Speace came to Memphis to record an album with local favorite Sid Selvidge who she also shared the bill with for this 2010 show at the Levitt She...
4 years ago
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The Memphis traditions of jazz, blues and rock all converge in the fingers of Calvin Newborn. In the early '50s on Beale Street, his flamboyant stage presence as "Flying Calvin" inspired the young ...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 6:07
Travis Wammack has wowed guitar lovers ever since recording the hit instrumental "Scratchy" in Memphis in 1964 at age 16. Here he pays tribute to another guitar hero who lived in Memphis for a time...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:17
The instruments Guy Forsyth brought to play for his 2010 show at the Levitt Shell included at least three guitars, a harmonica and a crosscut saw blade in addition to this National Steel ukulele. ...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 6:20
During the 2 years Steve Selvidge toured with fellow Memphian Amy LaVere, he started to perform this electrified version of "Lazarus", a song he'd heard his father Sid Selvidge play acoustically fo...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 4:18
The BoKeys include some of the finest names in Memphis Soul. Leading this song is Skip Pitts, whose distinctive wahkawack guitar was made famous on the Isaac Hayes Stax hit "Shaft". Also featured a...
4 years ago
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Sid Selvidge pays tribute to Walter "Furry" Lewis, a Memphis blues great who originally recorded in the '20s and was nearly forgotten before Selvidge's generation of musicians came to know him. Th...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 3:58
New Orleans' Iguanas dedicated their encore song to Alex Chilton to complete this 2010 show at Memphis' Levitt Shell not long after Chilton died. When Chiilton first moved from Memphis to New Orlea...
4 years ago
levittshell - YouTube - 8:09
Canada's Cowboy Junkies launched their Summer of 2010 US Tour with this performance at the Levitt Shell on June 12. The historic amphitheater in Memphis' Overton Park was fully renovated in 2008 an...
4 years ago
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A local favorite who is also known in Europe as a serious jazz singer, Joyce Cobb is one of the great survivors of the Memphis music scene and has played most every style of music and in every size...
4 years ago
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