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Beale Street Saturday Night

60s 70s Reissue of James Luther Dickinson's 1979 Masterpiece for the Memphis Development Foundation It features With Ry Cooder Jim Dickinson Sid Selvidge Sleepy John Estes Furry Lewis and more Memphis' Beale Street had been a hub of music and activity since the 1860s As it was being plowed under for 'urban renewal' in 1976 James Luther Dickinson who had played with The Stones Ry Cooder and the Flamin' Groovies later with Bob Dylan and the Cramps among others as well as produced Big Star Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Alex Chilton also The Replacements Green On Red and Mudhoney decided to not only celebrate the legacy of great Memphis music but make it back into the place where both the blues and rock 'n' roll originated A camaraderie of Memphis musicians photographers artists thespians and 'appropriate weirdos' gathered under Dickinson's direction to record the heart of Beale Street past and present From Furry Lewis and Sleepy John Estes to Sid Selvidge and Dickinson's own Mud Boy and The Neutrons 'Beale Street Saturday Night' is an unparalleled audio trip through Memphis music history Recorded in places varying from artists' homes to Ardent Studios to The Orpheum Theatre 'Beale Street Saturday Night' was originally created as a fundraiser for the Memphis Development Foundation This reissue will serve a similar purpose as a portion of the proceeds will go to support the radio program Beale Street Caravan which focuses on Memphis music new and old 'Beale Street Saturday Night' features new liners from Jim Lancaster who worked on the original issue and previously unseen photos This first ever reissue of 'Beale Street Saturday Night' was done under the supervision and with the blessing of the Dickinson family and it finally makes widely available this important music and historical Memphis document for new audiences to discover In 1977 Memphis was officially declared 'Home of the Blues' by an act of Congress So welcome home CD First time on CDLP Clear Vinyl with Download

  • 1. Walkin' Down Beale Street - Sid Selvidge
    2. Hernando Horn - Fred Ford
    3. Beale Street Blues - Grandma Dixie Davis
    4. Big Fat Mama/Liquor Store - Sleepy John Estes
    5. Ol' Beale Street Blues - Prince Gabe
    6. Furry's Blues - Furry Lewis
    7. Rock Me Baby - Teeny Hodges
    8. Rock Me Baby - Alex
    9. Ben Griffin Was Killed In The Monach... - Thomas Pinkston
    10. Frisco Blow - Johnny Woods
    11. On The Road Again - Mud Boy & The Neutrons
    12. "Mr. Handy Told Me 50 Years Ago..." - Thomas Pinkston
    13. Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird - Furry Lewis
    14. Roll On Mississippi - Grandma Dixie Davis

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