, Tennessee Memphis and Nashville (Nashville, Tennessee) areas. Rock and roll first entered mainstream popular music through a style called ''rockabilly'', which fused the nascent rock sound with elements of country music. Black-performed rock and roll had previously had limited mainstream success, and some observers at the time believed that a white performer who could credibly sing in an R&B and country style would be a success. Sam Phillips, of Memphis, Tennessee's Sun
(Memphis, Tennessee) Douglass High School in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee. Dee Montgomery, Wilson's former coach at Melrose High School, is also on the staff.
to celebrate the arts, history, culture, and diversity of the African diaspora. Africa in April is a three-day festival with vendors' markets, fashion showcases, blues showcases, and an international diversity parade. During June, Memphis is home to the Memphis Italian Festival
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' from the 7 15 03 session did end up making it onto As The Eternal Cowboy, Mike preferring the demo to the version made at Ardent. The band elected to release the Ardent version as a single through their previous label No Idea Records, along with a single for "Sink, Florida, Sink", both singles using alternate versions of songs from the album's recording sessions.
A musician in London performs on electric guitar and a small drum kit In 1892 journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (Ida B. Wells) was shocked when three friends in Memphis, Tennessee were lynched because their grocery store competed successfully with a white-owned store. Outraged, Wells-Barnett began a global anti-lynching campaign that raised awareness of the social injustice. As a result of her efforts, black women in the US became active in the anti-lynching crusade, often in the form of clubs which raised money to publicize the abuses. When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed in 1909, Wells became part of its multi-racial leadership and continued to be active against lynching. Doyle left in 1942 and was replaced with Don Smith. After Doyle left, The Quartet relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 1950. The move proved to be profitable for the group as they began to appear on television station WMCT in coming years. After the move, Roy left and was replaced with Calvin Newton, who was replaced with Cat Freeman, and after Freeman left, Alden Toney was hired to sing tenor. In 1951, Alden Toney and Don Smith left and were replaced with Dan Huskey and Bill Lyles. In 1952, Dan Huskey left and was replaced with Bill Shaw. On June 14, 1954, the Blackwood Brothers lineup of Bill Shaw (tenor), James Blackwood (lead), R. W. Blackwood (baritone), Bill Lyles (bass), and Jackie Marshall (piano), won the Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts competition on national television with their rendition of "Have You Talked To The Man Upstairs?" The excitement was short lived however, when a plane crash took the lives of R. W. Blackwood, Bill Lyles, and Johnny Ogburn, a local friend of the Blackwood Brothers. The survivors, James Blackwood, Bill Shaw, and Jackie Marshall soldiered on. R.W.'s little brother Cecil Blackwood (1934–2000) took over as baritone and J. D. Sumner replaced Bill Lyles at the bass position. In the following years, he and James Blackwood put a number of innovative ideas into play. They were the first to customize a bus for group travel and are the founders of the National Quartet Convention. Sumner also contributed to the group as a songwriter, sometimes writing all the songs for a music album. The Blackwood Brothers were also setting new standards in the studio. Their RCA Victor (RCA Records) recordings from this time period are now prized collectors' items. The lineup with Bill Shaw, James, Cecil, and J.D. Sumner (who for many years was unchallenged as the Guinness World Record (The Guinness Book of World Records) holder for having the lowest human voice on record) is considered the classic version of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, with Jackie Marshall or Wally Varner on piano. The Blackwood Brothers Quartet came up with the idea to customize the first bus to make travel spacious and comfortable for entertainers thereby inventing the customized "Tour Bus". Elvis Presley saw their bus and went straight out and had one made for him. A replica of the bus can be seen at the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. http: www.dollywood.com rides-attractions ride-detail.aspx?AttractionID 185 During the 1996-97 season (1996–97 NBA season), Massenburg once again came very close to playing an entire NBA season, seeing action in 79 games with yet another team, the New Jersey Nets. Massenburg returned to Canada for the 1997-98 season, playing with the Brian Winters-coached Vancouver Grizzlies (Memphis Grizzlies). In Vancouver, Massenburg backed up center Bryant Reeves. He played two seasons in Vancouver before being traded before the 1999-2000 season (1999-2000 NBA season) to the Houston Rockets. With the Rockets, he played in ten games, then was promptly returned to the Grizzlies before the 2000-2001 campaign (2000–01 NBA season). When the franchise relocated to Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) in 2001, so did Massenburg. During the Grizzlies' first season on U.S. soil, Massenburg played in 73 games, averaging 5.5 points per game. In successive years, he was a member of the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings. Biography Barbee toured in the 1930s throughout the American South (Southern United States) singing and playing slide guitar. He teamed up with Big Joe Williams, and later on, with Sunnyland Slim in Memphis, Tennessee. Travelling down to Mississippi he also came across Sonny Boy Williamson I, and played with him off and on for several years. He released two sides on the Vocalion (Vocalion Records) label (record label) in 1939 ("Six Weeks Old Blues" "God Knows I Can't Help It"). The record (gramophone record) sold well enough to cause Vocalion to call on Barbee again, but by that time he had left his last known whereabouts in Arkansas. Barbee explained that this sudden move was due to his evading the law for shooting and killing his girlfriend's lover. He later found out that he had only injured the man, but by the time this was discovered, Barbee had moved on from making a career out of playing music. Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.
'''Skipworth & Turner''' are a male R&B (Contemporary R&B) duo (duet (music)), consisting of Rodney Skipworth (from Syracuse (Syracuse, New York), New York) and Phil Turner (from Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee). Their biggest hit (hit record) came in 1985, when they went to #1 on the U.S. (United States) ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' Hot Dance Club Play chart (record chart) with "Thinking About Your Love." The track reached #24 in the UK Singles Chart, and a further release, "Make It Last" peaked at #60 in the same chart in January 1989.
as a sideman and a leader. With Dolphy, he co-led a residency at the Five Spot club in New York in June 1961, from which three classic albums were eventually issued by Prestige Records. It was during this stint that he began to show promise of expanding the expressive range of the "vernacular" bebop idiom started by Clifford Brown in the mid-1950s. He also appeared on Dolphy's album ''Far Cry'' (New Jazz 8270), recorded December 21, 1960. He died of complications resulting from
with Alex Chilton, he led the power pop band Big Star (Big Star (band)), which recorded albums during the early 1970s. Bell left the group after Big Star's first album, ''#1 Record'' (Number 1 Record) (1972), failed to find commercial success, although some of his musical and lyrical contributions surfaced on the band's second album, ''Radio City'' (Radio City (album)) (1974). Bell recorded as a solo artist for the remainder of the 1970s; two of these influential solo recordings
comparisons to the British Invasion groups of the 1960s, including The Beatles, The Kinks and The Who), ''#1 Record'' suffered from poor distribution and sold fewer than 10,000 copies. However, like Big Star's follow-up albums ''Radio City (Radio City (album))'' and ''Third Sister Lovers'', ''#1 Record'' has more recently attracted wider attention, and in 2003 it was ranked number 438 on ''Rolling Stone'' magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time). ''Rolling Stone'' magazine (Rolling Stone) also ranked the song "Thirteen (Thirteen (song))" as number 396 on its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time). Thirteen (song) "Thirteen" in ''Rolling Stone'' magazine’s ''500 Greatest Songs of All Time'' Rollingstone.com. Accessed July 19, 2009. Eight years earlier in 1964, when their home town of Memphis, Tennessee became a tour stop for The Beatles, primary songwriters Alex Chilton and Chris Bell (Chris Bell (musician)) were thirteen years old. Heavily influenced by the UK band, the pair—Bell in particular—wanted to model their songwriting on the Lennon–McCartney partnership, with the result that they credited as many songs as possible on Big Star's debut album to "Bell Chilton". Jovanovic, 6–13,100 In practice, they developed material incrementally in the studio, each making changes to the other's recordings. Drummer Jody Stephens recalled, "Alex would come in and put down something rough and edgy and Chris would come in and add some sweet-sounding background vocals to it." Jovanovic, 89. The pair also each contributed songs individually composed before Big Star was formed, Bell bringing "Feel", "Try Again" and "My Life Is Right", and Chilton, "Thirteen", "The Ballad of El Goodo", "In the Street" and "Watch the Sunrise". Jovanovic, pp. 83–87. On May 29, he defeated Johnny Mantell in a tournament final to capture the North American Heavyweight Championship (GWF North American Heavyweight Championship), the federation's top singles title, which had been declared vacant after "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert (Eddie Gilbert (wrestler)) left the GWF for the Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)-based United States Wrestling Association. Putski would hold the title until being fired in August. The seven gunboats and fifty-nine troop transports commanded by Rear Adm. David D. Porter departed Memphis, Tennessee, on December 20, stopped at Helena, Arkansas, to pick up additional troops, and arrived at Milliken's Bend above Vicksburg on December 24. After advancing up the Yazoo River, the transports disembarked Sherman's men at Johnson's Plantation, opposite Steele's Bayou, north of the city. (Preceding the landing, the U.S. Navy conducted torpedo (naval mine) clearing operations on the Yazoo, during which the ironclad (ironclad warship) USS ''Cairo'' (USS Cairo (1861)) was sunk.) Kennedy, pp. 154-55, Eicher, p. 390. * Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) * Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) (Memphis International Airport) * Miami (Miami International Airport) - 20 align left Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) Tennessee 646,889 - Career moves In early 1966, Penn moved to Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), began writing for Press Publishing Company, and worked with Chips Moman at his American Studios. Their intense and short-lived partnership produced some of the best known and most enduring songs of the genre. Their first collaboration, the enduring classic "Dark End of the Street", was first a hit for James Carr (James Carr (musician)) and has since been recorded by many others including Roy Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Elvis Costello, Frank Black, Gram Parsons, Richard & Linda Thompson, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. It was also used in the hit movie "The Commitments". The structure was originally built as '''Tulane Gym''' with funds earned from Tulane's appearance in the Rose Bowl (Rose Bowl Game) football game on New Year's Day in 1932, and for many years it was known around campus as "Rose Bowl Gym." During World War II, the building housed V-12 students. From 1988 to 1989 the structure was thoroughly remodeled and refurbished and was at that time renamed in honor of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) businessman and Tulane alumnus Avron B. Fogelman, whose donations enabled the restoration to take place. Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.
such as Big Star (Big Star (band)) and The Replacements (The Replacements (band)). ''Major Lodge Victory'' was released by Hybrid Recordings on August 8, 2006, and "Learning the Hard Way" was the first single. ''Major Lodge Victory'' debuted at number 159 on the ''Billboard'' 200 album chart. This was the first time the Gin Blossoms had appeared on the ''Billboard'' 200 chart in 10 years, one month, and two weeks. Gin Blossoms had last appeared on the chart during the week of July 13, 1996, with their previous album, ''Congratulations… I'm Sorry''. Since reuniting, the band has toured at numerous locations across the country, occasionally joined by Kirk "The Judge" Karman on harmonica. thumb left Claiming Louisiana for France (Image:Lasalle au Mississippi.jpg) La Salle reassembled a party for another major expedition. In 1682 he departed from present-day Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, Indiana) with 18 Indians and canoed down the Mississippi River. He named the Mississippi basin ''La Louisiane'' (Louisiana (New France)) "Handbook of Texas Online: La Salle's Texas Settlement" (history), Robert S. Weddle, February 21, 2002, TSHAonline.org in honor of Louis XIV (Louis XIV of France) and claimed it for France. At what later became the site of Memphis, Tennessee, La Salle built the small Fort Prudhomme. On April 9, 1682, at the mouth of the Mississippi River near modern Venice, Louisiana, La Salle buried an engraved plate and a cross, claiming the territory for France. The school sponsors intercollegiate athletic teams which compete in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)'s Mid-South Conference in football and the NAIA's Southern States Athletic Conference in other sports. Belhaven maintains satellite campuses for graduate (postgraduate) and undergraduate studies in Houston, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida, and also conducts online programs. Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.
in 1973. Santelli, Robert. ''The Big Book of Blues'', Penguin Books, page 335, (2001) - ISBN 0-14-100145-3 She is buried at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Walls (Walls, Mississippi), DeSoto County, Mississippi. A headstone paid for by Bonnie Raitt was erected by the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund on 13 October 1996 with 35 family members in attendance including her sister, numerous nieces (including Laverne Baker) and nephews. The ceremony was taped
'''Memphis''' is a city in the southwestern corner of the State (U.S. state) of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County (Shelby County, Tennessee). The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf (Wolf River (Tennessee)) and Mississippi (Mississippi River) rivers.
Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 20th largest (List of United States cities by population) in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville (Nashville, Tennessee). Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a ''Memphian (List of famous people from Memphis)'', and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as "Memphis & the Mid-South (Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area)".