World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Memphis
Jan 18, 2013 — The last stop on our "Sense of Place" tour of Memphis is American Sound Studio, which churned out hits by Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and many more. Listen to an interview with Ben Vaughn, a member of the American Sound house band, The Memphis Boys.
Jan 18, 2013 — This poppy folk band brings a fresh perspective to the Memphis music scene. Listen to a performance and interview with the group, recorded at Ardent Studios.
Jan 17, 2013 — Some of the best soul music of the 1970s was recorded at Royal Studio in Memphis. Hear interviews with Al Green, Cody ChesnuTT and the son of Royal producer Willie Mitchell in this installment of "Sense of Place: Memphis."
Jan 17, 2013 — World Cafe couldn't leave Memphis without a taste of the blues from gospel-blues singer and preacher Rev. John Wilkins. Here, he performs a session with a cover of his father's famous song, "Prodigal Son."
Jan 16, 2013 — The popular Memphis rock band is featured in this installment of "Sense of Place." Listen to a stripped-down set from Lucero, recorded live at Ardent Recording Studios.
Jan 16, 2013 — Our "Sense of Place" spotlight on Memphis wouldn't be complete without visiting Ardent Studios, where the power-pop royalty in Big Star recorded three albums. We speak with the group's drummer, Jody Stephens, who still runs the studio.
Jan 15, 2013 — For World Cafe's "Sense of Place" spotlight on Memphis, Tenn., hear an interview with Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips. Here, the legendary producer discusses the studio's early days and his relationship with Elvis Presley.
Jan 15, 2013 — Hear interviews with the spokesman of Elvis Presley Enterprises and The King's daughter, Lisa Marie.
Jan 14, 2013 — In the first stop from World Cafe's Sense of Place series on Memphis, Tenn., David Dye speaks with It Came From Memphis author Robert Gordon and Stax Museum curator Levon Williams.
Jan 14, 2013 — In 2003, David Dye interviewed Stax Records' best-selling artist, the late Isaac Hayes of Shaft fame. As part of this week's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis, Tenn., hear the Hayes interview in its entirety.