This compilation illustrates the eclectic scope of Bluff City music, from Futry Lewis and Junior Kimbrough to Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson and the Panther Burns.
Memphis is about individualism, about distinct characters making it different. The best music out of Memphis -be it deep blues, early rocking Elvis, Stax soul, indie- forged its own sound. The Memphis aesthetic is to not sound like the usual hits, but to sound different.
JERRY McGILL: Desperados Waiting For A Train
LUTHER DICKINSON AND SHARDE THOMAS: Chevrolet
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH: All Night Long
FURRY LEWIS: Why Don't You Come Home Blue
CALVIN NEWBORN: Frame For The Blues
ALEX CHILTON WITH (MOST OF) THE RANDY BAND: Johnny Too Bad
JERRY LEE LEWIS: Harbor Lights
THE FIELDSTONES: Little Bluebird
THE PANTHER BURNS: Drop Your Mask
MOSE VINSON: Same Thing On My Mind
CHARLIE FEATHERS: Defrost Your Heart
JIM DICKINSON: I'd Love To Be A Hippie