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Starring Elvis with Sheena and Savannah

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca meets Sheena and Savannah, two spectacular ladies of Graceland, who currently run a Podcast series entitled “Starring Elvis.” Whether you’re an Elvis fan or not, learning about the movies the artist put his heart into and the songs that came from them is surprising. You’ll hear about Sheena and Savannah’s …

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The Memphis Mafia

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we talk about the Memphis Mafia. And while you might think this episode is going to be crime-ridden with lots of shoot-em-up drama, we regret to inform you that it isn’t. But it IS full of Elvis’ shenanigans with his best friends and such things. So don your black mohair suit, …

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Shotgun Houses

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast I educate Rebecca on Midtown Memphis’ favorite type of home – the quintessentially Southern shotgun house. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play Shotgun houses can be found all over the south, including Memphis. First up, let’s understand the format of a shotgun house. It’s narrow – just one …

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Graceland Too: The Place We Regret Not Visiting

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In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and Caitlin have a treat for all the Elvis fans out there celebrating this week. They talk about Graceland Too, the offbeat museum of Elvis memorabilia you can’t visit anymore because of its closing in tragic circumstances. But you can hear all about it from from people who did see …

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387 Part 1 – Stock & Belle

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Walk through the doors at 387 South Main and you’ll be warmly greeted by Stock & Belle’s charming crew of employees. What is Stock & Belle? It’s basically a place that has everything to make you look and feel good. The bottom floor holds a store with apparel, furniture, local art, and a pantry of consumable goods. A classy salon …

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Our Visit to Sam Phillips Recording Service

In Midtown by Caitlin L. Horton2 Comments

Sam Phillips first heard the rhythm that would make him, and many musicians, famous while picking cotton alongside black laborers. A visit to Beale Street at sixteen sealed the deal. Phillips opened his first studio, The Memphis Recording Service, in 1950. He recorded anything, even speeches and weddings. Two years later he launched the Sun Studio label. The rest is, …

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Libertyland: Memphis’ Amusement Park

In Midtown by Caitlin L. Horton12 Comments

I’m pleased to bring you a guest post by John Stevenson on Libertyland today. Even if you spent your childhood at the park, this post is sure to bring back lots of memories. Or if you’re like me and didn’t get to Memphis in time to truly experience the park you’ll get a small taste of what a wonderful little …

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Return to Graceland

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I never understood the greatness of Elvis, The King, even after I moved to Memphis. For most of my life, my admiration of musical geniuses went to Michael Jackson and the Beatles. MJ was king of pop, a fan of magic and a hot dancer. The Beatles could do whatever they wanted and it was magic. But then there was …