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The Memphis Mafia

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 […]

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Podcast

Ladies Night

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we take each and every one of you out for Ladies Night! And guess what? It’s a two-for-one special tonight because we each share the story of a Memphis lady we love. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play First, Rebecca makes Caitlin play […]

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Podcast

Earnestine and Hazel’s

In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca and I visit Memphis’ favorite historical dive bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s. We pull up a stool and hear what soul burger cooker and bartender Clarence has to tell us about E&H. We’ll also take you on a tour of the bar and then wrap up […]

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Memphis Memories

Your Memphis Memories: That Time with Willie Mitchell

This is the first entry on what I envision to become a lasting series of people’s Memphis memories that come to us via email or messages. This first one is from Tee Cardaci in Brazil whom I had emailed back and forth with before our book was published in 2014. Tee is a DJ who […]

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Downtown

Tales of The New Daisy Theatre

The New Daisy Theatre opened at 330 Beale Street in 1942. Paul and Sam Zerilla and their partner Joe Maceri, owners of the original Daisy Theatre across the street (now known as the “Old Daisy”), wanted to add a larger facility that could support popular acts. In its first few decades, the New Daisy primarily […]

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Midtown

Our Visit to Sam Phillips Recording Service

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 […]

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Northeast

Charlie Musselwhite & Leahy’s Inspirations

Leahy’s was inspirational for a lot of writers, artists, and musicians like Charlie Musselwhite. He wrote in the liner notes of his 2002 album One Night in America… Where I grew up, if I went out the back gate I was in Leahy’s Trailer Court. I had a lot of friends there and hung out […]