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V/A "Memphis Rent Party" LP

V/A "Memphis Rent Party" LP


The compilation illustrates the eclectic scope of Bluff City music, from Furry 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 1990s Grifters, or today’s Julien Baker or North Mississippi Allstars — forged its own sound. The Memphis aesthetic is to not sound like hits, but to sound different. Sometimes “different” hits.

1. Jerry McGill – Desperados Waiting for a Train
2. Luther Dickinson and Sharde Thomas – Chevrolet
3. Junior Kimbrough – All Night Long
4. Furry Lewis – Why Don't You Come Home Blues
5. Calvin Newborn – Frame for the Blues

1. Alex Chilton with the Randy Band – Johnny Too Bad
2. Jerry Lee Lewis – Harbor Lights
3. The Fieldstones – Little Bluebird
4. The Panther Burns – Drop Your Mask
5. Mose Vinson – Same Thing on My Mind
6. Charlie Feathers – Defrost Your Heart
7. Jim Dickinson – I’d Love to be a Hippie

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