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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show 
 The Haberdasher
 The Man in the Gray Flannel suit Show  
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

I have been fascinated with the Memphis music scene. I think it was in my very first year as a DJ her at WRIR that I did my first Memphis-themed show – It Came From Memphis – loosely based on the book of the same name written by Robert Gordon.

As luck would have it my daughter chose to attend college in Memphis which gave me the reason to travel to Memphis about 12 times in the past four years. Well she graduates on May 12th so the frequent trips are coming to an end. It has really been a blast spending extended time down there. We’re headed for a 8-day farewell trip and graduation trip. So I’m going to do a two-part Farewell Memphis Show.

This show is loosely based on Robert Gordon’s new release – Memphis Rent Party. I just finished it. It’s a really fun read about some of the characters in the Memphis music scene. So this week’s show will feature some of the lesser-known and underground figures of the Memphis scene. Next week we’ll focus on the big labels – Sun, Stax, and Hi and the related artists. Tonight should be fun – continue with me from LDH and the Jazz Fest up the Ol’ Miss 453 miles to the Bluff City.

The Haberdasher

Furry Lewis Judge Boushe Blues Fourth & Beale Lucky Seven Records
James Luther Dickinson Rooster Blues Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger Memphis International Records
Furry Lewis East St. Louis Blues Furry Lewis 1960 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Folkways Records
James Luther Dickinson Roly poly Killers from Space Memphis International Records
Alex Chilton I've Had It Like Flies on Sherbert 1979 Peabody, Peabody
Chris Bell Better Save Yourself I Am the Cosmos (Deluxe Version) Ardent Music
Big Star Kizza Me Third / Sister Lovers 1974 Ardent Music
Alex Chilton New Girl in School A Man Called Destruction 1995
Sid Selvidge Wild About My Lovin' The Cold of the Morning Omnivore Recordings
Tav Falco Panther Burns Memphis Beat Midnight in Memphis: 10th Anniversary Live LP 2015 Frenzi Records
Mudboy and the neutrons Split Pea Shell Negro Streets At Dawn Last call
Otha Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band Shimmy She Wobble Everybody Hollerin' Goat Birdman Records
Mose Vinson Old Blue Jumped a Rabbit Jim Dickinson Field Recordings - Delta Experimental Project, Vol. 3 Birdman Records
Jim Lauderdale Soul Searching Soul Searching, Vol. 1 Memphis / Vol. 2 Nashville 2015
Mose Vinson Mistreatin' Boogie The Sun Blues Box
R.L. Burnside Little Babe 1st Recordings 2003 Big Legal Mess Records
Otha Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band My Babe Jim Dickinson Field Recordings - Delta Experimantal Project Vol 3
Mississippi Fred McDowell Shake 'em on Down Sounds of the South 1995 New Rounder
North Mississippi Allstars Jumper on the Line World Boogie Is Coming 2013 Songs of the South
Gus Cannon Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home The Rough Guide To Bottleneck Blues
Jerry Lee Lewis Honky Tonk Woman (feat. Kid Rock) Last Man Standing 2006
The Fieldstones Mud Island Blues Mud Island Blues Highwater Records
Charlie Feathers Fraulein Charlie Feathers 1991
James Carr Pouring Water On a Drowning Man Beg, Scream and Shout - The Big Ol' Box of Soul
Jerry Lee Lewis Long Tall Sally Live At the Star-Club, Hamburg 1989
Cat Power Willie The Greatest 2006 Matador
Jeff Buckley Everybody Here Wants You Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk 1998
Southern Avenue 80 Miles from Memphis Southern Avenue 2017 Concord
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The Bo-Keys set me free Heartaches by the Number 2016 Omnivore Recordings

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