Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mike Leech Music

Mike's web page is here:

Google Books

This is way cool!! Go to Google Books and get viewable excerpts from books. A search on Chips Moman gave 158 hits. American Sound Studio gave 9 hits. A search on Gene Chrisman gave 17 hits, but not all of them were 'our' Gene. Have fun with this site...but don't believe everything you read! And don't forget to use quotes around your search terms - this cuts out all the extraneous stuff.

Dark End of the Street

Good blog post about the writing and recording of James Carr's Dark End of the Street:

Chips Moman Encyclopedia Article

The Georgia Encyclopedia's entry on LaGrange native Chips Moman:

American Studio Discography

Good discography site featuring (among many others) the output of the Goldwax (James Carr), Mala (Box Tops, Bobby Wood), and Bell (James & Bobby Purify and Oscar Toney, Jr) labels. These were some of American's earliest recordings from 1966-1968 (all the above appear under the Bell Label heading):

Then go here for listings on the Scepter label featuring BJ Thomas and Dionne Warwick's American recordings:

Or go here for the Minit Label (Bobby Womack's American Recordings):

Lots more here -- worth the effort!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Memphis Boys CD

Here's a picture of the cover art from the CD that the Memphis Boys recorded in '92...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Elvis's American Studio Recordings

A bunch of information is available at this site regarding Elvis's studio recordings. Click on the link below and then scroll till you get to January 13, 1969, which is the date of the first session Elvis recorded at American.