Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Memphis Boys at Franklin Theatre

Hope you didn't miss the Memphis Boys concert at the Franklin Theatre last Friday (6/25). A great show -- and a great venue! Here are photos from the Franklin Theatre's Facebook page (taken by Anthony Scarlati):!/media/set/?set=a.2131808730752.122315.1112023150

I particularly enjoyed Scat Springs' vocals on all the great R&B classics that the Memphis Boys recorded.

Pictures from the rehearsal at Green's Grocery the day before the concert:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Memphis Boys 2005 Interview

An interview with the Memphis Boys -- conducted in Denmark during the Memphis Boys' 2005 visit. Maybe a few mistakes in the transcription but a very nice job:

Tommy Cogbill Bass Transcriptions

French bassist Pierre Verger has a site of transcriptions from his favorite musicians -- Tommy C. being one of them. Here's the link -- I actually link to the Google Cached version of the page because my browser blocked a popup page. Just click on the link at the top of the cached version to go to the original page.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Tommy Cogbill's Lasting Legacy

In-the-know bass players still discuss Tommy Cogbill's majestic bass lines -- here's a thread from the TalkBass web site ("Tell Me Your Favorite Tommy Cogbill Bass Line"):

Friday, June 03, 2011

Resolution Commemorating Messick High School

Reggie Young -- and Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn -- graduated from Messick High School. Here's a Tennessee House Joint Resolution commemorating Messick: