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Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Memphis-based Hope Clayburn fuzes jazz, funk, rock, world beat and soul to create a unique and upbeat Memphis sound. Hope's saxophone and flute chops have allowed her to perform with an eclectic mix of artists, including James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band and The Temptations. In this episode, Hope and her band, Soul Scrimmage, show their tremendous range performing songs like "Snake", "Don't Wanna Think About It" and "Nobody."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

South Memphis String Band (Episode #703H)

KQED 9: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Luther Dickinson, Jimbo Mathus & Alvin Youngblood Hart, come together as an uber-talented roots super-trio to honor music traditions handed down from string and jug bands, as well as Mississippi Delta and Hill Country Blues. Living Blues Magazine writes "Luther, Alvin, and Jimbo sound like three old friends swapping songs on a porch and having a grand time doing it." The band's kinship, forged by their respect for the forbears of the blues and roots music, shines through in this episode as they play homage to legends such as Furry Lewis and the Mississippi Sheiks.

Jason D. Williams (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Jason D. Williams is a throwback to Memphis' rockabilly roots and is the heir apparent to Jerry Lee Lewis' raucous piano-based boogie woogie. While paying homage to the past, Williams stands on his own and his unique talents blend jazz, classical and country with rock-n-roll backbeats. In this episode Williams shows off his piano mastery on several songs, including "Sanctified" and "Right String Wrong Yo Yo."

South Memphis String Band (Episode #703H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Luther Dickinson, Jimbo Mathus & Alvin Youngblood Hart, come together as an uber-talented roots super-trio to honor music traditions handed down from string and jug bands, as well as Mississippi Delta and Hill Country Blues. Living Blues Magazine writes "Luther, Alvin, and Jimbo sound like three old friends swapping songs on a porch and having a grand time doing it." The band's kinship, forged by their respect for the forbears of the blues and roots music, shines through in this episode as they play homage to legends such as Furry Lewis and the Mississippi Sheiks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 11:30 PM
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