Monday, November 5, 2007

Hi Rhythm Section & Syl Johnson to Perform at Stax Museum Monday, November 26th!

THE STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stax Records all year. And now we pay homage to Memphis' other great label, Hi Records, with a special Last Mondays in Studio A concert by the Hi Rhythm Section and Syl Johnson! Yes, the Hodges Brothers, Howard Grimes, and Archie Mitchell are reuniting for a rare Memphis performance in a tribute to legendary Hi Records owner/producer Willie "Pops" Mitchell. Together, Mitchell and these musicians have written, recorded on, and produced some of the great music in American History, including that of Syl Johnson himself, along with Al Green, Ann Peebles, O.V. Right, Don Bryant, and dozens of others. More recently, the Hi Rhythm Section recorded and toured with Cat Power.

(Pictured above Syl Johnson. Lower photo, standing around Willie Mitchell, left to right: Leroy Hodges, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Archie Turner Mitchell, Rev. Charles Hodges, Howard Grimes. Photo by Gerald Cyrus. Featured in the current exhibit at the Stax Museum, "STAX HERE AND NOW: Current Images of the Stars of Stax Records.")

THIS SHOW, held in our intimate recreation of the famous Stax Records' Studio A, should round out the year of Last Monday concerts with a big, bad, soulful, joyful, uproarious bang! Be there!

What: Last Mondays in Studio A!

Who: The Hi Rhythm Section with Syl Johnson

Where: Stax Museum of American Soul Music

When: Monday, November 26, 2007 - 7-9 p.m.

Compliementary hors d'oeuvres & Soft Drinks - Cash Bar

$20 General Admission - $5 Stax Museum Members


Anonymous said...

Is it true that this will be the final Last Mondays show ever? Say it ain't so!