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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

THIS FRIDAY: STAX LEGEND WILLIAM BELL AT THE LEVITT SHELL!

William Bell.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the newly renovated Levitt Shell in Overton Park in Memphis, this coming Friday night, October 3rd at 7 p.m. will be the perfect time. There's a free concert by none other than Stax royalty William Bell, backed by the Bo-Keys, that hard-working Memphis soul band that includes other Stax royalty Ben Cauley and Skip Pitts!



The newly renovated Levitt Shell (where the Stax Music Academy Summer Soul Tour Band opened for Kirk Whalum recently) is great. Gone are those uncomfortable benches and now there's a nice grassy lawn that slopes down to the stage, landscaped grounds, food consessions by Memphis restaurateur Karen Blockman Carrier, and just a great vibe.



I can't think of a better way to spend a crisp October evening than hanging out under the stars and listening to William and the Bo-Keys. And for free? Can't beat that!

5 comments:

SoulBoogieAlex said...
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SoulBoogieAlex said...

I had the distinct pleasure of doing an interview with mister Bell recently. He's the real deal!

timatstax said...

Thanks and great article! I remember reading that when you first posted it. Was that in the Hotel American that has the great soul music juke box?
Tim

Dana said...

Hey Tim,
Thanks for the Wm Bell news. I will be there.

Were you aware that Wm Bell wrote "Born Under a Bad Sign" with Booker T. Jones? I noticed it on a Cream album. Cha-ching for those two.

Dana said...

Hey Tim,
In case no one has mentioned it to you, David Byrne gave Stax a nod in his tour journal. www.davidbyrne.com

http://journal.davidbyrne.com/tourshow_reports/index.html