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1967 Episode Five – A Touch Of The Blues

Our fifth installment of the Reggie Young & Bobby Emmons 1967 liner notes, featuring Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, Chuck Berry and what may just be the rarest 45 of all!

Why Lattimore Matters…

Lattimore Brown was deep. There was a certain compassion, a spirituality about him that was hard to define…

1967 Episode Four – Can’t Get No Ride

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Sherry Emmons Brugman who, like her father, was much loved by all who knew her. Her enthusiasm and warmth of spirit shone like the sun. It was Sherry’s kindness that made it possible for us to digitize Bobby’s session log books, thereby insuring that his music will live on for future generations…
May God Rest Her Beautiful Soul.

Travis Wammack – Somethin’ Else

Some new revelations straight from the horse’s mouth… along with a major discovery! (YouTube playlist of all tracks below, as always…) Down in The Shoals, it was kinda like ‘all Travis all the time’ as, in addition to being asked to speak at the unveiling of his ‘star’ […]

Travis Wammack – One Bad Boy

A Soul Detective survey of some of the lesser known sides cut by the man Sam Phillips called “The greatest Rock & Roll guitar player around.” You Tube Playlist Below… Born in the small town of Walnut in the Mississippi ‘Hill Country’ in 1946, Travis Wammack moved to Memphis […]

1967 Episode Three – Let It Happen

Our third installment of the notes for the 1967 Reggie Young & Bobby Emmons Discography (You Tube Playlist below) This episode is dedicated to the memory of Quinton M. Claunch, who passed away while I was writing it, and to Roosevelt Jamison who sought him out all those years ago, changing all of […]

Quinton M. Claunch 1921-2021

It seemed he would always be there. There, in the unassuming house in Parkway Village that he bought for his family in 1948. The house he lived in while he was working with Sam Phillips at Sun. The house he lived in as a progenitor of Hi Records. […]

Jim Cannon – Underwater Man

The Soul Detective interview by MARK NICHOLSON An entry in Reggie Young’s 1967 log book for a session held on March 27th caught our eye for a couple of reasons. First of all, it showed that Reggie had already been scheduled to travel to New York to cut […]

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